Dental implants may also be used as anchors under full upper and lower dentures to prevent them moving, transforming them into something far more comfortable and useful.
What Is Involved when having implants placed?
In order to give a predictable and effective result, records and special xrays need to be taken. A thorough medical and dental history is first taken to ensure the best option are presented for our patients. Some patients require additional treatments to allow for implants, such as grafting when there is not enough bone for an implant.
Depending on the complexity of the case and your preference, the implant surgery can either be performed under local anaesthetic, or while you are asleep (utilising sleep dentistry). Following the placement of the implant(s), a healing period of 3-6 months is usually required, during which time you will have a temporary tooth. At the end of this period, a crown is placed on your implant, and you have a new tooth! All you have to do now is take care of the implant/crown like your other teeth, and see us for regular checkups and maintenance.