Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that a dentist gently places into your jaw. Dental implants are ideal for people in good oral health who have lost one or more teeth. We know how confidence about your teeth can affect how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces due to missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you would like to smile, speak and eat again with confidence, there is good news!

Dental Implants have proven to be the answer to many patients' dental problems. By replacing just one tooth in your mouth, they enable the restoration of a natural smile, improving patient comfort and confidence. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.

What can Dental Implants do?
。Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
。Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
。Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Who can have Dental Implants?
We will carry out a thorough examination taking appropriate x-rays, to see if your case is suitable. It can be dependent on the condition of the bone in the area of the planned implants. Only very rarely is there not enough bone or it is not healthy enough and therefore it may not be possible to proceed without additional treatment.

What does the treatment involve?
Placing of the implants is carried out at the surgery, involving a simple operation under a normal local anesthesia. The after effects are similar to having a tooth extracted i.e. you may feel mild discomfort due to the normal healing processes.

How successful is the treatment?
Under proper conditions, such as placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants. Being implanted into the bone, as with your natural teeth, implants require thorough cleaning. Cleaning around the implants is no more difficult than cleaning your natural teeth and we will strongly advise all patients to see the dental hygienist on a regular basis to maintain the healthy status of the implant and the rest of the teeth and gums.