Dental Implants are an excellent advancement in modern dentistry. In most situations they are the best replacement for missing or damaged teeth. With careful planning and treatment, dental implants can rebuild your smile with reliable, comfortable, long lasting tooth replacements.
Before we can recommend dental implants we must first establish if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Through a quick series of non-invasive oral scans we are able to create a 3D digital copy of your mouth and jaw bone. This enables us to measure the supporting structures in your mouth and allows us to evaluate your suitability for the procedure.
Through minor key hole surgery requiring only local anaesthetic, the implant fixture (the root replacement part) is placed precisely into a carefully prepared, pre planned location in your jaw. Patients often comment that the procedure was much easier and more straight forward than they thought. There is usually very little discomfort after surgery.
Once the implant is placed, it is left to heal. Jaw bone grows onto the implant and the gums surrounding the implant mature, This natural healing process usually takes several months – it depends on your personal health and situation. This integration of the implant to the jaw is what makes dental implants by far the best solution.
Once the implant is secured into the jaw bone we are able to make your new tooth. This process usually takes two short visits; on the first we take the necessary scans so the laboratory can create your perfectly fitted custom tooth using the latest in CAD CAM technology, on the second visit we will fit your new tooth!