FAQ

What is a Den­tal Implant?

A den­tal implant is an arti­fi­cial tooth. The implant fix­ture is like the root of a tooth it is below the gums and fixed to the jaw, it sup­ports one or more arti­fi­cial crowns.

In short, they are the near­est thing to hav­ing your nat­ur­al teeth back again.

If your bone is too thin or soft to sup­port an implant, a bone graft may be used to build up the jaw.

Den­tal implants can replace teeth with­out affect­ing the neigh­bour­ing teeth.

Den­tal Implants are a fixed solu­tion that feel and func­tion like nor­mal teeth mean­ing they don’t move which means that you can eat and smile with confidence.

In short, they are the near­est thing to have your nat­ur­al teeth back again. 

Our Den­tal Implants and are of the high­est qual­i­ty. Our plan­ning process is thor­ough, the treat­ments are gen­tle and min­i­mal­ly inva­sive. The results are den­tal implants that are posi­tioned to look beau­ti­ful­ly nat­ur­al, work like a tooth and are easy to maintain.


Ben­e­fits of Den­tal Implant Treatment

  • A well posi­tioned den­tal implant will allow a beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al blend­ing with your oth­er teeth and work as a reli­able chew­ing unit
  • A den­tal implant is the clos­est replace­ment that you can get to a nat­ur­al, healthy tooth.
  • A den­tal implant can help pre­serve the over­all struc­ture of the mouth by keep­ing the oth­er teeth from drift­ing into emp­ty spaces- into unnat­ur­al posi­tions and pre­serve the jaw bones.

What can Den­tal Implants fix?

Den­tal implants can be an ide­al solu­tion to miss­ing teeth. Teeth can be lost due to being infect­ed, heav­i­ly bro­ken down, bad­ly decayed or from trau­ma. Or they can be miss­ing because they nev­er grew.

Implants can be an alter­na­tive to bridges, root canal treat­ment and den­tures but as men­tioned before each case is unique­ly dif­fer­ent and needs to be assessed accordingly.


Den­tal Implants – What is involved?

Like any oth­er den­tal treat­ment, it is impor­tant for you to know your options well. If a tooth is painful, loose or bro­ken, it may be bet­ter for it to be replaced by an implant instead of per­se­ver­ing with oth­er treatments.

Records are tak­en to fig­ure out the amount of bone present in the jaw, the space avail­able for the implant, and how the bite comes togeth­er. The sur­geon then plans the surgery, accord­ing to those ini­tial find­ings. The implant is placed in the jaw­bone and left there for inte­gra­tion over time. The length of the heal­ing peri­od depends on the qual­i­ty and amount of bone and the loca­tion of the implant.

Dur­ing this heal­ing peri­od, you may need a tem­po­rary tooth. If the implant is not vis­i­ble, then it can be left alone with­out a tem­po­rary tooth.

Once the heal­ing peri­od is over a per­ma­nent tooth can be put on top of the implant. A dig­i­tal intra oral scan of the implant and the sur­round­ing oral tis­sues are tak­en, and a life­like ceram­ic tooth is made by a den­tal tech­ni­cian. The fab­ri­cat­ed tooth is tried in, and once the result is approved by both the den­tist and you, it is placed permanently.

This process usu­al­ly takes sev­er­al appoint­ments to com­plete after the treat­ment plan is finalised, a com­plex plan can take more vis­its. Your per­son­al plan will be explained before any treat­ment commences.


What are the main ben­e­fits of Den­tal Implants?

  • Replace loose-fit­t­ing- dentures
  • Main­tain bone struc­ture after tooth loss
  • Improve the appear­ance of your smile
  • Func­tion and feel just like nat­ur­al teeth
  • Improve chew­ing and speaking
  • Pre­vent bone loss
  • Long term solution 
  • High suc­cess rate
  • Cost effec­tive in the long run

Den­tal implant treat­ment is a well-estab­lished, safe and long-last­ing tooth replace­ment solu­tion. Replac­ing miss­ing teeth is impor­tant in order to keep your teeth, gums and jaw­bone healthy. A face with­out teeth can change shape and become sag­gy. Den­tal implants help to retain your nat­ur­al face struc­ture shape and function. 

Many patients describe their den­tal implants as being even bet­ter than their orig­i­nal teeth in their strongest and health­i­est state. Get ready to crunch down on a crispy baguette for the first time in years, or to enjoy a refresh­ing­ly cool ice cream free from the fear of trig­ger­ing an ache from sen­si­tive teeth. 

Dis­claimer

As with any med­ical pro­ce­dure, there are poten­tial risks with den­tal implant treat­ments. A sec­ond opin­ion is always advis­able before under­tak­ing any sig­nif­i­cant treatment.