Being able to smile, eat and chew happily is one of life’s pleasures. If you are uncomfortable or embarrassed about missing teeth, gaps or poorly fitting dentures, dental implants could be your ideal solution.
What are Dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth or teeth. This procedure can be used to replace a single tooth, to help stabilize a removable denture or hold in a complete upper or lower set of teeth, as in the All-on-4 technique.
Implants are usually made out of titanium and the crown (tooth part) of the implant is generally made out of porcelain which may be reinforced with metal.
The advantages of implants are:
Are dental implants suitable for me?
A consultation with one of our experienced dentists will determine if you are suitable for implants. During this consultation we’ll evaluate your bone and gum health and discuss your treatment options.
To be suitable for dental implants you need to:
What to expect
If you are having a tooth removed, we may be able to place an implant immediately, but in most cases we wait 10 weeks for healing. If the gap can be seen in your smile, we'll make a custom plate for you to wear until your implant is ready.
Although it is a surgical procedure, implant placement is considered to be less invasive and far less uncomfortable than having a tooth extracted.