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WHAT IS AN IMPLANT? 

Dental implants are the most successful form of treatment available for the replacement of missing teeth, offering you teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Loose and uncomfortable dentures can now be replaced with something that is permanent and feels like part of you.

 

An implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. They are allowed to integrate naturally with the bone (a process called osseointegration) before a crown, bridge or fixed denture is fitted to replace one or more missing teeth, eliminating the need for uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures.

 

There are many reasons dental implants may be recommended to you. Tooth loss due to trauma, decay or gum disease can all be reasons why our team would suggest a permanent solution such as an implant. Missing teeth can cause many problems in the structure of your face, creating premature aging, loss of bone structure and the inability to function correctly when eating or with your speech.

 

The benefits of dental implants are:

✔ A permanent solution for a missing tooth or many teeth

✔ They match your natural teeth in appearance, function and feel

✔ Implants improve the appearance of your smile

✔ They restore your bite

✔ Reduce the appearance of premature ageing and wrinkles

✔ And, they help retain bone structure.

 

AM I A CANIDATE?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be the perfect candidate for dental implant treatment. Only dental implants can replace your entire tooth, including the root structure. You can forget about your ill-fitting dentures, unsatisfactory prosthetics or gaps due to missing teeth, as dental implants will provide a strong and long-term solution.

 

Factors that need to be considered are that you must be in good oral and general health, with sufficient jawbone density and volume to support your implant. Your implant needs to take on the same elements as your natural tooth, therefore the foundation must be suitable. We do also recommend that quitting smoking several months prior to the placement of your implant to ensure success and longevity.

 

Therefore it is very important to maintain a regular and thorough at home oral hygiene routine and continue with checkup and cleaning appointments with us every six months.