What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root made from titanium. It is inserted in the jawbone to allow for fusion of bone and titanium (osseo-integration). Once the foundation it set, it can be used to support either a single tooth, multiple teeth or dentures.
Implants supported teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth and are the revolution in the dental industry. Implant retained dentures care more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures. Because they are solid, durable, and easy to take care of – you might say they’re the next best thing to a real tooth.
Why are dental implants necessary?
No-one wants to imagine losing a tooth, but it’s comforting to know that there is a permanent alternative to dentures or dental bridges. Dental implants are prescribed in cases where there are gap between the teeth. The original tooth may have been removed because of an accident, dental decay or that the tooth is missing for genetic reasons. If the gap is too small it can be close with braces or white tooth filler.
The length of the procedure depends on what condition your mouth is currently in. The simpler and better jaws you have the quicker and easier the end result. Taking time and care in the instances always gives us a favourable outcome, so rushing is not necessary. It is important to know that if your tooth has been removed recently then time is of the essence, the quicker you enquire about implants the better the end outcome.
How do we do things differently?
We plan your case start to finish using a 3D X-Ray machine using computers before we even pick up the drill. This gives us very accurate understanding of your case and we hope this provides with this a customized plan. Treatment is predictable, safe and accurate giving you strong, long lasting and beautiful results.
What happens during the implanting procedure?
The process is not painful and when you are ready to have implants you will be looked after and comforted throughout by our highly trained staff. You will be administered local anaesthetic, so you will be awake throughout the procedure, but you won’t feel anything. Only your mouth is completely numb will your dentist can begin the treatment. One the procedure is completed you will be sent home to heal. If you are very anxious the treatment can be carried out under IV sedation.
Are dental implants safe?
Like all types of surgery, dental implants carry with them a certain amount of risk; it’s just a question of weighing the negatives against the positives. Properly placed dental implants are known to have a very high success rate, lasting for years and years in their best condition. The risks really are minimal, ranging from the expected swelling or tenderness directly after surgery, to more serious problems like nerve damage to the chin and lips, and possibly even implanting failure. This might sound scary, but as the technology and training in this area is moving forward every day, it’s highly unlikely that you will suffer long-lasting ill effects of this type of treatment. Here we offer you the best money has to offer.Back to Blog
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