What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post (artificial tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line and allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth, dentures or a bridge into the area where teeth are missing. An implant is fixed and doesn’t come loose like a denture can.
What are the benefits of replacing missing teeth with a dental implant?
It will improve your appearance
When natural teeth are missing the jawbone will rapidly deteriorate and the facial structure will collapse resulting in premature wrinkles around your mouth. A dental implant is designed to fuse with bone and in turn, this stimulates the jawbone and prevents deterioration. Your mouth and smile are restored to its most natural state and your face will look many years younger.
It will restore your confidence
Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. Because the implant is fused with the bone they become permanent and will look and feel like real teeth. You can laugh, smile, eat and go on with your social activities with confidence, without worrying about how you look and if your dentures will slide.
It is good value for money
Unlike conventional bridges and dentures Implants are very durable and with proper care, they can last you a lifetime.
Is a dental Implant suitable for me?
If you’re missing one or more teeth it might be the right thing for you. Most people in good health whose jaw has finished growing is a candidate, whether born without a tooth or they have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, gum (periodontal) disease, infection or any another reason.
Dental implants may also be a good option for you if you don’t want the drawbacks of removable dentures.
How do I get started?
The first step is to book an implant consultation with your dentist for the initial assessment and x-ray examination. You will have the opportunity to study some previous cases and ask all the questions you may have. The cost of the treatment will depend on what type of implant solution is best suited for you. There is no obligation at your first consultation.