A dental implant is an excellent, increasingly popular, permanent solution for missing or extracted teeth. An implant is a titanium tooth root that is gently placed into your jaw to act as an anchor for a single crown, bridge or to hold in a denture. Unlike a bridge that relies on adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth, a dental implant does not place any stress on any other teeth in the jaw and is closest fixed replacement option to a natural tooth. Implants help restore function and aesthetics so patients can eat, chew and smile confidently without a fear of denture loosening out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.
We will carefully assess each patient for the suitability for implant treatment before formulating any treatment plans. We use cone beam CT scans, so we can assess the quality and density of the bone the proposed implants are to be placed into, along with accurately locating any anatomical structures. Such careful and meticulous planning ensures surgeon can accurately pinpoint vital structures and carefully position the final implants.
Dental implants require enough bone density in the jaw to hold and support the implant. For patients who do not have enough bone, we can carry out bone augmentation and sinus lift procedures to build up the bone.
Many of our clients who previously had dentures or bridges now come to us to be upgraded to Dental Implants.