A missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Once the implant is placed, a post (or abutment) is attached providing support for your final crown.
The value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options. Financing options are available, and payments can be tailored to your budget.
Restoring your smile and your confidence
The implant treatment carried out by our experienced team can restore your failing / missing tooth with a crown retained by an implant in four basic phases.
The first is the surgical placement of the implant into the bone, which will be done under local anaesthesia, likely to take approximately one hour. Surprisingly little pain is felt after receiving the treatment with most patients feeling a similar feeling of discomfort associated with a simple tooth extraction.
This is the healing phase. This typically takes 12 weeks, during which time the fixture becomes rigidly integrated to the bone supporting it. Stitches that will have been used to close the surgical site at phase one will need to be removed approximately two weeks following placement.
This phase involves a fairly simple procedure carried out under local anaesthetic to expose the integrated implant and connect the post through the gum. This is followed by a further short healing period of 3 weeks. Sometimes however we do not completely submerge the implant at the time of initial placement, deciding instead to use a “single stage” technique. If this has been done, phase three usually does not require local anaesthesia.
The final stage is to take impressions of the implant(s) to record its position, enabling the technicians to construct the restorative work, e.g. a crown, which is then cemented or screwed on to the abutment. There are normally two or three appointments during this final phase.
What a transformation. I can eat normally again. I can feel the roof of my mouth and I now feel more confident to smile and eat. Has it been worth it? Certainly a big yes! No regrets at all. A big Thank You to Haytham who knew I was very nervous but put me at ease. He is a true professional.
I am very happy with my implants and bridge. They are so much better than the partial denture I used to have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are dental implants?
A. Where appropriate, implants are perhaps the gold standard for tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
Q. Why choose dental implants?
A. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and prevent bone loss. Plus, with dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. In fact, leading dental organisations recognise dental implants as the gold standard of care for tooth replacement.
Q.Why replace missing teeth?
A. Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. In addition to these serious issues, tooth loss also causes bone loss.
Q. Tooth loss causes bone loss
A. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it shrinks from lack of stimulation. Not only does losing teeth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.
Q. Can dental implant secure my denture?
A. Yes, implants can be used to support dentures so that the denture does not move around.