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Dental Implants

We've been providing dental implants in Hamilton for years as a great solution for missing teeth. The dental implant itself is an “artificial tooth root” which acts as a new base for the replacement tooth. They are made from titanium, which is safe and biocompatible to the human body. They also provide a stable foundation for the new tooth. If you think a dental implant might be the right choice for you, our friendly staff will be more than happy to discuss it with you in further detail.

Why choose a dental implant treatment?

One of the great advantages of dental implants is that they are designed to take on the normal function of your natural teeth. They give you tremendous functionality and the freedom to get on with life, allowing you to eat the foods you want to eat and continue a normal lifestyle.

Along with the practical and lifestyle benefits, implants have numerous other benefits as well. Many patients find their confidence is restored with implants that look and feel like normal teeth. They also don’t adversely affect neighbouring teeth like some other dental treatments and are an extremely secure option.

Are implants permanently fixed?

Dental implants can be both a permanent solution or removable depending on the implant system and your preference. The options include the likes of removable implant-retained dentures to non-removable bridges. They are all reliable solutions that offer individuals great peace of mind. They can be a life-changing solution for those missing a single tooth, some or all their teeth.

What does the implant placement procedure involve?

The implant placement procedure involves inserting the implant into the lower or upper jaw bone by your dentist. The dental implant fuses with the bone and gum tissue that hold it firmly in place. This process is called osseointegration.

How long does treatment take?

The dental implant procedure and treatment plans range widely and depend greatly on the patient’s individual situation. Two surgeries are usually required, typically over a 6 - 12 month period. The surgeries can take anywhere from 30 mins - 4 hours depending on the complexities involved. Our dentists will be able to provide specific timelines during their consultation with you.

Do implants have a high success rate?

International long term studies show that dental implants have as much as a 98% success rate in the sector. Our dentists are highly experienced and have been doing dental implants in NZ for years. They deliver treatment plans with expertise and confidence.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants have been around for many years and as technology and techniques have improved, so too has their longevity. With good dental and oral hygiene, implants can last upwards of 25 years, if not a lifetime.

What happens if I do nothing?

If you don’t get your tooth replaced, after a time the bone in the area of the missing teeth can start to recede (which is referred to as bone resorption). This can affect your jawline and can change the shape and look of your face. Dental implant surgery can help maintain and stimulate bone growth, helping maintain your normal appearance.

How much do dental implants cost?

Implants have a reputation for being expensive but advances in technology, healthy competition and increased accessibility mean they are as affordable as they’ve ever been. The cost of dental implants does depend on the situation and complexities involved but we’ll take you through these and the best options for you.