Dental implants (or teeth implants) are a great solution for tooth replacement. The dental implant itself is an “artificial tooth root” which acts as a new base for a replacement tooth. They are made from titanium, which is safe and biocompatible to the human body. They also provide a stable foundation for your new teeth. Implant-supported teeth are made of 3 main components (implant, abutment and crown) and look and perform exactly like your natural teeth.
Why choose a dental implant treatment?
Dental implants are designed to take on the normal function of natural teeth. They give you great functionality giving you the freedom to get on with life, enjoying eating the foods you wish and leading your normal lifestyle.
Along with the practical and lifestyle benefits, implants have numerous other benefits as well. Many patients find confidence restored with implants that look and feel like normal teeth. They also don’t adversely affect neighbouring teeth like some other dental solutions and are an extremely secure option.
Are implants permanently fixed?
Dental implants can provide a variety of solutions and implant systems depending on patient preference, ranging from removable implant-retained dentures to non-removable bridges. They are a reliable solution that offers individuals great peace of mind. They can be a life-changing solution for those missing 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 bone and gum tissue grow around the dental implant and holds it firmly in place. This process is called osseointegration.
How long does treatment take?
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 deliver treatment plans with confidence to match these results.
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?
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 implants 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. Contact us today and we’ll take you through the best options for you.