WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, these implants fuse with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
WOULD I BENEFIT FROM AN IMPLANT?
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
REASONS TO CONSIDER DENTAL IMPLANTS
Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
There are no loose parts. An implant is stable and comfortable.
Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
Dental Implants look and feel like natural teeth.
Find out more about the different types of dental implants we offer below.
SINGLE TOOTH IMPLANTS
If you only have a single tooth missing we simply place one Implant and fit a custom made abutment and crown to provide a natural looking tooth replacement. We will give you an exact fixed price at the initial consultation.
MULTIPLE TOOTH IMPLANTS
If you have several teeth missing then we place more than one implant and restore with either several individual crowns or a bridge. We will give you a fixed quote at our initial consultation. Four missing teeth may only need two implants to retain them, making the cost significantly cheaper than using four individual implant retained crowns.
IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURES
Wobbly or poorly fitting dentures can be stabilised by placing one to four implants in the jaw bone and using special locators to lock into the fitting surface of the denture holding them firmly in position. We can give you a fixed quote for this treatment on initial consultation. We do need radiographs to check your bone before we can offer an accurate tailored treatment plan on which we base your quote.
Four titanium implants are placed in the jaw in such a way that the bone will envelop and secure them into place. The implants that are placed in the back part of the jaw are angulated to achieve maximum advantage to the existing bone structure. Once the four implants are secure, the abutments will be attached so that the replacement teeth can be fastened and adjusted for maximum comfort and function giving you a brand new radiant smile. Because only four implants are used in the procedure, the entire process is much less invasive and involves less surgical time than previous treatments.