A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root portion of the natural tooth. It is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in the jawbone to support a crown, bridge or denture. It is becoming a more popular treatment to replace missing teeth and is an alternative to removable dentures. They also provide a longer-term solution, preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue, and slow down bone loss.
Implants are made from titanium, which integrates easily into bone.
To find out if implants are suitable for you, book a consultation appointment with our implant dentist.
He will assess your mouth and decide if treating you with an implant is the right option for you.
We will give you lots of information about having an implant to help you make an informed decision. If you decide to go ahead, an assessment is made with x-rays and a CBCT scan to assess the bone quality and anatomy of your mouth.
On your first treatment visit, the implant is placed under local anaesthetic. Our dentist will also give you advice on the care of your implant.
Depending on your choice of restoration, you may need further visits. This will be discussed with you during your first visit.
Looking after your implant is also much easier than cleaning under a bridge or dentures. Regular brushing, flossing and dental check-ups is all you need to maintain your implants. The implant should look and feel like a natural tooth.