Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth or uncomfy dentures?

Dental Implants are the ideal way to replace missing teeth. They will restore your confidence to talk and smile and they will give you the opportunity to eat the foods you like.

Losing one or more teeth starts a chain of events that can have physical and cosmetic consequences. The most obvious result is in your smile: a space plus an overhanging tooth from the opposite arch; less obvious is the loss of chewing function which leads to biggest consequence: bone loss.

Your jawbone needs the chewing action of the teeth to stimulate it and keep it strong. Otherwise, it will begin to disappear. Without the support of your teeth and facial bones, you face will look prematurely aged.

The only proven way to prevent bone loss after the loss of natural teeth is the Dental Implant. (A bridge, for instance, might give you an attractive appearance and will restore the chewing function but you will still loose bone under it).

Today’s modern treatment plans can replace everything from a single missing tooth to a completely missing arch.


Implant treatment explained

It takes a few stages to have a Dental Implant placed. It will take from 3-9 months depending on your oral condition.

The first step is the Surgical Placement of the Implant. This is a surgical procedure and will be performed in the practice under strict sterile conditions. We are able to provide this treatment under Local Anaesthetic or Sedation (Oral or IV).

Some patients don’t have sufficient jaw bone for a straight forward placement of the implants. In situations like this, we are required to perform a Bone Expansion, Bone Grafting or Sinus Lift procedure before the implants are placed.

Some additional short appointments to the surgery are needed for suture removal, exposing of the implants, etc.

Who is suitable for an Implant placement?

The vast majority of people are suitable for implant treatment but before we go on with the treatment we normally require some laboratory tests in order to ensure a smooth process of the Implant Surgery and an uneventful healing. In many cases a computer tomography (CT Scan) is needed to evaluate the bone and to localize the nerves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or dental bridges. They function as a sturdy foundation, fusing with the bone through a process called osseointegration, ensuring stability and durability for the prosthetic tooth or teeth.

While dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option, not everyone may be an ideal candidate. Factors such as overall health, gum condition, and bone density play a crucial role in determining candidacy. It’s essential to consult with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon to assess your individual suitability for dental implants.

Dental implants offer several advantages compared to other tooth replacement methods. They provide a natural look and feel, enhance speech and chewing abilities, prevent bone loss in the jaw, and do not require the alteration of adjacent healthy teeth like dental bridges. With proper care, dental implants can also last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective long-term solution.

The dental implant placement procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the surgery. Patients may experience mild soreness or swelling after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Dentists prioritize patient comfort and employ various techniques to minimize any pain or anxiety during the process.

The duration of dental implant treatment can vary based on individual cases. After the initial implant placement, it may take several weeks to a few months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration. Once this process is complete, the custom-made dental crown or prosthetic tooth is attached, finalizing the treatment. In some cases, the entire process can take up to six months, but this timeline can be shorter for certain patients.