Don't be afraid to Smile!

There’s no need to feel uncomfortable out in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worrying that missing teeth will limit you from enjoying social interactions. Or perhaps that your removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you lead your life with confidence. Implants will blend naturally with your remaining teeth, without damaging them. In fact, dental implants can even preserve the adjacent bone and gum tissue. With regular maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, providing welcome relief from the noticeable signs of ageing that premature tooth loss can hasten.

What is a dental implant?

Technically, a dental implant is a small but very strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. Under local anesthetic, it is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root and acts as a support for the tooth. Dental implant therapy is today’s long-term, state of the art restoration technique that can cover all indications. It has been scientifically tested and used in the last three decades by qualified dentists and surgeons worldwide.

Enjoy lifewithout worrying about your teeth

Enjoy lifewithout worryingabout your teeth

Benefits of dental implants

Best replacement option

Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. They are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth.

Easier to speak with

Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.

Retain your facial shape

A dental implant ensures there is no sagging jawbone which helps retain your natural face shape and smile. A face without teeth can easily sag, appearing sunken and sad.

Eat your favourite foods

Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat.

No more cavities

Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth. However, you will still need to visit your dentist regularly as well as clean and care for it and your gums, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.

Keep teeth in place

Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift.

Protect healthy bone

Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone growth.

Long-term solution, built to last

Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges usually last a maximum of 10 years if they are properly cared for, and at some point, they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for.

Reliable and predictable

Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered more predictable than other treatments. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth. The goal of teeth replacement is to restore function as well as aesthetics.

Protect your healthy teeth

Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge. Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.

Implants vs traditional dentures

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.

Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges as well as individual crowns placed over implants to feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.

Not sure if implants are right for you?

With dental implants each case is different, however, in general, to be suitable you must:

  • Have a reasonable amount of bone tissue to accommodate an implant within your jaw. If not, these may be reconstructed by your periodontist
  • Be free from periodontal diseases, which are best treated by a periodontist
  • Be a non-smoker (you’ll have to give up smoking during the healing process at the very least). Smoking may negatively influence long-term success of your implant
  • Have your non-restorable teeth removed by your periodontist in preparation for an immediate or eventual implant restoration