A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, which provides the foundation for a crown to replace a missing tooth. Under local anaesthetic, a dental implant is placed into the jaw bone using a very gentle surgical procedure. The implant remains undisturbed for 2 to 3 months so the bone can heal and form a biological bond with the implant. Following the appropriate bone healing period impressions can be taken to fabricate the final crown. The "new tooth" looks, feels and is as stable as natural tooth.



Traditionally, removable partial dentures have been the method to replace missing back teeth or molars. Implants provide an alternative treatment. By placing
a group of implants, with their corresponding porcelain crowns, you can achieve the replacement of missing teeth, improved esthetics and improved chewing function in a “natural” way.

Do I Need Dental Implants?

If you are experiencing any of the following difficulties, you should consider dental implants.
If you qualify, implants are usually the preferred method of tooth replacement.

• The loss of one or more teeth
• Inevitable loss of a bridge when a tooth fails
• Loose teeth due to periodontal disease
• Unattractive changes in facial features
• Lack of confidence when speaking or smiling
• Difficulty chewing certain foods
• Loose or painful partial or complete denture

Implant Benefits

• Healthy tooth structure is preserved - no grinding down of adjacent teeth
• Look, feels and functions like your own teeth
• Your mouth can be restored as close as possible to its natural state
• Increased comfort by eliminating loose fitting dentures and partial
• Improved appearance
• Implants have a long life span