A dental implant is a substitute for the natural root of a tooth which has been extracted. It is used as the base of a replacement tooth or bridge. Unlike uncomfortable and often inconvenient dentures, dental implants are designed to fuse with bone, becoming a permanent part of your mouth, looking and functioning exactly like natural teeth.
The use of implants prevents bone loss and gum recession - which is critical for long-term dental health. They also allow patients to bite and chew their food with confidence, certain in the knowledge that the implants will not slip out of place, as can happen with dentures. Durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing, dental implants are often the best solution to replace missing teeth or those damaged beyond repair.
Patients are carefully evaluated for their suitability for dental implants by our oral rehabilitation specialists. In every case we consider:
- the overall health condition of the patient
- any medications used by the patient
- the current condition of teeth and gums
- current and previous X-rays and CT images
- the condition of the jawbone
- smoking habits
- the patient's wishes and expectations
Treatment plans are carefully designed for each patient individually, and may include consultations and/or treatment with other members of the team, (such as our maxillo-facial surgeon, if sinus lifts or augmentation is required as part of the implantation process.
Patients are provided with information about the importance of following good dental hygiene practices and attending regular dental checkups.
Taken care of properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
To see some examples, please refer to the BEFORE & AFTER section.
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