Dental implants are the cutting edge of dental restoration, and we are proud to offer them to our patients. They create the next best thing to a completely new tooth root, offering an exceptionally durable and effective solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants use precision-engineered titanium posts placed in the jawbone to create a firm support for a replacement tooth, crown or bridge. We can use these incredible structures to support a single tooth, multiple teeth and even complete arches of teeth, restoring your smile back to a beautiful and functional state.
If you have enough bone density in your jaw, having an implant will be straight forward. The implant needs plenty of bone to fuse to, so we will first assess the health of your jaw. If there is any loss of bone tissue, we can use a bone graft to encourage this to replenish.
Having a missing tooth can greatly impact self-confidence, especially if the gap is visible when you smile. Options such as a single tooth denture or bridge are available, but these aren’t as effective as an implant. Implants are long-lasting, secure and strengthen your jaw, ensuring your face won’t be reshaped over time. The tooth root is replaced and the crown attaches to the implant, making it a fully restorative option.
If you have a few missing teeth that need replacing, there are various options using dental implants that will restore your smile and boost your confidence. Separate implants can be placed, or potentially a bridge secured by individual implants. Each case is different, and we will find the best choice for you. In all instances, we apply as few implants as possible to ensure the treatment remains as efficient and low cost as it can be.
Previously, dentures have been the best option for full arch teeth replacement. Despite being more aesthetic and comfortable than ever, dentures still have their downsides. They don’t prevent the jawbone from degrading, so the face changes shape over time, and can be uncomfortable for some.
A superior option, dental implants maintain the jawbone and anchor a full set of new teeth securely in place. Once they have settled, your smile will feel completely natural and look beautiful, enabling you to eat, drink and talk as you did before.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor dentures, providing a firmer solution and giving you more confidence that they will not move when you are wearing them.
Your implants will last longer if you maintain a regular and thorough cleaning routine, just as with natural teeth. You will need to continue daily brushing and attend regular check ups with your dentist. Visiting the dental hygienist can also be beneficial for long-term care.
Find out how we can help restore your smile – talk to our team today