Dental implants are a cutting-edge solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile to its full potential. Made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium, dental implants offer numerous benefits that make them a popular choice for tooth replacement.
Dental implants are designed to mimic the natural tooth structure, consisting of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. Over time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration, creating a stable and secure foundation for the replacement tooth or dental prosthesis.
One of the key advantages of dental implants is their durability and longevity. With proper care, dental implants can last for many years or even a lifetime, providing a permanent and reliable solution for tooth replacement. Dental implants also restore the full functionality of your teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and bite with confidence, without any discomfort or limitations.
Dental implants are made from medical grade titanium and resemble a screw. What makes an implant such an ideal restorative solution is its ability to mimic the function of a natural tooth root and integrate with your jawbone in a relatively short timeframe, often only a few months. Once your implant is permanently fused to your bone, a replacement tooth or teeth are secured and your smile and health are restored.
Although there are several options for replacing a missing tooth, a dental implant is generally the most ideal solution. Other treatment alternatives such as a bridge, which involves reshaping the adjacent teeth, or a partial denture, both rely on the surrounding teeth for support, whereas a dental implant is completely independent and secured into your jawbone, just like a natural tooth root.
If another treatment method may better suit your personal circumstances, we will discuss these options with you so you can make an informed decision regarding how you would best like to restore your teeth to their optimal appearance and function. Our aim is to completely restore your teeth to your ideal requirements using the treatment techniques that are best for you. With routine check ups it is possible for your implant to last a lifetime.
Benefits of dental implants include:
- Improved Oral Health: Dental implants provide a stable and permanent solution for replacing missing teeth, which helps to maintain proper oral hygiene. Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth, which means that neighboring teeth are not compromised or damaged.
- Enhanced Aesthetics: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing solution for restoring your smile. Dental implants are customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, resulting in a natural and attractive appearance.
- Restored Chewing and Speaking Ability: Dental implants restore the full functionality of your teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and bite properly without any discomfort or limitations. Unlike dentures, which can sometimes slip or cause difficulty with speaking, dental implants provide a stable and reliable option for chewing and speaking with confidence.
- Long-Term Durability: Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth replacement, and with proper care, they can last for many years or even a lifetime. Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that fuse with the jawbone and become a part of your natural anatomy, providing a durable and long-lasting solution.
- Preservation of Jawbone and Facial Structure: When teeth are lost, the jawbone can start to deteriorate, which can lead to a sunken appearance and changes in facial structure. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to preserve its density and maintain the natural contours of your face.
- Convenience and Comfort: Dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives or removal for cleaning, as they are permanently fixed in the jawbone. They provide comfort and stability, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
- Improved Quality of Life: Dental implants can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life, restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. They can enhance your self-esteem, comfort, and oral health, allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life.
Following a thorough examination, a personalised treatment plan is developed, which will outline each phase of your treatment.