Dental Implants

A dental implant is a long-term solution for a missing tooth. It is a screw-like piece of titanium metal, implanted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth. Bone gradually grows around the implant, so the implant becomes permanent. Once the bone has grown around the implant and it is established, a crown (artificial tooth) is custom-made to perfectly match your other teeth and is securely attached to the implant, filling the gap and looking like a natural tooth.

Success rates of dental implants is variable. It depends on where it is placed in the jaw and how well you look after it. Dental implants can be expected to last 15-20 years and in some cases can last a lifetime.

Other uses for Implants

In addition to being used for replacement of single teeth, dental implants can also be used to hold a dental bridge (replace 2 or more adjacent missing teeth) or dentures in place.

Benefits of Implants

  • Look and feel like your natural teeth
  • They can improve your speech as compared to dentures
  • Eating and chewing are more natural
  • Confidence in your smile
  • The life of a dental implant can extend beyond 25years with proper care
  • Replaces the need for dentures
  • Improves your oral health, because dental implants don’t require removing material from your other teeth, leaving more of your own teeth intact.

Below is an example of before and after of single tooth implant restoration :

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.

Dental Implants and Insurance Cover

Many insurances cover the costs of dental implants depending on your level of cover. Detailed questions about your individual situation should be discussed with your insurance provider. To organise an Indicative Treatment Plan and Estimates, request a consultation with our dentists.