A dental implant is a man made root normally made from titanium which is gently placed where your tooth root used to be. It can have a crown on top or be used to secure a denture.
96% of modern implants last for over 15 years. If maintained correctly majority of patients find their implants last a lifetime.
Placing of implants is relatively pain free and comfortable carried out under local anaesthetic. Light sedation is recommended to make the procedure easier for you.
Treatment varies depending on your healing and bone type. Normally you will have your final teeth in 4 to 6 months. A longer period may be required if we need to grow back bone first. (Bone Grafting/ Sinus Lift)
Cleaning your new teeth implant is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. We recommend you visit our implant hygienist every 3 months to ensure your new teeth are well maintained.
No, unless its to replace only one missing tooth. For a few missing teeth two or three implants should be sufficient.
Vast majority of patients find wearing dentures an uncomfortable experience. Denture stabilisation by affixing to implants ensure comfortable dentures as they cannot move around.
It will take a few days to get used to your new teeth. After a few days they will feel like your own teeth.