What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants is a modern mechanism for the restoration of missing teeth. It artificially establishes a long-lasting and permanent resolve to replace an absent tooth. The implant itself is made of a titanium component that is surgically positioned into the jaw bone. They can be prepared in a variation of shapes and sizes to serve the ranging needs and remaining bone structure of individuals. The aim is to mimic a tooth root and allow your bone to osseointergrate. This means the bone will attach itself to the implants and firmly support it. Once healed, your crown can be designed and placed to imitate a natural tooth.
Am I suitable for dental implants?
Dental Implants are generally suitable for those who have a missing tooth/teeth. How your body takes the implant is dependent on the following factors:
There are many factors that can affect your suitability for dental implants. This includes:
▪ How much existing bone tissue you have and the health it is in.
▪ You must be free from periodontal disease.
▪ Be a non-smoker (or at least quit during your treatment process)
▪ Healthy existing gums and teeth
▪ Good oral hygiene
Why should I choose Dental Implants?
▪ Lasts a long time
▪ Patient bone loss
▪ Aesthetically pleasing
▪ Patients can eat without discomfort
▪ Increases confidence
▪ No age restrictions
▪ It feels completely natural
▪ Imitates tooth root
What is involved and what can I expect?
It is an extensive treatment so patience is an important factor in the procedure. The treatment is arranged into stages.
What Implant is right for me?
Implants are a man-made tooth root that is aimed to imitate nature and feel completely natural. They are often sought out as a solution to replace single, multiple, ALL on 4 full arch or (to-be) absent teeth.
Is the metal in the implant safe?
The titanium metal is completely safe and is the same material used in bone surgery.
Will it be painful?
During the treatment process, you will receive local anaesthesia. There should be minimal pain and we will do our best to make you feel at ease. You may feel some slight discomfort when the anaesthesia wears off but we generally prescribe medication to alleviate the soreness. We will always follow up and stay in contact to ensure you on track with the treatment process and healing well.
Do I have to take time off work after the surgery?
Each person reacts and heals differently after dental implant surgery. Depending on your personal threshold and discomfort, our patients commonly are able to return to work the day after the implant procedure. We will thoroughly discourse this prior to your appointment.
Will my health insurance cover dental implants?
Most health insurance cover dental implants but it is best to consult with your fund prior to making any decisions. It is generally contingent on your insurance company and the type of cover you have.
How much are dental implants?
Dental implant costs vary depending on the type of implant you will need, the extent of the surgery, the complexity of the case and the number of implants you may need. Please feel free to contact us or book a consultation for a better understanding of the possible outcome and potential costs.
Am I suitable for All on 4?
All on 4 is suitable for those who have strong and healthy gums and adequate bone tissue. It is also essentially important that they are free from periodontal disease, is a non-smoker and has good oral hygiene as a strong base is needed to support the implants.