Dental Implants

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dental implant treatment is an effective option to replace missing or failing teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is inserted into the jawbone. After insertion, the bone undergoes a remodelling process called osseointegration where it firmly anchors the implant into the bone. The implant is then used as a foundation to support a replacement tooth crown which looks and feels like a natural tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or a full arch of missing teeth.

Is An Implant The Right Choice For Me?

At your initial assessment, we will evaluate your suitability for implant treatment. This involves review of your medical history and a thorough dental examination. We will also organise a 3D x-ray to assess whether you have adequate bone volume to support the implant.

Implant Surgery

Most dental implant placement is carried out under local anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes less than 90 minutes. Most patients are surprised at how little discomfort they have after the procedure. You will be given instructions on how to take care of your mouth following the procedure and we will normally review your healing in the first two weeks.

After completion of your bone healing, we will confirm the osseointegration of your implant. You will then return to your dentist for the tooth crown to be constructed and attached to the implant.