A large number of people experience difficulties associated with missing teeth. These difficulties can severely undermine your self-confidence and quality of life. Missing teeth can compromise your health, eating habits, speech and appearance. When teeth are lost, bone loss usually occurs, which in turn can affect your denture. This can result in the denture becoming loose, which may cause difficulty in stabilization of the denture, decreased chewing ability and deterioration of the jaw structure over time.
To find out more about Dentures on Implants and how they could help you please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Dental implants are medically pure titanium devices that are placed into the jawbone. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base for artificial tooth placement. Implants can secure from one tooth (crown) to several teeth replacing a full upper or lower denture. Dental implants are usually performed under local anesthesia by a dental surgeon specializing in implantology.
Dental implants are medically pure titanium devices that are placed into the jawbone. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base for artificial tooth replacement.
Titanium is used in other surgical procedures such as knee and hip replacements.
Patients with implants have stated that they eat better, are more comfortable when they eat, and don’t have to use denture adhesive to retain their dentures.
They also say that they can talk and laugh without feeling self-conscious and without fear of their dentures slipping out. All these improvements make people with dentures feel better about themselves, increasing their self confidence while improving their social and business lives.
If the treatment is properly planned, the surgery accomplished following accepted rules of practice, the prosthesis fabricated correctly and the prosthesis properly maintained by the patient, success rates are in excess of 98%.
There are factors, however, beyond the control of both the dentist and patient that can affect the life of an implant. Lifestyle changes, accidents, and illnesses can all have a negative affect.
Apart from being able to smile, eat, sing and speak better; dental implants prevent the onset of poor facial profile due to loss of bone mass in your jaw bone.
Implants prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone. The jawbone reacts to this loading by increasing the bone density. Implants are well known in their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure while significantly improving nutrition.
The discomfort experienced after the placement of implants is generally equivalent to that experienced from the extraction of a tooth.
Most implants are placed using local anesthetic only. Sedation can be used with the more apprehensive patients and occasionally, if extensive surgery is required, a general anesthetic may be recommended.
The use of dental implants is designed to help you avoid pain and discomfort.
Our range of services
Excellent esthetics as well as provide for precision fit with excellent function
A denture in the likeness of your natural teeth, to avoid the situation of being without teeth
re-fit the surface of a denture to a person's gum by placing a new acrylic base into the denture
Replaces single or multiple missing natural teeth. Attached to teeth with clasps or it can be attached to teeth with crowns and precision attachments