dental implants

X-rays superimposed on an unedited clinical photograph of an actual Perio Care case.

Dental implants are a long-term option for tooth replacement and are becoming more widely used each year because of convincing success rates of over 96%.

Our team of qualified periodontists will initially determine whether dental implants are the best option for an individual on a patient-by-patient case. If the periodontist believes this is the case, and after detailed diagnostic investigations and treatment planning has been made, the implants would then be inserted into the jawbone.

Scientifically researched and tested, dental implants can replace one or more lost teeth or hold dentures securely in the mouth. The implant takes over the function of the tooth root, to support a final restoration which can be a denture, crown or bridge.

Why use dental implants?

Dental Caries (Tooth Decay), Periodontitis and other diseases can result in tooth loss. In these cases, dental implants are a useful alternative to revitalise your natural smile.

Physical trauma may lead to the loss of one or more teeth. Here too, dental implants can restore natural appearance and function. Tooth gaps can also be due to congenital absence. If teeth have not developed or have grown incompletely, dental implants provide a solid foundation for all types of restorations.

Who can have dental implants?

Dental Implant Surgery

A dental implant is a small screw made of commercially pure titanium, which is a metal that integrates readily with the bone and gum. This screw is attached to the jawbone using local anaesthetic, or occasionally general anaesthetic. In the following healing period, the implant 'integrates' with the bone whilst an aesthetic, temporary denture or bridge fills the gap. When the healing is complete, the new teeth are screwed or cemented to the implant by your dentist or prosthodontist.

Since they were developed in the 1960s, the use of dental implants has been investigated in over 10,000 scientific studies. There have been long-term studies into implant solutions for over 15 years, which clearly confirm the high success rate of over 96%.

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