DENTAL IMPLANTS

Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth and uncomfortable dentures – they are also one of the most popular. They can replace a single missing tooth or even support a bridge and replace several missing teeth

Teeth can be lost due to several reasons such as decay, infection, trauma and gum disease – this loss can result in many problems. Implants can improve how you speak, eat, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone whilst also keeping existing teeth in place.

Implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically place in the jawbone – acting like a tooth root. Because of the durability of titanium, it is well tolerated by the body – fusing with the bone and providing a firm foundation for a crown or bridge.

Benefits
Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.

Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.

Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favourite foods with confidence and without pain.

Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.

Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.

Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.