Dental implants are a solution to restore your missing teeth, providing natural looking, long lasting results. There are other treatments available to restore missing teeth but dental implants are the most durable and comfortable solution.
Dental implants are manufactured as a replacement for the root of a natural tooth. An implant is usually made from medical-grade titanium alloy and is placed in the jaw during a short surgical procedure. Don’t worry, we will make sure you feel completely comfortable during this treatment. Treatment is completed by placing a crown onto the implant post, to restore the space left by the missing tooth.
For best results, our dentist will order a series of x-rays to assess the jaw bone to determine the most desirable implant site.
After careful planning the implant is surgically placed in the jaw and is left for a period of 3 to 6 months to integrate or fuse to the jawbone. During this time, a temporary prosthesis is provided so you can still smile, eat and talk comfortably.
After 3-6 months, our dentist will check the implant is stable or integrated. Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone a permanent crown is fabricated and placed on to the implant.
Implants provide the most life-like and natural looking tooth replacement
They are fixed in the mouth which means they do not move when you eat or chew
Implants are more conservative as it is the only treatment available that does not require support from other teeth. Another replacement option for missing teeth is a bridge—where teeth on either side of the space are prepared or shaped to support the missing teeth. Since implants do not rely on adjacent teeth for support there is no need to prepare the adjacent teeth and more tooth structure can be saved.
Implants require no special after-care other than the maintenance of good normal oral hygiene
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should obtain opinions and advice by an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Results and procedures required will vary from individual to individual.
For dental implants to be successful it is important to have all dental diseases treated, such as gum disease and dental caries (decay), as these conditions will compromise the success of the implant.
There are medical conditions and medications that may affect the healing process so it is vital your medical history is thoroughly reviewed with your medical GP and dentist prior to implant placement.
Just like teeth, it is very important to look after your dental implants. A good daily oral hygiene routine combined with professional care twice yearly will help ensure your implant and your natural teeth remain healthy.
At RedcliffeDental, we provide a comprehensive approach towards your dental implant treatment. This starts with understanding your needs and desires through a detailed consultation where we will also order the necessary x-rays. Then, with your preference in mind our dentists will devise a treatment plan especially tailored for your needs.
Life Time Guarantee – You deserve the best. We select only the best quality dental implants in the world. Our chosen implant manufacturer, Straumann, is so confident in its product that it provides a life time guarantee* on your implant. This means if your implant ever breaks they will provide you with a new one.
*Conditions apply — Lifetime guarantee applies to the Straumann brand implant itself as guaranteed by the manufacturer against manufacturing faults.