Would you like a tooth replacement which feels and performs like your own teeth?

Dental implants are small man-made titanium screws that serve as a replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth. They can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Anyone who is missing one, more than one, or even all of their teeth may be a candidate for dental implants. Age is not necessarily a restriction to dental implants – if you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive implants. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.

A pdf file showing various implant treatments can be found here

Benefits

Dental implants are an effective, safe and predictable solution to the problems resulting from missing teeth. Many patients report exciting benefits from dental implants, such as:

  • Replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • Improved taste and appetite
  • Improved cosmetic appearance
  • The ability to chew without pain or gum irritation
  • Improved quality of life

One additional and very important benefit can be the reduction or elimination of bone atrophy or shrinkage, commonly associated with loss of teeth.

Q & A

Will I be able to eat what I like afterwards?

Once completed, patients should be able to eat a normal, healthy diet with little or no difficulty.

What costs are involved in implant treatment?

The cost can vary, depending on the degree and extent of treatment needed.The full cost is therefore explained and subsequently confirmed in a written treatment plan.

How long will it all take?

A range of techniques is available. Usually implant treatment requires a number of appointments over a period of several months. In some cases, implant work can be undertaken and completed in a much shorter period.

How long will the implants last?

Once treatment is completed, a routine of careful dental hygiene and regular check-ups should ensure that implants last for many years.

Am I too old for implant treatment?

There is no upper age limit for patients to undergo implant treatment, provided they continue to enjoy reasonable good health.

Is the treatment painful?

Patients are often surprised at how little discomfort they experience during and after implant procedures.