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How do dental implants work?

Dental implants fuse to the surrounding bone and by doing so provide fixed stable anchors for dental restorations. When strategically placed, implants can  be used to support a variety of dental restorations thereby eliminating the need for a removable denture. The cost tends to be greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble real […]

How long do dental implants last?

The dental implant inserted into the jawbone should last indefinitely, as long as certain conditions are met. These conditions include: optimum implant and teeth placement, good medical health, proper observation of diet and good hygiene practices. However, the crown or other restorative dental work placed on top of the implant will need replacing around every […]

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial titanium tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw bone and designed to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support and they are fixed, immobile and therefore stable – unlike dentures. Implants […]

What is the cost of implants?

Since implants involve surgery and are more involved, they cost more than traditional bridgework. However, some dental procedures and portions of the restoration may be covered by dental and medical insurance policies. Your dentist can help you with this process.

What can I expect during dental implant surgery?

Dental implant surgery anchors the “artificial titanium root” into your jaw bone. The procedure is usually performed in the dental chair and under local anaesthesia with or without sedation. Alternatively it may be carried out in hospital under general anaesthesia. Once placed  the gum overlying the implant is then replaced either over or around the […]

Can anyone receive dental implants?

Talk with your dentist or  your prosthodontist about whether you are an implant candidate. You must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums to ensure successful implant placement. People who are unable to wear dentures may also be good candidates. If you suffer from chronic problems, such as clenching […]

Are there dental implant side effects?

It is extremely rare for patients to experience side effects from dental implants and in particular titanium; it is widely used in medical care due to its biocompatible nature. In rare instances, symptoms like redness and skin irritation such as eczema may occur. A complete remission follows when implants are removed. Alternative to titanium implants […]

How long does the implant process take?

The process of replacing missing teeth with implants can take up to nine months to complete. Each patient heals differently and the variety of solutions means that treatment times will vary. The first stage of treatment involves the surgical placement of the implant/s into your bone. Healing following placement can take between 3-4 months during […]