Dental Implants

Dental implants are the ideal replacement for missing teeth as they are strong, long lasting and aesthetic. Of the teeth replacement options available, implants are the only option which replace the tooth roots as well as the crowns and they therefore mimic natural dentition most closely.

Compared to bridges, implants avoid sacrifice of sound natural tooth structure which is necessary when preparing teeth to carry a bridge. A bridge has to rely on adjacent teeth to resist biting forces whereas an implant does not. The implant transmits chewing forces directly into the jawbone independently of adjacent teeth and averts natural bone loss at the site of a missing tooth.

Implants have the advantage of being a fixed restoration compared to a removable denture, which has to be removed after meals for hygiene procedures. An implant crown will not move or dislodge during chewing, unlike a denture.

Implants can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, to support bridges and dentures when there are inadequate natural teeth to do so. Patients with inadequate bone remaining after tooth extraction may consider adjunctive procedures such as bone grafting before or during implant placement.

During implant placement, the Dental Surgeon gently inserts the dental implant under local anaesthesia into the site of the missing tooth. The implant is left to heal and integrate with the jawbone for 3 to 4 months, and a crown is placed on the implant when the implant site has fully healed. In the local context, Medisave Funds may be used for the initial implant surgery.

Icon Dental Surgeons only uses premium dental implants from the USA. Call us for an obligation free consultation and find out how dental implants can dramatically improve your quality of life.

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