Giving You a Reason to Smile

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The Durable Approach
to a Single Missing Tooth

Single dental implants are a fixed solution to a missing or decaying tooth, improving both function and aesthetics.

This treatment involves constructing a dental crown, fitting it to an artificial tooth root, and placing it in the jawbone.

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Benefits of
Dental Implants

Durable

Depending on how well you care for your new smile, dental implants can last for 15-20 years making them the most durable approach to missing teeth.

Easy to Maintain

Requiring the same care as your natural teeth, dental implants are easy to care for. Brush and floss twice daily and maintain regular dental check-ups and routine hygiene appointments.

Prevent Bone Loss

Acting as an artificial root, dental implants will transmit the force of everyday chewing, smiling, and biting into your jawbone. This prevents the bone from deteriorating further and can strengthen it.

This is because your jawbone requires stimulation to stay healthy and strong. However, once you lose a tooth, the root is gone, and pressure and force are no longer transmitted into your jawbone, it will slowly weaken and deteriorate. 

Look & Feel Natural

Designed to appear and function like natural teeth, no one would know you ever had a missing tooth or teeth!

Dental implants are custom-made to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth, making them seamlessly blend in with your existing teeth.

As they are surgically placed into the jawbone, integrating over time, you can eat, talk, and laugh as if they are your very own teeth.

Dental Implant FAQs

The implant peg is made from titanium. A material accepted by the body, meaning the implant can effectively act as substitute tooth roots.

The dental prosthesis is a custom-made crown, bridge or denture made from acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal.

Dental implants tend to last between 10-30 years, this will depend on how you look after your dental implants.

After the implant is in place, some pain from swelling and bruising will occur. The healing period is often around a week. 

Temporary crowns/dentures will be placed until the permanent ones are put in 2- 6 months after. This gives the implant time to fuse with the jaw bone and ensures a tight, long-lasting fixture.

It is recommended that smoking is avoided during the healing process to reduce the risk of infection.

The short answer is yes, you can have dental implants after your first trimester. Some Dentists will recommend waiting until after the pregnancy due to the radiation from x-rays.