Dental Implants

Dental implants are a perfect replacement for your natural teeth.

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What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a metal screw that can replace the root of a missing tooth and consists of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. Just like when someone gets a hip or knee replacement, titanium is used because it is compatible with bone and allows the bone to grow around the screw, keeping it firmly attached. A natural ceramic crown/tooth is then attached to the top of the implant to fill the gap of the missing tooth and restore your smile.

Thanks to their appearance, comfort and functionality, dental implants are increasingly becoming a popular tooth replacement option for missing teeth. In fact, they are now the preferred choice compared to traditional options like dental bridges and removable dentures.

At Purity Dental, we understand that missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and keep you from smiling or enjoying your favourite meals. We provide quality dental implants to improve the functionality of your mouth and how your smile looks.

 

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    What are the advantages of dental implants?

    • list iconImplants create the most natural and life-like solution to missing teeth. They are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth and allow you to eat, speak, and maintain good oral health.
    • list iconDental implants also help to preserve bone because, just like muscle, you can lose it if you don’t use it. By replacing your missing tooth down to its root, dental implants can stimulate and preserve the bone by transmitting forces to the jawbone every time you bite down or chew on food.
    • list iconPreservation of the jawbone helps you maintain the natural bone structure and facial structure. This prevents the effect missing teeth can have on your facial shape and avoids making you look prematurely aged.
    • list iconDental implants are placed directly into the jawbone and offer unmatched stability and support for the prosthetic tooth (a crown, bridge or denture). Their stability also makes it a comfortable solution that feels just like natural teeth.
    • list iconWith the proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. All you need to do is practice the same oral care you would for your normal teeth. They do not need to be replaced every now and then like dentures.
    • list iconThey can improve your oral health by preventing bone loss, teeth shifting into the gaps left by missing teeth and further tooth loss.

    Restore your teeth with quality dental implants that will last a lifetime.

    WHY SHOULD I GET A DENTAL IMPLANT?

    • list icon Fill in the space for missing teeth
    • list icon Implants prevent bone loss by mimicking the function of natural tooth roots and stimulating the jawbone.
    • list icon Stabilise dentures and make them more comfortable to wear
    • list icon Cosmetic enhancement of your smile
    • list icon Prevent other teeth from moving into the gaps left by missing teeth
    • list icon If you wish to upgrade from a removable denture to a permanent dental appliance
    • list icon Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth so no one can tell the difference
    • list iconYou can enjoy your favourite drinks and foods without worry. The stability the implant provides helps you bite into food, chew more confidently and eat a wide range of foods.
    • list iconYou can speak clearly without any speech impediments.
    • list iconEasy maintenance. Regular brushing, flossing and routine check-ups are the basic and most essential components of your implant maintenance routine.
    • list iconDoesn’t impact the neighbouring teeth.

     

    Am I a suitable candidate for implants?

    Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The factors that determine your eligibility are:

    • list icon You must have sufficient bone density in your jawbone. If you have been missing your teeth for many years, the bone may have resorbed, needing bone grafting or augmentation before the implant procedure.
    • list icon You must not have periodontal disease (gum disease), as it can affect the success of the dental implant procedure.
    • list icon If you smoke, you should be willing to give up smoking before the implant procedure because it can affect the success of the procedure.

    If you have been missing your teeth for many years and the bone has resorbed, bone grafting or augmentation may be required before the dental implant procedure.

    There are also some medical conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis, or lifestyle choices that may need to be addressed before implant treatment.

    It is important to thoroughly discuss your medical history with one of our dentists in the planning stages of the implant procedure.

    If you’re curious about dental implants, it’s a great idea to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We can assess your unique situation, discuss your goals and provide personalised suggestions on whether dental implants are the right choice for you.

     

    How is an implant fitted?

    Your dentist will take a series of scans to aid in the planning and positioning of the implant. It will also ensure plenty of healthy bone structure is available to support the implant. If the bone is inadequate, bone grafting or augmentation may be required before the dental implant procedure.

    The titanium implant is surgically placed in the jawbone where a tooth once was. While dental implants are placed into your jawbone under local anaesthetic, we can provide additional Sleep Dentistry options to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. It is then left for two to six months so that the bone can integrate around the implant, during which you may wear a temporary crown.

    Once the implant is securely fused to the bone, the temporary crown is removed, and a permanent crown is inserted.

     

    How do I take care of implants?

    Dental implants need to be routinely cleaned and maintained just like your natural teeth. Without routine oral hygiene practices, they can develop gum inflammation, infection and even bone loss if not properly cared for.

    Regular brushing and flossing around your dental implants is extremely important. And it is very important to maintain your regular checkups every 6 months with your dentist who will be able to review and ensure the surrounding gums and bone remain healthy.

    Here are some other dental implant maintenance tips that you can follow:

    • list iconUse a soft-bristled toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste when brushing.
    • list iconYou may also use interdental brushes to remove hard-to-reach areas in your mouth and around your implants without damaging your gums.
    • list iconAvoid smoking, as it can cause problems with your implant and other dental problems.
    • list iconRinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce bacteria buildup.

    With proper oral hygiene, you can expect dental implants to last around 20 years. However, it’s entirely possible for them to even last a lifetime. Our dentist is your best resource for personalised guidance, so don’t hesitate to ask questions or seek advice specific to your situation.
     

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    COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

    Dental implant costs can vary based on a few factors, such as the number of implants needed, the complexity of your case, and any additional procedures that might be required to ensure the success of the implants.

    We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists for a more accurate cost estimate. During this consultation, we can assess your individual situation, discuss treatment options and provide you with a personalised cost estimate and treatment plan.

    While dental implants may initially seem like an investment, it’s important to consider their long-term benefits. They are designed to last for many years, even a lifetime, with proper care and maintenance. Unlike some other tooth replacement options, dental implants provide stability, functionality, and aesthetics similar to natural teeth. Our friendly team will work with you to explore potential payment plans or financing options to make dental implants more affordable and accessible to you.

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