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Dental Implants – A Boost for Your Confidence

Implants Rivervale

Replace damaged or missing teeth with natural looking implants

We can help you smile again!

The loss of confidence with a missing front or visible tooth can be very stressful. Perhaps you have considered a small denture for a missing tooth; will it affect your lifestyle, speech or smile? Often dental implants are more cost effective compared to replacing a small denture due to bone loss, gum recession or moving teeth.

Dental implants are an ideal option for patients with good general oral hygiene and who have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, an injury, trauma or some other reason. Implants do not rely on neighbouring teeth for support and are so natural looking; you may forget you ever lost a tooth! By preventing the bone resorption that would normally occur when all of the teeth are missing, the lower one-third of the face collapses if implants are not placed to preserve the bone.

A Support for Your Smile

One or more implants can support a bridge, provide support for a denture and replace one or more missing teeth. An implant will feel like your tooth again and the same care you give to your other teeth will apply to the implant. You dentist will check your gums and implant abutment at your 6-month hygiene check-up.

Dental implants are screw shaped and are made of titanium. They are implanted into the jawbone and help to recreate aesthetic form, function, chewing and speech, and are now used routinely in selected circumstances. A periodontist dental surgeon will design and place the dental implant allowing adequate time for healing. One of our excellent general dentists will place the newly formed tooth onto the implant.

The process takes about 4 to 6 months until completion and is considered to be one of the most successful forms of treatment we have in dentistry to date.

A full and thorough assessment including radiographs (X-Rays, OPG, Cone Beam Imaging) has to be completed to assess if you are suitable for implant treatment.

Ready to smile again and get your confidence back? Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.