Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Have you heard of dental implants? Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.
Dental implants are an excellent rescue solution for failing teeth and are something our dentist, Dr Beneke, can provide. They function like natural teeth, stabilising the jaw, providing confidence and enhancing both chewing and digestion.
This is how they work:
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.
Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.
When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
Retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a 'sunken' look.
Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.
Single/Multiple Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it provides strong, stable support for a dental crown, a dental bridge, or even a full set of dentures. You will emerge from treatment with the control and freedom you had with your natural teeth, along with a renewed ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence and ease.
Dental Implant Maintenance
Dental implants are susceptible to plaque and tartar buildup just like natural teeth. It is important that we teach you about how to properly maintain and care for your implant and that you visit your dentist or hygienist regularly for regular professional cleanings.