Considering having an implant?

wp635c27bd_05_06If you are considering having an implant it is always advisable to discuss this in detail with your dentist first as other options may be more suitable, however if an implant is the right option then there are various types available.

wpbc13aa05_05_06We do not place implants here as we prefer you to be seen by an experienced specialist oral surgeon. We work in conjunction with Anthony Bendkowski and Stradbrook Dental Centre who provide the surgical part of the treatment. For most of our patients the restorative phase is carried out with us.

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What is the success rate of an Implant?
Once you have been deemed a suitable candidate for implants, then long term success rate is in the high 90%.

What is the length of treatment?
This varies depending on several factors, but can be as little as 14 to 16 weeks from Implant placement to fitting of the final crown.

Is there pain or discomfort?
Many patients report implant surgery to be much less troublesome than they expected. With modern anaesthesia and close attention to post operative care you can expect minimal discomfort.

Dental Implants essentially are the closest thing to a natural tooth. Implants simulate natural teeth in appearance and function and consist of 3 components; The titanium implant itself, the abutment and the porcelain crown.

The implant simulates the root portion of a tooth, the part you don’t see. It acts as a foundation to hold in place the part of the tooth which you see in the mouth, called the crown.

The abutment is merely a connector linking the crown (usually made of porcelain) to the implant.

Implants can range from a single unit to full arch replacements.