If you are missing one or more teeth is essential to replace them, and dental implants are a wonderful solution. Implants have now been used for several decades, and the technology is thoroughly researched and very advanced. When cared for properly, implants can last for many years or for life.
An implant consists of a tiny screw or post inserted surgically into the jawbone. It gradually fuses with the bone around it, giving a functionality similar to a real tooth root. Once fused in place, the implant is restored with a crown, while multiple implants can support a bridge or implant denture.
We assess anyone considering this treatment very carefully, reviewing their dental and medical history. While most people are suitable for treatment, certain factors determine if implants are the right choice.
One important factor is bone health. You need to be over age 18 and have enough strong and healthy bone to support the implants. In addition, lifestyle habits such as smoking can greatly affect implant healing, so it is best to give up before treatment.
Another critical factor is your gum health. You shouldn’t have any signs of gum disease or inflammation before starting this treatment. Poorly controlled medical conditions like diabetes can also affect implant healing.
The best way to determine if you are suitable for implants is to come and see us for a proper consultation.