Do you have one or more missing teeth? Don’t worry. We can replace them quickly and easily, with dental implants.
Dental implants are more sturdy and long-lasting than alternative tooth replacement methods such as dentures, crowns and bridges. With dental implants, you get greater comfort and confidence, and no adjacent tooth structure has to be removed.
Tooth implants can be a one-stage or two-stage procedure:
Where possible, Dr Eugene Marais (our registered Implant Surgeon) places a single piece implant into the jaw-bone, leaving a small abutment above the gum line to which a temporary crown can be attached. After three months (when the implant has fused to the bone and healing is complete), Eugene will attach the permanent crown.
If the jaw-bone is weak, Eugene places the implant under the gum, where it is left to fuse to the bone. After healing (which usually takes three to six months) you attend for another appointment, at which time the area is exposed and an abutment added to raise it above the gum line. The permanent crown can then be made and fitted in place.
Eugene gently places a titanium implant into your jawbone using a surgical procedure, to which a post and crown is attached by our in-house dentists or your own dentist if you have been referred in.
Because titanium is an inert metal that is effective at fusing with living bone.
Implants have been in use since the 1950s, and improvements in procedures and materials now give them a success rate of over 90%.
Yes. If you have failed implants, please book an appointment and we’ll advise what we can do.
The total time can be from just a few weeks to six months or more. Eugene will advise, depending on your own individual circumstances.
The treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic and most patients report that they feel fine afterwards and are able to return to work the next day. If you’d prefer to be sedated during the procedure, just ask.
Yes, in fact, they are often stronger.
With implants, you’ll find your dentures feel more secure and very comfortable.
The cost depends on the number and type of implant(s) you need. At your consultation, we will give you all the relevant information, any options, the advantages and disadvantages of each and the fees involved, so you can make an informed decision.