What is an Implant?
A tooth implant is a fake tooth that will replace your missing tooth with not only a crown but also the root itself.
The metal of the implant bonds with your jaw bone and fuses to it like a natural tooth root would. The implant forms the foundation of the new tooth, helping create your new smile. Implants can range from a single unit to full arch replacements and provide comfort and function.
Do dental implants affect speech and eating?
Dental implants don’t interfere with eating, speech ability or comfort. They are firmly held in place and allow you to eat and speak normally.
Is there pain or discomfort?
Many patients report implant surgery to be much less troublesome than they expected. With modern anesthesia and close attention to post operative care you can expect minimal discomfort.
Will others know I have Implants?
Usually not. Today’s Implant treatment enables your new teeth to look, function and feel like your own. Different types of implant brands are available.
In most cases the implant root is placed first and then we wait a couple of month for healing before the implant crown is placed over the implant root. The implant crown will take two appointments to complete. The first is where the impression is taken and the second is where the implant crown is screwed into the implant root. Immediate implants are also available for specific situations and teeth and can be discussed with your dentist. Implants are the ideal treatment alternative to missing teeth.
What's the cost?
Costs will vary from case to case depending on what system is suitable. Individual quotes will be given by your dentist and may need referral to a specialist for the first stage of the procedure. Cost varies due to the amount of jaw bone available for the implant and on whether bone grafts will be required. Implant treatment offers you teeth that look, feel and function like your own.