Do you have difficulty chewing, or are you too embarrassed to smile due to missing teeth?
You may be a candidate for a dental implant!
There are various reasons to replace a missing tooth (or teeth), these should be considered along with risks involved of simply leaving the space.
Dental implants are becoming the treatment of choice for a number of reasons. The main reason being that implants are strong, durable and natural looking. It is important to note though, that not all patients qualify for dental implants.
Our Principal Dentist, Dr Nick Baveas, will be able to assess your individual case and inform you as to whether or not you would be a candidate for implants – he will assess the state of your oral health, your bone quality and quantity as well as your ability to maintain oral health after the process to determine this.
If you are able to have a dental implant placed, then a titanium implant is used as an artificial “root” – this implant is inserted into the jaw bone and allowed time to integrate, this creates a strong anchor for the replacement tooth (crown).
At Wellers Hill Dental Centre we take great care to make sure everything goes smoothly and you have the best chance to join the high percentage of successful implant cases. Implants are complex dentistry and take time, we do not rush the process – we want the best possible result for you, good things take time!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.