Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental Implants are artificial teeth secured in the jaw that look, function and feel like natural teeth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, badly damaged teeth, unsightly and annoying partial dentures/bridgework, or for a full mouth reconstruction.
Implant restorations when carried out with certain protocols have success rates of over 98 per cent – the highest for any form of dental restoration. The use of IV sedation during dental implant surgery helps to make patients feel comfortable, experiencing little-to-no pain.
Denture stabilisation through the use of dental implants can reduce problems associated with loose dentures and improve functionality, such as chewing ability.
Research shows that poor chewing ability in full denture wearers can lead to disease. It has also been reported that the long-term use of ill-fitting dentures can result in shrinking jaw bones, and problems such as ‘witches chin’ and ‘jowls’.
Stabilisation with dental implants can help restore chewing ability as well as prevent the long term problems associated with denture wear.