Implant dentistry is an innovative science, which focuses on creating smiles that have the natural stability of real teeth. One of the main advantages of dental implants, is that they look and feel authentic and importantly, maintain biological stimulation to help prevent bone loss and that “sunken-in” appearance normally seen around a missing tooth.
What are dental implants?
Are dental implants right for me?
Bone grafting procedure
Dental implants do require a certain amount of bone to provide a strong foundation for the implant. If a candidate does not have enough bone to support the implant, bone grafting or bone augmentation procedures may be used to supplement the existing bone and support the dental implant. In extremely rare cases a large lack of bone can render the placement of a dental implant impossible.
Implant procedure and visits
The number of visits required for the placement of dental implants varies from case to case and depends on the patient’s individual circumstances. For simpler cases it can often be completed over the course of two visits, however for those implant cases which are more complicated this can take a few visits over several months. Upon assessment and discussion of your options, you will be given a personalised treatment plan outlining how long the procedure will take and what will be involved at each stage.