Q: Who are dental implants for?
A: Dental implants are for anyone who lacks the confidence to smile because of missing or broken teeth, or for people who are tired of the restrictions of dentures. For the implants to be successful, you need a healthy jawbone and gums. However, our specialists can first build up your jaw with bone grafts if necessary. Arrange for a consultation with our dedicated and professional implantologists who can advise you on whether you are eligible for implants.
Q: Why should I get dental implants?
A: If you lack confidence because you have spaces in your smile from missing or broken teeth, if you have no natural teeth left, or if you are tired of cumbersome and awkward dentures, you are a perfect candidate to benefit from dental implants. If you want to smile with confidence once more, or if you don’t want teeth that impair your quality of life because they don’t fit well, feel uncomfortable, or prevent you from eating all your favorite foods, you should consider the life-changing benefits of dental implants.
Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are long-lasting replacements for missing or broken teeth. Unlike dentures that have to be removed, cleaned and glued, dental implants are permanently fixed in place, making them both look and
feel like natural teeth. A small cylinder is set into the jawbone in much the same way as the original tooth root, and a crown is then attached to replace the missing tooth or teeth. The root is made of titanium which has the highest compatibility rate with the human body and each crown is carefully designed to replicate the original tooth in both appearance and function so that it will look and feel like a natural tooth.
Q: What is the process?
A: The process can be divided into two easy and painless phases. First the new root is fixed into the jawbone. Once the replacement root has healed and is strong enough, the crown is attached and the implant is complete. Follow up visits are then scheduled just to monitor the new implant to ensure that it fits, looks and functions perfectly.
Q: How long does the process take?
A: With the advancements in dental technology and the expertise and experience of our implantologists, the whole process can be completed in one day if the immediate load option is deemed the best choice for you. For those who are more suited to the conventional method, the first phase is to implant the titanium root, and this takes between two and three hours. Once the new root has healed and is strong enough, the crown is attached. This is usually three to six months later. With both options, we then arrange periodical follow up visits after 1, 3 and 6 months to monitor the implant.
Q: How long do the implants last?
A: Dental implants are permanent replacements for your natural teeth. The new root is designed to last a lifetime, although the crown may need to be replaced after ten to fifteen years. You can extend the life of your implants by treating them just like natural teeth by brushing, rinsing with mouth wash and flossing to keep the implant and gums healthy.