Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer first support to man-made teeth. Dentures, bridges or single teeth attached to the implants won’t slip of shift in your mouth. This is extremely important when eating and speaking.
This secure fit also helps teeth feel more natural than typical bridges or dentures.
Some people may find implant-supported dentures more comfortable that dentures that do not use implants.
Where teeth are missing, dental implants also help keep the jawbone from shrinking.
Implants offer value as they can last a lifetime with good care.
Single Tooth Implant
Single tooth dental implants are great for replacing a single missing tooth. Whether it is a front or back tooth, there are options for replacing the tooth without the need to wear a plate or change the teeth either side.
An implant gives the best solution for having a tooth that feels and works like a natural one. The shape and colour can be made to match the rest of your teeth and it can be flossed and brushed like your natural teeth.
We can plan for your implant where the tooth is already missing, or in advance when the tooth is still present but needs to be replaced.
The alternatives are to leave the space, or have a denture or a bridge. An implant can be a great way to replace that missing tooth, without involving or relying on surrounding teeth.
Dental Implants are used to hold new, or sometimes existing, dentures. If you find that you can’t keep your dentures in, or that they move when you eat or smile, implants can work to make your dentures firm and stable.
Lower dentures are generally the more difficult to keep in place but they can usually be stabilised with only 2 implants. The dentures can still be removed to clean, but they won’t fall out when you don’t want them to.
Upper dentures can also use implants for retention. We generally use a precision bar fit that is custom designed and milled in Titanium, giving a very strong and well-fitting denture, which can act like your own teeth. It also allows the denture to be much smaller, without the need for all the plastic on the roof of the mouth.
We answer the most commonly asked questions about dental implants in our article 5 Questions Answered About Dental Implants.