Dental implants can provide you with the ability to chew an unrestricted diet as you will have a permanent fixed replacement tooth or teeth, an additional benefit of dental implants is that they slow down the rate of shrinkage of our jaw bone which occurs as a result of tooth loss. The natural bone & tissues integrate around the titanium implant.
Dental implants allow people to smile, speak and chew comfortably and with confidence. The team at W7 have been practicing dental implant surgery since 2000 and have placed & restored well in excess of 750 implants.
I have some of my own teeth. Can I still have implants?
Yes, it is possible to replace as few as one individual tooth, or as many as a complete set of teeth. At W7 we will discuss the various options available to you to restore your dental health & also enhance your smile.
How successful are dental implants?
Present day implants based on scientific evidence have shown a success rate of more than 94% in the lower jaw over a 15-year period. Making Dental implants one of the most successful dental treatments carried out in modern day dentistry.
Do I have one implant for each missing tooth?
No, Unless a single tooth is being replaced. it is usual for five or six implants to be used in the lower jaw to support 10-12 teeth. Where a few teeth are missing, two or three implants are sufficient
What does the actual procedure entail?
How long will implants last ?
Once treatment is completed, a routine of careful dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups should ensure implants last probably for the whole of your lifetime.
However, just as you would expect conventional crowns, bridges and fillings to need occasional repairs or replacements during their lifetime, the crowns and bridges placed on your implants may also have similar maintenance requirements over their lifespan
Are Dental Implants for Me ?
Many people wonder if dental implants are a solution to their dental problems. The following questions will help you to decide;
If you can answer yes to any of the above, then you may be a candidate for dental implants. If you are considering dental implants, you may wish to call us & discuss things or alternative book an appointment with your dentist who can refer you to our care at your request for an implant assessment.