It is very important to replace missing teeth in order to prevent the deterioration of the internal structures of the mouth. Dental implants look, function and feel much like natural teeth, and are a permanent alternative to dentures.
Dental Implants at Guildford Heights Dental Centre
While a bridge may have to be replaced 2-3 times in one's lifetime, implants typically last for life (with good care), thus saving money in the long run.
For patients dealing with ill-fitting dentures, dental implants can be placed to anchor the denture and ensure that the dentures don't move and/or cause discomfort.
How successful, typically, is the dental implant procedure?
Over thirty years of clinical documentation has proven the success of the cylindrical implant system, with over a half million patients treated.
Cylindrical type implant systems continue to lead the world in dental implant treatment with one of the highest success rates in dentistry.
Do dental implants look like real teeth?
Depending upon your condition, your new tooth or teeth will ideally look, feel and function like your own. Dental implants currently provide some of the finest restorative results in dentistry.
How long will my dental implants last?
The first cylindrical-type implants were put in place 30 years ago and are still functioning perfectly.
Dental implant types continue to improve and to date, there is no time limit on the life expectancy of successful cylindrical implant systems.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
You will experience no major discomfort during or after the operation. Your dentist will discuss with you options for anesthesia and plan your procedure accordingly. In general, however, it is done with local anesthesia.
Will I be able to chew normally?
Yes. Studies have shown that chewing efficiency improves significantly after treatment with cylindrical implant systems and, following a brief adaptation period, is comparable to the chewing efficiency of natural teeth.