Whether through an accident, tooth decay or gum disease, there’s no doubt that losing teeth can have a cosmetic, functional or emotional impact. Thankfully, at Dunes Dental Care, we have skilled clinicians who use the latest implant technologies to replace missing teeth, prevent bone deterioration and enhance and rejuvenate the aesthetics of your smile. Implants are now relatively easy and the end result will look as natural as your own teeth.
As well as cosmetic benefits, dental implants can help improve chewing efficiency, increase bite support and importantly, prevent unwanted shifting of the remaining teeth. The psychological benefits can also be significant, renewing your self-confidence.
If you have a single missing tooth, a single implant can be the best solution for you and has the potential to last you a lifetime when properly cared for. The implant is placed into the jaw bone and is allowed to heal for 12 weeks. Once healed an impression is taken of the area and a custom-made cosmetic crown is made to fit onto the implant. This is designed to match the colour, size, and shape of your teeth exactly. This dental implant crown should function and feel just like your own tooth.
Having more than one missing tooth can lead to a large gap in your mouth. Multiple dental implants can be placed to restore this gap. The number of dental implants required depends on a number of factors. Each case is considered on an individual case by case basis.