Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth it is important to replace them.

A dental implant is the treatment of choice to replace a missing tooth rather than using a porcelain bridge or partial plate. When a tooth is removed, the teeth adjacent to the replacement site will drift into the vacant position and the opposing tooth could overrupt. This can destabilise your bite and could cause potential long term dental problems.

Dental Implants Auckland

This patient had a failed crown. The tooth was removed and replaced with a dental implant.

Restore your teeth after a tooth extraction or tooth loss

Dental implants are an excellent way to restore areas where tooth loss or tooth extraction has occurred. The result is the closest thing to having your original tooth back again.

A dental implant procedure usually consists of two stages. First a titanium implant is placed in the jaw bone. Then a custom crown is connected to that titanium implant.

The implant treatment can take between three to six months because the titanium implant must integrate to the jaw bone before the crown can be connected. For aesthetic reasons we may place a temporary crown to the implant, especially if it is in the front of the mouth.

Preparing for dental implant surgery

Prior to implant surgery patients need to have a thorough assessment of both their general health and their mouth to ensure long-term success.

Please contact the team at Manurewa Dental Centre if you wish to discuss this option for the replacing of a missing tooth.

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