Replace that Missing Tooth

Dental Implant technology has advanced greatly in the last 20 years. Now you have a real option to replace that missing tooth from your smile with a result that feels and looks like a natural tooth and is functional and strong like your own teeth.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jawbone to replace missing natural teeth. The implants are completed by adding a ceramic crown which basically looks and functions like a real tooth.

Dental Implants are attractive alternatives to dentures and bridges. They can replace one or several missing teeth.

Not only are they more comfortable than plates or dentures, if you don’t wait too long after losing a tooth the implant will prevent bone loss, gum recession and hollowed/collapsed cheeks associated with missing teeth.
The process of receiving an implant can take several visits over a few months.

  • The implant itself (a titanium post placed into the jawbone) is usually done by an oral surgeon or a periodontist (gum specialist)
  • A few months waiting is required while the bone heals and the implant integrates into the surrounding bone.
  • Once integrated the dentist will take impressions for a dental laboratory to make a ceramic crown
  • Then all the pieces are attached and the outcome is the strongest and most durable replacement for a natural tooth yet invented.

If you wear full dentures already, and are unsatisfied with your ability to eat and speak confidently in public you may wish to consider implant options for your dentures. An implant retaining denture can totally change your life. Imagine biting into and apple again, knowing your dentures won’t come out. Implants can secure your dentures

At Limestone Coast Dental we do regular implant work with a very high success rate.

Regular Hygienist Checks are important

Implants are an investment in your oral health so it is important to look after them, just like having your car serviced. A common cause of problems with implants result from poor maintenance and hygiene – gum and bone infections can undermine the integrity of the implant – so, as with everything dental, prevention is always better than the cure.

We recommend regular visits to the dental hygienist (as guided by your dentist).

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Triple Implant before and after

Visible before is the implant abutment and the shade guide to ensure a match with existing teeth.

The final result looks completely natural