Dental implants replace missing single teeth or multiple teeth using bridges. They are made of either Ceramic (zirconium oxide) or Titanium. We make every effort to avoid using metal in the mouth however it is not always possible to use ceramic implants and we will discuss this with you in detail.
Keen to replace a missing tooth?
Tooth implants are a great way to replace a missing tooth and the technology used today is truly amazing – an implant looks and feels as close to your real teeth as possible. Our practice follows this process: Firstly, a 3D image is taken of your mouth which allows for the position of the implant to be planned precisely. The tooth which is added on to the implant later is also planned at this stage so the end result is clear. A guide is then made to ﬁt your mouth which allows us to place the implant exactly where it was planned. This is a gentle process and healing is excellent; your mouth is comfortable as soon as possible.
The implant is left to heal for about three months and then the new tooth, which has been colour matched to your teeth, is added. Voila! Your teeth look beautiful and the back teeth are able to work really hard for chewing. Replacing missing teeth keeps your ‘bite’ even and supports and protects the remaining precious teeth. The jaw joints and even the spine are also supported.
If you are reluctant to smile broadly because of missing teeth this can affect your conﬁdence and the way you present yourself to the world. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, now is the time to replace them – then you can smile BIG, not small!
Free Digital Dental Implant consult
If you have a missing tooth/ teeth, now is the time to replace them. Then you can smile BIG, not small!
Book your free Digital Dental Implant consultation (valued at $150)* today to learn how dental implants work, feel and function just like natural teeth. Book your complimentary appointment online or call our clinic on 09 273 2173.
*Terms and conditions: This offer must be mentioned upon booking your appointment with Sanctuary Dental. Offer includes 1 x clinical consultation. Total cost per dental implant varies, depending on a patient’s individual requirements. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Prices are subject to change. Please contact Sanctuary to discuss your eligibility for dental implant treatment and what results may be achievable for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
- The implant and crown is free standing so that it does not rely on other teeth. It is as much like a natural tooth as we can achieve.
- It can look very natural if there is enough bone and gum to support it. Sometimes grafting (or adding bone) is required.
- Bone grafting may be required if there is insufficient bone to put the implant into.
- Smoking reduces success rates.
- Success rates depend on the site in the mouth.
- Regular maintenance and excellent homecare is required. Guarantees apply when visits to the dental hygienist allow for monitoring what is happening in your mouth 6 monthly.
There is a risk of failure when the teeth are subjected to grinding forces especially at night. A bite splint helps to reduce these forces.