Dental Implants Durban

Dental Implant Case in Durban

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Our case of the month focusses on Johannes's smile makeover. When we originally saw Johannes he couldn't chew properly and was embarrassed to smile. We did a full smile makeover to improve his confidence and quality of life.

Johannes had a bite that was severely worn down. We placed Dental Implants in all the gaps of his teeth. In order to place the Implants, we had to do a thorough examination as to the amount of healthy bone available. We had to also assess risk factors and make use of 3-D scans in order to evaluate the situation ensuring optimal success. Every Dental Implant case is unique. Johannes's case was very complex.

We had to re-adjust his bite so that he could chew properly. We also re-positioned some of his teeth so that when he smiled it looked natural. Johannes's full smile makeover took about 3 months to complete. Temporary crowns were placed. This enabled us to evaluate his bite and the aesthetics of the case. Temporary crowns were added so that Johannes could see if he liked the look before we permanently place the crowns on the Dental Implants.

  • Dr Huson has placed in excess 500 Dental Implants - all with excellent results and has worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street region of London. You are guaranteed work that is of the highest quality. Dental Implants are an ideal, long term solution to replacing missing or damaged teeth.
  • We offer a life time guarantee on our implants
  • We perform the treatment from start to finish
  • We offer the latest technology – we have an onsite lab and the latest software in order to perfect your smile.
    Why would you want to go anywhere else?...................

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Dental Implant Aftercare

Dental Implant Aftercare Guide 

Take care to only have cold drinks and do not eat until the local anaesthetic has worn off. Avoid hot drinks or hot food for the first day and do not ‘swill’ liquid over the area. Try not to disturb the area with your tongue or fingers. Do not undertake strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours (running / gym).
You may have some swelling and/or bruising following your treatment – this usually reaches a peak 2 to 3 days later. This is quite normal and both will subside naturally after a few days. Swelling can be reduced with ice packs (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a towel. Hold on the cheek area for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time with 20 minutes break. After 24 hours gentle heat is more beneficial. Sleeping propped up slightly on 2-3 pillows may also help.
Pain should not be a big problem. Although you may be sore for a few days after any surgery in your mouth, this can be easily managed with simple analgesics (pain killers). You should take these regularly at the maximum stated dose for the first 2 days after your surgery. Take whatever painkillers you normally take for headaches, aches and sprains (ibuprofen and paracetamol make a good combination), and take your first dose before the local anaesthetic has completely worn off.If after a few days you experience increasing pain and swelling, you must return to your dentist as soon as possible so that we can ensure you are not beginning to develop an infection. If you have a denture that covers the surgical area please wear it as little as possible for the first week to protect the surgical site during its initial healing period. You should always leave the denture out at night.
The stitches are dissolvable but often remain for around 2-3 weeks, if they are uncomfortable or annoying, you may contact us to remove them.
Some minor bleeding after surgery in the mouth is normal. If this persists, apply pressure by biting firmly down over the area on a dampened gauze swab or clean handkerchief for 60 minutes whilst sitting upright. Do not keep checking or changing the gauze. You should contact us if bleeding persists for any reason after applying pressure in this way.If you have been given a course of antibiotics to take after your surgery, please ensure that you complete the course.

Cleaning - Aftercare of Dental Implants 

Successful oral surgery depends on keeping the mouth as clean as possible. Please start to use the mouthwash you have been given on the evening of your surgery and continue for 1 week. This is very important. You should gently bathe the surgical site by holding approximately 15ml over the site (the equivalent of half a cap-full) for at least 1 minute, 3 times a day, for 7 days. You should also start cleaning your other teeth as normal with a toothbrush, starting on the evening of your surgery. Avoid brushing the surgical site for the first few days, but then begin to carefully clean this area with a toothbrush as well, once tenderness permits. Warm salt mouthwashes (a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt) are very beneficial for healing in the first week but taste awful. Ensure that the mouthwash is not so hot that it scalds and then hold the hot mouthwash over the surgical site until it cools. Repeat as often as possible. Try to keep food away from the surgical area for as long as possible. Rinse following eating to keep the area clean.You are advised not to smoke until the wound has healed as this severely limits healing in the mouth. We want your recovery to be as smooth and pleasant as possible. It is vital to follow these instructions very carefully – if you have any concerns or questions regarding your progress, please do not hesitate to contact us. An out of hours contact number is always available on our answer phone.

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The Cost Of Dental Implants

Dental Implant Cost 

As the saying goes you get what you pay for and Dental Implants is no exception.

The largest benefit of Dental Implants is that you can bite and chew food again, smile and laugh with confidence and not worry whether they will slip or even fall out. Dental Implants is the most cost effective procedure in the long term as they dont require alot of maintenance and replacements like Dentures.

The total cost of Dental Implants has everything to do with the extent of services rendered. You may or may not require additional bone grafting procedures prior to implant placement. This depends on how much bone you have to work with. The longer the bone is left without a tooth to support it, the more bone you loose. That is why it is always better to place an implant as soon as possible after a tooth is extracted so that you won’t need to have the extra cost of bone grafting on top of the cost of the Dental Implants.

You should also consider that Dental Implants are fairly low maintenance. Unlike crowns, bridges and dentures that cost less initially but require maintenance in the long term, Dental Implants although costly to start often end up to be cheaper in the long run as they have a much longer lifespan (mostly permanent) than a crown or bridge which may need replacing every 5-10 years.

You will also need to consider the experience and qualifications of the dental surgeon handling your case. Dental Implants are a special field of dentistry and care and expertise are paramount to success. Dr Huson has placed in excess of 600 Dental Implants and trained under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the United Kingdom. You are guaranteed work that is world class and of the highest quality.

The cost of Dental Implants start from about R7000 per tooth. Contact our offices on 031 202 6584 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

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Dental Implant Insurance 

Medical Financing 

We found that some of our patients wanted to look great and improve their confidence but the affordability was an issue. Some patients are unable to afford the upfront cost of a medical procedure, or where medical aid does not cover the entire cost of the procedure. That is where medical financing comes into play. You can now afford to look amazing whilst paying monthly installments rather than the whole amount in one go.

Payment plans are affordable and flexible, and amounts financed range between R8000 up to R50000. The payment terms range between 6 and 36 months, ensuring that all levels of affordability are catered for.

There are no early settlement penalties, and pre-payments are accepted in order to try fast track the payment of the facility.

You can now have your cosmetic procedures done straight away and pay later! We are affiliated with Medical Finance Now. Please contact us to find out more.

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Are Dental Implants Painful?

Does Dental Implant Surgery Hurt?

At Silver Oaks Dental Clinic our main aim is to make patients feel relaxed and have a painless treatment. With new technology Dental Implants have become faster, easier and much more straightforward. If you are considering replacing missing or damaged teeth but are concerned about the pain afterwards. You must not fear! Most patients will tell you that the pain is minimal. The biggest benefit is getting permanent teeth and you are able to chew and smile with confidence again. The other huge benefit to Dental Implants is that there is very little maintenance as is the case with dentures. With Dental Implants in this new era you heal faster than in the past and the majority of our patients are surprised at how little pain they feel. If the procedure is complex you might get some soreness or inflammation but that can be managed with the proper pain killers. We have found it to be very uncommon for a patient to require a Narcotic type medication after placement of a Dental Implant.

Will there be pain during the Dental Implant procedure?

The main procedure is normally carried out under local anesthetic or if you like conscious sedation as an option that can be carried out as well. Both procedures will numb your mouth and jaw. So there wont be any pain during the procedure. You are welcome to chat to Dr Roy Huson about your concerns and he will be happy to advise you on the various procedures.

Will there be pain after the Dental Implant Surgery?

You will get some discomfort after Dental Implant surgery. It is an operation after all. The pain is minimal. Again the biggest benefit in the long term is being able to smile and chew with confidence. You will need to take some pain killers and get an ice pack and gently put it on your face to reduce swelling. You will need to eat soft foods for the next few days. 

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

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Some of our patients would like to know if dental implants are safe and are there any risks involved.

Dental Implants are proven safe and effective at replacing missing teeth. Contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for the replacement of teeth. Your natural bone locks the implant into place by fusing, or attaching itself, to the implant. This process, known as osseointegration, gives implants the stability and strength to support the replacement teeth, withstand daily use, and function like regular teeth.
Dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry when performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist.

Dr Huson has placed over 500 Dental Implants and has the expert skills. He has worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street Region of London. You are guarenteed work that is world class and of the highest quality.  A dental implant is the strongest device available to support replacement teeth, and it allows your replacement teeth to feel, look and work naturally. In addition, dental implants are the only restoration method that can stimulate your natural bone underneath the missing tooth to grow back.

Are Dental Implants Safe For Pregnant Mothers?

Since dental implant procedures require a check up using powerful X-rays and also anesthesia during the procedure, most orthodontists and dentists would advise mothers to wait until their second trimester for any oral work. If possible, even to wait until after the baby has been born to ensure no damage at all will be done to the fetus.

However, if degradation of the mother’s teeth is too excessive, it is crucial to have the teeth removed as soon as possible because keeping them in would require her immune system to go into overdrive and she would probably stress the fetus in the process.
It is important that pregnant women follow very strict oral hygiene regimes during their pregnancies to make sure their teeth do not suffer during the process. If a woman has excessive morning sickness and vomiting, it is advised to use bland toothpaste and to rinse with mouthwash very frequently to prevent any unnecessary bacterial buildup and increased infection.

There are also some specific questions around the safety related to pregnancy and auto-immune diseases.

Dental Implant Success Rate

How successful are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants have a success rate up to 98%. With proper care dental implants can last a lifetime. Over 500 million people around the world have dental implants so you can be rest assured that it is a tried and tested technique. You will still have to brush and floss twice a day and come for regular checkups to maintain the implants, as you would with your own teeth.

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