Implants

Dental Implants

  • Are you struggling to chew your food?
  • Do you have to watch what you eat because of your teeth?
  • Are you fed up with dentures which are loose and moving about in your mouth?

If this is you then you are probably not getting a balanced diet which could lead to all sorts of other problems within your body.

You do not have to stuggle like this nowadays. Dental Implants could help you with your chewing, stabilise your bite, correct your smile and generally boost your confidence and improve your life.

Dental Implant Pictures

Before & After (Click on images to enlarge)

 

What is a Dental Implant?

A Dental Implant is a titanium "screw" which is used to replace the root of a tooth. This enables the dentist to anchor a crown, bridge or denture in the mouth in the absence of a tooth / teeth.

We provide dental implant treatments at our clinic in Musgrave, Durban.This has proven to be incredibly useful as patients now have the option of having a fixed prosthesis to replace missing or damaged teeth. This means no longer having to remove your teeth to clean and maintain them. Dental implants when properly done are the closest replacement to natural teeth you can get.

Once successfully integrated with the surrounding bone, implants have a long‐term potential as natural teeth, if properly taken care of.

Dental Implants can be the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Careful examination and planning must be done prior to any treatment. X‐rays and CBCT scans will be needed to see if you have good enough quality and quantity of bone in the area required to place implants. 

Today age is not necessarily a limiting factor with dental implants as we have placed

dental implant pictureimplants on patients as old as ninety years. What often happens when there are missing teeth is that the jaw bone begins to shrink. This is common with denture wearers, and the ridge (which is important for holding the denture) gradually disappears, making wearing a denture so much harder.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants restore normal loading to the bone and thereby prevent the further loss of bone. The sooner one decides to have dental implants placed, the less the permanent loss of bone will be and the easier it is for the implants to achieve a good result.

Dental implants are equally effective for large gaps caused by several missing teeth. Missing molar teeth can also be replaced by implants even though the loss may not be visible, the absence of molar teeth can result in eating difficulties and cheeks which often appear to have “collapsed inwards." Implants are commonly used in patients with no natural teeth at all. A fixed bridge is a possibility or a denture can be secured by two or more implants, which serve as supporting pillars. The implants provide firm anchorage, reducing denture movement, painful chewing and bone loss. Implants also may help to prevent the cheeks from "collapsing inwards." This means less wrinkles on the face due to increased support of the muscles of the face.

Dental Implants allow you to chew your food thoroughly which means much better digestion and absorption of the nutrients your body needs to function properly and to fend off diseases effectively.

In the past the only options were dentures, extractions, or bridges (which damage healthy tooth structure). Dental Implants have revolutionised dentistry and allowed those in the know to offer so much more to their patients than was available in the past.

We at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic have been placing dental implants for many years and therefore offer our patients so many more different options for their dental treatment.

Why Should You Get Your Dental Implants Done With Silver Oaks Dental Clinic?

  • We offer the highest quality in dentistry - all our implants are internationally recognized and used all over the world. So you know you are getting the highest quality in Dental Implants
  • Expert skills – Dr Huson trained under world renowned celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street Region of London. He has placed in excess 500 Implants – all with excellent results
  • 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?...................

Dental Implant Procedure 

How you can prepare for the implant procedure:

Because dental implants require one or more surgical procedures, you must have a thorough evaluation to prepare for the process, including a:
Comprehensive dental exam: You will need to have X-Rays or a 3D scan taken.
Treatment plan: Dr Huson will have a look at your teeth and jawbone and will give you a treatment plan based on how many teeth need to be replaced and the condition of your jawbone. A quote will be given to you and explained in detail what it entails.

Dr Huson will ask you about any medical conditions and any medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements. If you have certain heart conditions or orthopedic implants, Dr Huson may prescribe antibiotics before surgery to help prevent infection.
To control pain, anesthesia options during surgery include local anesthesia, Intra -Venous sedation or general anesthesia (GA). Talk to Dr Huson about which option is best for you. Your dental care team will instruct you about eating and drinking before surgery, depending on what type of anesthesia you have. If you're having general anesthesia or IV Sedation, plan to have someone take you home after surgery and expect to rest for the remainder of the day.

What you can expect

Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages:
• The damaged tooth is removed (if there is one present - if not the implant can be placed immediately)
• The titanium implant is placed in the bone and left to heal. The final crown (tooth) can sometimes be placed at this stage but it would depend on the quality and quantity of your bone at the placement.
• Bone takes around 3months to fully integrate into the implant.
• Dr Huson then places the abutment — an extension of the implant metal post — followed by your new porcelain tooth (crown).
The entire process can take 3-8 months from start to finish. Much of that time is devoted to healing and waiting for the growth of new bone in your jaw.

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Silver Oaks Dental Clinic is situated in Musgrave Park located on the Berea in Durban, just 10 minutes drive away from the Gateway Shopping centre in Umhlanga.

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