Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are used as replacements for missing teeth.


Benefits of Implants:

  • Natural Looking: They look like your natural teeth.
  • Comfort: They feel like your natural teeth, they do not need to be removed like dentures.
  • Eating: There are no issues with eating, unlike with dentures which may move.
  • Durability: They are very durable and may even be able to last a lifetime with proper care.
  • Convenience: Implants eliminate the need inconvenience of removable dentures!

What is the Process?


A full evaluation will be performed. X-rays and impressions will be taken.


Your dentist will assess whether bone grafts are necessary and discuss your recommended treatment plan.


Bone Grafting:

If there is insufficient bone to place the implant, a bone graft will be done. It can take 4-12 months for the bone to heal before the implant can be done.


Damaged Tooth Removal:

If any remaining tooth is left, it will be removed.


Implant Placement:

  1. Local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area.
  2. An incision is made in your gums, exposing the bone.
  3. The bone will be drilled to create space for the implant.
  4. The implant will be screwed in place.
  5. The gums will be closed over the implant (May require stitches)
  6. The healing process (May take up to 5 months)


Abutment Placement:

Not necessary if the abutment is attached to the implant metal post.

  1. The gum is reopened to expose the implant.
  2. The abutment is attached to the implant.
  3. The gum is closed around the abutment.
  4. The healing process (2 weeks)


Crown Placement:

  1. Impressions will be taken
  2. Temporary crown will be placed.
  3. Final crown will be placed after manufacture (8-9 days)

Post Treatment

Post Treatment Care:

  • Good oral hygiene
  • Regular Dental Checkups
  • Avoid Tobacco
  • Avoid biting on substances that are very hard.


Post-Surgery Discomfort:

  • Swelling of the gums
  • Minor bleeding
  • Bruising of the skin and gums
  • Pain at the implant area


Possible Complications:

  1. The dental implant may fail to fuse with the bone.
  2. Infection around the area of the implant.
  3. The body rejects the implant.
  4. Bone loss around the implant.
  5. Nerve damage due to drilling or implant placement.