Dental Implants

Restore Your Smile

If you are unhappy with your existing dentures or have lost a tooth, dental implants may be the solution for you.

In the past, the only replacement options were bridges, removable acrylic dentures or unsightly gaps. Dental implants are a permanent option to fill in gaps and replace your missing teeth.

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots. They are made of sterile titanium cylinders and are inserted into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Depending on your needs or current health condition, dental implants can replace one or more teeth without affecting the neighbouring teeth, as well as provide support for a bridge or fixed denture.


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In most cases, your implant can be placed right here at the practice.

Dr Ghai has had extensive further training both here, in Europe, and in the U.S. in implant planning and placement. He works exclusively with a local dental laboratory, ensuring the best outcome for your new smile.

The process is normally complete in 3-6 months, although in some cases, a longer healing and integration time may be required.

Your new smile will require ongoing maintenance and checkups, so Dr Ghai will continue to monitor the implant site routinely. We also recommend frequent visits to one of our hygienists.


Dental implants will not only help your teeth function more effectively, but can also improve your overall facial appearance.

There are three main types of dental implants; single tooth implants, multiple implants and all-on-four implants. Find out which one is most suited to you by learning about each type below.

If you have lost a single tooth due to decay, injury, or from periodontal disease, it can be replaced using a dental implant.

A dental implant replaces both the lost tooth and its root, meaning that no damage needs to occur to the neighbouring teeth. It also better protects the jaw bone, keeping it healthy and intact.

The new tooth will look, feel and function just like your other natural teeth. Many patients also find them easier to clean than other tooth replacement options.

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If you’re missing multiple teeth, then implant supported bridges may be the best option for you.

If your older bridge has failed or you are tired of wearing a partial denture, multiple teeth dental implants can be placed. Unlike conventional bridges, dental implants do not involve touching your existing teeth. They replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.

Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, but a bridge supported by dental implants also functions just like your natural teeth.

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If you need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth, you may now be able to receive all-on-four implants.

We place four implants in your jaw to which we attach a full set of non-removable teeth, giving the procedure its name.

As there are only four implants used to support the full arch of replacement teeth, it’s a more cost-effective and easier-to-clean method than some other options.

This procedure is suitable for most cases where patients have lost, or are about to lose, all their teeth. It allows you to experience a very similar look, feel and function to natural teeth.

 

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For further information or to see whether an implant might give you renewed confidence in your smile, book a consultation with one of our dentists today.

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