Why Implants?

One of the many benefits of dental implants is they look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. They also provide an alternative solution to crowns, bridges or uncomfortable and loose dentures.

Dental Implants…

  • helps to withstand greater bite pressure with dentures
  • prevent bone loss in the jaw (this may reduce the risk of adjacent natural teeth becoming loose)
  • prevent the formation of hollowed or collapsed cheeks that can occur after tooth extraction (missing teeth cause bone loss in the jaw)
  • are usually surrounded by gum tissue like natural teeth
  • may prevent gum recession
  • unlike bridges, do not require the cutting and reshaping of neighbouring healthy teeth
  • are firmly secured in the jaws
  • are usually more comfortable than dentures
  • usually do not require separate care routines or special cleaning products, as with dentures or bridges
  • like natural teeth, are cleaned by dental floss and brushing with regular toothpaste.

A dental implant is designed to last for many years, but as it’s surrounded by natural teeth and gum tissue, poor oral hygiene can shorten its lifespan.

Like real teeth, artificial teeth that are not regularly brushed and flossed can develop deposits (plaque and tartar) that eventually lead to dental problems such as bleeding gums, loss of bone, infection and pain.

Properly maintained implants that are anchored by sufficient bone can last for many years, although repairs may be expected like any other dental appliances. In order to achieve a good outcome, your case may need to be managed by several practitioners. While this can affect the length of treatment and costs, it is done in the interests of your long-term wellbeing.

If you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr Hollander to discuss how dental implants could restore your smile and your confidence.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure such as dental implants carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

One of the many benefits of dental implants is they look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.