What Are Implants?
Dental Implants are replacement roots, being firmly anchored into the jawbone. They support fixed and removable tooth replacements.
Getting a dental implant is a three-step process
Although every individual is different, after your initial consultation, there are generally three steps in the process of having a dental implant.
The first step is an initial consultation to determine the condition of your general and oral health, and ensure you are a good candidate for dental implants. At this stage you’ll be given an individualised treatment plan with details on when you’ll need to return and how long your implant process will take.
Step 1: Implant placement
The second step is to insert the titanium implant into the jaw bone where your new tooth will be placed. The implant is then allowed to bond together with the bone - this may take between six weeks and nine months, depending on the individual. During this time we can provide you with a temporary tooth if required. Please note that charges for the temporary teeth are not included in implant prices and will be quoted separately.
Step 2: Extension placement
The next step involves attaching an extension to the implant so your new tooth can be snugly fitted in place. We generally allow a few weeks for the gums to heal after this process before fitting your new tooth. Please note, not all implants require this step.
Step 3: Crown placement
The final step is to secure your new tooth (the crown) in place. Your completed implant will look and feel so natural, you'll forget you ever had a missing tooth