Cosmetic Dental Services

Dental Implants

Looking for a way to improve your smile? Dental Implants have you secured!

Dental Implants can permanently restore your smile if you have missing teeth.  They are designed to provide you with the same look, feel and function as your natural teeth, so you will be able to eat, speak and brush like normal.

Need to know

Appointments

  • At least 3 appointments are required
    • At the consultation visit, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure that this procedure is suitable for you. They will then talk you through the whole process and make sure that all your questions are answered..  You will need impressions taken of your mouth.
    • At the next visit, you will have the implant replacement
    • Once the implant has been allowed to fully ‘integrate’ into the jaw bone, the implant restoration is done
  • Additional appointments may be needed to complete the dental implant procedure and regular implant check-ups will be needed to ensure that everything is well maintained.

How long it takes?

A single implant procedure usually takes around 1 to 2 hours

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your regular oral care routine at home

Before your appointment

  • For the consultation, there is no special preparation needed.
  • Before the surgical procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will advise you of any pre-procedure requirements, including:
    • Pre-procedure medication (as prescribed)
    • Having someone to accompany you to drive you to and from your appointment
    • Following any pre-sedation protocols, if this applies to you
  • If you need a general anaesthetic at the hospital you should:
    • Arrange for transportation to and from your procedure
    • Follow any pre-anaesthetic instructions given to you by your oral surgeon

After your appointment

  • Your dentist/oral surgeon will outline post-surgery details for you that are specific to your surgery
  • If you had surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic, you must:
    • Be accompanied home
    • Not drive or operate machinery until at least the following day
  • Any further post-procedure care will be directed by your Maven dentist or oral surgeon.

Quick tip

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene will extend the life of your implants. We recommend flossing daily, brushing twice daily and regularly visiting your Maven dentist or hygienist.

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Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

FAQs

The cost of dental implants will depend on the type of procedure and the complexity of the surgery.  Additional fees will apply if you require sedation or a general anaesthetic. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.

We make sure you feel comfortable during any treatment and surgery. At the consultation with your oral surgeon or dentist, we want to be sure that you understand the procedure and feel at ease about it. We discuss the best pain management options for you and explain your post-operative care. If you have any concerns at all, please let us know.

The life span of your dental implants will depend on many contributing factors including your oral hygiene routine and how well you look after your mouth. We recommend regular dental check-up and clean appointments to take the best care of your implants.

The main point of difference between the two treatments is that dental implants are fixed permanently in the jaw, whereas dentures are removable and sit above the gum.