Implant dentistry

Looking for a comfortable way to replace one or several missing teeth? Dental implants are a long-lasting and natural-looking option. 


How do dental implants work ?

A small titanium rod is used to replace the natural root of your missing tooth or teeth. It’s installed during a surgical procedure right here at our clinic. It will eventually fuse with your jawbone, creating a strong anchor for your replacement tooth or teeth. About six months later, we’ll secure a crown, bridge or full denture on the implant. The result is usually so comfortable, you’ll feel good as new!

What are the advantages of dental implants ?

Having a complete and fully functional set of teeth is important to your physical health and self-esteem. The benefits aren’t just cosmetic. Strong and healthy teeth are needed for clear pronunciation and effective chewing of healthy foods like quality meats, raw vegetables and fresh fruit. 

Without a solid tooth structure, your remaining teeth may shift. As a result, you can lose bone mass in your jaw, leading to premature aging of your face.

Can anyone get dental implants ?

Most healthy patients are good candidates for dental implants. Your dentist will check your general health, gum condition and bone mass in your jaw before determining whether or not implants are right for you. 

Patients with insufficient jawbone may require a bone graft to build up the bone. Rest assured that bone grafts can be performed right here at Timberlea Dental Clinic.

Is it a risky procedure ?

Dental implants are very safe for healthy patients. They are made from biocompatible materials and installed in our clinic under local anaesthetic only. This means you’ll be fully awake, but comfortable and free of pain during the entire process. 

We use surgical guides to add precision. This is the latest advancement in dental implant technology. A custom-made temporary prosthesis is made to go over the adjacent teeth of the implant site. The surgical guide helps us determine the exact place and angle for installing your new titanium tooth root.