What is the process like?
The Central Hutt Dental team has a strong focus on supporting their patients and ensuring that they are comfortable during the procedure. Before the treatment begins, we will explain all components of the surgery and answer any questions you may have.
- The procedure begins with receiving local anaesthesia to ensure you aren’t feeling anything while the surgeon is working. We also offer IV sedation if you are anxious and want to have peace of mind.
- We place a dental grade titanium implant into a prepared site, which after healing, integrates with your jaw and anchors the implant.
- As the healing period generally takes between three to six months, the implant needs this time to secure itself into the area. We place a cover on the implant and may stitch the surrounding tissue over top to give it the best chance to heal. In the interim you can opt in for a temporary prosthetic or denture to fill in the gap replicate your natural teeth.
- After 3-6 months we would then review the implants integration into the surround bone. If strong enough to support a crown, bridge, or denture we would take a 3D scan and place your temporary prosthetic or denture back in place and send the scan to our In-House dental laboratory to design your permanent restoration.
- We strive in offering our patients the best quality treatment, with our 3D technology and Dental Laboratory we can secure a custom designed prosthetic, leaving you walking away smiling confidently.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
At Central Hutt Dental, we believe dental implants are an excellent way to improve the appearance and function of your smile. Here are a few benefits:
- They look and feel like natural teeth and improve your smile, appearance, and confidence.
- Dental implants can improve your oral health, chewing, eating, and speaking.
- They are a fixed permanent solution that lasts several years if actively maintained.
- They look and feel like natural teeth, opposed to the alternative removeable prosthetics. Dental implants are akin to natural teeth.
- Implant retained dentures or click in dentures are the new gold standard for dentures. Improved stability can help remove those limitations on the foods we eat with our dentures.