Dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred solution to lost teeth, and with the increase in dental trauma cases in South Africa, more and more people are turning away from conventional bridges in favor of a permanent implant. We can’t blame them – the benefits are astounding.
Dental implants are a permanent solution. The implant consists of a titanium anchor which is surgically implanted into your jaw. Once the site has healed and the implant has bonded with the jaw bone, we screw on a synthetic tooth which looks, acts and feels just like a natural tooth.
The implant does more than just replace a missing tooth though. When teeth are lost, you start losing bone mass in the jaw and this has the potential to completely change the look of your face, often making you look much older than you are. Dental implants will also preserve the adjacent bone and gum tissue that is often worn down with conventional dentures and bridgework.
Many people lose teeth in many different ways; sports injuries, accidents, trauma, and decay. Often, these people turn to bridges and crowns to fill the gaps in their smiles. While these work beautifully, a dental implant will give you the most natural experience – both functionally and cosmetically.
If you’re considering dental implants, give our lovely Cape Town Cosmetic practice a call and we’ll give you all the information you need to make the right decision for your smile.