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Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a metal screw that is placed in the jawbone and is thus an anchorage device for a dental crown.

A dental implant is an excellent option for replacing missing teeth and restoring functionality to your mouth.

Why replace missing teeth?

Missing teeth can have several negative consequences:

  • Difficulty in chewing

  • Movement of adjacent teeth

  • Compromised aesthetics

  • Overeruption of opposing teeth

  • Emotional consequences

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants may be an appropriate treatment option for you. To receive dental implants, you need to be in good general and oral health, and have healthy gum tissues free from periodontal disease.

 

Dr Kotze will assess all these factors and discuss them with you.

Dental implant treatment

You will have an initial consultation to assess your needs and concerns. We will also discuss with you your various treatment options and risks. You will then receive a cost estimation for your treatment. If necessary, we may perform a CBCT scan to determine the bone volume and quality at the site where the implant will be placed. We generally do a thorough teeth cleaning before proceeding with Dental Implant placement.

We perform the following implant procedures:

 

  • Single and multiple dental implants

  • Dental implants with bone augmentation

  • Dental implants with sinus floor elevation

  • Dental implants with soft tissue management

  • Dental implants to support or retain dentures

  • Treatment of failed implants

  • Implant removal

Dental implant aftercare

Dental implants are almost the same as your natural teeth, so they require the same care. To keep your implant clean and plaque-free, you still need to brush and floss regularly.

After your implant is placed, we will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your implant, gums and teeth to make sure they are healthy.

If you are interested in improving your oral health and smile with implants, contact Dr Leande Kotze.  Our dental team are experts who specialise in dental implants. Not only does she have experience working with other dental professionals, but  also special knowledge, training and facilities for implant treatment

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