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Implant Dentistry

What Is Implant Dentistry

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don’t allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements.

How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures. The major benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Because this bone healing requires time, the process can take many months.

Why It’s Done

Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. Because the titanium in the implants fuses with your jawbone, the implants won’t slip, make noise or cause bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might. And the materials can’t decay like your own teeth that support regular bridgework can.

In general, dental implants may be right for you if you:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth
  • Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Want to improve your speech
  • Are willing to commit several months to the process
  • Don’t smoke tobacco

Bryanston

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1 Bryanston Drive
Sandton

Opening Hours

Mon 07h00 – 18h30
Tuesday 07h00 – 18h30
Wednesday 07h00 – 15h00
Thursday 07h00 – 18h30
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

Kyalami

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Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre
Midrand

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 08h00 – 18h00
Friday 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday 08h00 – 15h00

Contact Number

Email Address

Physical Address

1 Bryanston Drive
Sandton

Opening Hours

Mon 07h00 – 18h30
Tuesday 07h00 – 18h30
Wednesday 07h00 – 15h00
Thursday 07h00 – 18h30
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

Contact Number

Physical Address

Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre
Midrand

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 08h00 – 18h00
Friday 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday 08h00 – 15h00

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