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Dental Implants in Howick

realistic dental implantsIf you hesitate to smile due to missing teeth, we offer an excellent and effective solution at A+ Dentists: dental implants. This modern solution for tooth replacement provides a durable and natural-looking alternative to dentures and bridges. Implants are suitable for anyone missing one or more teeth and offer significant benefits over other tooth replacement options.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants involve placing a titanium screw, often referred to as a fixture, into the jawbone beneath the gums. This screw acts as a root for the new tooth. Once the implant integrates with the jawbone, a replacement tooth is attached, offering a stable and permanent solution that closely mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth.

These tooth restorations are appropriate for individuals who have lost one or multiple teeth due to injury, decay, or other dental issues. They can be used to replace single teeth or multiple teeth or even support full dentures for those missing all their teeth.

What About Other Options?

Removable Dentures

One common alternative to dental implants is removable dentures, which can be partial or full, depending on the number of teeth missing. These dentures are generally less expensive but require daily removal for cleaning and are often less comfortable and stable. They may also need adjustments over time due to changes in the mouth’s shape.

Dental Bridges

Another option is a dental bridge, which involves placing crowns on adjacent healthy teeth to support a false tooth in the gap. While bridges are fixed and do not require removal, they do have significant drawbacks. The adjacent teeth must be filed down to accommodate the crowns, potentially compromising healthy tooth structure. Additionally, if one of the supporting teeth fails, the entire bridge can be affected.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

These tooth replacements offer several advantages over removable dentures and bridges:

  • Stability: Implants are fixed in the jawbone, providing a stable and secure fit without the need for nightly removal.
  • Preservation of Adjacent Teeth: Unlike bridges, implants do not require altering adjacent healthy teeth.
  • Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last many years, often providing a more permanent solution than other options.
  • Natural Appearance: Implants look and feel like natural teeth, enhancing both function and aesthetics.

What Does the Process Involve?

Getting dental implants begins with a comprehensive dental assessment. This evaluation includes X-rays and photographs to examine the condition of the jawbone, gums, and surrounding teeth. A 3D X-ray of the jaw may also be recommended to plan the precise placement of the implant.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, these tooth replacements can last many years, providing a long-term solution for tooth loss.

Is the procedure painful?

The dental implant procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring that patients do not feel pain during the surgery. Sedation options are also available for those who may feel anxious.

Can I eat normally with dental implants?

Yes, once the implants have healed and the replacement teeth are in place, you can eat a wide variety of foods with confidence, just as you would with natural teeth.

Take That First Step Towards Restoring Your Smile

If you are missing teeth and looking for a reliable and permanent solution, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr Pulkit Kinrato (Dentist) to discuss your options and start your journey to a healthier, more confident smile. Contact us today to book your appointment!


Dental Implants Howick, Botany, Auckland | (09) 5347916