A dental implant is a fixed prosthetic solution which uses a titanium anchor much like a screw, which is used to replace the root of a tooth so the dentist is able to fit a crown, bridge or denture in the mouth.
Because the new tooth is fixed in the mouth, making it the closest thing to a new natural tooth as possible, you can care for them in much the same way you would natural teeth. No more taking your teeth out to clean, or keeping them in glass next to your bed while you sleep. In fact, if properly fitted and seated into the bone of the jaw, patients with implants can have a similar long term life to natural teeth, if like natural teeth, they are cared for properly.
Because dental implants restore the natural load of weight carried by the underlying bone, they prevent the type of bone loss which is often seen with dentures, where the lack of teeth causes the bone to shrink, over time making the denture harder to wear and more likely to move.
With implant dentistry, age isn’t as much a problem as it once was with dentures. Due to the protective action of implants on maintaining the bone integrity they can be fitted to over 18s as long as the bone has quality and quantity prior to the beginning of treatment.
Speak to Dr Maharaj to find out if dental implants might be the solution your smile has been looking for.
Dental implants are ideal for the following scenarios
Trouble chewing your food
Unable to eat what you want due to worries about your teeth
Struggling with dentures that don’t fit correctly or move while eating
Visit Your Local Kloof Dentist for General Dentistry Treatments
As a preferred general dentist in Kloof, Dr Maharaj is well-equipped to provide primary dental care to patients of all ages. Dr Maharaj is able to diagnose, treat and manage the full scope of your oral heal care needs.
We are here to help you achieve the best dental health, the freshest smile and a face that glows with youth and health.