Dental Implants

Dental implants are placed and restored, from start to finish, at the surgery without referral. 

From a single tooth, to replacement of a whole arch of teeth, Luc has placed hundreds of implants and provides the full range of options. Only implants from ‘Nobel Biocare’ and ‘Straumann’ – two of the world’s biggest implant companies – are used. The companies have a proven track record of scientific research and hence this helps to ensure that your implant has the highest possible chance of success at Hunter Family Dental.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing natural roots. A crown is then attached to the implant to replicate the look and function of a real tooth. Implants can replace one or several missing teeth, and in some cases can be fitted with special clips to hold a denture in place.

As they are able to withstand greater bite forces and are more comfortable than dentures, dental implants often enhance a patient’s quality of life by increasing chewing efficiency and the enjoyment of food, not to mention improving the smile, facial appearance and speech. Implants help prevent bone loss in the jaw, reducing the risk of adjacent natural teeth becoming loose, and can help prevent the ‘hollowed cheeks’ look that is often associated with loss of teeth and ageing.

With good oral hygiene, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, and we recommend regular maintenance visits in order to maximise their life span.