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10 Common Myths Surrounding Dental Implants

Myth 1: Implants often fail and are too risky. Dental implants successfully integrate with the bone in more than 90% of the cases. 96% success rates are not uncommon. In those few cases, where an implant becomes loose, your oral surgeon will remove the implant and place a new one to achieve better integration with the bone. We have yet to experience a patient whereby the replacement implant has failed. Almost anyone that has lost a tooth, several teeth or even all their teeth, is an ideal candidate for dental implants. There are very few situations in which dental implants … Continue reading


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What happens during dental Implant treatment?

Since the mid 1960’s dental implants have become the most favourable way to restore gaps in the mouth. Implants can be used to restore a range of missing teeth – everything from a single tooth to a full arch. A dental implant is essentially a titanium screw like structure that is known to be compatible with body tissues, and able to integrate with the bone during the healing period, making it the strongest structure to support a restoration. If you are planned to undergo dental implant treatment, we have outlined the different stages you will encounter, so you know what … Continue reading


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How Long Do Mini Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants have become one of the preferred methods of replacing missing teeth. However, conventional dental implants are not for everyone and mini implants offer an alternative option. They are the same as conventional implants but as the name suggests, are much smaller, 2.9mm in diameter or less (to be precise!).  Where as conventional dental implants can range from 3.5mm to 8mm.  The downside to their petite structure is that there is a limit to what force they can withstand and therefore, mini implants have a shorter lifespan. Patients should expect to get around a 6–9-year success from mini dental implants, in comparison to conventional implants that should be successful for over 15 years or much more if … Continue reading


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Are dental implants painful?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “are dental implants painful?”.  During the procedure you will feel only pressure, not pain because you will be numbed up with local anaesthetic or in some cases, sedated.  Following the procedure, you may feel some discomfort for a short time while your mouth heals depending on how extensive the treatment is.  A lot of people are anxious about having implants. Let us guide you through the two main stages of the implant procedure so you know what to expect during and after treatment. The first stage is the surgical element where … Continue reading


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