1. What is a dental implant?
A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root made from biocompatible materials (not harmful or toxic to living tissue). The dental implant sits within the bone of the jaw and an artificial tooth is secured to it filling the gap and restoring your smile.
2. Can anyone have dental implants?
Generally most people with good health are suitable for dental implants. While there are very few health conditions that contraindicate dental implant treatment, it should be noted that smoking and a history of gum disease have been shown to affect implant treatment success rates.
3. How long does the treatment take?
From initial consultation to completion, the process takes around 3-6 months, depending on the patient and complexity of the treatment plan
4. Does it hurt?
At Gunning Dental, we’re committed to making your visits as comfortable, pain and stress-free as possible. We use local anaesthetic when placing the implant into your gum and jaw to ensure no discomfort.
5. How long do dental implants last?
If you follow good oral hygiene practice, your implants can last a lifetime. We recommend signing up to regular hygiene visits following placement of you implant to ensure its longevity.
6. How do I care for dental implants?
Just like normal teeth. Clean them twice daily using a toothbrush and interdental brushes, to get those hard-to-reach areas. Regular trips to a dental hygienist is recommended.