DENTAL IMPLANTS

Missing teeth? Miss them no more, as Smile on Safari’s team of experts bring your smile back in style.

Dental Implants are most often used to replace missing teeth. Our treatment specialists focus on providing metal and mercury-free replacements for your teeth, as these are far more tissue-friendly and biologically inert. 

Dental implants effectively replace the tooth’s root, providing a stable platform onto which ceramic crowns; zirconium bridges or dentures can be fitted. The implant body that resembles a screw attaches to a highly polished neck that then attaches to the implant – the wonderfully sparkly tooth replacement you’ll show off with that smile. A newer type of implant, called a bone level implant, does away with the neck and is well known for its long-term bone preservation qualities.

Our selected specialists use a range of dental implants that are created through a combination of pure medical grade Titanium and Zirconium Oxide. Zirconium Oxide is incredibly strong and ivory-coloured, making it instantly aesthetically pleasing. Using this combination approach, our dentists can place smaller implants, maintaining more of your bone and vital blood supply that feeds surrounding tissues.

Dental implant should be placed six to eight weeks after your tooth has been extracted, as this helps with healing and enables rapid cell growth around the new implant. Sometimes though, due to the nature of trauma or tooth dislocation, some tissues may have been lost. This would then necessitate the replacement of soft or hard tissue, which can be more complex. This may include: 

  • More time spent in the dentist’s chair;
  • More tissue grafting, which can become quite costly;
  • An increased chance of swelling or pain and,
  • A longer healing period may be required.

Nonetheless, Dental Implants have a high success rate when performed correctly and in line with stringent medical protocols.

Restoring Dental Implants is the final step in the process. Once the implant is stable and surrounding tissue sufficiently healed, the implant crown is restored using one of two methods:

  • Crowns, bridges or prosthetics are created in the dental laboratory, which can take up to two weeks to process, as it involves a team of skilled technicians and ceramicists working together to ensure the perfect balance between strength and aesthetics in every case.
  • Alternatively, our team takes advantage of modern computerized dentistry and can create single crowns or bridges during a single visit to the clinic.

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