What are implants?

Dental Implants are like artificial ‘tooth roots’ made of biocompatible titanium or zirconium that are inserted into the jaws to support one or more missing teeth. The implants therefore forms the foundation under the gums, which support the prosthetic teeth above the gums. Dental Implants are also very effective in stabilising loose or uncomfortable dentures that impair speech and eating.

Dental implants are successful in most healthy adults; however, smoking, certain medications and underlying disease may affect their survival. For this reason, our MDS specialists carefully review all aspects of your medical history and current state of health.

Implants vary in design, length and width and at MDS we select the implants according to your unique clinical and 3D imaging studies. These biocompatible devices, resembling a screw, are surgically inserted into the jawbone by our specialist periodontist.

The biologic process known as ‘osseointegration’ takes place in which the implant and bone fuse together over a period of at least 3 months. During this time, the conventional approach is to leave the implant buried under the gum to allow bone fusion. However, the MDS team are specialists in modern techniques known as “immediate loading”.

This term simply means that, in selected cases, temporary teeth are placed directly onto the implant immediately or within 48 hours. Book a consultation and allow us the honour of restoring your smile.

Implant Treatments – From Simple to Life Changing

Dental implants used to be thought of as a ‘last resort’ treatment for people who could not tolerate their dentures. We see it differently and consider dental implants to be the ‘standard of care’ approach to replacing missing teeth, for nearly any situation.

We have a great deal of experience in treating patients who have very challenging circumstances and we continue to develop ourselves to implement new techniques, new implants and new treatment concepts to benefit all our implant patients.

To avoid problems later on, there is also a commitment from our patients, to keep their teeth and mouths healthy and protect their dental investment. We will help with the best possible maintenance protocol structured to maintain your smile.

Our patients often tell us that our dental implant treatment has been life changing, by improving their appearance, self-esteem and bringing back joy when dining.

They are delighted at being able to eat, speak, socialise and have a quality of life they have not had for years. It is astonishing what a difference it makes to life when we rid ourselves from poorly fitting, irritating plastic teeth!