Dental implants offer one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to replace either a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or all of the upper and lower teeth. They can also be used to stabilise a denture. The system we use can be tailored so most patients can have replacement teeth that look and function just like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a durable titanium post that is carefully placed under local anaesthetic and then left to heal. When healed, the implant acts as a substitute tooth root and provides firm support for a crown or bridge.
Harj uses the BioHorizons dental implant system as it is consistently reliable and has extensive scientific data. You can learn more about this system from the BioHorizons website – http://biohorizons.com/patients.aspx
You need to maintain meticulous oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine, they can last for many years.
You should also attend regular check-ups so your dentist can make sure your implants stay in optimum condition and we recommend you see the hygienist to keep your gums healthy and reduce the risk of developing inflammation and ‘gum disease’ (peri-implantitis) around your implants.