Dental Implants


Dental implants have become an extremely popular and an effective method to replace missing teeth, or to replace the need of your dentures. They are the next best thing to your own teeth!
Implants are the most durable and sound tooth replacement option. This is because they are completely independent of your other teeth and they are the only tooth replacement option that maintains the jawbone structure.

Dental implants consist of multiple components, but the actual “implant” is a small post like structure which is inserted into your jawbone. This simple procedure can be done under local anaesthetic and many of our patients describe the procedure being simpler than the extraction of the original tooth.

Once placed, the implant integrates to the bone through the body’s healing process.
After the healing process and once integration has occurred, it is time to build a porcelain tooth to the implant. The procedure is extremely simple for the patient. It includes taking an impression, either by putty or digitally to construct the missing tooth or teeth.

Once the tooth/teeth are manufactured it is screwed or cemented into place. This procedure in most cases is needle-free and is completely painless.

Like all surgical procedures, success is governed by the health of the patient. Some smokers, chronic illness, diabetics, cancer and bone issues may interfere with success.

Careful planning by experienced practitioners is of the upmost importance. Dr Pandiyan Thevar has had over 20 years’ experience with dental implant restorations.

Tooth replacement with implants look very natural and beautiful. Once fully healed, they are incredibly durable and can withstand the same chewing forces as a healthy natural tooth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need regular check-up?

Regular check-ups are highly important and recommended to avoid costly surprises and prevent problems. If you are aware of a problem early, you will have time to choose the best treatment option. Where if you have a dental emergency, getting you out of pain is the main priority. If a problem is dealt with in an early stage, the treatment is more successful and it can save you a lot of money and time.

I clean my teeth at home, why do I need a professional clean?

Even though you brush and floss your teeth daily, it is very important for your overall health and recommended that you have a professional clean every 6 months. However, some people will require more frequent appointments, especially if periodontal disease is present and being managed. When plaque remains on your teeth, it combines with your saliva to harden into tartar or calculus. If left untreated you can develop bleeding gums, bad breath, a receding gum line and eventually teeth mobility. Getting your teeth cleaned and polished, not only gives you a great smile but it also prevents future decay, gum disease and bad breath.

Is fluoride effective?

Yes, fluoride strengthens the teeth and has been clinically proven to lower decay rates significantly. Fluoride can also reverse early decay and combat sensitivity. Professionally applied fluoride is a lot stronger than what you can get in a toothpaste and our therapist and hygienist selects the right fluoride treatment for keeping your teeth healthier and stronger.

Why do I need X-Rays?

Dental x-rays are a valuable tool in examining and screening the teeth and gums, especially as they can see more than the naked eye.

Bitewing x-rays are taken on the left and right side of your mouth and are recommended to be taken every 2 years. These x-rays show between your teeth, detecting any early decay, which if detected early enough, could be stopped and reversed without the need of a filling.

OPG x-rays is a panoramic view of your whole mouth, showing your teeth, jawbone, joints, and sinuses. It shows us areas beyond the reach of the smaller bitewing x-rays, like the presence of your wisdom teeth even before they start to erupt and cause and damage. It is recommended to have your OPG x-rays updated every 3 years.

Are dental x-rays safe?

Our dental x-rays have an extremely low radiation dose, while giving the highest resolution images. The radiation dose from an x-ray from our machine is the same dose you would get if you were to eat around 20 bananas. Nevertheless we are committed in our practice to use aiming devices and lead aprons if required to ensure your safety.