Dental Implants

Dental implants Whanganui Palmerston NorthHaving missing teeth is an emotionally devastating experience. Few people realise, however, that in addition to compromised aesthetics, gaps left when teeth are lost can cause drifting and tilting of adjacent teeth and overerupting of opposing teeth. This in turn, can lead to decay, gum disease, and jaw problems. The loss of a tooth, therefore, has both aesthetic and functional consequences.

Normally dental implants are titanium screws which can be placed into the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Crowns, bridges and dentures can then be attached to the implants to replace the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are therefore a treatment option for nearly every patient who needs teeth replaced – from patients who have lost one tooth to patients with no teeth left at all.

The replacement of missing teeth with implant-retained crowns/bridges/dentures requires both the expertise of a skilled surgeon to place the implants and a skilled cosmetic dentist to place the restorations on top. It is very rare to find both practitioners within the one dental practice, so patients usually are sent to numerous different locations on several occasions to consult with the requisite surgeons and dentists.

At Dentalcarenz we offer the services of both a skilled Maxillofacial Surgeon (Mr Peter Liston, Wanganui practice) and an Oral Surgeon (Dr Glenn Kirk, Palmerston North practice) to perform the surgical placement of our implants. Our Dentists in both practices then perform the cosmetic side of the procedure, all being complete perfectionists. Our Surgeons and Dentists work in close conjunction to optimise each patient’s aesthetic and functional outcome.

Contact us for more information on Dental Implants in Whanganui and Palmerston North.