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Your “one-stop” for dental implants, from placement to restoration, in Napier

In its first comprehensive study in 20 years (in 2009), the Ministry of Health reported that one in three adults had tooth decay. Today, extensively decayed teeth can be preserved with advanced techniques. However, sometimes, even a natural tooth treated with root canal therapy can’t be “saved.” It may be beneficial for your oral health (and overall health) to extract the tooth, and replace it sooner rather than later. Fortunately, patients with gaps in their smile or with extractions on the horizon now have more options for tooth replacement than ever before, including dental implants at Dentiq in Napier. In fact, Dr Sundar has advanced post-graduate training in oral implantology.

What does this mean? 

For starters, not all general dental practices in and around Hawke’s Bay do surgically place implants. These cylinders are made from biocompatible (“tissue-friendly”) dental materials. They are precisely placed in your jawbone. The material is designed to join or integrate into the surrounding bone in the jaw. In this way, the implant becomes a part of your jaw. So, dental implants are quite literally replacements for the tooth roots lost due to decay, disease, or other trauma. 

Like a natural tooth root, dental implants stabilise and support the replacement teeth. At Dentiq, you have the ultimate continuity of care (from the team that you know well, and that knows your case well!), convenience, and value. We take pride that our advanced, quality materials and exceptional care is within reach for individuals and families, and isn’t cost-prohibitive. 

By their very nature, dental implants are an exceptional value. Since implants are designed like natural teeth, from the root to the crown, there are many advantages associated with this form of tooth replacement. Implant-supported teeth are: 

  • Aesthetic – look like natural teeth 
  • Highly functional – designed for optimal chewing efficiency
  • Conservative – preserve maximum natural tooth structure
  • Easy to care for – brush and floss like natural teeth, no need for special cleaning aids
  • Durable – can last a lifetime with good oral care 

Notably, dental implants prevent destructive bone loss. They keep the bone in your jaw strong. So, you retain youthful facial contours and the ability to speak clearly and chew food efficiently and comfortably. We trust this has given you a view of the benefits of dental implants. To find out more, schedule an appointment at our Greenmeadows office in Napier. Phone 06 880 6161.

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

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