Replace Missing Teeth For A Great Smile
Dental implants serve as artificial roots, firmly anchored into the jawbone, that support a fixed or removable tooth replacement.
A single implant is used to replace a missing tooth, and multiple implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth or all of your teeth.
Dental implants have changed our perception of managing missing teeth and have been accepted by dental professionals for over 40 years as a successful and trusted method of tooth replacement.
Act Quickly to Avoid Ongoing Issues
Leaving the missing gap for a prolonged period can cause tilting of adjacent teeth and over-eruption of opposing teeth. This phenomenon is not only bad for the overall health of your dentition but also makes dental implant placement more difficult as the gap would be much narrower.
When you lose teeth, you also gradually lose part of your jawbone that was supporting the tooth. If left untreated for a prolonged period, you may end up having not enough bone to anchor the implant.
Our surgeons are extensively trained in dental implantology and are actively involved in teaching dental implant surgery to other clinicians in NZ and overseas. We have a special interest in replacing function and aesthetics to edentulous patients (patients with no teeth).
At NSOMS we work as a team with a number of dental technicians / dentists / specialists throughout New Zealand who will provide you with the prosthetic phase of the treatment.
Our in-built theatre ensures that your surgery will be performed in a sterile surgical environment.
A Purpose Built Clinic Using Advanced Technology
Our world-class 3D Cone Beam Scanner (i-CATTM) provides high-definition, digital data, and precise anatomical information of all oral and maxillofacial structures.
Your Choice of Anaesthetic Options
We offer all three anaesthetic options to maximise your comfort:
• Local anaesthesia
• IV sedation (“half asleep”)
• General anaesthesia (“fully asleep”)
Customised Treatment to Suit Your Needs
If only one tooth is missing, a crown can be fabricated on a single dental implant.
For several missing teeth, a bridge, multiple crowns, or a combination of both can be made on multiple implants.
Excellent Results By Working With Your Dentist
We provide ongoing communication and support to your dentist to ensure a smooth and effective recovery phase.
Find out if an implant is the right option for you by booking a consultation with one of our surgeons.
Our Treatment Process
To ensure your treatment is delivered smoothly and safely we will take a Cone Beam CT scan, Intraoral scan and photographic records in order to plan your dental implant treatment.
We are then able to put this information into our state-of-the-art software which enables us to virtually plan a precise and customised implant treatment.
Because your surgery is planned “virtually” prior to your procedure, when it comes time to have your implant placed, the procedure will be carried out safely and efficiently to give you the best results with minimal discomfort.
After approximately three months, you will be ready to have your crown or bridge made. We communicate with your dentist to ensure this transition of care runs smoothly. There are also options available to utilise a temporary crown if desired.