Dental Implants

Artificial root for tooth replacement and denture fixation

What are Dental Implants?

Losing teeth is a traumatic experience. Often, dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth quickly and provide a reliable and lasting solution.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is placed in the jawbone, typically under local anaesthetic. When integrated into the bone, it acts as an artificial root for attaching a crown or a bridge.

Although dental implants will never be the same as real teeth, they do provide a fixed option that does not compromise the adjacent teeth and can enable people to live life with a high quality of dental function, aesthetics and oral health.

Dental implants can also be used to provide stability to dentures , this is known as an implant overdenture.

Treatment Planning

Although dental implant placement is a relatively simple procedure for the patient, a high level of clinical experience and expertise is required to achieve a long-lasting, aesthetic, stable and functional result.

In order to achieve the desired outcome, we adopt a restorative driven approach which is why dental implant cases are typically referred to our Prosthodontist for treatment planning and subsequently for the restorations.

This means that we begin our treatments by carefully planning with a view to the final restorative outcome.

By approaching in this way, the surgical process is guided by the requirements of the restorations with regard to the locations and angles that the dental implants are placed in. 

If the restorative expertise and planning do not guide the surgical placement, the dental implant locations and angles may ultimately limit the aesthetics and functionality of the final restorations.

Bone Grafting / Sinus Lifts / Soft Tissue Augmentation

Sometimes, due to either a patient’s anatomy or the loss of a tooth bone loss occurs and as a consequence bone must be created prior to or during the implant placement.

If the bone is not diagnosed correctly and procedures are not timely and well executed, it is impossible to provide implant restorations that will look like natural teeth.

In depth knowledge and treatment planning are essential for achieving results that are healthy long-term and for avoiding complications.


There are cases where it may be advisable to incorporate movement or straightening of teeth in the mouth.

Theses are considerations that are reviewed during treatment planning.

Procedural Outline

Generally, treatments involve two or three stages:

  • Stage 1 – Implant Placement
    • Under local anaesthetic, the gum  is lifted away from the bone
    • The jaw bone is drilled into gently and carefully
    • The implant is inserted into the bone
    • The implant site is sutured up, and sutures are removed approximately a week later
    • Implants are usually left in place for approximately 3 months before the restoration process begins
  • Stage 2 – Restorative Treatment
    • Depending on the complexity of the restoration, a number of appointments may be required to restore the implants with crowns, bridges or dentures

Why choose us?

At Bond Dental Clinic, we are capable of providing high quality dental implant treatments but also have the ability to fully assess and offer other treatments for patients.

Our multi-disciplinary approach is unique and treatments are restoratively driven to deliver the very best final results for aesthetics and function.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a consultation for dental implants with Dr Bond.

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