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Dental Implants

Dr. Delon Naidoo has advanced training in both the surgical and restorative aspect of implant dentistry. Having a dentist with combined knowledge in both areas offers patients an advantage for correct planning and placement of implants and successful functional and aesthetic reconstruction.

People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma when teeth are knocked out (athletes such as rugby players & boxers commonly experience this), or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Whatever the reason for loosing your teeth, they need to be replaced both for aesthetic and functional reasons. The most common treatments for missing teeth are either a denture or a fixed bridge. However, dental implants are now becoming a more popular treatment to replace missing teeth as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.

What is a dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium “screw” designed to artificially substitute / replace the root portion of an absent natural tooth. It is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, a bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During the placement of a dental implant, the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can “fuse” together (osseointegration) creating a stable support for the new teeth.

Dr Delon Naidoo uses the finest titanium quality to allow for intimate contact with the bone and this not rejected by the body , it sees it as part of the body , this allows for quick recovery time and no risk to infection.

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