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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant mimics nature: it is designed to be firmly anchored in the jaw and to hold the tooth in place. The implant is a small part made of titanium, titanium alloy or ceramics - materials which are generally well-tolerated by the human body. Also, titanium has been shown to bond well with the human bone. Traditional methods of restoring a missing tooth required cutting away natural tooth of adjacent teeth to support a bridge, which would fill the space of the missing tooth.

dental implant treatment at eledent
dental implant treatment at eledent
dental implant treatment at eledent

Careful treatment planning is the key to successful implant restorations, this will be carried out at Eledent in the form a thorough examination x-rays and models of your teeth.

Dental implant treatment does take time, this increases the success and predictability of the treatment outcome. This is an example of a typical time line for a dental implant treatment:

Example of an average timeline for Eledent Implants


Key patient factors that will heavily influence the success of a dental implant are:

Good oral hygiene

At Eledent we will not begin long expensive treatment, if your mouth requires attention in other areas. Our initial examination will pick up on any treatment that may be required before you can commence with dental implants. This may be a course of gum treatment or a simple filling. We will not place implants where there is gum disease or tooth decay.


For those of you that smoke, implant treatment is a risky treatment option. Smoking reduces the rate at which the body can heal and this causes the implant success to drastically drop. At Eledent we focus on predictable long term restorations and unfortunately smoking inhibits this, with dental implant treatment. If you are a smoker your dentist can explore other more conventional methods of restoring your teeth with you.

Tooth loss facts:

Proportion of adults that ever lost or had extracted at least one tooth over their lifetime

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Step 1

Diagnosis and decision-making
Assessment of the treatment options and thorough planning.

Step 2

Implantation - the dental implant is anchored in your jaw.
Insertion under local anesthetic. A temporary restoration may be placed on the implant during the healing stage.

Step 3

Healing phase - the implant bonds itself to your bone.
The healing phase may vary between six weeks and a few months, depending on your medical situation and the implant surface. High quality implants may shorten the healing phase significantly.

Step 4

Your new teeth are produced at the dental lab.
The dental lab creates your individual restoration.

Step 5

Placement of the final restoration.
Your final restoration is connected to the implant, leaving you free to smile, bite and chew like before.

Dental Implant treatment process:

The journey towards your new smile.

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Eledent enlighten results before
Eledent enlighten results after


Is Implant Therapy an expensive solution?

Contrary to what you might think, conventional dentures are not always the most cost-effective solution. The cost of implant treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. In many situations, dental implants may be more economical in the long term. Be sure to ask for a cost plan ahead of treatment.

Is the surgery painful?

Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. If you experience any doubt about the condition of the implant site after procedure, please make sure to consult with your dentist.

Are there any risks?

Implant therapy is not an experimental approach; rather it is well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique that has been scientifically tested and used for decade by dentists and surgeons worldwide. Potential risk factors may depend on oral hygiene and pre-existing medical conditions. Your dentist will evaluate whether dental implants are the option for you.

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Is there any age limitation to implant therapy?

It is possible to insert implants as soon as the jaw has stopped growing. Therefore, in young patients, dental implants can only be placed once their jaw bones are fully developed. at the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors. This will be evaluated by the dentist.

Is ceramic "better" than titanium?

Titanium is a biocompatible metal. This means it is non-toxic and well-tolerated by the body. Implants made from titanium bond very well to living bone and have been used for decades in the medical device industry. To this day, there has been no documented case of any allergic reaction to titanium. Because of these attributes, titanium dental implants can last for decades.

If you are looking for a metal-free alternative, there are options with ceramic implants. These are made from high-strength ceramic and designed to achieve maximum functional and esthetic demands. In case of thin or recessed gums, the implant will not shimmer through as it has the colour of a natural tooth.

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