Dental Implants

Wear your smile with confidence with these stable and natural-looking restorations.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular, permanent solution for missing teeth. These restorations look, feel and function just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone, replacing your missing tooth roots. Once firmly anchored, the implants can support a dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge or denture.


This single-tooth restoration is held in place by an abutment on the dental implant.


A series of connected crowns held in place by dental implants, replacing multiple missing teeth with a single appliance.


A custom-fitted appliance that secures to your implants but can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.

Reasons Why Our Patients Choose Dental Implants

At South Cliff Dental Group, it’s our mission to find the best possible solution for creating your dream smile and making you feel as good as possible. Advanced innovation in implant technology and many years of clinical research make dental implants a proven long-term solution for various circumstances.

There are several reasons why our patients choose implants to restore their smiles. Here are the most common reasons to get dental implants:


Implants Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause additional dental issues beyond aesthetics, so we always recommend replacing a missing tooth as soon as possible. When a tooth is missing, your other teeth may try and fill the gap — which can lead to misalignment and difficulty chewing, speaking and sleeping.

Missing teeth may also cause bone density loss in your jawbone. Over time, this bone deterioration can change the shape of your face. Dental implants help prevent these problems by filling in the gap left by a missing tooth and re-stimulating your jawbone, keeping it healthy and strong.


Implants Make Dentures More Comfortable

Gone are the days of removing your dentures every time you eat, chew or speak. When implants hold your dentures in place, they are less likely to shift around inside your mouth, ultimately making them feel more natural, comfortable and secure.


Implants Help Build Confidence

It can be challenging to speak and smile confidently with missing teeth. Our dentists create your bespoke implant-supported crown, bridge or dentures to give you back a smile you love.

We create these implant restorations using an impression of your mouth, giving you a tooth replacement that matches the shape, size and colour you need for a well-fitting, natural-looking smile.

What to Expect at Your First Dental Implant Appointment

Your first appointment will be with one of our knowledgeable dental implant specialists. We will chat with you about your goals and requirements and answer any questions you may have.

Next, the dentist completes a thorough health consultation and examination of your mouth, including X-rays. This detailed evaluation of your oral health allows us to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery and use these images as a blueprint for your treatment.

Dental Implant Placement

At your next implant appointment, we apply local anaesthetic to the treatment area in preparation for placing the implant. Once you are sufficiently numb, we precisely place the implant post into your jawbone, providing an anchor point for your artificial tooth.

The treatment area must heal after implant placement before we attach your restoration. In a process called osseointegration, your jawbone grows around the implant, forming a solid bond and holding it securely in place. Osseointegration is essential for the success and longevity of your dental implants.

Healing may take up to several months, and it’s important to follow our post-surgical instructions regarding cleanliness, medications and eating best practices to ensure successful osseointegration.

Your New and Improved Teeth

Once your implant heals, it’s time to add the bespoke tooth restoration and complete your smile. Procedures for crowns, bridges and dentures vary in timing and aftercare. Still, no matter which restoration you choose, our team of highly-regarded dentists and practitioners will give you results that look and feel natural.

Start Your Dental Implant Journey

Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants and learn how this treatment can elevate your smile. Our team is always happy to chat with you and answer any questions you have about our treatments and practices.

Find the South Cliff Dental location nearest you and give us a call today.