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Perlan Periodontal Suite

Because we’re specialist dentists, your dentist can refer you or you can call us direct.

Information for Patients - Implant Care.

Do dental implants last?

There are very high success rates, with ongoing research reporting 95% survival for implants up to 20 years. We have documented success rates of 98% – 99% over an eighteen year period. However, it is vital that implants are cleaned properly, just like teeth, and we advise regular hygiene therapy to prevent gum disease from affecting the implant.

What can I expect from implants?

Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you are used to. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Are they easy to look after?

Implant-retained replacement teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Implants are susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease just like teeth. You will therefore need to see the hygienist regularly, but most importantly your own oral hygiene will need to be maintained at a very high standard. Put simply, if you look after your implants, they will look after you!

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