Restore the look and function of your teeth with dental implants at Lumino Kerikeri.
As industry leaders for dental implants in Northland, we have a range of options to help you get your best smile. Our implant dentist, Dr Simon Leith will work with you to achieve the best results to suit your needs, while keeping you informed about price and timeframe.
Dental implants are an excellent option to replace lost teeth with a more permanent solution that will help you to eat, speak and smile with confidence. They are made to look, feel and function like your natural teeth and can boost your oral health and even your self-esteem! We see patients from all over Northland including Kerikeri, Whangarei, Dargaville & more!
Dental implants Kerikeri provide you with a modern solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. Crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached to the implants to replace any number of teeth - from a single tooth to a full set of teeth. Millions of people around the world have benefitted from dental implants since they were first introduced in 1965.
During the consultation appointment for dental implants, Dr Simon Leith will take a 3D x-ray to ensure there is sufficient bone to place the dental implant. A full discussion about options for treatment, costs and timeframe will be completed so an informed decision can be made on how to proceed. Some preparatory dental treatment may be required.
Dr Simon Leith uses 3D planning for safer, more precise implant surgery. To make the procedure more comfortable it can be performed under IV sedation, meaning there is no memory of having the dental implant/s placed. Post-operative discomfort usually only lasts around 24 hours, and paracetamol or ibuprofen can be used for pain relief if required. It is best to eat only soft foods on the area for 1-2 weeks to help it heal correctly. If the implant is placed in a visible area, then a temporary tooth/denture can be worn to aid with eating and smiling.
This is usually completed 10-12 weeks after the implant is placed and requires two to three appointments. Dr Simon Leith uses Australia’s largest dental lab to fabricate your new ceramic tooth. The ceramic tooth is made from zirconia and titanium, or porcelain fused to alloy to ensure a long-lasting solution.
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Do you want to improve your appearance? Are you after a more permanent and natural solution to missing teeth that will improve your ability to speak and chew like normal?
Providing your gums are healthy and you have sufficient bone to support the prosthetic implant, then dental implants are an excellent solution for missing teeth.
Here are some of the many advantages our patients have discovered with dental implants:
Dental implants look and feel the most like your natural teeth and can even help prevent bone shrinkage in your jaw, delaying one of the signs of aging
Dental implants can help improve speech and make eating and chewing easier
They give you back your smile and function, which can help boost your self-esteem
No more need to feel embarrassed taking out dentures and you can throw away the messy adhesive needed to keep dentures in place!
Dental implants are very durable and with good care can last many years
Dental implants can help prevent the problems that can occur from missing teeth
Ready to transform your smile?
Take the first step to your perfect smile by enquiring today. Our team will be in contact to discuss your treatment options as well as answer any questions you might have.
You shouldn’t feel any pain during the dental implant procedure. You will likely be sedated during the procedure or given local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. At your consultation appointment, your dentist or specialist will talk you through the procedure and any concerns you might have. You may experience minor discomfort for a few days following the procedure.
The length of time that your dental implants will last depends on how well you look after your oral health. We recommend going for regular dentist appointments as well as hygiene visits to take the best care of your implants. If you take good care of your dental implants they should last for many years to come.
Dental implants are a safe, well-established and popular way to restore your smile or tooth function. They're made to be durable to last for many years. They’re made to be just like your normal teeth. Our dental implant experts have restored thousands of smiles using dental implants and you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.
The main difference is that dental implants are fixed permanently in place, while dentures are removable. Dental implants are a more permanent and natural solution. They are sometimes used to secure dentures in place. Dentures are removeable but can be made semi-permanent by using a dental implant.
Dental implants usually take at least 3 appointments.
Further appointments may be needed to complete the dental implant procedure. You will also need to visit your dentist regularly after the procedure so your implants can be checked.
You sure can! We offer dental implants to patients from all over Northland including Kerikeri, Whangarei, Dargaville & Paihia. We've treated many patients in Whangarei for Dental implants. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions about the appointment process for out of town patients.