Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

Implant Dentistry

Once revolutionary, dental implants are now a commonly selected alternative to the more old-fashioned ways of replacing missing teeth. This advanced technology is provided at Aardent Dental Centre. Our patients tell us that their lives have been powerfully impacted with the positive result they receive from dental implants.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution with a precision fit that looks and feels like natural teeth. They’re attractive, and you can eat and speak comfortably without the slipping and irritation of dentures and bridges. They don’t need to be removed for cleaning and are attached without adhesives.

Is the placement of an implant painful?

Most of our patients never need to take the analgesics that are prescribed preventatively, noting that they experience zero discomfort. If a tooth extraction were rated to be a 10 on a pain scale of 1-10, an implant would just be a 2-3. When bone needs to be transplanted, some swelling and discomfort can occur that’s similar to having an extraction.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Some medications are contraindicated for dental implants. Nonsmokers are usually better candidates, and we encourage our patients to take a ‘’smoking holiday” while the implant process is underway.

What measures are taken to prevent pain?

Marcaine® is used for a local anaesthetic to numb the area for approximately 6-8 hours. If you’re having the implant placed in hospital, Marcaine is also routinely administered to spare you any challenges after the procedure. Marcaine at the beginning of the procedure on a sleeping patient seems to aid their recovery, allowing the anaesthesia process to be more peaceful due to numbness. Insurance is accepted and can be processed immediately with our HICAPS facilities. Contact us today!

How do I know if they’ll work for me?

Some medications are contraindicated for dental implants. Nonsmokers are usually better candidates, and we encourage our patients to take a ‘’smoking holiday” while the implant process is underway.

What is the process of receiving dental implants?

After your thorough evaluation, we’ll have a session to place the implant with a quick follow-up visit soon after. After a period of time, while your implant settles, we’ll have another appointment to place the crown or other restoration onto it.

Your Local Implant Experts

Insurance is accepted and can be processed immediately.