Dental Implants

  • Only clinic in Wanaka with in-house diagnostic 3D x-ray
  • Long-term solution to a missing tooth
  • Natural look and feel
  • Restore and enhance chewing ability
  • Preserve facial structure
  • Improve self-confidence!
  • Costs start at $6750

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a cutting-edge restorative solution that replaces missing teeth with remarkable efficiency. It comprises three main components: the titanium implant post, an abutment, and a custom-made crown.

The titanium implant post serves as the foundation for the entire structure. Surgically placed into the jawbone, it fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration, providing unmatched stability and durability. This bond mimics the natural root of a tooth, giving you a strong and permanent solution.

The abutment acts as a connector between the implant post and the crown. Once the osseointegration process is complete, the abutment is placed on top of the implant, ensuring a secure connection.

Lastly, the custom-made crown is the visible part of the dental implant. Crafted to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, the crown seamlessly integrates into your smile. Not only does it provide a natural appearance, but it also restores the functionality of your missing tooth, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

How long do implants last?

Dental implants are renowned for their exceptional longevity, making them a reliable and cost-effective investment in your oral health. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last decades for many patients. The key to their longevity lies in the process of osseointegration, where the implant fuses with the jawbone, creating a strong and durable foundation.

Factors such as oral hygiene practices, regular dental check-ups, and overall health play crucial roles in extending the lifespan of your dental implants. Brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits help ensure the health of the surrounding gum and bone tissues.

At our practice, our experienced team of dental professionals provides comprehensive care and guidance throughout the implant process, ensuring the best possible outcomes. We educate our patients on the importance of post-implant care, empowering them to take charge of their oral health.

The benefits of dental implants

Dental implants provide a long-term and sturdy solution. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, forming a strong foundation that mimics natural tooth roots. This exceptional stability ensures that you can confidently eat, speak, and smile without worry.

Preserving oral health is another key benefit of dental implants. By stimulating the jawbone through the process of osseointegration, implants help prevent bone loss and maintain the integrity of surrounding teeth. This contributes to improved oral health and facial structure over time. One of the most remarkable benefits of dental implants is their natural look and feel. Custom-made crowns are meticulously designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, providing a beautiful and natural smile.

Best of all, dental implants enhance self-confidence. They allow you to enjoy life to the fullest, without the anxiety of slipping dentures or gaps in your smile.

At our practice, our experienced team of dental professionals ensures a personalized approach to meet your unique needs and goals. We guide you through every step of the implant process, from consultation to aftercare, ensuring optimal results.

Why you should replace a missing tooth

If missing teeth are left unaddressed, it can lead to a cascade of oral health issues with significant consequences. One of the primary concerns is the potential for bone loss in the jaw. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone that once supported it starts to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. This can result in changes to your facial structure, leading to a prematurely aged appearance.

Additionally, adjacent teeth may start to shift and move into the gap left by the missing tooth. This can cause misalignment issues, altering your bite and making it more challenging to clean the teeth properly, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

The absence of teeth can also impact your ability to chew and speak effectively, affecting your overall quality of life. It may lead to dietary restrictions and potential embarrassment in social situations due to difficulty speaking clearly.

Fortunately, we offer various restorative options, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures, to replace missing teeth and prevent these issues. Our skilled team can guide you through the process, providing personalised solutions to ensure your smile's beauty and functionality.

Payment options available

We offer a wider range of interest-free payment options to suit any budget and we offer free check-ups and cleans for teen orthodontic patients*. Individual service costs may vary. Costs can be found on our Services pages.


Learn more about dental conditions and treatments with Bespoke Smiles Wanaka.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Most individuals with missing teeth or tooth loss are potential candidates for dental implants. However, adequate bone density and overall oral health are essential considerations. Our dental team will assess your specific situation to determine if dental implants are right for you.

Is dental implant treatment painful?

During the implant procedure, local anesthesia is used to ensure you are comfortable and experience minimal discomfort. Afterward, any residual soreness can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long does the implant placement surgery take?

The implant placement surgery itself is a relatively quick procedure, usually taking about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of implants and complexity.

Can I receive a temporary tooth during the healing phase?

In certain cases, a temporary restoration may be provided to improve aesthetics and function while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.

Is the duration of the process affected by my oral health or bone density?

Yes, individual factors like oral health, bone density, and the need for additional treatments, such as bone grafting, can influence the overall treatment timeline.

Can dental implants improve my quality of life?

Absolutely! Dental implants not only restore your smile's aesthetics but also enhance your ability to eat, speak, and chew comfortably. Their stability and natural look boost self-confidence, allowing you to enjoy life to the fullest with a complete and functional smile.