Single tooth replacement in a molar position
Molar teeth usually have 3 roots and are our most important chewers.
Because they are the first teeth to appear in the mouth, they are usually also the first teeth to go.
We are able to remove and place a dental implant in molar positions for the majority of cases on the same day
Dental implants have become a trusted method to replace missing teeth or teeth that can no longer be saved. Most dentists that refer to us, prefer that we remove the tooth that needs replacement. This controls the preservation of bone that is needed for a successful implant. It also reduces the amount of surgical procedures required to replace the tooth and lessens the degree of discomfort. We log all the implant cases we have ever done and our logs stretch over a 21 year period. We also audit patient’s experiences on a yearly basis and on average only 4.9% of patients report discomfort within the first 24 hours after surgery and only 0.95% report discomfort within the first 2 weeks after surgery.
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Dear Dr Hattingh, when I first visited you on the 11th November this year, I was feeling very unsure about the prospect of undergoing a procedure for a dental implant (my first). Having heard stories from other people about their varying levels of satisfaction with other practitioners. You may recall that I first searched the Internet for references about your work (without much success) so later asked if you could direct me towards any recent examples. I remember you showed me one or two supportive past correspondence which I was glad to read, and then you mentioned that Stuart Oakenfull (my well respected dentist for about 45 years) was one of your patients. Following a subsequent conversation with Stuart, I felt greatly reassured. I just thought you might welcome a recent testimonial about your work, just in case you come across another patient like me who asks you for one! I had the implant placed on the 3rd December, and to date it appears to be a 100% success. There has been no pain or discomfort whatsoever, and I have been able to eat normally more or less straight away. The surgery itself was carried out smoothly professionally by you with the assistance of your colleagues, for which I am grateful. To see an image of the implant neatly in place immediately afterwards was a nice touch. I await the restorative and maintenance phases with much more confidence. I would like to wish you and your staff all the best for Christmas and 2016. Yours sincerely