Get The Best St Heliers Cosmetic Implant Dentist For Missing Or Damaged Teeth

Feb 9, 2023

Dental technology has advanced and new implants are like magic. They’re also pain-free if you make an appointment with Dr Dave Richards (09-585-0205)!

Get The Best St Heliers Cosmetic Implant Dentist For Missing Or Damaged Teeth

How did Dave go from being a British paratrooper to a member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic dentistry, and the American Biomimetic Society? Nobody really knows because after they ask they are lulled into the pain-free zone of the best dental visit of their lives!

The practice's services include the placement of titanium dental implants and ceramic or porcelain crowns for patients whose teeth have been damaged, infected, or are already missing. Is that you? If you're not sure, make an appointment and find out!

Since dental technology has improved dramatically in recent years, you can regain both your proper bite function and your desired appearance - as dental implants are natural-looking, fully functional, and permanent: they should last for your lifetime.

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Dr Richards offers this service as long as your oral health condition merits dental implants: periodontal disease can be a complicating factor that requires other treatment methods. Dental implants offer many long-term benefits: for example, they can help protect remaining teeth from shifting and becoming loose by filling in the remaining gaps, while maintaining the fullness of your facial structure for a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

The market for dental implants in New Zealand is still in its infancy, but it is growing rapidly. According to a report from the Dental Council of New Zealand, the number of people receiving dental implants has grown by more than 50% since 2009. This growth is primarily attributed to the increasing availability of dental implants, as well as the rising cost of traditional dental treatments.

After a review of your medical history and assuming you maintain healthy gums, Dr Richards and his team can initiate a treatment plan for dental implants. Once the implants are attached to your jawbone, there is typically a healing period of up to six months. Initially, a healing cap is placed over the implant before a permanent crown - the only part that is visible - is fitted to the implant.

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Dr Richards also offers crowns and porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure used to help improve the appearance of the front teeth - thin pieces of porcelain that are placed over the front of the teeth to cover any chips, gaps, discolouration, or other imperfections. Veneers are a longer-lasting alternative to traditional teeth whitening, and can also be used to change the shape or size of the teeth.

One happy patient commented: “Dave is a great dentist who is thorough, gentle, and reassuring. I needed extensive work after a long time avoiding dentists due to anxiety, and every visit was stress and pain-free. The whole team is warm and welcoming. Highly recommend.”

Dental anxiety is a real issue for many patients - and Dr Richards and his team are well aware that your comfort level is especially important. Don't worry: you won't see anyone jumping out of windows at this clinic. But the group next door?! Well, that's another story!

You can call 09-585-0205 or go to and see for yourself the services offered and the care they take to make sure your visit is a happy one!

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