Dental Implants Cape Town

Dental implants provided at our practice can offer an aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth or gaps.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a long-lasting and permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Tooth loss, whether due to injury, decay, or other factors, can have implications beyond cosmetics, impacting overall oral health. Our dental implants provide an effective remedy for patients who have lost one or more teeth.

A dental implant serves as an artificial tooth root, typically constructed of biocompatible material like titanium, and is surgically implanted into the jawbone.

Once the implant fully integrates with the jawbone, we affix a custom crown to restore the missing tooth's appearance and functionality.

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How much do Dental Implants Cost in South Africa?

Dental implants represent a significant investment in enhancing your comfort and quality of life. They offer a comfortable, fixed, and permanent solution for missing teeth, delivering a natural look and feel.

The cost of dental implants can vary, typically ranging from R20 000 to R200 000, depending on your specific requirements. While it may seem substantial, dental implant prices at JJS Dentistry remain competitive compared to overseas options.

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  1. Brands and quality of implants: We prioritise top-quality products for long-lasting results.
  2. Number of teeth being replaced: Each tooth is individually priced.
  3. Bone grafting: Additional costs may apply when bone augmentation is necessary.
  4. Laboratory fees: These fees cover the creation of ceramic teeth to attach to the implants.

Dr JJ Serfontein will create a customised treatment plan for your unique needs, comprehensively explaining the project and associated costs.

Dr JJ Serfontein will create a customised treatment plan for your unique needs, comprehensively explaining the project and associated costs.

Do I need Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can lead to structural changes in the jawbone, resulting in weakened bones that are prone to shifting. These shifts can alter facial features and hinder essential functions such as chewing, speaking, and smiling comfortably.

Dental implants offer a solution that closely resembles natural teeth, providing individuals with the confidence to eat, speak, and smile. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants boast a lifetime lifespan when cared for properly, making them a cost-effective choice for addressing tooth loss.

If you’re grappling with the decision between implants and dentures after tooth loss, here are key factors to weigh.


  • Tend to warp and break over time
  • Need to be removed to brush and clean
  • Shift when you eat or speak over time

Dental Implants:

  • Strong, durable and remain fixed in place like natural teeth
  • Require little maintenance other than your regular oral hygiene routine
  • Maintain their shape and stay fixed in place

When comparing dental implants with other tooth replacement options, such as dentures, they are far superior in terms of functionality and comfort.

Why should I get dental implants?

How Do Dental Implants Work?

The process of obtaining dental implants may seem complex, but our specialised team will provide meticulous guidance at every stage. Dental implants consist of three components: the dental screw, the abutment, and the crown.

After the implant site fully heals, a second surgery is performed to affix the abutment to the screw. The final phase involves placing the dental crown, which closely resembles and functions like a natural tooth, onto the abutment.

Dr JJ Serfontein offers both single-tooth and bridge implant options to replace one or multiple teeth. Maintaining your implant is straightforward, requiring no special cleaning methods. Regular brushing and flossing are sufficient to keep your implant in excellent condition.

It’s essential to schedule routine check-ups with your dentist at least twice a year. During these appointments, your dentist will assess the implant’s condition and address any inquiries you may have.

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What to expect at your appointments

First Appointment

During your first appointment, we will discuss your specific dental concerns and conduct assessments to look at your eligibility for implants. This typically entails evaluating the bone density and volume in the region where the tooth or teeth are missing.

Subsequently, personalised treatment plans are crafted to align with your requirements and lifestyle. Once you are satisfied with the treatment plan, we move forward with advanced planning and diagnostic assessments. These commonly involve CBCT radiographs and the utilisation of digital impressions.

Second Appointment

At the second appointment, we proceed with the implant placements. While a simple dental implant can be completed in less than 20 minutes, more intricate cases may require 1-4 hours. We offer a variety of conscious sedation methods to ensure your comfort and relaxation during the procedure.

Following the procedure, the implant site may be tender, and it requires a healing period before your final appointment, where we will fit your new tooth.

Third Appointment

The third appointment typically occurs 6 - 12 weeks after implant placement. We perform a fusion assessment during the visit to ensure the implant has integrated properly. If you’re receiving a single implant restoration, your final crown will be custom-made and attached on this day. However, additional impressions and planning steps may be necessary for complex cases in the final stages.

What Is The Dental Implant Planning Process?

The journey to dental implants begins with a personalised treatment plan at your chosen JJS Dentistry location. Implants are permanent fixtures to your mouth, requiring careful planning. Dr JJ Serfontein will assess pre-existing conditions and address your questions and concerns. Factors like gum health and bone density can impact your surgery.

In cases of jawbone erosion (bone resorption), a bone graft procedure may be necessary to restore a solid foundation. After addressing your bone structure, dental implant surgery will be scheduled. During surgery, the team will place the implant screw and fuse it with your jawbone. After a healing period, the abutment will be placed.

Once the abutment heals, the team will attach the crown, giving you a permanent false tooth that closely mimics a natural one.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With proper care, your dental implant can have a long lifespan, often lasting for decades. However, like natural teeth, even implants are subject to wear and tear and may require replacements or restorations over time. Molar implants, which can handle the demands of chewing, may need replacement more frequently than those at the front of the mouth.

Typically, dental implants should be replaced every 10 - 20 years, depending on your oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups. Consistent six-month dental check-ups allow your dentist to detect potential issues early and address them before they lead to significant damage.

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What Is The Recovery Time For Dental Implants?

Dental implant procedures are intricate and require a substantial recovery period. A standard healing time of approximately 4 months between bone grafting and implant surgery is common in cases involving jawbone restoration.

Following the placement of the implant screw, the bone needs time to heal and fuse with the screw. Healing durations can range from 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on your individual circumstances. Typically, you can expect your jaw to heal fully within 6-12 months.>

During healing, you must avoid crunchy or hard foods such as nuts and steak.

Dental Implant recovery time can be affected by the following factors:

  • Whether or not you require bone grafting
  • The number of dental implants you receive at a time
  • How strictly you adhere to your treatment plan
  • Any health factors unique to you and your ability to heal
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental Implants are a massive investment in your comfort and quality of life. They are a comfortable, fixed and permanent solution to missing teeth, and they look and feel just like natural teeth.

That said, it is difficult to estimate the costs of dental implants because so many factors determine the pricing. Factors that influence the cost of dental implants include:

  • Whether you need bone grafting
  • How many implants you need
  • Whether you have gum concerns
  • Whether you need a tooth extraction

Thankfully, Dr JJ Serfontein will tailor a treatment plan for your unique case and will thoroughly explain the project and all associated costs with you.

Getting dental implants in South Africa costs a fraction of what you'd pay overseas, and you would still receive world-class service with highly skilled dentists that strictly adhere to international safety standards.

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Meet Dr JJ Serfontein

I love being a dentist - this is my passion.

Over the years, I have worked on hundreds of smiles and found that when you're genuinely passionate about what you do - it shows in the finished product.

Innovation and Creativity are key principals at JJS Dentistry - dentistry is the junction where art meets science, so we incorporate modern, advanced technology and techniques with advanced technical skills and artistic flair to create a stunning smile that will last till you're 90 years old.

The smiles I create are both functional and beautiful. They are crafted using the highest quality materials available on the market today. We craft them using a unique digital workflow, which controls the process from start to finish. With this control, we can maximise the value you receive as a patient and treat you as optimally as possible.


What is the best age for dental implants?

A significant portion of individuals aged 65 and above experience the loss of at least one tooth. This demographic, including those in their 80s and 90s, presents an excellent opportunity for dental implants. Nevertheless, individuals of any age can be suitable candidates for dental implants if they have missing teeth.

How many teeth can be replaced by dental implants?

The possibility of replacing one or all of your teeth with dental implants depends on your individual case and the condition of your jaw. In some cases, as few as two dental implants can support removable lower dentures, while four implants may be sufficient for a complete set of permanent teeth.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Dental implant procedures are typically pain-free, with minimal discomfort in some cases. It’s important to note that the discomfort experienced during the procedure is unusually minimal compared to the long-term benefits of dental implants, which can help prevent future discomfort and oral health issues.

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

The implant surgery typically lasts approximately 1-2 hours for each implant placement. Following this phase, there is typically a waiting period of about 3 months before the final tooth replacement restoration is performed.

How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants function similarly to natural teeth and demand the same level of oral hygiene care. It’s essential to maintain a routine of brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily and scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

How long after dental implants can I eat normally?

Every patient is unique and will have a customised treatment plan. The timeline for resuming regular eating after implant surgery varies for each individual. Most patients can generally return to their regular diet within approximately one week after the surgery.

Do you leave dental implants in all the time?

Dental implants are permanent fixtures and do not require removal.

Can my body reject a dental implant?

Dental implants, being free of living cells, eliminate the possibility of rejection and seldom trigger allergic reactions due to their biocompatible titanium composition. However, proper fusion within the jawbone is essential for implant success.

Are dental implants worth it?

Implants, securely fused to the jawbone, provide exceptional stability and durability. With proper care, they exhibit longevity comparable to natural teeth, making them a superb choice for individuals seeking a long-lasting solution that replicates the appearance and functionality of natural teeth.

Are dental Implants safe?

Dentists have been utilising dental implants for numerous years, and with ongoing technological advancements, these implants have evolved into sophisticated restorations. Administered by highly trained professionals, dental implants have become one of the most dependable and secure methods for replacing missing teeth.

How long before dental implants feel normal?

Your mouth should start to return to normal within 1-2 weeks after your implant placement surgery, depending on the speed of your healing process. During this period, any pain or discomfort should subside, allowing you to comfortably resume your regular diet and engage in activities like exercise.

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I’ve been with JJ density’s since 2021 and everytime they seem to amaze me . The whole team at JJ is so loving and inviting. From Steff and Jacci through to Caitlyn the Oral hygienist and JJ himself and the rest of the staff. I walk in their with the biggest warmest welcome and leave their with an amazing smile and even better feeling. The comfort they provide with each treatment they give is world class aswell as the top class products and technology they use. My Teeth has never been in better condition than it is now . Thank you to JJ and Caitlyn and the whole team!!!!! ❤️❤️

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Dr Serfontein and the practice staff has been amazing since the first day I walked in. He takes his time to explain everything and makes sure you are comfortable. I have always been petrified of dentists until I met JJ. There’s no other practice for me. Thank you! My teeth are straight!!!!!

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I had the most wonderful experience! Dr Melissa Brink is just absolutely amazing after a few appointments with her she made me feel if I was part of her family. I would rate her as the best dentist I have ever had. Dr Melissa Brink you absolutely rock👌 I would highly recommend JJS Dentistry! A out of this world experience with very professional and friendly staff.

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This is my favourite dentistry in the whole world and I been to dentists in UK, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Love to come here as everyone is positive, knowledgable, caring and leading edge professional. Location is above Ferrari dealership and I get my Ferrari dental care here )))

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In January last year I was fortunate enough to have my teeth whitened by Chantelle at the Vineyards. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my teeth and still do to this day - and its been more than a year. I still use my At Home teeth whitening kit once a week to maintain this white smile. I will forever be grateful for the team at Jjs Dentistry. I still LOVE my smile! I highly recommend to EVERYONE! Its a Spa for your teeth while watching Netflix - what more do you want!?

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Today was my first ever consultation at JJ Dentistry & from the moment I walked in each and every staff member was sincerely friendly and professional .Abi and Jacqui at the front desk were both lovely . Dr Brink and her assistant made me feel so comfortable from start to finish & explained everything in detail in order for me to have a better understanding. Thank you all 🙂. Looking forward to my next session 👌

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Took my daughter to Dr Raymund Weihmann with a broken tooth and he was absolutely AMAZING ! He explained everything he was doing which made her feel more relaxed and he listened to what she wanted. Whole experience was fantastic - from being fitted in at the last minute before a long weekend to the way everybody in the practice treated her. Will definitely be returning to him!

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Honestly the best dentist I’ve been to and I have a massive fear of the dentist… I even got to watch Netflix while waiting in the chair and they made my experience quite enjoyable! I’ve been back 6 times in 2 months and excited every time! What amazing and fun staff! We are practically family at this point!