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 are a permanent, fixed solution for replacing missing teeth. Unfortunately, some people may lose a tooth or two throughout life. The loss of a tooth may seem like no more than a cosmetic issue, but the effects of lost teeth can impact your overall oral health.

Our dental implants are an effective solution for patients who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, or other reasons. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root made of titanium or other biocompatible materials that is surgically placed into the jawbone.

Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, we attach a custom crown to restore the appearance and function of the missing tooth.

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How much do Dental Implants Cost in South Africa?

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.

The cost of Dental Implants varies according to each patient's specific needs. Dental implant treatment can cost anywhere from R20 000 - R200 000, depending on your unique case. The cost may seem relatively high, but dental implants at JJS Dentistry still cost far less than in overseas countries. In addition, you'll still get world-class treatment.

Some other factors that can impact the cost of dental implants include:

  1. Brand of implant and quality guarantee - we use top-quality products, which may be more pricey, but they ensure that your dental implants last a very long time.
  2. The number of teeth being replaced - each tooth is charged separately.
  3. Is bone grafting needed - sometimes, patients require augmentation of bone in the area that has a deficiency in bone, and therefore there are additional costs involved
  4. Laboratory fees - once implants are integrated and healed, or it's time to make teeth to attach to the implants. Once the implant positions are recorded digitally or with moulds of your mouth, the lab then needs to make the ceramic teeth for your implants. The lab fees will be added to the cost of inserting implants.

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

Do I need Dental Implants?

Losing teeth can cause the structure of the jaw bone to change, making the bones weaker and more susceptible to moving. This movement causes the facial features to shift. All this shifting and weakening of the facial structures make it more difficult to chew, speak and smile properly - so missing teeth can become extremely uncomfortable.

One of the benefits of dental implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth, allowing individuals to eat, speak and smile with confidence. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care, making them a cost-effective solution for missing teeth in the long run.

Dental Implants vs Dentures

If you've lost teeth and you're currently trying to decide between getting implants and dentures, here are some factors to consider.


  • 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 getting dental implants is somewhat complicated, but our team of specialists will take excellent care to guide you every step of the way. Dental implants have three 3 parts: the dental screw, the abutment and the crown.

Once the implant site has fully healed, we perform a second surgery to attach an abutment to the screw. The final phase of the process is when the dental crown, which looks and functions like a natural tooth, is placed on the abutment.

Dr JJ Serfontein can replace a tooth with a single implant or multiple teeth with a bridge implant.

The implant requires no unique cleaning methods or maintenance. However, regular brushing and flossing will ensure that your implant remains in good shape.

You must continue to see your dentist at least twice a year for a routine check-up. During those appointments, your dentist can examine the implant and answer any questions you may have.

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What to expect at your appointments

First Appointment

At your first appointment, we'll discuss your specific dental issues and perform tests to determine if you're a good candidate for implants. This generally involves checking to see how much bone density and volume you have in the area of the missing tooth/teeth.

Next, we create treatment plans based on your needs and lifestyle. Once you're happy with the treatment plan, we will proceed with further planning and diagnostic testing. These typically include a CBCT radiograph and digital impressions.

Second Appointment

During the second appointment, we will place the implant. A straightforward dental implant case can be performed in under 20 minutes, but more complex cases can take 1-4 hours. We provide a wide range of conscious sedation techniques to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable.

The site will be tender after the procedure and will need some time to heal before we see you at your final appointment to fit your new tooth.

Third Appointment

The third appointment is usually scheduled 6-12 weeks after placing the implant. We will conduct a test to make sure that the implant has been adequately fused. If we restore a straightforward single implant, your final crown or crown will be manufactured and fitted on this day. More complex cases involve more impressions and further steps in planning the final steps.

What Is The Dental Implant Planning Process?

The road to getting a dental implant starts with a customised treatment plan.

Implants are permanent fixtures in the mouth, so much planning and consideration must go into the process. Dr JJ Serfontein will need to address any pre-existing conditions before placing the implant and will walk you through any questions or concerns you may have. Some factors that may impact your surgery include gum health and bone density.

Under certain circumstances, your jawbone can begin to erode, which is called bone resorption. If your bones have started eroding, you may need a bone graft procedure. Bone grafting restores the jaw and creates a more solid foundation to support the implant. Once the team addresses your bone structure, they will schedule the dental implant surgery. The team will place the implant screw during surgery and fuse it to your jawbone. You will then spend some time healing before the next step when they place the abutment.

Once that has healed, the team will add the crown, and you'll have a permanent false tooth that looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With proper care and maintenance, your dental implant can last for decades. That being said, any tooth - even implants - are subject to wear and tear and will most likely need replacements or restorations as time passes. Molar implants need replacing more frequently than implants at the front of the mouth because we use them for chewing.

Dental implants generally need to be replaced every 10-20 years, depending on your oral hygiene routine and how regularly you visit the dentist. However, if you stick to dental check-ups every 6 months, your dentist will be able to pick up any potential problems and fix them before they cause severe damage.

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What Is The Recovery Time For Dental Implants?

Dental implants are quite a complicated process, so you will require a fair amount of time to recover. For those that need jawbone restoration, 4 months of healing time between bone grafting and implant surgery is typical.

After placing the screw, the bone will need some time to heal and fuse with the screw. Healing takes 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on your unique case. The recovery process varies from patient to patient. Typically, you can expect your jaw to heal fully within 6-12 months.

During the healing process, 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 large percentage of men and women over age 65 have at least one missing tooth. This makes them ideal candidates for implants, including people in their 80s and 90s. However, anyone at any age may be a good candidate for dental implants if they are missing a tooth or teeth.

How many teeth can be replaced by dental implants?

You can replace one or all of your teeth with dental implants, but it depends on your case and the health of your jaw. Two dental implants can support a removable lower denture, while four can support complete permanent teeth.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Dental implant procedures are completely pain-free. Although the procedure can sometimes be a little uncomfortable, the implants could help prevent further discomfort and issues.

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

The implant surgery generally takes about 1-2 hours for each implant to be placed. After this step is complete, we will wait about 3 months before the final restoration of the tooth replacement.

How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants function like natural teeth and require the same oral hygiene routine. Ensure that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, as well as go for regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

How long after dental implants can I eat normally?

Every patient is different and requires a different treatment plan. When you can eat regularly again after your implant surgery will be specific to you. Typically, most patients can begin eating a full, regular diet within one week following surgery.

Do you leave dental implants in all the time?

Dental implants are fixed appliances, so they never need to be removed.

Can my body reject a dental implant?

Dental implants do not contain any living cells, so they cannot be rejected. They also very rarely cause allergic reactions because titanium is completely biocompatible. However, an implant may fail to fuse with the jawbone properly.

Are dental implants worth it?

Since implants are fused to the jawbone, they are very stable. If you take good care of them, you can expect them to be just as durable as your natural teeth. Considering that they last for decades, they are an excellent choice for those looking for a long-term option. Plus, they look and function just like natural teeth!

Are dental Implants safe?

Dentists have used dental implants for many years, and implant technology continues to advance. Today, implants are sophisticated restorations that highly trained professionals put in place. They're one of the most reliable and safe ways to replace missing teeth.

How long before dental implants feel normal?

Depending on how quickly you're healing, your mouth will begin to feel normal again about 1-2 weeks after your implant placement surgery. At this time, you should feel no more pain, and you can eat your regular diet and resume strenuous 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!