In addition to the traditional way of replacing a tooth with a bridge, we now have the ability to provide a permanent solution that is very close to a natural tooth replacement.
Implants provide a way of replacing your missing tooth without having to disturb the teeth adjacent to the gap – if the teeth are adjacent to the gap are completely healthy you may not want to have these reduced to support a bridge.
What is a dental implant?
|An implant is a screw like fixture that is surgically placed into your jawbone and then a specialised attachment is then attached to support the final restoration, which can be a crown or as a support anchor for a bridge or denture.
The actual implant surgery varies depending on a combination of factors.
Once a consultation has taken place and the necessary diagnostic stages are complete, the actual implant treatments are staged over 3 appointments.
The time between appointments can also vary depending on healing.
- At your first visit the implant will be placed surgically into your bone and then covered over to heal. Your bone will fuse to the fixture to create a strong support for the replacement tooth.
- At the second visit the implant will be exposed and the measurements and impressions are then taken to fabricate the final restoration.
- On the third visit your final restoration will be connected to your implant via a special connection.
- Follow up visits are necessary to monitor the full healing process. Implants are the most effective long-term replacement for teeth!
Using the latest technology in implants, we provide a completely computerised treatment planning solution, offering accurate detail on the placement of your implant and detailed planning prior to the treatment time. For more information on Simplant, our computerised treatment planning system, click here.
Implants can replace one tooth, multiple teeth or can replace your ill fitting partial or full dentures with implant supported fixed dentition. see gallery under implants