It only takes the loss of one tooth to seriously impact both the function of your bite and how you feel about the look of your smile.
One of the most significant developments in modern dental medicine is the application of dental implants, which has led to them becoming one of the most popular dental procedures of today.
The procedure to place your implant will involve a small incision in your gum-line and the implant gently guided into its precise position as determined through x-rays and oral examinations.
It’s safe and is performed while you are under local anaesthetic to ensure you are completely comfortable.
Your implant is then left for between three to six months, allowing it to bond naturally with your jawbone, during which time a temporary crown or bridge may be placed to enable you to retain your full smile and mouth function.
An implant is a substitute for a missing tooth root and becomes the permanent structure to which a crown or bridge is secured.
Single Tooth Implant
Single tooth implant replacement is preferable to removable dentures or bridges because the implant teeth are separate and do not compromise the adjacent teeth.
A strong and stable set of teeth is a lifelong asset, but in many cases and due to countless reasons, teeth may need to be replaced.
Investing in the strength and durability of your teeth is strongly advised, and Dental Care Professionals will make sure you receive the best possible treatment and outcome for single tooth replacement procedures.
The porcelain bridge alternative requires invasive preparation of the adjacent teeth and statistically it is proven that these are likely to fail in 15 years.
A single tooth implant is a permanent fixed replacement of a missing or broken down tooth. A titanium implant is inserted in the jawbone to serve as the anchor for the replacement tooth.
It is often advantageous to insert the implant at the same time as the extraction of the tooth. Usually the titanium fixture would be allowed to heal under the gum for approximately 3 months, or longer if any sort of grafting or tissue reconstruction was required, before the crown can be fitted.
In some cases however, it is possible to fit an immediate replacement tooth to the titanium insert, thus loading the implant, which is called ‘immediate loading’ of the tooth implant.
Multiple Teeth Implants
Similar to single dental implant, multiple or total teeth replacement can give rewarding results in improved appearance and function.
Dental Care Professionals has conducted countless dental implants and has found the results exceptional, predictable and reliable.
Multiple teeth implant procedures are recommended for people who have several damaged teeth in a consecutive row, regardless of their position. Multiple tooth replacement includes fixed options (not removable bridges) and removable bridges with teeth made from porcelain or acrylic.
Multiple tooth replacements with implants have seen results which include:
- Ability to eat all foods that were once enjoyed but have been avoided
- Restore confidence to smile
- Cost effective
- Replacement of partial dentures which are often bulky, non aesthetic and compromise the adjacent teeth.
- Better function
- Replacement of multiple teeth with fewer implants therefore less cost.
- Restore appearance
- Regain the appreciation of food as the palate will be free of any covering plate.
When replacing multiple teeth with dental implants, unlike a single tooth implant, it is often not necessary to place an implant support under each tooth.
Instead, two or more implants, can be used as anchors to replace a segment of three or four teeth, and when an entire arch needs replacing, the full set of teeth can often be fitted to as little as four supports.
Conducting the procedure regularly, we have wide ranging experience and are able to determine each individual situation and its affect on the mouth overall.
Every case is different and some of these steps can be combined when conditions permit.
Your Dental Care Professional will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.