Even if the gap isn’t at the front of your mouth and is unnoticeable, it can cause bone degradation and cause the teeth around it to migrate affecting how you chew and talk as well as adversely affect your facial structure.
Implants are a simple, effective and minimally invasive solution for missing teeth and can quickly restore your smile to its natural state. Implants are also an excellent alternative for replacing loose fitting Dentures.
The Implant consists of two components. A small-grade titanium screw which mimics the tooth root and a prosthetic ceramic Crown which looks and feels like a natural tooth. Once you are determined to be a suitable candidate for the procedure, the biocompatible screw (a small titanium post that is not harmful to living tissue) is embedded in your gum so that it can fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
The healing process takes about three to six months. Once the gum has healed, you will be fitted with your permanent prosthetic tooth, which could last a lifetime if you maintain good oral hygiene.
Dental Implants can replace a single tooth, or several missing teeth using a Bridge or even replace a full set of Dentures.
At your first appointment, you will receive an examination from one of our Dental Implant Dentists. The Dental Implant process will be explained to you through imaging and models. X-rays may be taken if you decide to proceed with the treatment to ensure your jaw is strong enough to support the Implant.
At your next appointment, the original tooth will be extracted if it is still there before fitting you with the titanium post or posts under a local anaesthetic or IV sedation. Multiple posts can be fitted in one appointment if you are having more than one Implant.
Once the gum has healed, we will take an impression of your mouth in order to design the ceramic prosthesis.
The final step is to attach the prosthesis to the titanium Implant.
You will be fitted with a temporary Resin Bridge in the case of full teeth replacement to give the Implants time to stablise.
The entire process takes about six to eight months and after which you can treat your Implant just like a normal tooth.
As an innovative Dental Implant, All-on-4 and All-on-6 Same Day Teeth are high-quality Implants which are appropriate for patients who are unsuitable for traditional Dental Implants.
Traditional Dental Implants are not always suitable for patients who do not have adequate bone mass.
All-on-4 and All-on-6 Implants can be inserted with a tilt so that partial or full sets of upper or lower teeth can be attached to the stable implant structure.
Choosing a fixed solution to missing teeth can be a desirable option for patients who do not want removable dentures. During the Dental Implant procedure, your Dentist will insert a small screw made of biocompatible (not harmful to living tissue) material into the jaw. Over time the material fuses with the jaw bone, a process called osseointegration, resulting in a secure anchor which is integrated into your natural bone.
Dental Implants can be used to attach both partial sets and full sets of Dentures, depending on each patient’s specific needs and dentition. There are now options available for fixed and removable Implant Retained Dentures.
For patients who require a Single Tooth Dental Implant, a single (titanium screw) can be inserted during a minimally invasive procedure. Once the site has healed, a fixed artificial tooth (Crown) can be attached to the Dental Implant to restore your dental structure and improve functionality.