Dental ImplantsÂ are now rapidly becoming the most conservative method of replacing one or more missing teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a biocompatible screw-like titanium â€œfixtureâ€ which is surgically placed into the jawbone. After healing is complete and the implanted has integrated intoÂ the bone an implant post or abutment and a permanent tooth can be attached in a variety of designs.
As a highly trained surgeon, the Periodontist is responsible for all surgical aspects of implant therapy. The surgeon works closely with the general Dentist or the Prosthodontist and laboratory technician, each of whom have received advanced specialised education in the restoration of dental implants. The collaborative process is a beautiful and functional â€œPermanentâ€ tooth replacement that leads to an enhanced quality of life for our patients.
Sequence of treatment for implant therapy
Under local anaesthetic, the surgeon lifts the gum tissue away and performs a precise and gentle technique to place theÂ Dental ImplantÂ fixture into the jawbone. The gum is repositioned and sutured. Most patients experience no major discomfort after the procedure.
The dental implant fixture will be left undisturbed in the jawbone for a period of four to six months. During this time, the bone attaches to the implant and OSSEOINTEGRATION takes place. Depending on the case type, a temporary removable denture may be worn for aesthetic purposes.
Once osseointegration of the implant is complete, the surgeon exposes the top of the implant and attaches a post or abutment. This abutment passes through the gum and ultimately supports the new tooth
Final Prosthetic Restoration
Your Dentist or our Prosthodontist will take an impression of the implant and will work with the laboratory technician to make the new implant-supported tooth. The final restoration can be screwed into place or cemented. The new tooth is firmly anchored into the bone and gums, and will look and feel just like a natural tooth.
- Implants Replacing one Tooth
- Implants Retained Bridge
- Implants Replacing all Teeth
- Implants Securing a Denture
- Single Implant
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