When a tooth has been lost, an implant is a permanent fixed replacement, and within a matter of months your smile can be restored to its former glory.
The implant procedure requires a detailed treatment planning session, in which a comprehensive oral assessment will be completed and impressions and x-rays taken.
The procedure is individually tailored to your objectives and may include several stages of treatment. The process is completed in house under Local Anaesthetic.
The condition of your bone determines the length of healing time required before the implant can be loaded with the permanent crown. During this period you will have a removable denture or fixed bridge to restore the dentition.
Following treatment it’s important that you see your dentist regularly to uphold the health of your mouth, teeth and implants. Appointments may also be arranged with our hygienist to ensure a high level of oral hygiene upheld.
A dental implant is a titanium rod which is surgically placed in the jaw bone. After a healing period this rod can then be used to support crowns, bridges or affix dentures.
Implants can be used to replace individual missing teeth that may have been lost through dental disease or trauma. However there versatility doesn’t stop there, several implants can be placed in the jaw to support a combination of crowns and bridges to fully restore your smile.
By replacing missing teeth your face can look fuller and more youthful. The functionality of the teeth will also be improved, with less pressure being placed on your remaining natural teeth. Through the placement of implants the load is spread more evenly across the dentition and in turn could eliminate any digestive problems you may currently be suffering with.
For an implant to be placed you have to undergo a small surgical procedure which can be done under local anaesthetic or sedation. A healing period is then required to allow the jaw bone to interlock with titanium rod and once stable it can be loaded with the crown, bridge or denture. This period of healing can be anything from 3-9 months; however on average 6 months is enough time for the tooth to be restored to its former glory.