We are currently not setup for implant surgery at our practice, however, we do restore the implants with crowns or bridges once they have been placed. We currently refer to a local specialist implant practice for the surgical stage of the implant treatment.
This patient had 2 implants placed which were then restored with zirconia abutments and ceramic crowns.
Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solutions, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Have you heard of dental implants? Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.
- You will need a thorough examination and may require further investigations, including a CBCT which creates a 3-dimensional image of your jaws.
- Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed into the bone in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.
- After the implant has been surgically placed, it can then be covered over or a special fitting can be placed on top of it while it integrates with the bone.
- Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.
- Good oral hygiene and regular maintenance with a hygienist are important parts of having implant treatment.
- When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
- Retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a 'sunken' look.
- Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
- Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.