DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. A dental implant is a tooth restorative procedure that attaches a prosthetic tooth to a tiny titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing.

 Dental implants can:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Provide support for a partial denture
  • Increase support and stability for a full lower denture, making it more comfortable

ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

  • Implants are fixed and do not need to be removed
  • They do not trap food
  • They are not a cause of embarrassment; which is often the case with dentures
  • The teeth either side of the gap do not need to be treated. This avoids complications such as root canal treatment and decay
  • The cost is comparative to having a bridge

REPLACING TEETH

It is very common for people to have more than one tooth missing or even a span of teeth missing. It is no longer necessary to fill these gaps with dentures or to cut down neighbouring teeth for bridges. The team at the Dentistry on Marlston will restore what has been lost and your next set of teeth can come courtesy of implant dentistry.

The number of implants necessary depends on the number of missing teeth and the quality of your bone. Rest assured that your individual case will be assessed with the latest implant technology and techniques in mind.

Here at Dentistry on Marlston, we possess the necessary skills set to accommodate for all scenarios.

Multiple teeth

SIMPLE CASES CAN TAKE AS FEW AS FOUR APPOINTMENTS

  1. A comprehensive consultation including x rays and CT scans. We will provide you with a detailed treatment plan including a breakdown of costs and schedule,
  2. Implant placement and temporary restoration We will always strive to provide you with temporary teeth whilst the implant fuses to your bone.
  3. A healing phase is necessary and can range from weeks to months, however 3–4 months is usual (complex cases involving bone or soft tissue replacement normally take longer)Impressions are then taken to allow the technician to make the final implant supported teeth.
  4. Delivery of your final implant supported teeth.

REPLACING ALL YOUR TEETH

When all of your teeth are missing, replacement used to mean dentures. Dentures are a handicap.

Implants are a way to make sure your next set of teeth look and feel natural. By placing multiple strategically positioned implants around the jaw, they can form the foundations for a full set of beautiful teeth. Nowadays, this often involves using the All on 4 concept 

Each case must be carefully considered on an individual basis. The amount and quality of bone must be measured and the direction of any bone and soft tissue loss carefully considered. The number of implants will vary as will the material and techniques in the manufacture of your new teeth.

The team at Dentistry on Marlston have many years experience in the consideration of these factors and can help guide you to the ideal solution for your personal situation.

The aim remains the same: To provide you with the confidence and comfort that a full set of natural looking teeth can provide. Over time your implant retained teeth  will feel just like  natural teeth.

Over Dentures

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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