In the past, dentists
used to keep or replace teeth with treatments such as root canals,
bridges and fixed or removable dentures. Unfortunately, root
canal treated teeth fail, as those are still prone to tooth decay.
In the case of bridges healthy adjacent teeth are cut down.
Removable dentures are often unstable and fixed dentures require the
use of sticky adhesives. Dental implants are a solution to these
Implant, Abutment & Crown
A dental implant is a small
man-made titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root
portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental Implants eliminate many of the concerns
associated with natural teeth including tooth decay.
A missing lateral incisor restored with an Implant and an all-ceramic
dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth and is made from
surgical-grade titanium to exacting specifications. Initially,
the implant is placed into the jawbone either immediately after the
loss of a tooth or after an extended period of time. If there
is insufficient bone, various bone enhancing procedures can be
performed prior to the implant placement.
A missing lateral incisor replaced with an implant and an Abutment Crown
An abutment, which acts as
a base for a prosthetic tooth replacement such as a crown, is
inserted into the implant at the time of implant placement, or
subsequently after a period of healing.
Two teeth restored with implants and two individual Abutment Crowns
offer many benefits never before available for the treatment of
missing teeth. In short, dental implants will look, feel and
function like your real teeth.
implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing
Dental implants are a proven restorative option with a long
clinical history. Dental implants preserve the integrity of the
facial structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with tooth
loss. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw.
It is allowed to bond with the bone and serve as an anchor for the
Three teeth restored with implants and individual Abutment Crowns
If you are missing
one or more teeth then you are a
candidate for dental implants. The placement of a dental implant is typically
completed in less than an hour with only local anesthesia. Post-operative
discomfort is normally less than that of a tooth extraction. For aesthetic
reasons, a fixed transitional restoration is done immediately after implant
placement, so that you are never without a tooth. A period of three to six
months is allowed for healing. Then the temporary healing abutment is removed
from the implant and a final abutment is inserted. A crown or removable denture
is then secured to this abutment completing the restoration.
Restored Upper teeth with twelve implants and individual Abutment Crowns
Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel
and function like natural teeth allowing you to eat your favourite
foods with increased chewing ability. It also improves your appearance, speech
and thus your self-esteem.
Complete teeth restored with multiple implants and individual Abutment Crowns
The benefits of implant treatment include appearance,
the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food, and often
protection of your remaining teeth and jawbone.
Retention of a denture with implants and without covering the palate
A full upper denture
covers the palate of the mouth and reduces the ability to taste foods.
implants require less maintenance than a natural tooth. Simple
brushing as with natural tooth is good enough for restored tooth.