|There are two types of implants that are available as part of your treatment plan. After reviewing your current situation we can offer you single tooth implants or an implant supported bridge or denture. A single tooth implant will replace the missing tooth’s roots. The implant acts as a stand-alone replacement and does not involve treating the natural teeth next to it.
What to expect
We will start by taking a 3d x-ray of your jaw and take a digital impression of your teeth. Using our state-of-the-art technology we can then plan your implant digitally. This allows us to create a surgical guide that will result in an implant that is placed with total accuracy ensuring the safest and most effective procedure.
At your second appointment, we will place the implant in your jawbone through a surgical procedure. To make you as comfortable as possible, we can offer you a local anesthetic or have sedation options available if you prefer. Once the dental implant has been placed, the gum is then secured over the dental implant and remains with a healing abutment to heal properly. Many patients can expect to feel less discomfort than a simple tooth extraction after the visit.
You may experience some swelling and tenderness over the following days as the healing process begins. While you recover, a process called Osseointegration is happening. During this process, the jawbone is growing around the implant to strengthen and hold it in place.
In your final appointment, we will remove the healing abutment and replace it with a new custom abutment and your new crown. You can rest assured your final product will blend in with your natural teeth, mimicking their shape, size and colour. We take great pride in the aesthetics, fit, feel and function of all of our implants. After replacing the missing teeth, we love to see the look of joy when you first see your smile has returned.
Like all other teeth, proper oral hygiene and maintenance are essential for long-lasting dental implants. Flossing at least once a day and brushing at least twice a day is critical to preventing plaque from forming around the implant. Our dedicated team will help you with advice on how to care for and clean your dental implants to keep your gum tissue healthy.
Dental Implants is a great idea for anyone who wishes to revitalise their smile. If you think this is the procedure for you, get in touch.