Is something missing in your life?
The lifestyle choices you make can have big impacts on your dental health. High sugar diets can lead to rotten teeth, while high impact sports can also place your pearly whites in the firing line.
However way you lose your teeth, dental implants can be a great solution for getting your quality of life back. Rather than wearing removable dentures, dental implants are fitted to your jaw permanently. They can replace one or more teeth, and a complete denture (known as “all on four”) can return excellent functionality and aesthetics to your smile.
- Single tooth
- All on Four Implant Dentures
Full upper & lower arches
Implant supported dentures are an affordable solution for increased stability and retention for removable dentures. Implant supported bridges with acrylic or ceramic teeth, the ultimate solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are now routine procedures, however, as it is not a procedure you are likely to have to undertake often, Claremont Dental understands that the decision to have a tooth implant is not taken lightly.
To give you an idea of what to expect before, during and after receiving a tooth implant, we have outlined the possible processes below.
If you are considering teeth implants, the best course of action is to book a consultation with one of our experienced dentist Dr Daniel Abbondanza.
Single or several teeth
Single or multiple teeth implants are usually done in 2 stages separated by 3-4 months, but can also be immediate when appropriate. This is different to when full dental implants are considered, that can often be done as an immediate procedure.
The course of treatment outlined below for a single tooth implant or multiple teeth implants to replace a missing segment of teeth, is one of several options available to you – your dentist will advise you on the best solution for you.
First visit – Examination & X-Rays
Examination and one or more x-rays. Your dental health and suitability for teeth implants will be assessed, and all treatment options considered. In some cases, preliminary work may be required before tooth implant/bridge placement to ensure an optimal result.
Second visit – Dental Implant Placement
During this visit, the fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth will be installed. The area is made numb and the fixture placed in the jaw bone. Where possible we may often use keyhole surgery to minimise discomfort. A healing cap is then inserted and a temporary tooth is provided during healing. The dental implants are given three months to bond with the bone. This procedure will generally take 30–60 minutes.
Third visit – Testing of Dental Implants
Once the dentist has confirmed that the tooth implant has successfully bonded with the bone, the temporary tooth and/or the healing cap is removed and an impression is taken to make the final crown. In some cases an additional ‘try-in’ appointment may be required to fine-tune the final aesthetics.
Fitting of Crown or Bridge.
The final step
permanently insert the new crown or bridge.
Full Set Teeth Implants
Full set teeth replacements offer an alternative to those who wear dentures or are about to lose most or all of their teeth.