Dental implants often offer the best treatment for replacing missing teeth. They are surgically placed in the jaw bone, and with proper oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. Dental implants however need enough jaw bone in order for them to be placed. When a patient has experienced a certain amount of jawbone loss, bone grafting, a procedure meant to grow enough new bone to support an implant, will be performed.

Our skilled surgeon can surgically insert dental implants into your jawbone. Over time, the implants will bond with the existing bone, providing a firm foundation for your replacement teeth. Once your new teeth have been securely attached to your implants, you can bite into a juicy apple or smile for the camera without any inconvenience or embarrassment.

A dental implant which is an artificial tooth root is used to support a dental restoration that resembles a tooth or group of teeth. A typical implant consists of a titanium screw (resembling a tooth’s root) and implant dental treatment usually consists of two phases.

The first phase involves placing the titanium screw in the jaw bone. This may be performed under local anaesthesia at the clinic if one or two screws are to be placed. If several screws need to be placed or if the patient is not comfortable with treatment under local anaesthesia then the treatment is carried out under general anesthesia in theatre.

A single implant procedure takes less than an hour; multiple implants can be installed in a single surgical session lasting several hours. Healing and integration of the implant(s) with jawbone occurs over three to six months in a process called Osseointegration. The second phase is carried out after healing and integration of the implant to the jaw bone. In this phase crowns or bridges are fabricated and attached to the implants.

Implant Dentistry

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Components of an Implant Placement of an Implant Example of Complete Work

Replacement of a Missing Tooth with an Implant

Missing Tooth Implant in Position Radiographic View Completed Treatment