What are Dental Implants?
Our attentive and expert dentists have placed many implants over the years, giving patients a long-term solution for missing teeth. Some patients have described dental implants as “the next best thing to a natural tooth.”
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture placed into the upper or lower jaw and acts as the roots of a missing tooth (or teeth). The implant resembles a screw that we place into the jaw on one end and attach a restorative appliance, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, on the other. Simply put, the implant anchors your replacement tooth or teeth in place.
The Security of Dental Implants
Unlike removable appliances, such as dentures, dental implants have added security because they become fused to the jawbone through osseointegration. This process, where a structural connection forms between your natural jawbone and the titanium implant as it heals, makes implants much more effective than traditional tooth replacement options.
Osseointegration connects this restoration directly to your jawbone, mimicking the strength and functionality of a natural tooth – giving you additional confidence in your replacement teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many advantages for those who opt for dental implants, including:
Are You A Candidate for Dental Implants?
These characteristics may not prevent you from getting dental implants, but they can certainly delay treatment. Before we proceed with a dental implant procedure, we want to address any other areas of concern first.
Patients who do not have sufficient bone in the jaw to support an implant may benefit from a bone graft procedure to build up the bone before we move forward with placing a dental implant.
Our Team of Specialists Includes an In-House Prosthodontist
Dental Implants at Smile2o
Once we determine if you are suitable for dental implants, we will start your treatment as soon as possible. Before we move forward, we will always ensure you are fully informed and that we have answered all your questions about the procedure, healing, and aftercare.
During your first appointment, we will carefully examine your mouth and oral health and take necessary X-rays and images of your teeth. Our In-house SIMPlant™ CT-scan software helps our specialists plan and visualise your new dental implants.
Next, we place the implants into the correct location and angle using our SGT-surgical motor for the most accurate placement possible. Depending on your situation, the implants may need to heal before we provide you with a bespoke tooth restoration. However, at our practice, it’s possible for you to leave your appointment with an abutment tooth.
Implants in a Day
Our infrastructure, expert knowledge, and experience in dental implant treatment enable us to utilise immediate placement and restoration protocols for several patients. Instead of waiting for the implant to heal over a few months, we may provide you with your implant-supported tooth on the same day we extract a damaged tooth. We offer single-tooth, and full-arch (upper and lower jaw) solutions to missing teeth by this means.
We use endosseous, SLA-treated, conventional, and root-form dental fixtures that conform to the highest international standards.
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