Replacing individual missing teeth
A titanium screw shaped implant is placed in the jaw bone
Dental implants are titanium posts which are surgically placed in the jawbone. When complete, it’s almost impossible to tell a dental implant from a natural tooth. The procedure requires that the posts fuse with the jawbone in order to fully-support crowns, dentures or even bridges. A full reconstruction may require several dental implants. This procedure does not involve the damaging of the other teeth. In fact, it maintains the integrity and strength of the jawbone, resulting in successful restoration.
The procedure requires local anaesthesia and rarely conscious sedation. The procedure for dental implants starts with the opening of the gum. A small hole is drilled into the exposed jawbone and the titanium implant will now be attached to the jawbone. After this is accomplished, the gum will be stitched back, covering the implant entirely. If your jaw-bone is not sufficient to support an implant, your dentist might consider a bone graft. This will be discussed with you at the outset. On average, it takes three to six months before the implant is completely healed and has successfully fused with the jawbone. In the meantime, temporary dentures may be used. Once it has healed completely, a post will be attached to the implant. The final restoration (crown, bridge or denture) will cover this post. Dental implants provide a long-term solution for lost or missing teeth.
Our practice uses only genuine Straumann dental implants.
This company has been on the market for 60 years with an extensive research background.