First steps towards your dental implant treatment…
If you’re suffering from tooth loss and are looking into a dental implant treatment to regain the function and aesthetics of your smile you’ve come to the right place. During your initial consultation we will conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health to ensure your candidacy for treatment. If your jawbone has shrunk or has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. Bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jawbone. We will tell you if bone grafting is needed and can be done during your first appointment.
Other Dental Services
Dental implants might be what you’re looking for and need, but we also offer a full range of other dental services. These include but are not limited to:
Fillings and repairs
Composition of Dental Implants
Dental implants are made of titanium due to its light weight property. It is also known for its strength and is bio-compatibility, meaning it is very seldom rejected by the body. The special property of fusing to bone is the biological basis for titanium dental implants.
The Dental Implants Procedure
The procedure for dental implant is carried out in three stages:
First, the dentist will surgically place the implant into the jawbone and maxilar bone. He will then recommend a diet of soft and cold foods during the healing process.
During the next stage the bone around the implant heals through a process called osseintegration. During this process the bone grows around the implant and holds it in place. Some patients will be required to wait for several months before the implant can be completely integrated. Other patients will have the implants and replacement teeth placed in just one visit. This will depend on your healing speed, which cannot be determined during the very early stages of the consultation.
The final stage involves placement of the artificial teeth. For every tooth implant, the dentist will customize a new tooth, what is known as a dental crown. The crown is usually based on size, shape, color and fit and is designed to blend with your other teeth. In case more than a single tooth is being replaced, custom-made bridges will be designed in order to fit the patient’s mouth and the implants. Since the replacement teeth takes some time to make, we will provide temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally until the permanent crowns are ready.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants play a significant role in restoring a smile. They will also help you chew, eat, talk and maintain a natural appearance. Besides replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the shape and density of the jawbone. Compared to other repair and restoration methods, dental implant treatments are considered the most reliable, with a long-term successful outcome. For this reason they are perceived more predictable.