Dental Implants

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An Implant is one of the options available to replace a missing tooth – an alternative to a

conventional bridge or a partial denture .It is a an artificial root placed into the jaw bone

to hold a crown or or bridge in place .Implants look feel and function like your natural

teeth .Unlike a conventional bridge , an implant doesn’t rely on the teeth either side for

support hence doesn’t interfere with them.All implants are undertaken by specialists

at our Specialist Dental centeres .Please consult us for further information about implants.
 

A dental implant is typically a small screw shaped attachment usually made from

titanium.It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root.

Once osseointegration (when the bone attaches firmly to the implant ) has occurred ,

replaccement tooth can be secured to the top of the implant.This new tooth can look ,

feel and perform just like a natural tooth.It is also possible to use multiple implants to

support a denture or bridge.


What are the benefits of Implants?
Implant secured or stabilised replacement teeth are more comfortable than conventional

dentures because there is no slipping or movement .This eliminates some of the key worries

of dentures and improves self confidence.


Dental Implants are the alternative to bridge work for permanently replacing missing teeth ,

eliminating the need to grind down healthy teeth.
When teeth are missing the surrounding bone begins to shrink .Dental implants can help maintain

the shape and structure of the jaw bone.


What is involved in the implant process?
The implant process normally involves several steps that take place over a period of time from three

to nine months.Although there are various implant treatment methods,atypical process often includes.
Assessment Planning:At initial consultation after discussing possible alternatives , the dental surgeon

will assess the feasibility of providing implnat treatment.X-Rays may be taken and preliminary models

may be prepared . A written plan is usually then formulated detailing the sequence of treatment and

associated cost.
Implant placement:A relatively simple minor surgical procedure that can be performed under sterile

conditions in a dental surgery under local anesthesia and if indicated supplemented by conscious

sedation.If after assessment the underlying bone is judged to be deficient , a number of options are

available for bone regeneration.This may be carried out prior to or at the same time as the implant

placement.


Integration Period: Although some implants can be loaded into function immediately or soon after

surgery , it is often suggested that a period of three months or more be allowed for the implant

to fully integrate before loading.The patients own denture or in some cases a simple adhesive bridge,

can be worn during this healing phase.
The restorative phase : Once integrated , the implants may need to be uncoverd an can be brought

into function with a variety of restorations , ranging from a single crown,small or large bridge , or if

preferred , a removable overdenture clipped to the implants .The replacement teeth are constructed

by a specialist denatl labortory working closely with the dental surgeon.
Maintenance: Following the completion of implant treatment,patients need to clean thoroughly around

the implants as instructed by the dentist.They should attend their dentist for regular review so that the

health of the soft tissue , bone levels and the integrity of the restoration can be checked.


Will I be able to eat what I like afterwards?


Once completed , patients should be able to eat a normal , healthy diet with little or no difficulty.


What costs ar involved in implant treatment?


The cost can vary depending on the degree and extent of treatment needed.The full cost is

therefore explained and subsequently confirmed in a written treatment plan.
How long will it all take?


A range of techniques is available .Usually implant treatment requires a number of

appointments over a period of several months.In some cases , implant work can be

undertaken and completed in a muc shorter period .


How long will the implants last?

Once treatment is completed a routine of careful dental hygiene an regular checkups

should ensure that implants last for many years.


Am I too old for implant treatment ?


There is no upper age limit for patients to undergo implant treatment provided they

continue to enjoy reasonable good health.


Is the treatment Painful?


Patients are often surprised at how discomfort they experience during and

after implant procedures.