Dental Implant Benefits
Stronger teeth that look like natural teeth
Eating made easier
Stronger and last longer
Perfect colour shades that match with the rest of the teeth
Natural tooth like feeling
Improved oral health
Eat better, enjoy more food, better nutrition
Dental Implant Process
Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages: Your damaged tooth is removed. Your jawbone is prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting. After your jawbone heals, your oral surgeon places the dental implant metal post in your jawbone.
After your initial consultation visit, the dentist will decide the type of dental implant that best suits your needs and take some additional X-rays so that precise measurements can be determined. After the consultation and diagnostic X-rays, the process for dental implants involves two main surgical procedures at least 4-6 months apart.
1st Stage of dental implant treatment
During the first appointment, the implant post is inserted into your jawbone. The site is then closed with sutures. This procedure is usually performed using a local anaesthetic. You will then return to the office about 10 days later to have the sutures removed and the surgical site examined. The site is then left to heal for several months.
2nd Stage of dental implant treatment
At this stage, the implant site is then reassessed and evaluated to determine if the post and bone have fully fused with each other. If fusion has been successful, then another type of post called an abutment, is placed into the implant post.
3rd Stage of dental implant treatment
Your final crown or bridge is cemented permanently to the abutment. If you are having a denture made, it can be made to be permanently fixed to this abutment or a removable alternative can be made.
The outcome of the Procedure
Dental implants have the highest success rate of any other tooth replacement option. Implants have been around in dentistry for well over 50 years! They are designed to last a lifetime, so they are well worth the investment.
Single Tooth Implant
Single-tooth dental implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is surgically placed in an opening that your dentist makes in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new "root" for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the Denatl implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation or bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues where the implant will be placed must be in good health. .