Teeth Implants or Dental Implants

Teeth Implants are the ultimate solution for fixed teeth. They are strong, long lasting and look just like real teeth!

What are Teeth Implants?

A dental/ tooth implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is implemented in the jawbone. As the mouth heals taking approximately three to six months after the surgery, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant through a process called Osseo integration. After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges or dentures. Teeth Implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth.

Implant Process

The teeth implant process should begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical and dental history, and a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The clinical exam should also include specific x-rays. After assessment, a comprehensive treatment plan will be devised. From that point, teeth implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anaesthetic. The length of the healing time is based on the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant placed. After adequate healing time, the implant can be used to support a crown, bridge or denture.

Are they safe and long lasting?

Teeth implant treatment is a well established technique with a success rate of more than 90% over a ten year period. Titanium, the metal used, is well proven for strength and safety and is widely used in hip replacements.

Will I need time off work if having teeth implants?

Not necessarily. This depends on how many Teeth Implants are placed. We recommend some rest and taking the specialised painkillers and antibiotics, you’ll be returning to work in no time!

Are they expensive?

Once comparing the benefits of Teeth Implants against other alternatives you will find that Teeth Implants are the ideal way of filling gaps and are also cost-effective in the long run, although there are cheaper alternatives available. With your teeth implant treatment plan, estimates should be given and finance options offered.

Alternatives

There are 3 options other than implants:

1. Fixed Bridgework.

2. Removable dentures.

3. Leave the gaps as they are.


Post time: 12-25-2017