SINGLE AND MULTIPLE TOOTH IMPLANT
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
HOW WILL THE IMPLANT BE PLACED?
First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth or denture replacement option can be worn over the implant site. Often, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implant and attach an extension. This temporary healing cap completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
Finally, a replacement tooth called a crown will be created for and attached to a small metal post. We will work with you to tailor make the most suitable treatment plan for you.
Implant crowns and bridges
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE
What are implants supported denture?
Implants supported denture is now the first choice standard of care for lower jaw in edentulous patient. Implants are used to stabilize or provide a more secure fit for a denture. The system consists of titanium implants that act like the roots of your teeth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The retaining fixture in the denture snaps over the implant attachment when the denture is seated and securely holds the denture in place.
How can they help denture wearers?
Denture wearers often lack confidence that their denture will firmly stay in place in their mouth without becoming loose or floating. For patients who are having this difficulty, implants supported denture will help you eat and speak more confidently. This is especially helpful for the lower denture. Also, because the denture no longer slides on the gums, denture implants help retain the jaw bone.
How are the implants placed?
Typically, four implants are gently screwed into the ridge of the lower jaw. This is a relatively painless, non-
invasive procedure. The denture is then made over a period of 2-3 months by the dentist to allow it to snap onto the implants. The result? A tight-fitting, reliable system that allows you to speak and eat with confidence.
Implant denture explained