During the 1st consultation with the dental surgeon, after seeing patient’s panoramic x-ray, surgical procedures for the implantation can be performed i.e.: removal of bad and unnecessary teeth and can be carried out if needed.
2nd phase is then depending on the treatment case, after 3-6 months when the gums of extracted area have healed bone augmentation surgery (if necessary) and the implantation of one, two or more implants can be carried out (this number depends on patient)
3rd and final stage is 3 months later; the impressions are taken for the crown i.e. and ones it comes back from the laboratory, it can be fitted on to the implant.
What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
- Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth.
- Dental implants can look extremely natural, mimicking the look of the surrounding, natural teeth in your mouth. We colour-match them so they look completely natural in your smile.
- Dental implants feel like natural teeth and can give your mouth that full, complete feeling.
- Unlike a dental bridge, which reduces the enamel of the adjacent teeth and uses them to connect the three teeth together, an implant is a stand-alone tooth that is easier to clean, permanent, and preserves the bony ridge of a patient’s mouth.
- Dental implants is a highly recommended way to permanently address missing teeth. The process of obtaining dental implants is simple. Firstly you will be given an examination during a consultation to determine your overall oral health. A CT scan is completed in order to three-dimensionally diagnose the level of bone in your mouth, as a strong and adequate bone structure is required to successfully hold dental implants in place. The CT scan offers assurance that the dental implants will not hit any vital anatomy such as nerves or sinuses.
Once our dentist has determined you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will place the titanium implant (a small metal bar) into the jawbone. In 3-6 months, osseointegration, or fusing with the jawbone occurs. This is the process in which the bone will grow around the titanium implant in order to strengthen it and hold it in place. It is a little like growing a “new” tooth root as the dental implants are tooth root replacements. Temporary dental crowns are placed on the implants until the osseointegration has completed. When the healing time is completed, your will then fit and place a permanent dental crown on your dental implants. Dental implants last an extremely long time, which makes them a more permanent solution to replacing missing teeth than a dental bridge or partial dentures. They also offer more strength and stability than other solutions, which makes them highly recommended. If you have missing teeth that you would like to address in order to help improve the look of your smile, call us today to find out what dental implants can do to change your smile!
Dental crowns, or sometimes know as 'caps', can restore a tooth (or teeth) that has been significantly damaged due to chipping, cracking, decay or natural wear and tear. The crown is custom built so that it looks, feels and functions just like a real tooth, all the while providing an aesthetically appealing smile.
Treatment Plan and Procedure
Before opting for dental crowns, your dentist may first advise you on a less invasive treatment, such as dental veneers. However, if the damage to the teeth has been extensive, dental crowns may be the option for you.
During your visit, an impression of your teeth may be taken and sent to the laboratory in order to model and design the length and shape of the crown so that it comfortably and naturally fits alongside your other teeth. The dentist will also need to prepare the tooth first so that the crown can be fitted properly. After all the appropriate steps have been taken, the new crown can then be cemented and bonded in place at a later visit.
During your appointment, the dentist will outline the procedure and treatment plan in full detail as well as your options for the material of the crown, local anaesthesia, the appropriate care of any temporary crowns that may be put in place and the aftercare of the final crown.
Book an appointment and consult with your dentist in order to find the right treatment plan for you.