The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The dental implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the natural bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. This is called oseointegration. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed and your questions answered. Your concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
We can use a cat scan to help choose the best implant and define the depth, width and angulation of the implant. THis also gives the optimum effect for maximising the support, position and the number of implants and the appearance of the finished, restored tooth.
Implant case book 1. Gate Clinic
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. These are placed into the natural bone normally with local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation. Usually (but not always) you then have to wait three to four months before the implant can be loaded or restored. Dental implants can be used to replace one, two or all your teeth.
Dental Implants need enough bone in the right place to put an adequately sized implant where it is needed and have enough support for the tooth or bridge that is planned. If you do not have enough bone we may need to give you more bone. With advances on modern techniques, with the correct case selection this is now quite predicable.
This is similar in aim to a sinus graft. Where the back teeth were lost a long time ago and the bone that was around the teeth has shrunk, and you need to place dental implants where there is inadequate bone above the nerve. By moving the “cable” of the nerve of the lower jaw to the side, the bone below can be used also for implant placement to engage adequate bone volume.