When your looking at replacing your teeth, there are now multiple options that may be suitable to meet your needs. One of the more popular and exciting ways to do this is through dental implants.
Implants are titanium or ceramic posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone, which will then securely hold in place your new tooth or teeth. The implants will integrate with your jaw bone and will act as replacement roots of your teeth. For implants to be successfully placed, you will need sufficient bone density and quality for them to be placed. In cases where there is not enough bone, a bone graft may be required. This is when artificial bone (or bone harvested from another area of your body) is placed into your jaw that requires the bone and then left to integrate and heal.
In the first instance, we offer free consultations so we can assess your current situation and determine what treatments will meet your needs. After the consultation, a detailed treatment plan outlining your options will be sent to you.
Once you are eligible for implants and you have decided to go ahead, the first step will involve a full case assessment, which will be invaluable in the planning stage of implants. This could include a CT scan. A CT scan will show the dentist the structure of the jaw and help plan for the optimum place to place the implant. At the actual implant placement stage (which can be carried out under sedation), the implants will be carefully and professionally placed into your jaw.
There will be a healing period to allow for your mouth to accept the implants and to heal. After this phase, the final fit will happen, which is when the final restoration will be securely attached to your implants.
If you would like to find out more information for your case, please do not hesitate to contact us and book your free consultation today.