Are you embarrassed to smile because you are missing teeth?
Has difficulty in chewing made eating a chore rather than a relaxing, indulgent activity?
If so, consider implant dentistry. An increasingly popular alternative to dentures and bridges, are permanent, natural-looking and comfortable solution to gaps left by missing teeth. They'll give you the confidence you need to wear your smile with pride! At BCDS we offer expert implant dentistry.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
A dental implant is a small man-made titanium fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The Implant is placed in the bone of the upper of lower jaw and allowed to integrate with the bone and serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are proven restorative option with a long clinical history. Dental implants preserve the integrity of the facial structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with tooth loss.
Placement of the implant can be done directly after a tooth extraction or in an area that has been toothless for a while, depending on the amount of bone that is available, and no contra indications are present.
In cases of insufficient bone one of two procedures may be needed before placement of the implant:
- Sinus lift
- Bone augmentation
Bone gets placed on the floor of the sinus, in order to add bone height to place the implant.
Bone gets placed on the upper of lower arches, in order to add height and / or width for successful placement of dental implants. In cases of poor primary stability, the implants are left for a period of 2-3 months to give time for the dental implant to integrate with the bone. In the smile area a provisional crown is placed and cleared out of the bite.All Services