A dental implant is a way of replacing one or more missing teeth. An implant is a fixed option using a titanium screw that is placed directly in to the jaw bone. Overtime, the screw fuses with the bone and acts as a root like a normal tooth.
This screw then is used to support replacement bridges, crowns and removable dentures. There are different types of implant available depending on your requirements:
- Single dental implants
- Multiple dental implants
- All on 4 dental implants – this is where four single implants are placed which then support all teeth in one arch, such as a denture.
What does the treatment involve?
Firstly, you will be booked in for a consultation with our implantologist who will discuss what type of implant will be most suited to you.
If implants are the best option for you the next step is to take impressions and scan called a CBCT. Following this you will provided with a full treatment plan and associated costs.
If you are happy to go ahead with the treatment plan we would arrange for you to see our hygienists for a deep clean. An appointment for the surgical procedure will then be booked.
Following the surgical procedure where the implant is placed we need to wait 3-4 months for healing. At this stage we will take further impressions to create crowns, bridges or dentures.