DENTAL IMPLANTS THE PERFECT SMILE STUDIOS Dr Sam Jethwa Dental implants can mimic natural teeth. If you have a single missing tooth, a dental implant can be an excellent solution for restoring your smile. From a single tooth, 3 - 4 teeth or replacing the teeth in your entire mouth, titanium based implants can with the correct dental care can be successful. Implants are artificial replacements for missing / decayed teeth or slipping dentures. Procedure times vary from 'implants in a day' to more complex implant surgeries and you can spread cost with 0%, no interest finance.
Am I suitable for implants? At your free initial consultation we will assess the feasibility of providing your implant treatment. We want to understand your individual situation and concerns to give you all the options after which we provide you all the information you need to make a decision, based on what is best for your dental health.
STEP 1: ADEQUATE HEALING OF SITE PRIOR TO PLACEMENT OF IMPLANT An implant is often placed 3 months after a troth is removed to ensure adequate healing of the implant. However is certain situations when placing Immediate Implants, implants can be placed on the day of tooth removal if on assessment of the site, the conditions of the bone and tooth to removed are favourable.
STEP 2: IMPLANT PLACEMENT Placing the implant involves a small, comfortable procedure, usually carried out with a local anaesthetic. The tooth implant is placed in the bone and left to integrate. During the interim period, a transitional fixed bridge or a removable denture is used to close your gap. For the upper jaw, ideally 6 months healing, and for the lower jaw 3-4 months healing, should be allowed, prior to the placement of the definitive restoration.
STEP 3: FINAL RESTORATION This stage involves taking an impression to create a custom made post onto which you final restoration (whether it is a crown or bridge) will be fitted onto. The impression is sent to our ceramist who will create the titanium or ceramic post. This precision fitting post is securely attached into the implant. The dentist and ceramist then create the final new tooth crown to the desired size shape, shade and cosmetics. The porcelain crown or bridge is made to look like your natural teeth and is fixed into place.