Teeth are an important part of your daily life and play an important role in both aesthetics and function. It is unfortunate when teeth cannot be restored to function and require removal.
What is a Dental Implant?
Why Choose Dental Implants?
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Implant Supported Bridges
The following three treatment methods can be used for implant-supported bridges, depending on your needs:
- The traditional dental bridge consists of a false tooth or teeth being held in place by dental crowns fixed over your natural teeth or a false tooth between two dental implants, depending on your needs.
- The Maryland bridge uses two of your natural teeth for support, one on each side of the gap, and uses metal frameworks to bond to the back of your neighboring teeth like wings, with a porcelain replacement tooth filling the gap.
- The Cantilever bridge is an option for when there is only a natural tooth on one side of the gap and involves fixing a pontic to a dental crown to the supported tooth.
- Xenograft – The bone is taken from an animal to be used for bone grafts.
- Alloplasts – This is a synthetic bone substitute, which is chemically similar to mimic human bone. Alloplasts also promote new natural bone formation.
What Does Dental Implant Treatment Involve?
Once the implant area has healed, the implant is uncovered, allowing accurate impressions to be taken so that the restoration (i.e. Crown or Bridge) can be made. Our dental technicians use Dr Kandian’s precise prescription and state of the art computer scanning to construct first class quality and highly aesthetic restorations. The restoration/s are tried in to confirm fitting, function and aesthetics before the final attachment to the implant/s. A review appointment is made following treatment to confirm function and performance.
The dental implant procedure is carried out under local anesthetic and sedation can also be used. For simple cases, over the counter pain killers for a few days is sufficient to keep you comfortable, and if larger surgical procedures are required then appropriate pain killers and advice will be provided.
It is paramount to maintain good oral hygiene with dental implants to ensure the surrounding gum and bone is kept healthy to prevent receding gums and / or bone loss. We also strongly recommend that you attend regular hygiene appointments and maintain specific inter-dental cleaning around the implant. Please visit our Gallery page to see before and after dental implant cases.