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Dental Implants

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 1st May 2010 | Comments Off on Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal screws that are inserted in the jawbone. Once the bone tissue grows firmly around the implant, it serves as the foundation to carry a crown or a bridge.

The implant is made of titanium; a metal that is accepted by the body tissue and that allows the implant to integrate with the bone. Implant treatment can replace one or more missing teeth without involving the neighbouring teeth.

The treatment explained:

The number one deciding factor for the suitability of the implant treatment is whether the patient has a sufficient amount of jawbone to anchor the implant.

With bone augmentation and bone replacement techniques, many patients with insufficient amount of jawbone are today treated successfully. After the necessary examinations, the dentist decides if and where an implant can be placed.

Under sterile conditions the implantologist inserts the implant in the jawbone and covers it with the gums. The inserted implant is left to heal and integrate or knit with the jawbone.

The rule of thumb is 3 months healing for the upper jaw and 2 months for the lower jaw…but these time can vary according to individual cases.

 The operation can be performed under local anaesthetic and is quite straightforward. A little discomfort  may be experienced for a week or so after the operation.

With more progress made in the field of implantology, the healing time is becoming significantly shorter. When the implant is integrated with the jawbone, the crown part is attached to it and the treatment is completed.

Same day teeth

?Same day teeth? is a concept that has been carried out successfully. Patients leave the surgery with the new teeth on the same day. Certain criteria should be met to qualify for this treatment. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate.

Dental implants are constantly undergoing development with new techniques and ever improving products. The application areas are increasing with more possibilities of providing better quality of life  to our patients.

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

We are an experienced dental team and are proud to deliver excellence, innovation and results that are second to none, using state of the art techniques in a practice dedicated to your comfort, wellbeing and most importantly, your smile.


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