At LARA dental we know the potential pain and embarrassment that can accompany one or a few missing teeth.
Our dental implant treatments are designed to give you a smile you can be proud of. There a whole host of reasons as to why we lose our teeth and for many people it may be something that they never attend to. Whether you need to replace a single missing tooth, or you require a full mouth dental implant restoration, we can restore the full functionality and appearance of your missing teeth.
Using a revolutionary treatment that was invented the 60’s, dental implant surgery is a relatively simple procedure that offers a range of benefits to patients who have elected to have them fitted. While adolescent dental implants surgery isn’t particularly common there is nothing that prevents people of all ages being a suitable candidate for treatment. Dental implants are an effective, permanent tooth replacement to consider if you are looking for a long-lasting treatment option that replaces all the aspects of your natural teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Think of dental implants as an artificial root system that is placed into the bone of your jaw. Bone grafting for dental implants is sometimes required for patients who don’t have sufficient jaw bone mass for the procedure. Using a process known as osseointegration, the dental implants are placed into the jaw and fused with the bone. They are fixed permanently and offer a long-lasting solution to missing teeth.
Even though the procedure was already invented in the 1960’s the technology has developed alongside modern dentistry technology to produce an excellent solution for missing teeth. Once your gum has healed after the procedure, we can begin to place the replacement tooth or teeth. This can happen straight away or after a number of months – but this time will depend on the patient. Your prosthetic teeth that are placed onto the implant are custom-made and matched perfectly to your remaining, natural teeth to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The benefits of dental implants are both cosmetic and functional and it can even prevent the early signs of aging associated with tooth loss.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are able to replace multiple teeth and the crown or bridge that is attached is designed to appear much like the rest of your teeth. Before your treatment can begin we will first arrange a series of diagnostics and create a comprehensive treatment plan. Additionally, we will need some radiographs and both an oral and general exam so that we can determine the best way to proceed with your treatment.
The implants themselves are titanium screws that are fitted to your jaw bone in place of your missing teeth. Dental implants have an excellent success rate and have a range of benefits to your oral and general health. They provide a long-term solution as opposed to dentures which need to be replaced eventually. Dental Implants and their prosthetics on top are cleaned and treated like natural teeth.
Our team of highly-trained dental professionals strive for the highest possible standards of care and treat every patient according to their unique situation. To make an appointment or to download our guide that contains dental implants recovery tips and other useful information, click here.