Dental Implants are synthetic teeth fixed to the jaw that perform, appear and provide the sensation of natural teeth
What is a dental implant?
This is a surgical procedure designed to replace a missing tooth. It is a titanium cylinder, which is surgically placed in bone to replace what was originally the root of the tooth. A crown is attached on to the dental implant to simulate the tooth.
Implants can be used:
- To replace a single missing tooth, or badly damaged teeth
- To eliminate unsightly and annoying partial or full dentures/bridgework, or When all teeth have been lost – full mouth reconstruction.
- Modern dental implant techniques offer the best solution – they provide useable teeth that look great. Implant Dentistry gives you the confidence to smile, eat all kinds of foods, and improve your appearance.
Dental Implant results have a success rates of over 96%. This is the highest rate of success compared to any other form of dental restoration. Dental Implant surgery is extremely comfortable and with the magic of our unique sedation dentistry techniques, you will be totally relaxed and anxiety-free during treatment.
SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Whatever the reason, missing a single tooth or a few teeth may lead to a variety of problems – an unsightly smile, a black gap, partial dentures, a moving partial denture, or problems chewing.
Dental Implants allow those who have lost a tooth or teeth the opportunity to recreate a natural look and feel. Utilizing healthy bone structure, the dental implant replaces the missing tooth, "root" and all—to restore your mouth to normal function.
DENTURE STABILISATION AND RETENTION WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
My patients who have worn dentures for most of their adult lives are elated to no longer have all the hassles and embarrassment related to ill-fitting and uncomfortable dentures. Many people suffer for years and years with loose dentures that cause pain when you eat and are loose when you laugh.
The use of dental implants has far improved the lives of countless denture sufferers all over the world. It can substantially restore the patient's chewing ability, helping to avoid and even undo long term negative effects of denture use.
Dental implants are a wise alternative to dentures. With its proven track record you will feel confident in making this move to replace troublesome dentures with a lasting solution – a strong
What is an Implant Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. An implant-supported overdenture is attached to implants, while a regular denture rests on the gums, is not supported by implants, and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
Using dental implants to retain loose dentures
There are two types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. In both cases, the denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gums, with porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth attached. Bar-retained dentures require at least three implants. Ball-retained dentures need at least two.
A thin metal bar that follows the curve of your jaw is attached to two to five implants that have been placed in your jawbone. Clips or other types of attachments are fitted to the bar the denture, or to both. The denture fits over the bar and is securely clipped into place by the attachments.
Ball-retained dentures (stud-attachment dentures)
Each implant that has been placed in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped ("male" attachments), and they fit into sockets ("female" attachments) on the denture. In some cases, these attachments are reversed, with the denture holding the male attachments and the implants holding the female ones.