What are Dental Implants?
Losing teeth is a traumatic experience. Often, dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth quickly and provide a reliable and lasting solution.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is placed in the jawbone, typically under local anaesthetic. When integrated into the bone, it acts as an artificial root for attaching a crown or a bridge.
Although dental implants will never be the same as real teeth, they do provide a fixed option that does not compromise the adjacent teeth and can enable people to live life with a high quality of dental function, aesthetics and oral health.
Dental implants can also be used to provide stability to dentures , this is known as an implant overdenture.
Although dental implant placement is a relatively simple procedure for the patient, a high level of clinical experience and expertise is required to achieve a long-lasting, aesthetic, stable and functional result.
In order to achieve the desired outcome, we adopt a restorative driven approach which is why dental implant cases are typically referred to our Prosthodontist for treatment planning and subsequently for the restorations.
This means that we begin our treatments by carefully planning with a view to the final restorative outcome.
By approaching in this way, the surgical process is guided by the requirements of the restorations with regard to the locations and angles that the dental implants are placed in.
If the restorative expertise and planning do not guide the surgical placement, the dental implant locations and angles may ultimately limit the aesthetics and functionality of the final restorations.
Bone Grafting / Sinus Lifts / Soft Tissue Augmentation
Sometimes, due to either a patient’s anatomy or the loss of a tooth bone loss occurs and as a consequence bone must be created prior to or during the implant placement.
If the bone is not diagnosed correctly and procedures are not timely and well executed, it is impossible to provide implant restorations that will look like natural teeth.
In depth knowledge and treatment planning are essential for achieving results that are healthy long-term and for avoiding complications.
There are cases where it may be advisable to incorporate movement or straightening of teeth in the mouth.
Theses are considerations that are reviewed during treatment planning.
Generally, treatments involve two or three stages:
Why choose us?
At Bond Dental Clinic, we are capable of providing high quality dental implant treatments but also have the ability to fully assess and offer other treatments for patients.
Our multi-disciplinary approach is unique and treatments are restoratively driven to deliver the very best final results for aesthetics and function.
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