Dental Implants

Artificial root for tooth replacement and denture fixation

Losing your teeth is a traumatic experience. In some cases, dental implants can replace your missing teeth quickly and provide a reliable and lasting solution.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is placed in the jawbone usually under local anaesthetic. When integrated into the bone, it acts as an artificial root for attaching a crown, a bridge or to secure and stabilise a denture.

Although a 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 and stable result.

Sometimes, losing a tooth results in loss of bone. As a result, bone has to be created prior to or during the implant placement. If this 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 avoiding complications.

Generally, treatments involve two or three stages:

 
  • Stage 1 – Implant Placement
    • Under local anaesthetic, the gum  is lifted away from the bone
    • The jaw bone is drilled into gently and carefully
    • The implant is inserted into the bone
    • The implant site is sutured up, and sutures are removed approximately a week later
    • Implants are usually left in place for approximately 3 months before the restoration process begins
 
  • Stage 2 – Restorative Treatment
    • Depending on the complexity of the restoration, a number of appointments may be required to restore the implants with crowns, bridges or dentures
     

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. Therefore, we will only recommend implant procedures when it is the best treatment for the patient.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a consultation for dental implants with Dr Bond or Dr Orlandi.

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