Implants

Research has shown that missing teeth can lead to faster gum disease and tooth decay if the area is left open. Missing teeth may also disrupt the alignment of the other teeth. Replacement of missing teeth is a huge and evolving area of dentistry. There are many treatment options such as dental implants, bridge work or dentures. Choosing which would be best depends on the amount of teeth present, quality of the jaw bone and neighbouring teeth.
 
Whilst bridges rely on the support of neighbouring teeth, implants have the benefit of fixing directly onto the jaw bone, that is, other teeth remain untouched. The implanted tooth then closely resembles a natural tooth.
 

Implants are root replacements for missing teeth and involve 3 stages:

  • Initial Treatment Planning
  • Surgical Management (below gum level)
  • Prosthetic Replacement (above gum level)
 
The root section is made of titanium which is biocompatible with bone and fuses with the jaw bone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement. The prosthetic stage resembles screwing a porcelain crown onto the titanium fixture. They look, feel and function like real teeth.
 
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Multiple Teeth Implants
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Missing Tooth

 
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Post Surgical

 
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Finished

 

Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic teeth worn by those who have lost their natural teeth through injury or illness. Those who have lost their teeth find both functional and aesthetic benefits from dentures. Well-made dentures allow the wearer to enjoy all kinds of food, whereas missing teeth or poor dentures significantly restrict chewing ability. Dentures also support the lips and cheeks, improving the appearance and speech of a patient who has lost his or her natural teeth.
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After