Advancements in dentistry has come a very long way over the last 15 years. Implants have become an accessible high quality solution for permanent tooth replacement. Whether it is to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even a full implant denture, we can do it. Over the years not only has it become more affordable, but they can even be done as an immediate replacement. This means that we can remove a tooth and immediately insert an implant. While the time from implant insertion to the capping of the implant with the replacement tooth may take several months, it is certainly the superior choice.
There are instances in which an implant is not suitable. In order to be suitable for an implant there needs to be both good bone levels and enough space for the implant. Your dentist will be able to determine this through a simple non-invasive assessment and a couple of xrays. There are also some medical conditions where an implant would not be recommended and your dentist can help with determining this. Longevity of any dental treatment cannot be predicted although the success rate of implants is incredibly high.
If you are suitable for an implant, the process is really quite simple. The first step will be to take some impressions of the implant site and to have your unique implant components manufactured. You will then be booked in for an hour long appointment during which your implant is inserted and a cap placed on top for healthy healing. This will stay in place for several months during which your dentist will monitor the progress of your healing.
When the time is right, you will be booked in for a set of impressions to be taken to manufacture your implant crown. This is the false tooth that is cemented to the implant. Once the replacement tooth is ready, you will have a short 30 minute appointment to have it fitted. And voila! You have a new, false tooth that is almost undetectable to the naked eye. Best of all, it costs approximately the same as a bridge. Interest-free payment plans are available for all treatments that we offer. Call us to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your options.