Implants are used as artificial tooth roots’ to replace missing teeth without having to touch the surrounding teeth.
They are placed in the bone and allowed to heal and then crowns or bridges are permanently fixed on the top. They can be used for any situation from a single tooth to a complete set of teeth.
Does it hurt?
There may be soreness for a day to two, but usually not.
How long does it take?
Placing the implants takes about an hour, but after that they are relatively short appointments.
Does it last?
Yes, research shows that implants will last 15-20 years.
Will I be able to feel it when it is in place?
Will it harm my other teeth?
No, they are not touched in any way.
How much will it cost?
At Chelmer Village Dental we offer a highly competitive and reasonable rate for our implants. resulting in the quality, function, and appearance you require.
There are Five stages of placing an implant
||Stage 1. Evaluation
Each patient undergoes a thorough clinical evaluation to determine whether dental implants are possible. In most cases there are no absolute contra-indications to treatment, however risk factors such as smoking, uncontrolled diabetes and post irradiation therapy for cancer and some prescription medicines are causes for concern. An evaluation will involve measurement and X-rays to determine the amount of available bone into which the implant will be placed. Due to the nature of bone resorption after tooth extraction early placement of an implant is preferable. Diagnostic wax ups may be required that enable the final tooth restoration to be visualized and the determination of the optimal position of the implant.
||Stage 2. Implant placement
Gentle surgical techniques are employed to prepare the bone and place the implant. The procedure is generally performed under local anaesthesia or with IV sedation to alleviate any apprehension. There is little postoperative pain or bruising. Once placed, osseointegration occurs over a period of between two to six months. At no time is the patient without teeth unless they elect to do so.