Dental Implant Procedures
Are you tired of covering up your smile or being embarrassed by missing teeth? Dental implants can offer you a completely new lease on life, restoring your missing teeth and allowing you to live your life to the fullest again.
At Gentle Dental Care, our years of expertise and use of state-of-the art equipment have made us experts in providing dental implant solutions. We understand the fears, worries and questions that many patients have around dental surgery, and aim to set their minds at ease by answering a few FAQs about dental implants.
What are dental implants?
If you have lost one tooth, or even several teeth, dental implants are an excellent solution. As the name suggests, a dental implant is a surgical fixture, or titanium screw, that is implanted and fixed to your jawbone. This in turn supports a dental prosthesis such as a false tooth, crown or bridge.
Missing teeth can often make many patients feel self-conscious or embarrassed. Dental implant procedures offer long term replacement solutions to missing teeth, which could drastically improve these patients’ quality of life.
What if I require bone grafting?
In some cases, there is insufficient jawbone to place the dental implant. In these cases, bone grafting or augmentation procedures can be completed to prepare the jaw for dental implants.
Are there different types of dental implant procedures?
Yes, there are various options available which are dependent on the needs of each individual patient. The most common dental implant procedures include:
Single or multiple implants
Dental implant procedures can be offered for one or more missing teeth, requiring one or more implants or screws to be fixed to the jaw. After some time, the titanium screw or implant will fuse with the bone and provide a solid foundation to which a porcelain crown or bridge can be attached
More complex procedures like All-on-4, All-on-6 or bone grafting are sometimes required. An All-on-4 procedure involves the placement of four dental implants to replace a full arch of missing teeth with a fixed bridge. Similarly, an All-on-6 procedure involves the placement of six dental implants to restore a full arch of missing teeth with a fixed or removable bridge.
While there are a number of options available for the replacement of missing teeth, dental implants are by far the most popular.
For more detailed information on dental implant procedures, or to book a free consultation, contact Gentle Dental Care today.
Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.