Single Tooth Implants
If you are missing a single tooth, a tooth implant and a crown can replace it. A single dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. Single dental implant is the ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Under proper conditions, and with diligent patient maintenance, a tooth implant can last a lifetime. these implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.
Planning for Implants – Cone Beam 3D X-Ray Technology
CT scans coupled with state of the art 3D software signifies a remarkable leap forward in Dental Implant treatment planning. Prior to this combination, implants had to be planned with a 2-dimensional x-ray, leaving out the most important factors in both the predictability (bone density and bone width) and safety (3D relationship of the implants and nerves).
Now, with the exciting Cone Beam technology, a quick 7 seconds scan is immediately available for viewing the anatomy in true 3D, allowing us to do “virtual surgery” on your jaw, placing the correct size implant into the ideal location for you. With older, less precise imaging modalities, it is not uncommon to have unexpected changes due to bone grafts or sinus grafts, or poor aesthetic outcomes due to less than ideal placement.
What this new technology means to you is quick insertion of implants into the precise position with no “guesswork” during your treatment. Prior to your insertion procedure, you will be shown your case, and see exactly what will be placed and where. There will be no surprises!
Dental Implant treatment , Risk Or Opportunity
A tooth Implant is placed in the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure , under a local anaesthetic, just like in most everyday dental treatments. Long-term studies show that success rates reach 95% However, Dental implant failure or partial absorption may stem from several reasons, for example, a patient’s health condition that may contra-indicate tooth implant placement, lack of cooperation from the patient, drug abuse, poor oral hygiene, emotional problems, chronic alcoholism, and problems related to the quality and density of the bone.
Our experienced cosmetic dentists will evaluate your needs during an initial consultation and talk with you about your options. For most patients, dental implant procedures have extraordinary success rates and significantly improve form and function of the teeth with permanent results.
Dental Implant Candidates
If you are considering dental implants, the following information can help you get a better idea of the criterias necessary for the procedure. Candidates for dental implants include:
- Patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth
- Patients who are looking for a permanent alternative to dentures
- Patients who have adequate jawbone density to accommodate the implant
- Patients who do not have certain conditions or diseases, such as uncontrolled diabetes, which may affect proper healing after implant placement
For many patients who may not be candidates for a full dental implant procedure, there are a variety of alternatives – including implant dentures , swiss dentures , and dental bridges – that can provide excellent results. During your initial consultation, our dentist will talk with you about your options and determine which treatment may be best for your needs.