There was a time when if you lost a tooth, it was gone forever. Not anymore. With implants, we can replace the root of your real tooth with titanium, and attach an artificial tooth which will fit perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
And, unlike other dental practices, we can do the whole procedure under one roof. We have a specialist in implant surgery, and Dr Bobby Bandlish has years of experience in attaching the crowns afterwards.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium “root” that is placed into the jaw bone to support a crown to form an artificial tooth. Titanium is a biocompatible material and does not cause allergic reactions. The implant is usually inserted into in the jaw bone under a local anaesthetic, and the bone grows onto the implant and integrates with the surface. Implant supported teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
When the natural roots of teeth are lost, bone resorption in the jaws may occur. These problems can be avoided by inserting dental implants.
When can dental implants be used?
It does not matter whether teeth were lost through accident, disease or caries, dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement for many patients. Your dentist will inform you which implant treatment is most suitable for you.
Dental implants can be used when:
How does it work?
After detailed consultation and examination, a cost projection will be prepared by your dentist. Only when you are comfortable with what will happen, your surgery will take place and the implants will be inserted. When your dentist is satisfied with the stability of your implant, the final restoration can take place.
The procedure usually takes four to six visits over two to six months. Your dentist will advise you and set up your individual schedule.
Why choose a dental implant over a crown or a bridge?
When roots of teeth are missing, the jaw bone degenerates in these areas. Insertion of dental implants prevents bone resorption and you keep your natural look. Crowns and bridges do not replace the roots and thus are unable to prevent the degeneration that can change the contours of your face and make you look older.
To attach a bridge, the dentist often needs to grind down healthy neighbouring teeth. Using dental implants, this is usually not necessary – healthy teeth are protected.
When kept in good oral hygiene, dental implants can last longer than bridges or prostheses. Hence, implants provide a more economic long-tern solution.
Why choose a dental implant from Neoss?
Neoss System Implants are made using the best quality medical grade titanium and utilizing the most advanced manufacturing methods available. The implants have a specially treated surface that promotes healing and encourages implant/bone integration. Neoss System Implants are produced to the highest standards for quality and sterility.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants make you feel comfortable. You can eat whatever you want – your teeth are strong and stable. They look like your own teeth and they feel like your own teeth too. You know that you have chosen the best solution and can smile a confident and beaming smile.
When you maintain good oral hygiene, your implants can last your whole life. This makes implants an efficient and economic long term solution.
When you loose a tooth, the jaw bone and gum starts to resorb and increasingly so if you loose several teeth. Implants protect healthy teeth, protect from bone loss and helps you keep your natural look.
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