Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed beneath your gums to act as artificial tooth roots once they have become integrated with the surrounding bone. These implants offer stable support to artificial teeth whether in the form of a single crown, a fixed bridge, or beneath a removable denture. A COVENTIONAL FIXED BRIDGE STILL REMAINS AN EXCELLENT TREATMENT OPTION. However, many individuals who have lost or who will be losing a single tooth may be hesitant to grind down their intact adjacent teeth. For these individuals, a single tooth dental implant may be the ideal options.
As with any medical or dental procedure the placement of implants may have a compromised success rate in certain individuals. Some of the reasons to exclude dental implants as a treatment option include: insufficient bone quantity, poor bone quality or inadequate amount of space between your teeth. To find out if implant are the right choice for you, we usually refer you to an experienced periodontal specialist for assessment and implant placement.
Depending on what implant system is used, a waiting period for implant to integrate with the bone is 2 to 6 months, before we can restore your implant with the crown.
The long term success of implant is determined by meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits.