Due to its popularity there are now a great many Implant Systems on the market. Essentially, they are all alike in that they replace missing teeth. However, they all have subtle nuances that make them very unique and techniques that would be suitable for certain situations only. These differences are what we use to select the right type of implant treatment for you.
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Benefits of Implants:
- Increase confidence. Since the aesthetics are so good, implant treatment can easily restore the confidence that may have been reduced over time. You can easily create a new smile giving you back the lost facial support and youthful appearance of your face.
- A great fixed option. Unlike dentures you do not need to take out the implants when you go to sleep at night or to clean after eating. This has a restoring effect on your psyche.
- You are able to getting your chewing power back. You are able to eat with confidence.
- Great smile. We are able to produce some beautiful smiles using implant treatments. This again helps to renew your confidence.
Requirements for implants
In order to consider implant treatment you will need to have adequate height, volume and quality of bone in your jaw. We will determine this using radiographs (x-rays). Also, we will need to check your medical health in detail to make sure nothing is contraindicated and that the procedure will be safe for you.
Implant Retained Dentures
This is an aesthetically designed denture that is stabilized with implants. The implants are titanium rods that are placed in the jaw with components on the surface of the jaw that easily connects to the denture. Hence the denture is still removable but whilst it is connected to the implants it is very secure. This enhances the chewing ability and functionality of the denture
All On 4
This is a specific treatment which involves a “bridge
placed on 4 implants”, hence it is called All On 4. It helps to regain your confidence especially if you have been a long-standing sufferer of dentures.
Alternatives to Dental Implant
Although Implants produce great aesthetic results and restore the ability to chew food properly, they involve a surgical procedure. Hence, we must make the decision to do treatment very carefully. The choice of no choice would be the option if you were contra-indicated for treatment due to increased risks in any of the other options.
Successful Implant Treatment
It is critical that you regularly see a hygienist
every 3 months. This is so that we can keep the oral condition and the gums around the implants healthy. Otherwise you can get gum infection around the implant called Peri-Implantitis or Peri-Implant Mucositis, that can lead to failure of the treatment. Hence, this will be planned into your oral care maintenance program.
What is conscious sedation:
Conscious sedation is the safe and effective administration of drugs that safely relieve anxiety, increase relaxation, make the patient comfortable and reduce pain. Many procedures can be performed safely, efficiently and cost effectively using conscious sedation.
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