Implant Restoration

Your teeth endure a lot and having to replace one or even several is very common. Decay, overcrowding, infection, cracks, breaks and gum disease are the most common reason for tooth extraction. When an unhealthy tooth has been removed, an artificial one can be installed using an implant. An implant is an artificial root that attaches to a jaw and holds a replacement tooth or a bridge in place.

 

Implants provide stability, reducing the necessity of sacrificing neighbouring teeth to hold the replacement tooth in place.

Implants are popular because they look and feel like real teeth, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. They can even be an improvement over the extracted teeth.

 

Dental implants are an important part of achieving a straight smile and a pain-free mouth that isn’t riddled with decayed teeth or gum disease. Dental implants can be restored several different ways and there are different prosthetics that can be attached to your dental implants.

How does it work?

Typically, a removable prosthesis is designed so that it can be attached to a custom-made anchor bar or a special dental attachment system. The dental attachment system is the most popular removable prosthetic system because the degree of retentive force (or “grab”, as it is called) can be modified without the need for expensive and time-consuming modification. The ability to change the amount of ‘grab’ contributes tremendously to the degree of comfort to the wearer.

 

We use two approaches to implant placement:

  1. Immediate placement protocols: a damaged tooth is extracted and immediately replaced during the same appointment with a dental implant.
  2. Delayed loading protocols: a missing or damaged tooth is removed and the site is rehabilitated for a certain amount of time before implants are placed

 

The appointment to place the implant itself takes about an hour, whereas the healing time for an implant to integrate into bone will take 3-6 months.

Implant Restoration Categories

Most implants can be classified into the following categories:

Single Prosthesis

A crown is used to replace one missing tooth. Each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant.

Partial Prosthesis:

This implant (partial fixed bridge), can replace two or more teeth and may require two or three implants.

Complete Prosthesis:

A complete fixed bridge replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended.

Removable Prosthesis:

An implant supported overdenture replaces all the teeth in one dental arch and the prosthesis can be removed by the patient.

One of the great benefits of Georgian Dental® is our no-obligation consultations, where you can learn more about our philosophy and techniques along with specific insight about your dental needs. A consultation can determine if implants are necessary, the best way to perform the restoration, and if your insurance will cover the treatment.

 

Request your no-obligation consultation, or explore which of these implants can help get your smile into style.

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