Innovate Dental Studio are now offering Dental Implants
Do you suffer from the physical discomfort associated with missing teeth?
Do you have difficulties eating or speaking clearly due to the loss of these teeth? If so, implant-supported bridges may be the solution for you.
Historically, partial tooth-supported bridges or clasp-retained removable dentures have been the treatment solution for multiple tooth loss. An implant-supported bridge eliminates the need for harmful clasps as well as the grinding of healthy adjacent teeth for supporting a bridge. Dental implants act as replacement tooth roots, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth that function just like natural teeth so you can eat, speak and smile with confidence!
1. A thorough examination
The first step of dental implant therapy is a discussion with your dentist, followed by a thorough dental examination. The jaw is X-rayed to check the condition of the bone tissue and to determine the placement of the dental implants. An impression is made of the jaw and existing teeth, forming an important platform for the treatment planning.
2. Inserting the dental implants
There are two options for dental implant placement, depending on your clinical situation. In a one-step procedure, the dental implants are placed and then temporary abutments are attached. In a two-step procedure, the dental impants are inserted and then covered by the gum, and left to heal. The abutments are attached at a later date.
In both cases, a temporary bridge is put in place, followed by a maximum healing period of three months for the lower jaw, and six months for the upper jaw. In some cases, the dental implants can be loaded immediately. However, this depends on your bone condition.
3. Attaching the abutments
In a one-step treatment, the temporary abutments are replaced by permanent ones after the dental implants have bonded with the bone tissue. The second part of a two-step procedure involves making a minor incision to open the gum and put the abutments in place. When the abutments are in place, a new impression is made.
4. Fitting and re-examination
When the bridge is ready, your dentist simply attaches it to the dental implants. This is usually followed by a few follow-up visits to check functionality and esthetics. That's all there is to it, and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between existing teeth and the new teeth.