This replacement option could be considered as the closest option to having your ‘own’ missing tooth back!
This treatment involves placing a ‘titanium fixture’ into the bone in the missing tooth gap. Placement of this fixture involves a minor surgical procedure done in aseptic conditions. A lot of planning goes into this procedure and may even involve a CT scan so a 3-D assessment of bone volume can be done predictably.
If bone is found to be deficient, a bone graft can be placed. Generally, this means using bone substitutes available pre-manufactured. Once the implant is ‘integrated’ a crown is placed on top of it. If multiple teeth are missing, implants can be placed in strategic positions and implant-retained bridges fabricated.
In patients with all teeth missing, a couple of implants is generally enough to help secure an other-wise loose denture. This is called an ‘implant over-denture’. A fixed replacement for all the missing teeth is also possible.
Implant consultations are free! So, please feel free to drop in and have a chat to discuss what your options are!