It used to be that having a tooth implant was a time-consuming and unpleasant procedure, but not any more. Modern implant design and state-of-the-art surgical techniques allow most patients to have fixed teeth fitted within a few days of the surgery.
Traditionally, dental implants were associated with a convoluted surgical procedure and were performed in two steps. The dentist would begin by installing the implants, which were left for three to six months to heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, the patient was given a temporary denture until the permanent teeth could be inserted at the next stage. In some cases, particularly patients who had required bone grafting, a denture could not be worn for an extended period of time to prevent damage to the implant and grafted bone during healing.
Today, modern implant surgical techniques and highly evolved implant designs allow most patients to have fixed teeth fitted within a few days of the surgery. To get it right, a detailed work-up is done before the surgery to design your smile. After the implants are placed, teeth are set in wax and tried in your mouth for aesthetic adjustments.
You get to approve your teeth before we finish.
*Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion, and discuss any planned procedures with our specialist.
When you lose a tooth, it is often best to get an immediate tooth replacement. Once a tooth is lost, it no longer supports the jawbone underneath, which could lead to jawbone deterioration. The deterioration of jawbone has further consequences for the rest of your teeth, because it could affect the position and strength of your remaining teeth. So, even if you only lost one tooth, it is best to find a solution for it as soon as possible.
Naturally, the impact of several missing teeth is much greater than the impact of a single missing tooth. Therefore, patients who have lost multiple teeth will notice the deterioration of the jawbone underneath a lot quicker than patients who only lost a single tooth. Still, patients can stimulate the jawbone underneath by getting dental implants. Patients with insufficient jawbone can also eliminate bone grafting if they already suffered some jawbone loss, since the All-On-4 dental implant technique allows patient with little jawbone to still acquire the dental implants they need. For more information about this revolutionary treatment, please refer to the information pages available on the Bond Street Dental website.