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Dental Implants

What are dental implants and why are they used?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.

How is a dental implant done?

    Stage 1

    • Incisions are made on the gum to expose the area of the jawbone and holes are placed in the bone to receive the implants
    • The implant is placed in the hole and the gums are sutured.

    Stage 2

    • Incisions are made to expose the implant fixtures
    • If sufficient bone has grown in and around the implant creating a strong structural support, abutments are attached to the implant fixtures

    Stage 3

    • The dentist will make impressions of the mouth, and bite registrations to make artificial teeth which are attached to the abutments. They maybe removable, fixed or a combination of both.

  • A custom made implant is created in the dental lab by taking impressions of the jawbone either by
  • Taking it directly by exposing the jawbone or
  • Using a ct scan to create a model of the jawbone
  • The custom made implant is place on the jaw and the incisions are sutured
  • Replacement teeth are installed in place
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