Implantology

Missing teeth need to lead us directly to dentures or bridges anymore.  With Dental Implantology, we can replace the whole tooth structure from root to crown.  Our clinic uses Swiss- and Swedish-made titanium implants which are the industry leaders.  With their long history of clinically excellent and innovative products we are able to offer not just single tooth replacement, but implant retained bridges and dentures.  With our state of the art in-house 3D imaging equipment, your implant treatment can be carried out from planning to finish under one roof.  Whatever your tooth replacement problem, we are happy to work with you to find the best solution, whether it involves implants, or any of the other restorative treatments that have always been part of our service.

What is it?

When you’re missing a single tooth, you have the option of a conventional bridge. Alternatively we can place an implant supported crown. In situations where the adjacent teeth are pristine, or conversely unsuitable to act as bridge abutments, the implant supported crown is an ideal solution.

The Benefits

An implant supported crown replaces the whole structure of the missing tooth, from root to crown. It avoids compromising the health of the adjacent teeth to create a bridge, and has very good survival rates.

The Process

Dr Sherina will discuss all your treatment options, pros, cons, risks and costs to help you reach your decision. She then take measurements of your teeth with dental impressions, and your occlusion with facebow measurements. This allows our dentist to recreate an exact model of your jaws and their relationship. Along with a 3D scan, our dentist collates all the information in order to plan your optimal implant treatment.

Implant surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic under sterile surgical conditions. After the implant is placed, your will receive some stiches to help the healing, and instructions on how to care for the site. Medicines will also be prescribed to aid the healing, and for pain relief.

Dr Sherina will review your implant site 10 days later, to check on the healing, and remove the stiches.

The implant will fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration which takes an average of 3 months. For most patients you will now be ready for the prosthetic phase.
We work closely with our lab partners to fabricate your crown. When it is ready, all aspects of the fit are checked, with minor adjustments if necessary.

You will receive instructions in how to care for your new implant. You will be reviewed frequently initially, with the intervals increasing until your implant reviews can take place as part of your regular dental check-up. Maintenance of all your teeth including the implant supported ones, remains vital as always.

Implants have an excellent survival rate, however a small percentage do experience complications, lifestyle factors among many other things can affect the success of your implant treatment. We will be with you every step of the way, and should complications occur, we will work with you to find a solution.

What is the cost?

Implant treatment is complex and multi-phased. The choice of implant system among other factors will have a significant impact on price. We would encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your particular needs and treatment costs.

What is it?

An implant supported bridge, or implant supported fixed denture, is the replacement of multiple teeth in one span with implants and a fixed prosthesis.

The Benefits

Implant supported bridge can be placed in areas of the mouth where a conventional bridge would not be possible, such as long spans of missing teeth, or missing teeth towards the back of the jaw, with no posterior tooth remaining to act as an abutment.

In these situations, without implants, your only option would be a removable denture.
Implant supported bridges support themselves, and do not rely on, or compromise adjacent teeth. The have very good survival rates, and can restore function to an area of the mouth that would otherwise have been under-utilised.

The Process

Dr Sherina will discuss all your treatment options, pros, cons, risks and costs to help you reach your decision. She then take measurements of your teeth with dental impressions, and your occlusion with facebow measurements. This allows our dentist to recreate an exact model of your jaws and their relationship. Along with a 3D scan, our dentist collates all the information in order to plan your optimal implant treatment.

Implant surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic and sterile surgical conditions. After the implant is placed, your will receive some stiches to help the healing, and instructions on how to care for the site. Medicines will also be prescribed to aid the healing, and for pain relief.

Dr Sherina will review your implant site 10 days later, to check on the healing, and remove the stiches.

The implant will fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration which takes an average of 3 months. For most patients you will now be ready for the prosthetic phase.
We work closely with our lab partners to fabricate your bridge. When it is ready, all aspects of the fit are checked, with minor adjustments if necessary.

You will receive instructions in how to care for your new implants and bridgework.
You will be reviewed frequently initially, with the intervals increasing until your implant reviews can take place as part of your regular dental check-up. Maintenance of all your teeth including the implant supported ones, remains vital as always.

Implants have an excellent survival rate, however a small percentage do experience complications, lifestyle factors among many other things can affect the success of your implant treatment. We will be with you every step of the way, and should complications occur, we will work with you to find a solution.

What is the cost?

Implant treatment is complex and multi-phased. The choice of implant system among other factors will have a significant impact on price. We would encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your particular needs and treatment costs.

What is it?

Conventional removable dentures rely on the underlying jaw bone for support. But overtime, the gum and bone shrinks and it becomes increasingly difficult to create a satisfactorily retentive denture. Implants are a great solution in this situation. 2 – 4 implants in one jaw, with retentive attachments, can give our patients prosthesis that is functional again.

The Benefit

Implant retained dentures are more often used for the lower jaw, and are able to resist the displacing force of the oral muscles during chewing and speech.
They give the wearer increased confidence in social situations. From a functional point of view the patient is able to eat foods that were challenging previously.

The Process

Dr Sherina will discuss all your treatment options, pros, cons, risks and costs to help you reach your decision. She then take measurements of your jaws and teeth with dental impressions, and your occlusion with facebow measurements. This allows our dentist to recreate an exact model of your jaws and their relationship. Along with a 3D scan, our dentist collates all the information in order to plan your optimal implant treatment.
Implant surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic and sterile surgical conditions. After the implants are placed, your will receive some stiches to help the healing, and instructions on how to care for the site. Medicines will also be prescribed to aid the healing, and for pain relief.

There are a number of methods available for providing provisional and final dentures. Your plan will be customised for your needs, and explained thoroughly before embarking on treatment.

When your final denture is provided, it will be checked for occlusion and fit, and you will be given instructions on how to care for the implants and the denture.

You will be reviewed frequently initially, with the intervals increasing until your implant reviews can take place as part of your regular dental check-up. Maintenance of all your teeth including the implant supported ones, remains vital as always.

Implants have an excellent survival rate, however a small percentage do experience complications, lifestyle factors among many other things can affect the success of your implant treatment. We will be with you every step of the way, and should complications occur, we will work with you to find a solution.

What is the cost?

Implant treatment is complex and multi-phased. The choice of implant system among other factors will have a significant impact on price. We would encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your particular needs and treatment costs.

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