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Dental Implants

Dental implants are routinely utilized for tooth/teeth replacement strategies in our clinic. In fact, The Craniofacial Clinical Research Program has one of the leading clinical research facilities in the field of implant dentistry, and routinely conducts studies on different facets of dental implant care.

Dental implants allow patients to replace one, a few, or even a whole mouth full of teeth, depending on one’s needs. Dental implants support restorations that act, feel, and function like natural teeth. Unlike fixed bridges or removable appliances, which do not maintain bone volume and density, dental implants enable patients to maintain their supporting bone for a lifetime, which otherwise is often lost soon after tooth extraction procedures.

Replacing one tooth

A crown mounted on a dental implant is the best choice if you have a tooth missing in the upper or lower jaw. The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.

Step 1

The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.

dental implant bridge

 

Step 2

The dental implant is installed in the jawbone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged. With other replacement solutions, adjacent teeth might need to be ground down to support a bridge.

dental implant bridge

 

Step 3

The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.

dental implant bridge

Step 4

The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.

 

 

 

Replacing several teeth

If you have lost several teeth there are two solutions: separate crowns on dental implants or a bridge attached to several dental implants.

dental implant bridgeStep 1

Some people loose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.

 

 

Step 2 dental implant bridge

Between two and four dental implants are installed for a dental implant bridge. This solution does not affect your own teeth. The bridge will function for many years, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.

 

 

Step 3 dental implant bridge

Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments.

 

 

Step 4 dental implant bridge

The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels and functions like natural teeth.

 

 

 

Replacing all teeth with dental implants - Fixed option

If all of your teeth are missing in the upper or lower jaw, dental implants are the best solution. You can choose a full bridge that is attached to several dental implants. Another option is a removable prosthesis that is attached via anchoring devices to two or more dental implants. The prosthesis remains securely in place in your mouth – yet it is easy to remove.

dental implantsStep 1

If you have lost all your teeth in one or both jaws, you can choose a permanently anchored dental implant bridge or a removable prosthesis that is connected to two or more dental implants. This is called an overdenture. This type of overdenture remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis. For the most natural looking solution, the permanently anchored dental implant bridge is the answer when the prerequisites are met.

dental implantsStep 2

For a permanently anchored dental implant bridge, several dental implants are installed to form a good foundation. Because the dental implants are anchored in the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue and help to maintain healthy bone levels and facial structures.

 

dental implantsStep 3

The abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted in place. All dental work is performed according to your prerequisites and wishes.

 

 

dental implantsStep 4

The dental implant bridge, or the overdenture, is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.

 

 

 

Replacing all teeth with dental implants - Removable option

If you have lost all your teeth in one or both jaws, you can choose a permanently anchored dental implant bridge or a removable prosthesis that is connected to two or more dental implants. This is called an overdenture. This type of overdenture remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis. For the most natural looking solution, the permanently anchored dental implant bridge is the answer when the prerequisites are met.

Step 1

If you have lost all your teeth in one or both jaws, you can choose a permanently anchored dental implant bridge or a removable prosthesis that is connected to two or more dental implants. This is called an overdenture. This type of overdenture remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis. For the most natural looking solution, the permanently anchored dental implant bridge is the answer when the prerequisites are met.

Step 2

An overdenture involves installing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to attach the prosthesis.

Step 3

For the overdenture, either ball abutments or a small bar between the abutments are used. The prosthesis is fitted with corresponding devices underneath.

Step 4

The dental implant bridge, or the overdenture, is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.