Dental Implants

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Dental Implants are one the best option to replace missing or broken teeth.

Dental implants are titanium replacements for missing teeth. If teeth are not replaced, patients may suffer bone loss, teeth shifting, bite issues, and difficulty chewing. Implants serve as anchors for an artificial tooth or teeth. At iCare Dental Clinic, we offer state of the art dental implant treatment.

Dental Implant Treatment Benefits

  1. Preserve Facial Structure

  2. Boost Confidence and Self-esteem

  3. Prevent Bone Deterioration

  4. Improve Speaking Ability

  5. Replace Dentures

Dental Implant Treatment Candidates

We will meet with patients requesting dental implants to conduct a thorough review of medical and dental histories. During the consultation, there will be an oral examination to assess oral health and an X-ray to determine the health of the jaw and its ability to support an implant. If both patient and dentist agree to proceed with a customised dental implant treatment plan will be customised that includes pre and post-treatment instructions. At every step of the process, the patient will be invited to ask questions and seek clarification.

Bone Grafting Procedure

A bone grafting procedure may be necessary if the patient does not have sufficient bone density to support the implant. Bone deterioration will occur if the tooth has been missing for a long period. A bone grafting procedure takes bone from the patient’s bone in another area of the body to create a bone graft. The bone will then be anchored to the jawbone to prepare for the dental implant.

Dental Implant Procedure

The full dental implant procedure is completed over three or four visits. During the first appointment, our doctors will begin the dental implant procedure by placing the implant into the jawbone. Once the dental implant is placed, it will begin to fuse with the jawbone in a process called Osseointegration.

Our Doctors might place the temporary restoration for the dental implant while the permanent crown is being created in the laboratory. Once the implant has healed, a dental implant abutment will be placed onto the dental implant to connect the post to the permanent crown.

Dental Implants Aftercare

Most dental implant results will heal within three to four months of the surgery. Patients should follow all post dental implant treatment instructions given by our doctors. Patients should avoid all hard or sticky foods following the surgery. Patients may experience minor bleeding, swelling, and pain following dental implant treatment. All symptoms should subside within a week of the procedure. Good oral hygiene should be implemented to keep the implant and surgery site free from infection. Our Doctors recommends patients schedule regular check-ups at iCare Dental Clinic to maintain oral health.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants can last as long as natural teeth with proper care. The gums around the dental implant are still susceptible to gum disease. Patients should maintain good oral hygiene to maintain the dental implant as well as possible. It is very important to schedule regular check-ups at iCare Dental Clinic to maintain oral health and stable implant.