- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent esthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
This procedure normally includes four visits to the periodontist and dentist.
You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available.
Consult your dentist and periodontist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
The implant is installed by your periodontist. Your dentist provides a temporary tooth that allows gentle function almost immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.
The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. No additional treatment is needed.
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorption in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can't create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. The benefits are few but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is easily and quickly installed and relatively cheap.
This alternative has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren't affected. But it is not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will then have to be reinstalled.