What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium tooth root imitation. As one of the most innovative dental sciences in the industry, a dental implant works as a substitute for the missing tooth by successfully bonding with the jawbone by a process called osseointegration.
Similar to a natural tooth, a dental implant has two different elements to make it look and act the same as other teeth:
The Dental Implant Process
The first stage of the dental implant treatment is where the root replacement is set in the desired position. It generally takes some time after this procedure for the area to heal before the second step. As the area heals, our dentist will create the crown of the tooth that is designed to fit over the implant. This will likely be carried out using our in-office E4D machine that can fabricate restorations in a single day without the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory assistance.
Hills Dental Design has state of the art equipment to speed up the process and have you heal much faster.
Once the crown has been created and the dental implant is settled, we will fix the crown to the dental implant and ensure the crown is appropriately matched to your adjacent teeth. Your new implant will function as a stand-alone tooth.
Can Dental Implant Only Be Used to Replace a Single Tooth?
Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a bridge, or a denture depending on your suitability. Dental implants are the best method available for tooth replacement available today. They are strong, sturdy and natural looking.
What Variables Can Make Dental Implants Not Suitable?
There are a few different factors that can affect a patient’s suitability to dental implants. For example, your suitability could be influenced by jawbone density or the nature of the tooth loss.
There are usually ways to resolve these issues so it is best to start by booking a consultation with one of our Pennant Hills dental health professionals so they can personally asses your oral conditions.
Digital Implants Increase Comfort
Discover a dazzling smile using DIOnavi – a state-of-the-art digital navigation implant surgery that employs 3D computer simulation. This advanced solution is ideal for those considering implants as it determines the ideal surgery plan with minimal surgical incision and less pain. With DIOnavi, you can experience multiple benefits that come with no incision or suture:
- Diminished pain
- Less bleeding
- No damage of surrounding nerve or teeth due to the use of the exact guide
- A reduction in inconvenience due to the comfortable guide that’s used
How Traditional Implants Are Fitted
With a conventional implant, more surgery is involved that includes cutting the gum and raising a flap to expose the bone. The screw part of the implant is inserted, and the area is sutured. Healing time after this procedure takes 2-4 weeks.
An Accurate and Highly Safe Procedure
With DIOnavi digital implants, a flapless technique is used which accelerates the healing time. We start by taking a cone beam (CBCT) to assess the bone. Next, we take impressions of the area of the implant — either digitally or by using an actual impression. The data is then sent to DIO Digital Centre where a customized surgical guide is made, taking into consideration the correct position of the implant to be placed. This guide decreases any dangerous possibility of nerve injury or any errors that can occur when placing the implant. The procedure is extremely safe and accurate.
Smile with confidence with DIOnavi digital implant surgery.
The Second Appointment
During the second appointment, we place the implants, using the customized guide in the mouth. We then will drill through the guide at a slow speed, with no water and no flap to be raised. Placing the two implants takes less than 30 minutes. And because no sutures are placed during the procedure, you will experience fewer complications and minimal swelling and bleeding. You will be scheduled to return in 4-6 months to receive the crown portion of the implant.