We aim to achieve the best possible success rates in dental implant integration.
We work with dental implant surgeons to provide you with the best chance of success and have a wide range of implant cases carried out by Dr’ Preiss who have many years of experience in the implant field.
What are dental Implants?Dental implants are a specially designed titanium screw to replace the missing root of your tooth. The titanium piece is machine manufactured to fit in to the surgically prepared site. This is done with a series of exact fitting drills that carefully shape the bone to allow for the placement of the titanium piece. Once placed in the bone the implant integrates ( grows within) the bone of the jaw and gets stronger by the week. After a healing period of from 8 weeks to 6 months a dental crown is placed on top of the implant. This is achieved by having a small abutment link between the implant and the crown.
Planning for Dental ImplantsBefore commencing with implant placement, your dentist will need to take a series of xrays, possibly including a ct scan to check the bone levels and insure enough good quality bone is present. If not enough bone is present one could add extra bone with a graft. This graft can be either from synthetic bone, animal bone or your own bone.
Types of Restorations on ImplantsThere are two types of crowns one is screwed in to the implant and the other is cemented in to the implant. The choice of which type is guided by many clinical parameters. As well as crowns one can attach a denture to an implant to make the denture more secure, and so improve the choice of foods one eats as well as confidence in your teeth. ןIf many teeth are missing it is possible for a whole bridge to be supported by implants.
When are dental Implants used?There are many reasons why people lose their teeth
- gum disease
- genetically missing