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Dental implant treatment generally takes several months and follows a three-step process.

Your Smile approved dentist places the implant into the jaw then inserts a screw to prevent debris from entering. It will take 3 to 6 months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone, during which time the gum is secured over the implant.

Upon returning to the dentist, the implant( dental implant motor ) is uncovered and an extension called a post is attached. Once the gum tissue has healed around the post, the implant and post act as the foundation for the new tooth.

Finally, the dentist makes a crown that best suits your natural teeth, considering factors including size, shape and colour. Once completed, the crown is attached to the implant post and you can enjoy your beautiful new smile!

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Dental Implants are the best way to replace missing or damaged teeth. A dental implant is a replacement for your own tooth root, made from titanium and fitted precisely into your jawbone. It is inserted under local anaesthetic by one of our Oral Surgeon specialists, where it fuses over time with your own bone in a process known as osseointegration. This process takes between three to six months but will vary from patient to patient.

Once the dental implant – the replacement ‘root’ – has fused to the jaw, you may add a crown, a dental bridge, or full dentures atop a single dental implant or multiple dental implants. The secure implant will allow any prosthetic teeth to look, feel and function like natural teeth.

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The cost of a Good Dental Implant can range between 25000 to 40000 depending on the material used, facilities at the dental clinic and expertise of the implantologist.

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A Dental Implant is always preferred after a complete study, diagnosis and treatment planning with a CBCT.

Benefits:

  1. Long lasting: Compared to other treatments such as tooth bridges which last for 5-10 years, dental implants can last for an entire lifetime if maintained properly. The only part to replace is the crown.
  2. Mimicking natural teeth: Your replacement teeth will feel similar to your actual teeth, so you do not need to worry about your self-image issues.
  3. Preserve surrounding teeth: When an implant is inserted in place of a missing tooth, adjacent healthy teeth are not damaged.
  4. Comfort: Dental implants being a fixed replacement they have none of the problems that removable dentures or other substitutes may cause. Patients who replace all of their teeth with dental implants can feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating.
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There are a number of steps involved in receiving dental implants. There are also a number of different types of dental implant procedures, including single tooth dental implants, all-on -four-dental-implants and dental implants as part of full mouth reconstruction. 

For simplicity lets begin with a damaged tooth due to infection or failed root canal.

Firstly the tooth is removed. If there is not enough bone to place a dental implant then a bone graft may be undertaken. Normally there is time left to heal but some dentists will do an immediate placement of a dental implant if there is sufficient bone existing and no bone loss with the patient being in good health. 

Before placement of the implant takes place x-rays are taken and a CT scan.

During the procedure anesthesia is given. An incision is performed on the patients gum where the implant will be placed. A small hole will be made in the bone where the implants will be placed. Most dentists will screw in manually the implant itself. On top of the implant goes the abutment and on top of the abutment goes the crown also known as the restoration. 

Time frame between getting the actual implant placed and having the restoration placed is normally 5 months if bone grafting is needed but could be as long as a year to allow bone to build up. A standard rule of thumb in dentistry is to wait 4 or 5 months for the lower jaw and 6 to 8 months for the upper.

Once the implant has been placed a cap is added and the tissue is stitched over. The bone and the implant eventually become fused in a process called osseointegration. 

Once the dentist has determined that the bone and implant are fused, he will cut the gum and expose the implant. A healing cap is placed. This assists in the healing process for the surrounding gum tissue. After 2 -4 weeks the healing cap is removed and the abutment is screwed into the implant. The abutment supports the crown. 

When the crown is placed the dentist will make sure that the color is the same as surrounding teeth and will also test the 'bite' making adjustments to ensure that the crown does not get damaged. 

The process of receiving an implant may be performed by an oral surgeon, a periodontist  or a dentist that is proficient and has undergone specialized training in implant dentistry.

There are more complicated ways in which a patient can receive dental implant such as, multiple tooth dental implantsfull mouth reconstruction or all-on-4 dental implants.

Patients must do their research thoroughly when looking for a surgeon to place implants. 

The above explanation is one scenario of many possible scenarios. It must be noted that this procedure for other patients may be more complicated. 

M. Mark Liechtung, DMD

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