Dental implants are an advanced and long-lasting solution for tooth loss. If you have lost teeth or have teeth that are failing, we can discuss this option with you in greater detail. Most people are suitable for dental implants, as you just need to have good dental and medical health.
What are Dental Implants?
They consist of a small implant post or screw that we insert surgically into your jaw during a short procedure. The implant is made from a biocompatible material, either titanium or a ceramic called zirconia, that soon integrates with the bone around it. Within three to six months, the post is fully fused with the bone and is strong and stable and can easily support a restorative dental implant in the form of a crown, bridge or denture.
Icon Dental provides a range of implant services, including bone grafting, image-guided surgery, restorative dental implants and mini dental implants.
When we first see a patient for dental implants, we need to assess the quality and quantity of jawbone available for implant placement.
Sometimes there isn’t quite enough bone. When this is the case, we can restore missing or deficient bone with a bone grafting procedure.
One of the first things we need to do when planning implant treatment is to take a cone beam CT scan, a digital 3D image of your jaws, showing all soft and hard tissues.
The image allows us to see if you have enough bone for implants, and we use these images to plan implant treatment precisely.
Once the plan is complete, we create a surgical guide used during implant placement to replicate the treatment plan exactly and ensure the process is quicker and more comfortable for you.
Restorative Dental Implants
The restorative stage of implant treatment is the most exciting, as we design and make your new implant teeth, whether that is a crown, bridge or implant retained denture.
We use premium quality materials to create teeth that look natural and function fully, completing your dental implant treatment at Icon Dental.
Mini Dental Implants
As their name suggests, mini dental implants are smaller than conventional implants and are useful in specific situations. For example, we may suggest mini dental implants if you need a narrower tooth restored, such as a small lower front tooth. Mini dental implants are also sometimes used to retain dentures.
The procedure to place mini dental implants is slightly different since they are inserted directly through the gums, so the procedure is quicker, and healing is faster without the need for stitches.