Many options exist to replace missing teeth but only one – dental implants – can provide the feel, function and appearance of natural teeth
Dental implants may be the best option to replace a missing tooth.
Dental implants can improve your appearance, self-confidence, and give you new peace of mind.
They look and feel similar to natural teeth, and the securely attached implant can give you the confidence of eating what you like, speaking easily and clearly, and a new sense of security.
By working together with Novadent , your dental practitioner can offer you the most advanced implants and prosthetic available today.
Dental implant treatment – how it works
Undergoing dental implant treatment might seem a little daunting.
Preliminary consultation (non-clinical)
Here you will discuss your dental problems and discover the treatment options available to you, plus get an idea about costs, payment options and time frames.
Next step – Clinical assessment
Your dentist will carry out a thorough clinical examination. Based on the results of these examinations, your dentist will assess your suitability for dental implant treatment. Treatment options and costs are then carefully planned before the treatment begins, and you’ll receive an outline of the proposed program in writing.
Preparation – for some cases
In some cases you might require preparatory treatment before your implant treatment can begin. For example, teeth that are beyond recovery may need extracting, or you could require bone grafting or some other preliminary surgery like sinus lift . Most of these were already explained to you during the clinical assessment and be detailed in your treatment plan.
Fitting the replacement tooth/teeth (implant restoration)
The restoration of a dental implant is similar to the restoration of a conventional crown, bridge or denture:
- Once the implant has fused with the bone the implants are uncovered and abutments – the posts on which the replacement tooth/teeth will rest – are fitted
- An impression (similar to a plaster cast) is taken of your gum and abutments and is then sent to dental lab for prosthetic teeth to be manufactured
- Once produced, your crown, bridge or denture is fitted and checked
- After a few weeks, you’ll be invited for a review to confirm that everything is satisfactory – they will look to see if there is any movement and of course make sure that there is no pain and you are comfortable with your new teeth.