A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used
in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group
Implants are the latest technology available to help replace missing teeth. An
implant is a device that is placed directly into the bone at the site of the
missing tooth. This process requires a minor surgery. After 4-6 months, when
the bone around the implant has healed, artificial teeth can then be
constructed over the implants. Teeth in an Hour implants possible in selected
Advantages of A Dental Implant
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than dentures and bridges.
Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Offer you the smile you've lost, or the smile you've always wanted.
Only a dental implant can replace the root of a missing tooth. If the root is not
replaced, bone loss can occur, resulting in undesirable consequences such as ill-
fitting denture. Implants can eliminate the need for sticky denture adhesives,
and even for dentures itself.
Steps involved in the Conventional treatment of dental implants.
1. Assessment and Treatment Planning.
We will first carry out a detailed assessment with the aid of a detailed 3
dimensional X-ray, to determine if the bone condition is good enough to support
the implant treatment. There must have sufficient amount of bone to surround
the implant. If not, we will discuss with you the choice of bone augmentation.
2. Initial Implant Placement
An initial pilot hole is drill into the appropriate jaw site, and slowly enlarged to
allow placement for the implant screw. The hole is then stitched up and leave
to heal for 4-6 mths. Fixed or removable temporary teeth may be needed to
maintain function and appearance.
3. 2nd Stage- placement of the Abutment.
After the period of healing, the implant is surgically uncovered for the
insertion of the abutment. The final abutment post is tapped into the implant
screw. Then a final crown is secured to the abutment as the final restoration.
*Our clinic is using the Bicon system, as for the ultimate in aesthetics, the
cementless and screwless Bicon Integrated Abutment Crown is used.