Immediate Implant (Single Missing Tooth – in 1 Appointment
When a tooth is missing there are usually a number of solutions available.
You could have a false tooth made and fitted to a plate.
Alternatively a Bridge can be fitted to an adjacent tooth.
Or you could have an Implant which doesn’t affect the adjacent teeth.
What are My Options for Multiple Missing Teeth (Lower Jaw)?
When a number of teeth are missing, there are various options available.
You may choose to have a denture.
But over time, your gums will recede and the denture may not fit as well.
You could choose to have Implants to secure the denture.
One way is a small number of Implants with a bar and magnets to hold the denture another is a small number of Implants to which the denture is secured or a greater number of Implants onto which a set of teeth and permanently fitted.
Dental Implant Crown Options
Advanced 3D Technology to Create Dental Crowns While You Wait
Once an Implant has been placed an abutment is fitted to hold the Crown.
The abutment and the base of the crown may be metal.
However, in certain light, this can make the tooth look dull.
An alternative is for the abutment to be made of white material and the Crown made of solid porcelain.
This will give a more natural look to the tooth.
Immediate Placement of a Tooth Lost in Trauma or Sports Injury
When a tooth is lost through trauma replacing it immediately with an implant can be desirable.
The open socket readily receives the right kind of implant and improves the healing process and reduces the time before the implant can be fitted.
Bone Expansion – After a Long Period after a Tooth has been Lost
After a long period after a tooth has been lost the bone often shrinks away and becomes too thin to place an implant.
One solution is to physically expand the bone, using special tools prior to the placement of the implant.