The single implant is quite a straightforward procedure. If you have lost a tooth or are about to lose it for any reason, that gap can be replaced with a new tooth.
A single implant is inserted into the gap, and onto that an implant crown is connected. The size of the dental implant is selected in accordance with the bone volume, and the crown on top of it can be either metal ceramic or full ceramic in high aesthetic areas.
In many circumstances, your tooth has broken or is non-restorable. If the situation allows, the tooth can be removed and an implant can be placed immediately in that socket in the same session.
It is a very common procedure, and shortens the total treatment time by several months. In some circumstances, a temporary crown can be connected to the implant the same day.
In the case of several missing teeth or losing an old bridge, a new one can be fitted, supported by implants.
In most situations, each implant can support two teeth, so for three or four new teeth, two implants might be sufficient. For six new teeth, a minimum of 3-4 implants would need to be placed. You can have an implant bridge as large as 12-14 teeth if necessary.
Certain oral diseases, regular wear and tear, or simply degrading over time can affect all of your teeth, requiring a full arch replacement with dental implants.
Usually, 6-8 implants are placed to support a full bridge in the top or bottom jaw.
In some cases, four implants can be used, in a procedure commonly known as “all-on-four” implants, but this requires a good bone structure and bone volume.
A more affordable solution to full arch replacement is the implant overdenture, or more commonly known as “snap-on” dentures.
If you have been a denture-wearer before and are looking for more security and rigid fixing, this is a good option. The teeth are snapped onto your implants, and you can remove them once a day for cleaning. In the lower jaw you would need 2-4 implants and in the top, 4-6 implants.
BONE AND GUM
Bone augmentation procedures are common in implant dentistry and can be used either before implant placement or simultaneously with implant placement. It can be used for single implants or for larger areas, with implants placed immediately after extractions, to increase height, width and volume.
Sometimes you might also lack good gum quality, so that gum grafts might be necessary.
The bone substitute material we use is called Ti-OSS. It has bovine origin and shares the same characteristics as human bone, with predictable fusion and adherence to your own bone.
The membranes we use are made of collagen. They seal and protects the added bone filler and enhance healing.
We also offer 100% synthetic bone substitutes for patients who request such material. (Indicated cases only.)
Crowns and Implant
Combination aesthetic zirconium crowns and single dental implant.
Patient wanted to improve general appearance of her smile and restore gap on left side due to a broken tooth.
Implants and Snap-on teeth
This patient suffered all life with severe bone and gum disease. His mouth was restored with implants and snap-on teeth fitted on top.
Patient wanted to improve appearance and function. In this case we actually did not place any implants, and opted for a fixed bridge in Zirconium material on the upper jaw, as many of her own teeth could be saved.
Single Implant procedure - Immediate placement after tooth removal
Watch this video for description on how a single implant is done. This case was solved with an immediate implant placed at the same session as we removed the snapped root.
This young patient lost her right premolar. We placed a single implant and crown connected to it.
Implants to cover large gap
Lost all premolars and molars lower left side
4 unit teeth on implants
This patient had lost 4 back teeth on lower right side. We placed 3 dental implants for her and 3 months later we took impressions and connected a 4 teeth bridge on the implants.
Implants and Snap-on denture
2 implants lower jaw with a snap-on denture
2 implants in lower jaw with the denture snapped-on
4 implants placed in top jaw to support a snap-on denture
2 implants lower jaw with a snap-on denture
In the lower jaw 2-4 implants can be placed to support a snap-on denture.
In the top jaw 4-6 implants can be placed to support a denture. Benefit with top snap-on dentures is that we can often remove the palate also from the denture.