The procedure involves placing one or more titanium fixtures (implant) into the bone and after a healing period a crown or bridge is constructed and attached to the fixture, replacing the missing tooth/teeth.
The procedure is often less traumatic than having a tooth extracted.
The gold standard for replacing a single front missing tooth is an implant. Implants do not involve drilling healthy teeth in order to replace a missing tooth.
Donnybrook Dental Surgery has the state of the art Nobel Guide System (computer guided software) which allows the dentist to assess, select and palace the best possible implant with accuracy.
Implants can also be placed to stabilise loose dentures or as a denture alternative.
Patients who are interested in having implants are assessed both clinically and with the aid of CT scans in order to determine their suitability for dental implants.