Single tooth gaps

If you have one or more missing teeth, a single implant or implant supported bridge is an effective solution that will also help preserve your remaining teeth and bone. A single implant looks and functions like your own tooth.

Replacing a single missing tooth is a highly conservative treatment with the implant and its crown implant appearing as a normal tooth and without the need to “cut down” neighbouring teeth. The alternative non-removable tooth replacement option, “a tooth supported bridge” would require teeth adjacent to the gap to be “cut down” and shaped to support a bridge.

The single implant procedure itself is often straightforward and it is best to allow us to plan your implant before you have your tooth removed. This will provide you with more options and often will save you money over time.

Missing multiple teeth

If you have lost multiple teeth, an implant-supported bridge is an option. Instead of replacing each missing tooth with an implant, strategic positioning of implants allow them to support multiple teeth. For example, two implants can support a bridge to replace three or four teeth.

The decision is based upon specific case details including your biting force, habits and condition of bone support. Once again, treatment is highly conservative as it is not necessary to prepare teeth to support bridgework; the implant construction simply replaces the missing teeth without further compromising any remaining teeth.

Missing or going to lose all your teeth?

The “All-on-X” Implant technique may be an option and will help you regain your quality of life. This treatment is often referred to as “Teeth in a Day”, “Smile in a Day”, or “Same Day Smile”. If you are a suitable patient, the implants and a temporary full arch resin bridge can be fitted on the same day or within 48 hours.

The technique uses a minimum of 4 implants in strategic positions per jaw to make use of the available bone, protect nerves and avoid extensive bone grafting procedures.

Prior to your surgery, our prosthodontist will begin the process of “designing your smile” so that, if appropriate to your treatment, you can have a functional temporary bridge fitted a few hours after your implant surgery.

The temporary bridge is fitted to allow time for bone and tissue healing which is usually about 3 months. During this period, you will meet with our prosthodontist to refine your final restoration, which will be a beautiful and robust bridge based on a ceramic or titanium structure.

Are you tired of your uncomfortable dentures? Struggling to keep your dentures from falling out of your mouth: Implant supported dentures offer more stability, comfort and retention.

Traditional Dentures 

The gum and jawbone were never ‘designed’ to support dentures. Typically, dentures rest upon the gums, and any remaining teeth, and for many patients, dentures will adversely affect these tissues. In time, the bone will shrink, and the gum covering the jaw will become frail which can lead to the loss of more teeth. Inevitably as these supporting tissues are lost, the dentures become less steady and more difficult to wear.

This loss of tissue causes the denture to irritate to the gums, increases the risk of the dentures slipping out,  causes difficulty in chewing, creates unwanted sounds and most of all, patients lose confidence.