Brisbane Dental Studio often recommend replacing missing teeth using dental Implants. These are a common remedy for missing teeth, and the procedure for having them affixed is both routine and safe. It's possible to replace a single missing tooth with a retained crown, or a full denture with an 'All-on-4' bridge. At Brisbane Dental Studio, we'll plan your surgery from start to finish, so you're in the safest possible hands. Let's take a look at what either procedure involves:
A metal screw, typically made of titanium, is placed in your jawbone. An artificial crown or tooth is then fixed, replacing the missing one. Though the procedure can slightly change from time to time, especially if you have lost several teeth or the jawbone is not in a suitable condition, fitting dental implants is typically carried out in three stages.
Firstly, the titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone. Replacing the tooth's root, bone will soon grow around the screw, meaning that it becomes part of the mouth itself. Secondly, an abutment is placed on the screw, which in turn holds the implant in place - the final step. The artificial tooth is usually made from a ceramic or porcelain.
Like single implants, a titanium foundation of 4 or more implants will be placed in the jaw, to which a fixed set of teeth will be attached. The All-on-4 procedure is recommended for patients who have lost a considerable number of their teeth, as well as those with low bone density.
Even if you've suffered with bone loss, opting for the All-on-4 procedure with Brisbane Dental Studio is still a viable choice.
If you'd like to know more about either procedure and receive advice as to which is most suitable for you, get in touch with Brisbane Dental Studio today and contact us online to schedule an appointment.