Dental implants are a popular and effective option for replacing missing teeth. They provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
In this blog post, we will discuss:
- What dental implants are?
- How dental implants work?
- What all-on-four dental implants are, and how they differ?
- Why choose Oriel Villas for dental implants?
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots designed to provide a permanent base for teeth. They are typically made from titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with the jawbone over time to give a strong and stable foundation for the replacement teeth. Dental implants are an option for people with a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The process of getting dental implants typically involves several steps. The first step is to have a consultation with a dental surgeon to determine if your situation is suitable for dental implants. During this consultation, the surgeon will evaluate:
- Your overall health
- The condition of your jawbone
- The number and location of missing teeth
The next step is to have the implant surgically placed into the jawbone. This is typically done under local anaesthesia or IV sedation. After the surgeon has put the implant in place, it takes several weeks to months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. This process allows the implant to become a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
Once osseointegration is complete, the surgeon fits the implant with a connector that holds the replacement tooth or teeth in place. The replacement tooth/teeth can be a single crown, a bridge, or even a full set of fixed dentures. The replacement teeth are typically made of porcelain or ceramic and are designed to match the colour and shape of your surrounding natural teeth.
What Are All-On-Four Dental Implants, and How Do They Differ?
The all-on-four implant and regular dental implant methods are both options for replacing missing teeth, but they have some key differences.
Dental implant surgery is a complex procedure that typically takes a few months to complete. The success rate of dental implants is high. In contrast, the all-on-4 method means you can get multiple teeth replaced on the same day. This method has grown in popularity, but it’s important to consider its drawbacks.
Dental implants typically take time to prepare, and this is for a key reason. The dental implants are carefully made to suit the shape of your mouth – this will provide a more comfortable and natural bite than the all-on-four method. Additionally, having so much dental surgery in one day, as you do for the all-on-four method, may be initially painful and leave residual pain and discomfort while your mouth heals.
Overall, dental implants provide a more natural look and feel as they mimic individual teeth. They also allow for a greater range of movement than the all-on-four method, making them more similar to individual teeth.
Why Choose Oriel Villas Dental Implants?
At Oriel Villas, we have expertise in dental implant treatment. Our clinic has a team of highly skilled and experienced dental surgeons and specialists who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. Our staff has extensive training and experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants, so you can be confident that you will receive the best possible treatment.
Furthermore, Oriel Villas’ dentistry staff has up-to-date knowledge of the latest advancements in anaesthesia. Due to these anaesthetic advancements, our dental surgeons can usually complete dental implant procedures without causing you procedural pain.