I M P L A N T C A S
SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Historically either a denture or a traditional bridge has been
used to replace a missing single tooth. Dentures can be cumbersome
and affect patient confidence and general oral health. A traditional
bridge is constructed by reducing adjacent teeth leading to
a permanent destruction of tooth structure.
An implant retained single tooth offers a permanently fixed
solution which preserves adjacent teeth and prevents the resorption
of the underlying bone.
Molar replacement with a wider diameter implant.
Using narrow diameter implants to help mimic the smaller shape
of the lower incisor.
- Looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth
- Adjacent teeth preserved
- Prevents further bone resorption providing better long
- Normal oral hygiene measures
- Not prone to secondary decay
- Adjacent teeth un-restored
- Adjacent teeth heavily restored
- Deep overbite
- Spaced dentition
- Patient preference
MULTIPLE UNIT BRIDGEWORK
Multiple implants can be used to replace teeth. This is of
particular benefit in free end saddle areas where fixed conventional
bridges are not possible.
Patients can also find dentures in these situations difficult
Implants can also be used to replace failed bridgework without
preparing adjacent teeth and extending the bridge span.
Implants can be used to help retain bars or studs which can
be useful for patients who find it difficult to naturally support
A simple but effective treatment involves using two studs.
A permanently fixed bar offers more stability and rigidity.
Multiple implants can be used to replace dentures with a full-fixed
SAME DAY TEETH
Current developments in techniques make immediate reconstruction
a reality for suitable patients. The concept of 'same day teeth'
is based on inserting implants and restoring them all in one