Dental Implants in Milton Keynes
A dental implant is normally made of titanium, this is well-tolerated by the body and takes over the function of the tooth's root. The implant is placed directly into your jaw to act in the same way as a normal tooth root, it can securely hold the artificial tooth in your mouth.
What are the options for implant tooth replacement?
Single Tooth Replacement : An abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that joins the implant to a crown, this replaces the tooth part you see in the mouth. It holds a custom made crown that the dental laboratory has made and matched to your existing teeth. The custom crown is cemented or screwed onto the abutment to keep it permanently in place. Once the crown is in place, it should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth
Fixed Multiple Tooth Replacement: As with single tooth replacement, temporary healing caps or abutments may be placed on multiple implants. After healing, permanent abutments are attached to the implants. They attach to custom made crowns or bridgework that the dental laboratory will make to match your existing teeth. In the final step, the custom bridge, which replaces multiple teeth, is cemented or screwed onto the abutments. The teeth have been replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth next to them bone loss has been halted.
Dental Implant Procedure
At your initial consultation, you will have x rays taken, your dental health and oral hygiene will be assessed and your problems evaluated.
Dental implants are the most best solutions to tooth loss, both aesthetically and functionally. The implant fits into the dental arch and is not only fixed as securely as natural teeth, but can't be distinguished from your real teeth in either function or appearance.
3D Photo System for Safer Dental Implants
Abacus dental is the first dental practice in Milton Keynes to have this fully integrated soft tissue scan. This technology allows your periodontists to create a 3D image of your face, soft tissues and underlying bone structure at once. This allows them to accurately plan your procedure beforehand, minimizing your surgery time.
Faster and Safer facial surgery
The Planmeca ProFace™ is a 3D facial photo option that produces a realistic 3D image of your face. This is combined with the CT scan of underlying bone and produces a fully comprehensive look at your facial soft tissues, bone and sinuses to help the dentist quickly and effectively diagnose and treat your periodontal disease.
BENEFITS OF PROFACE 3-D IMAGING
Dental x rays are safer, faster and more comfortagle with the ProFace 3-D Facial and Dental Imaging System.
- It provides a comprehensive 3-D digital image of face and jaw
- It's incredibly useful for the diagnosis of complex dental conditions
- It's much faster, safer, and more comfortable
- A Planmeca 3D X-ray unit completed with Planmeca ProFace™ is the first CBCT unit with integrated 3D surface scan and is available here in Milton Keynes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental implants suitable for me?
Implants are used to treat broken, damaged, missing or discoloured teeth. They are suitable for most people and your dentist can discuss your treatment options with you after a consultation.
How long does the whole procedure take?
Often it is possible to attach the denture immediately after insertion of the implant. Since long term success is the main criteria, this decision can only be made after your dentist has carefully considered your clinical situation. If the crown or denture cannot be attached immediately, a temporary denture is placed until the time is right for the final restoration to be fitted.
How is it fixed to my mouth?
To take over the function of your tooth root, dental implants are inserted in the jaw bone by a short operation, normally under local anaesthetic. It subsequently knits painlessly with your bone, forming a solid base for the long-term final restoration.