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The short answer is it is possible! The long answer is implants can only be placed sometimes at the time of extraction. This is known as an 'immediate
implant placement’ but it can only be performed when the condition of the tooth allows. Otherwise, implants are normally done after a healing period,
from 6 to 10 weeks after removal of the tooth to allow healing and optimal outcome.
Dental implants such as All-on-4® are a great solution for people missing teeth or wearing dentures. Denture wearers often complain of the limitations of foods they can eat, poor fit and how the denture can irritate their gums. A removable denture puts a lot of pressure directly on the bone surface which, over time, invariably results in bone wear and this is why the denture starts to lose its fit.
A missing front tooth can be very traumatic. Not only are your looks affected but, as a result, your self-esteem can plummet and make you avoid work or socialising. Additionally it can present difficulties with chewing and speaking, as well as smiling.
If you have lost a tooth, particularly a front or prominent tooth, you will know it can have an impact on your everyday life and self-esteem. Eating becomes problematic and you may avoid smiling or socialising.
Choosing an implant dentist is one of the most important decisions in the steps to having an implant. This can make the difference between a successful treatment and a dental implant failure, which may happen some time later, if not done correctly.
We understand you want simple direct answers regarding costs and we will always provide a detailed treatment plan after your consultation which lists every
charge for your case so there are no hidden costs. Your dentist will offer you the options that are available to you and can show you real life examples
of patients who have had implants in order for you to make an informed choice.
Your gums are the foundation for your teeth and implants.
Imagine a tree that is planted in the earth. Without the earth surrounding the roots to support them, the tree would eventually fall. Gums act
similarly as the support structure for your teeth and, with correct care at home and regular visits to your dentist, healthy gums can help you retain
your teeth and implants for life.
Caring for your dental implants is very similar to caring for your own teeth. Brushing twice a day with a soft toothbrush and flossing daily, together with regular professional hygiene visits that match the maintenance of your natural teeth, are the key to implant longevity.
Just as your natural teeth, if not cared for adequately, can develop periodontitis (gum and bone recession), neglected dental implants can develop peri-implantitis which can cause soft tissue and bone loss. In some cases this can lead to the loss of your implants.
There are 3 easy steps to maintain your dental implants:
Your dental implants will last a long time if you take care of them.