Dental Implants

At Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic, we are experts in replacing teeth. Using the latest dental technology we can help you achieve a beautiful, natural smile.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a fixed solution for one or more missing teeth, and can help restore both your smile and your quality of life. This has a positive impact on your self-confidence and overall health with teeth that look, feel and function like natural one.

Implants are made from titanium, a titanium alloy or zirconium dioxide (zirconia). We exclusively use Straumann dental implants made of titanium zirconium alloy or zirconia which is a ceramic material.

If you are concerned about your replacement teeth looking realistic or coming loose, implants are an ideal option. The implant borne tooth replacements are individually crafted to look and feel just like natural teeth. This way we can meet your aesthetic requirements as well as restoring function.

Dental implants also safeguard your overall dental health. Replacing missing teeth is extremely important, as missing teeth cause bone loss which can age your face, and could potentially cause adjacent teeth to fail also.

The benefits of implants

  • Implants look and feel just like natural teeth.
  • Implants provide permanent stability and comfort without affecting healthy teeth.
  • Implants won’t come loose or fall out.
  • Implants can last for many years if you maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Implants prevent ageing bone loss, by stimulating your bone structure and stabilising the surrounding teeth.

What is involved?

Types of implants 

There are several different types of implant available, depending on your needs. You will also be able to select from a range of different materials and varying degrees of personalised crafting, offering a range of solutions from a functional replacement tooth, to a more aesthetic result to blend with your natural teeth. Your dentist will discuss all the options with you to find the best solution.

Single dental implant

Parkdale Single Implants

An implant is a great choice for a single missing tooth, whether it’s visible or not, and the results can be life-changing. A single implant provides the foundation for a crown, which will be created at Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic to match your teeth exactly.

    Multiple dental implants

    Parkdale Multiple Implant

    If you’re missing more than one tooth, there are a number of options available to you at Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic. Multiple implants can support a bridge if you have several missing teeth. A bridge is a long-lasting, natural-looking fixed solution which will help preserve the health of the rest of your teeth and jaw.

      Straumann Pro Arch

      Straumann Pro Arch

      At Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic we use the Pro Arch system developed by the Straumann Group. Patients can have implants placed and fully functioning teeth attached in the space of one day, with the latest technological advances.

        Implant secured dentures

        Parkdale Full Implant

        Dentures can be uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. With advances in Implant dentistry, Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic now have many innovative techniques for denture stabilization.

          Oral surgery

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          For dental implants to be work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, which is strong enough to hold and support the implant. If this is not the case, you may need some treatment before your implant treatment can begin, such as bone augmentation or bone grafting. Following an examination, the team here at Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic will discuss any treatment you may require before your implant treatment.

            How is an implant fitted?

            At Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic we take advantage of new technology and our extensive dental expertise to give you the highest standards of care, with skills in delivering advanced implant placement, especially useful for more complex implant cases.

            We have introduced two new procedures recently for this reason:

            CT Scanning for Diagnosis – We can arrange for CT scans to be performed during the diagnostic treatment planning stage to give a clear 3D picture of the jaw anatomy in a patient, invaluable where more than one implant is being placed or where bone levels are unclear from initial x-rays.

            Guided Surgery – This form of ‘virtual dentistry’ enables dentists to diagnose and plan treatment schedules that start with the initial consultation stage right through to the actual procedure. Following a CT scan it is possible for the image to be converted to a highly realistic 3D representation of the patient’s jaw which can be explored from all angles. The dentist can also place ‘virtual’ implants which enable him to check the positioning and make adjustments if necessary.

            Assessment: Every treatment begins with an assessment from you local Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic dentist who will be performing your implant treatment. They will discuss all the options with you, make an assessment of the best solution for you, and ensure you understand every step of your treatment. You will have an x-ray and, in some cases, a CT scan to help visualise your jaw, ensure your gums are healthy and that there is enough jaw bone to place the implant.

            The treatment: This is when the implant is placed into your jaw. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic. If you are particularly nervous or have a dental phobia, your dentist will make sure you feel absolutely comfortable with the treatment, and can provide sedation if needed.

            The implants will need three to six months to heal and integrate with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for the crown or bridge.

            Depending on your treatment and your dentist’s diagnosis, a temporary crown can be fitted at the same time as your initial appointment. 

            Same day teeth is a modern procedure which enables you to walk out of the clinic with brand new teeth in just one day. These will stay in place until the final restoration appointment.

            Once your jaw has healed, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. This enables a dental technician to build your bespoke crown or bridge, which will be colour matched to blend seamlessly with your other teeth.

            Restoration: It may be necessary to have a separate appointment between six weeks and six months after your initial treatment, to allow the implant to fully integrate. This ensures that your jaw has completely healed before the crown or bridge is permanently fitted.

            Your smile is now complete.

            How do I look after my implant?

            As with natural teeth, good oral hygiene is important for preventing gum disease and prolonging the life of your implants. You do not need to remove the teeth fitted to your implants, but clean them as you would your natural teeth. A high standard of daily care, along with regular check-ups with your local Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic dentist and hygienist, will help to ensure your mouth stays healthy and your implants last as long as possible.

            Contact Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic today to find out more about dental implants and how they could work for you.

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