Have you lost one or multiple teeth? Are you not able to eat and enjoy your favorite foods? Are you ashamed to show your smile? Would you like to get rid of your dentures?
We understand that the loss of one or multiple teeth due to accidents or decay, can have a significant negative impact on your self confidence. Speaking, smiling, eating and even romantic gestures such as kissing can all be affected by tooth loss.
Despite significant advancements in dental medicine, many people are to this day suffering from tooth loss. One of the solutions for this issue are dental implants. The advantages of dental implants are mainly an aesthetic natural look, durability, comfort, improved speech and worry free biting and eating as well as an increase in self confidence.
A dental implant is an artificial part that is placed into the patient’s jaw, serving as a replacement for a missing root or a support for a bridge. The implant itself, is made from titanium. After it is placed in the patient’s jaw it grows together with bone, making it a rigid and stable part of your jaw. Due to its high quality properties, the same material that implants are made of, is also widely used in other medical fields, the most common applications being artificial joints.
Dental prosthetics supported by dental implants look and feel like natural teeth
Dental implants provide a stable and rigid suppord for prosthetics without affecting healthy teeth
Dental implants usually do not get loose or fall out
Dental implants have a long durability, as long as the patient maintains a solid oral hygiene
Dental implants prevent a loss of bone in the jaw and offer support for adjacent teeth.
The treatment and replacement of lost teeth is made up of three phases: planning, surgical and prosthetic.
Every dental implant treatment starts with a personal inspection by a dentist or surgeon. During the initial consultation the dentist will discuss all treatment possibilities, propose the best treatment option as well as answer all questions that the patient may have.
During the initial consultation we will also prepare a 3D dental x-ray, if the patient does not already have one. This x-ray is necessary in order to visualize the anatomy of the patient’s jaw and teeth, which serves to find out whether the patient is a suitable candidate for dental implants. At City Dental Clinic we believe that the planning stage is one of the most important stages of the entire treatment, as a well detailed and intelligently crafted plan lays the foundation for success.
During the surgical phase, which is carried out by our experienced dental surgeon, the dental implant is placed in the patient’s jaw. It will serve as a replacement root for the missing tooth and will connect to the bone in a process called osseointegration.
There are cases where the patient does not have a sufficient strong bone or not enough bone structure in the jaw to support a dental implant. For such type of patient it is necessary to first undertake a so called sinus lift or bone augmentation procedure.
In the third stage of the treatment it is time to prepare the dental prosthetics, which will be supported by the newly placed dental. After an initial healing phase of 8 weeks to 6 months, the patient should schedule an appointment with the dentist responsible for the prosthetics. The checkup by the surgeon and the dentist will ensure that the implants are healing as they should and that the structural integrity is sufficient to place a dental crown or other type of prosthetics on top of the implant.
As soon as the patient is given the OK, to receive the prosthetics, impressions will be taken and sent to the laboratory, where the made to measure crowns, bridges or fixed dentures will be prepared. In the final step of the entire treatment, after receiving the prepared dental prosthetics from the dental laboratory, the dentist will fit them to the patient’s mouth and ensure an ideal and comfortable fit.
At City Dental Clinic we are proud of the fact that we are delivering great results to our patients at very affordable prices. We offer the full spectrum of dental related treatments from a dental hygiene all the way to dental implants, and aim to do these at the highest possible quality.
As we do everything we can to help our patients receive a healthy and attractive smile we also offer 0% financing on bigger treatments, such as full reconstructions or dental implant work. The costs of the entire treatment can be split up into even payments that are to be paid throughout the length of the entire treatment. This way any patient can reach their ideal smile without breaking the bank.