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Mar 2022

2 Dental Implants to Replace 3 Missing Teeth

Our case of the month for February 2022 is one involving 2 dental implants to replace 3 missing back teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard to replace missing teeth but what are dental implants? Well, essentially implants are the replacements for the roots of the missing teeth. They provide the foundation to allow us to place new teeth on top. Simple? Not really! Dental implant treatment is complicated and requires a huge amount of training, experience and ongoing education. Of course, some cases are more complex than others but in general, here is our workflow from missing tooth to replacement:

1. Full case assessment and records including x rays and CBCT scans

2. Diagnostic planning on digital software

3. Manufacture of surgical stent

4. Surgery - placing the dental implant(s) using the surgical stent

5. Allow healing of 12 weeks

6. Take new records

7. Place implant tooth/ teeth ( try in stage needed for several teeth)

Our case had lost several teeth over many years which meant she was unable to eat on the right side of her mouth. By using 2 dental implants, we were able to provide 3 teeth by 'bridging' the gap. A lovely end result and the ability to chew again! Life changing? Maybe not but certainly life enhancing.

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Most of the teeth on the lower right side missing

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A birds eye view

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New teeth!

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Now she can chew any food again!

Treatment completed by Dr Nissit Patel.

If you are missing teeth and would like to look into dental implants to replace them, please book a free video consultation with Dr Nissit Patel and he will discuss everything with you first prior to any treatment. After all, eating and food is one of life's great pleasures. Why just eat on one side of your mouth or stick to soft food? Book in today.


Feb 2022

Replace A Missing Front Tooth Using A Dental Implant

Thankfully January is over! Longer days are on the horizon and Spring time not too far away. Our case of the month for January involved quite a complex one to replace a missing front tooth using a dental implant. Unfortunately, our patient had an accident causing severe trauma to his front tooth. The tooth could not be saved and required removal. This is a nightmare scenario for most of us but thankfully we have the technology and options available to replace the tooth with a long term solution- a dental im… READ MORE
Jan 2022

Case of the Month December 2021- Porcelain Veneers

Our case of the month for December was a stunning one involving the replacement of old porcelain veneers and a dental implant crown for a front tooth. Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve overall aesthetics and are considered to be the most beautiful of all dental restorations for front teeth. However, as with anything in life, they will not last forever! Replacement veneers will often be needed every 10-15 years due to normal wear and tear. There is also the issue of gum recession over time which c… READ MORE
Jun 2020
Dec 2019

Do you have missing teeth?

Have you ever had missing teeth? It is quite embarrassing because you can't smile properly, and you become extra shy. Some people deal with missing teeth by using dentures and or bridges. What's truly remarkable, though, is what dental implants can do for you. Sure, it is all about filling in the missing teeth, but dental implants provide far more benefits than only cosmetics. Here are four benefits you will receive from using dental implants: 1 - Improving Overall Oral Health Missing teeth don't only mea… READ MORE