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Sep 2018

Case of the month September 2018

Our case of the month for September involves a dental implant to replace a missing molar tooth. Initially, the tooth was lost due to extensive tooth decay that was not treatable. This resulted in a space which affected eating. Although back teeth are not particularly visible, it is important to replace them for a number of reasons:

  1. Restore the bite
  2. Prevent movement of the adjacent teeth
  3. Prevent movement of the opposite teeth
  4. Preserve the jaw bone
  5. Aesthetics if visible on smiling

In our case, the missing tooth was on the upper right side:

Missing back tooth, affects the bite and normal function Missing back tooth, affects the bite and normal function

In terms of the dental implant treatment, there are a number of steps that we follow:

  1. 3-D scan to assess the bone volume. This is vital as we can see how much bone is present, where the important structures are such as the sinus floor in the case of an upper back tooth. We then choose the correct size implant for the missing tooth.
  2. Placing the implant. This is done under sterile conditions, much like in a hospital. The surfaces are covered with sterile drapes, the equipment is covered by sterilized foil/ covers and we wear sterile drapes. Although this may look scary, we want the treatment to be as 'clean' as possible by introducing as little bacteria as possible to the mouth.
  3. Allowing healing. We normally wait 12 weeks after the implant has been placed for osseointegration- integration between the implant and the jaw bone.
  4. 3-D scans are then taken which are sent to the lab. There is no need to take impressions any more!
3-D intra oral scan 3-D intra oral scan- different case

5. The implant crown is fitted. The missing tooth is replaced.

Implant tooth - natural and function is restored Implant tooth - natural and function is restored

If you have one, several or all missing teeth and would like them replaced, contact us today to see how dental implants could change your life. Treatment completed by Dr Nissit Patel using Astra EV dental implant. Photographs are the sole property of Dr Patel and cannot be reproduced.


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Jul 2018

Dental implant to replace a missing premolar tooth- an article for dentists

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May 2018

A stunning smile transformation using porcelain veneers and a dental implant

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Jun 2017

Dental implants and the importance of replacing missing teeth

Dr Patel has written an article on why it is so important to replace missing teeth. Please follow the following link: https://www.dentalhealth.org/blog/blogdetails/196 If you have missing teeth and would like them to be replaced, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer the very latest in dental care using the most advanced technology to give you the very best possible results.… READ MORE


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