A Dental Implant is the optimal solution for anyone who is missing one or more teeth. The Implant System we use can be tailored to different needs so that most patients can get teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
The titanium screws are placed under normal local anaesthetic via sterile ‘key-hole’ surgery. After the implant is left to heal, the implants may be uncovered using laser surgery. The laboratory then makes the reconstruction to fit the implant. Often CADCAM abutments are used.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or even all upper and lower dentition. They can also help to stabilize a loose denture. Mrs Drysdale uses the Astra EV dental implant system as it is consistently reliable and has extensive scientific data.
Patient Case Studies
Single Dental Implant
This patient lost her upper right first premolar and came to see Mrs Drysdale to discuss what could be done to restore the space. After discussing the various options including a chrome cobalt partial denture, a bridge or a single dental implant, a decision was made that the patient would prefer a dental implant. The space was restored within 3 months of the initial consultation.
Implant Retained Overdenture
After this patient lost their remaining upper teeth, 6 dental implants were placed under local anaesthetic. An implant bar was made at the laboratory to support a full upper overdenture which is removable by the patient for cleaning.