Dental Implant Treatment in Cambridge
Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore an entire smile.
Implants are independent and provide function to the supporting bone. One of the most important features of implants is that they preserve bone.
The implant placement treatment is planned to achieve as natural appearance as possible. The data on implants thus far shows this to be a very predictable and long lasting method of treatment. As a first step implants are placed in the jawbone. After a 1-6 months healing period, your new crowns will be attached to the implants.
Please note that in case your jaw bone is not strong enough, you might need bone grafting before the implant placement.
Bone restoration can happen after losing one tooth or several teeth. However, the rate of bone restoration is highly variable between individuals. After an initial consultation your dentist will be able to tell if you need bone replacement.
The Treatment Steps
1. Dental Implant System
Implant placement suturing the gum
2. Healing Screw / Cap
Placing the gum shaper healing screw
3. Choose your Implant Abutment
Standard titanium metal abutment (a) or "Brilliant white" zirconium non-metal abutment (b)
4. Choose your Crown or Bridge unit
Standard porcelain (a) or Brilliant white zirconium non-metal (b)