Dental Implants

Dental Implants
You may have heard of dental implants, or your dentist has recommended dental implant treatment to you. Dental implants are widely used in dentistry to replace missing teeth.
Bone Regeneration on Dental Implants
Bone regeneration around dental implants is achieved by grafting bone. Most commonly bone grafting is required when a patient does not have enough healthy natural bone at the dental implant site to support a dental implant.
Peri Implant
Peri-implant Diseases
Peri-implant diseases (peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis) are inflammatory diseases of the tissues surrounding a dental implant. The diseases are caused by the body’s response to the build-up of plaque (bacteria) around the implant
Soft Tissue Grafting Around Implants
When you attend a periodontist for dental implant replacement therapy, the periodontist may recommend soft tissue grafting along with the implant treatment. This may be recommended to be undertaken prior to, at the same time as implant placement or at the time of uncovering of the implant.
Cosmetic and Bite Problems with Dental Implants
Dental implants to replace teeth has been as revolutionary to dentistry as the use of joint replacement in Orthopaedic Surgery. The ability to replace a worn joint whether it be a hip, knee or shoulder can restore function, increase mobility and improve the quality of life.
Dental Radiographs for your Periodontal and Implant Care
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are an essential tool in the diagnosis of your type of periodontal disease and establishing how severe it is. Dental x-rays are crucial in the planning of placement of dental implants.