Types of Dental Implant Restoration

1. Single Tooth Missing

Single tooth implant installation with a crown is the best solution for those of you who has a single tooth missing. All patients are required to take a CT scan to identify the bone level. If you do not have enough bone and your bone is not strong enough to support the implant fixture, bone graft may be required before implant installation. In case you need a bone graft, you will have to wait 4-6 months after the bone graft surgery until an artificial bone and your bone are attached together. Then, we can start an implant installation. Now, you will have to wait another 4-6 months until the implant fixture and your bone are attached together. Then, we can proceed the final procedure of crown installation. To complete the whole procedure, you will need 4-6 visits including consultation.

*Please be informed that we do not have a CT scan at our facility.

Benefits of Single Tooth Implant with Crown

  • Benefits of Single Tooth Implant with Crown
  • Allows you to eat whatever you like
  • Strength and stability
  • Save adjacent teeth. Prevents bone loss and existing teeth from drifting into surrounding space of the missing tooth
  • Provides a nice natural smile
  • Offers a long-lasting solution, often for a life time
  • No more caries for dental implant
  • Corrects an altered bite

Single Tooth Implant Procedures

Step 1: Start with examination and take some x-rays of the area

Step 2: At this stage, the implant is installed. If conventional implants are done, a healing abutment or cover crew is placed on and left for about 4 to 6 months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken. If immediate loaded implants are done, the temporary crown is loaded onto the implants

Step 3: The final step is to fabricate and install the permanent crown onto the implant

Step 4: You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like your natural tooth. Please follow your usual dental hygiene to maintain cleanliness

2. Multiple Teeth Missing

Implants with fixed bridge are an ideal solution for those of you who have lost several teeth. An implant fixed bridge is similar to a conventional bridge except that the support is actually from the implant rather than using your own natural teeth. This way, an implant itself acts as a man-made tooth root.

Benefits of Implants with Fixed Bridge

  • Strong & stable (tightly fixed)
  • The only fixed alternative when gaps exist near the rear end of your mouth or where there are no natural teeth available for a fixed bridge abutment support
  • Gives better strength and stability than dentures
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
  • Gives a nice natural smile
  • Offers a long-lasting solution, often for life time
  • Saves adjacent teeth by preventing bone loss and from existing teeth drifting into the surrounding space of missing teeth
  • Corrects an altered bite