Implant Dentistry
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Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are the preferred replacement for lost teeth. As anchors in the jawbone, dental implants form a stable foundation for permanent attachment of the crown; grinding of adjacent teeth does not take place, and since implants act as "artificial dental roots" by transmitting the chewing forces into the jaw, implants help to preserve the bone.

Dr Peter Poulos utilises the ITI system for implant dentistry. ITI implants have been in use for over 25 years and have always been subject to the strictest quality controls in research, development, and manufacturing. Unlike most types of implants, there is usually no need for a second surgical procedure with the ITI implant. This is more comfortable for you and much easier on the delicate gum tissue surrounding your implant supported replacement teeth. Once the bone has remodelled around the implants and the foundation is stable, a small connector is attached to them.

Your new replacement teeth, which will be custom made with both functional and cosmetic needs in mind, will be firmly attached to the connector. Fabricating your new teeth involves one or more appointments to ensure proper size, shape, colour, and fit.

A single implant as a root substitute is the most elegant way of achieving a cosmetically ideal closure of the gap. In jaws with no teeth at all, dental implants are a secure fixation method for removable full dentures and they also spare the patient the usual disadvantages of conventional "false teeth".

Why consider anything less for the restoration of your oral health?

Benefits of Implant Supported Crowns
  • Helps to preserve bone by replacing tooth root.
  • Looks, feels, functions like a natural tooth.
  • Does not compromise adjacent teeth by grinding them down for a bridge, or securing a partial denture to them.
  • Superior long-term aesthetics.
  • Same care required as natural teeth.

Conventional methods - and their disadvantages
Natural teeth can be replaced by bridges or dentures. For bridges, healthy dental enamel has to be sacrificed by grinding the adjacent teeth. The gap in the row of teeth is closed by an intermediate element; however, the lost dental root is not replaced, which has consequences for the jawbone, because this will "atrophy" with time - it lacks the pressure from chewing transmitted by the root, which normally stimulates it to constant regeneration. Dentures lead for the same reason to a disappearance of the bone mass - an inescapable atrophy, and the denture has to be constantly corrected.

The result is a denture, which often fits poorly and this impairs many who wear dentures greatly in their quality of life; in the extreme case, this can go so far that they generally avoid social contact.

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