Dental Implants

Normally dental implants are titanium screws which can be placed into the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Crowns, bridges and dentures can then be attached to the implants to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are therefore a treatment option for nearly every patient who needs teeth replaced – from patients who have lost one tooth to patients with no teeth left at all.

The replacement of missing teeth with implant-retained crowns/bridges/dentures requires both the expertise of a skilled surgeon to place the implants and a skilled cosmetic dentist to place the restorations on top. It is very rare to find both practitioners within the one dental practice, so patients usually are sent to numerous different locations on several occasions to consult with the requisite surgeons and dentists. At Bhambri Tooth Care Center we offer the services of both a world-class dental implantologist and world class cosmetic dentist in one individual, Dr Bhambri himself. This obviates the need for our patients to visit different practices in order to have their dental implant treatment completed.

A major advantage of offering a fully integrated tooth implants in one facility is that many of our patients can be treated with ’same day teeth’. That means that your failing tooth or teeth can be extracted and replaced with an implant-retained crown or bridge at the one appointment. Even patients with full dentures can have their teeth implants placed and restored on the same day!

Implant-retained restorations can be placed alone or in conjunction with porcelain veneers and crowns as part of a greater dental enhancement.

One Tooth Missing

A dental implant is often the best treatment method to replace a single lost tooth. Unlike a bridge, an implant-retained crown does not rest on neighbouring teeth; it is a discrete individual unit. The adjacent teeth therefore are not filed down, and they maintain their structural integrity. The teeth are also not joined together as they are with a bridge. In Dr Worthington’s hands the placement of a single tooth implant is a remarkably simple process, and most procedures can be completed within half an hour. In many cases a crown can be affixed to the implant at the same appointment so that the patient leaves our practice with a brand new tooth.

Single Tooth Replacement Step by Step Procedure

  • Beforehand

    After your consultation and x-rays some preparatory treatment may be required. If your tooth is still present, it may need to be extracted before the time of implant placement. Alternatively it is often possible to extract the tooth at the same time as implant placement.

  • Placing the implants

    This is usually a short procedure performed under local anaesthesia. Post-operative discomfort and swelling is rare. In visible areas a temporary tooth will be placed so that you can eat and behave as normal after the procedure.

  • Fitting the new tooth

    After a couple of months a permanent crown can be placed on the implant. This is a simple procedure with no discomfort. This can be performed at our office, or by your general dentist if you have been referred by them to us.

  • The beautiful result

    Your new tooth fits and functions just like a natural tooth. Continue your usual dental hygiene to keep both tooth and gum healthy.

Several Teeth Missing

Dental implants are often the only alternative to dentures in patients that need to replace missing teeth. The placement of a bridge is not advisable in the case of a long edentulous (tooth-free) span, as it places excess strain on the adjacent teeth. In many cases a bridge can be affixed to the implants at the same appointment as the implant surgery so that the patient leaves our practice with brand new teeth.

Several Teeth Replacement Step by Step Procedure

  • Beforehand

    After your consultation and x-rays some preparatory treatment may be required. If your teeth are still present, they may need to be extracted before the time of implant placement. Alternatively it is often possible to extract the teeth at the same time as implant placement.

  • Placing the implants

    This is usually a short procedure performed under local anaesthesia. Post-operative discomfort and swelling is rare. In visible areas, temporary teeth will be placed so that you can eat and behave as normal after the procedure.

  • Fitting the new tooth

    After a couple of months a permanent bridge can be placed on the implants. This is a simple procedure with no discomfort. This can be performed at our office, or by your general dentist if you have been referred by them to us.

  • The beautiful result

    The new, natural-looking bridge will handle all of the pressure, and look just like your natural teeth. Continue your usual dental hygiene to keep both teeth and gums healthy. You can now eat whatever you like.

All Teeth Missing

Dental Implants are a godsend for people wearing full dentures to replace their upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Full dentures frequently move during talking, eating and mouth opening, causing both embarrassment and discomfort to the wearer. Full dentures also make chewing very difficult. The placement of dental implants into the jaw bone can easily restore a toothless mouth to ideal aesthetics and function.

Two to six implants are usually placed, and the teeth anchored securely to them. In the past this involved major surgery, stitches and approximately two weeks without teeth. Today, revolutionary computer-guided surgery allows Dr Worthington to place up to six implants within an hour using a keyhole technique and no stitches. Teeth can be placed on the implants on the same day, and post-operative pain and swelling is negligible, meaning that patients can chew their dinner that night with their new, secure teeth.

All Teeth Replacement Step by Step Procedure

  • Beforehand

    After your consultation and x-rays some preparatory treatment may be required. Then using 3-dimensional CAD-CAM computer planning, Dr Worthington or Dr Sauer will plan the entire procedure in advance and a special guide for the surgery will be prepared.

  • Placing the implants

    This is usually a procedure of about 1 hour duration, performed under local anaesthesia. Surgery is performed using the pre-formed guide and a keyhole technique, so there are no stitches and little or no post-operative swelling and discomfort.

  • Fitting the new tooth

    This is usually performed about an hour after implant placement. This is a simple procedure with no discomfort. Your teeth are now ready for function!

  • The beautiful result

    Your new teeth look and feel just like natural teeth. You will now be able to eat foods that were impossible to manage with dentures.