The Implant consists of two components. A small-grade titanium screw which mimics the tooth root and a prosthetic ceramic Crown which looks and feels like a natural tooth. Once you are determined to be a suitable candidate for the procedure, the biocompatible screw (a small titanium post that is not harmful to living tissue) is embedded in your gum so that it can fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
At your first appointment, you will receive an examination from Hari Hunjan Implant Surgeon. The Dental Implant process will be explained to you through imaging and models. X-rays may be taken if you decide to proceed with the treatment to ensure your jaw is strong enough to support the Implant.
At your next appointment, the original tooth will be extracted before fitting you with the titanium post or posts under a local anaesthetic or IV sedation. Multiple posts can be fitted in one appointment if you are having more than one Implant.
Once the gum has healed, we will take an impression of your mouth in order to design the ceramic prosthesis.
The final step is to attach the prosthesis to the titanium Implant.
You will be fitted with a temporary Resin Bridge in the case of full teeth replacement to give the Implants time to stabilise.
The entire process takes about three to six months after which you can treat your Implant just like a normal tooth.