Final Visit

At your final visit, your dentist will remove your temporary crown and check the fit and colour of the permanent crown. If everything is acceptable, the new crown will be permanently cemented in place.  If everything is acceptable, a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented […]

The Impressions

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the crown will be manufactured. The crown is usually returned to be fitted in 3 weeks. If your crown is made of porcelain, your dentist will also select the shade that most closely matches the colour of the neighbouring teeth. During this first visit your dentist […]

Preparing Your Tooth For A Crown

Before the process of making your crown has begun, your dentist will anaesthetise (numb) your tooth and the gum tissue around it. Next, the tooth receiving the crown is filed down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. The amount removed depends on the type of crown used. If, on […]

First Visit

Examining and preparing the tooth. At the first visit in preparation for a crown, your dentist may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a […]

Maintenance

Dental implants can last forever but this is not always the case. It is best to make your decision on the assumption that you will need some form of maintenance of your implant and restoration in your lifetime – the younger you are, the more likely this will be. Complications related to dental implants can […]

The Restoration Period

Following the healing period, typically 2-3 months, we will bring you in to evaluate the success of your implant surgery. Implant integration success rates in healthy non-smoking patients is in excess of 95% and it is at this stage that we are able to confirm whether your implants have integrated successfully. This may involve numbing […]

The Healing Period

Once your bone has grown on to the implant (a process called osseointegration) the risk of complications when attaching teeth to the implants (referred to as ‘loading’) decreases. It is possible to attach restorations to your implant before this process is completed, but this will increase the risk of complications or failure. The gold standard […]

Review

It is normal to experience some discomfort for up to 10 days following the implant placement procedure. After 2 weeks we will arrange a review appointment so that we can check on the healing, make adjustments to temporary prostheses and remove your stitches. We will provide you with extensive instructions on how to help your […]

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone under local anaesthetic so the procedure is not painful. Just like with any other dental procedure, local anaesthetic takes away any painful sensation for a number of hours so that you can comfortably undergo the procedure without the risks that are carried by the use of general […]

Consultation and Treatment Planning

  The cost of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the treatment and on the materials required. A consultation with a good implant dentist is often the best way to find out how much treatment would cost. This is determined by the number of implants indicated, the need for additional procedures to regenerate bone, […]