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Dental Implants in Lindfield
Digital Dental Implants in Sydney, NSW
Safer, Faster, More Accurate
Missing Teeth Replacement with Dental Implants in Lindfield , North Sydney
A dental implant is a screw or cylinder (between 8mm-16mm long) most commonly made from surgical grade titanium which is most compatible with your biology. It is inserted into your jaw to hold a new replacement tooth in place, functioning much like the roots of your normal teeth.
A special attachment, called the abutment, is fitted to the top of the implant. This is what holds your new replacement tooth (crown) or teeth (bridge or denture) firmly in place.
Where dental implants are used to affix dentures, there is no need for special glues to hold them in place. The implant provides a firm grip that will never slip, rub, or affect your ability to speak or eat properly.
3-D Surgical Design
Merging the latest CAD / CAM Implant Design & Planning software AND our detailed 3-D images of your bone from Cone Beam CT - we are able to precisely plan your surgery down to the millimetre. From this, 3-D Surgical guides are printed to ensure the implants go EXACTLY where we intended to go. This increases safety, minimizes post-operative pain, and increases long-term stability overall.
Guided surgery is the newest digital navigation implant surgery through 3D computer simulation surgery as it determines the optimal surgery plan with minimal incision of surgery and less pain. Top Dental Smile is proud to offer digital dental implants, an implant system that gives patients the option of a minimally invasive procedure, which sees a single implant placed in two hours. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of digital dental implants.
A 3D computer simulation of the entire jaw enables DIGITALLY NAVIGATED IMPLANT SURGERY by giving deep insight into the underlying bone condition, nerve position, and relationship to important anatomical structures. This first-hand information enables the dental surgeon to plan the surgery accurately with minimal intervention.
This is the up-to-date digital implant surgery. Unlike conventional implants, the DIGITAL system implements a fully-digital flap-less technique that involves minimal surgery time, less discomfort, and no sutures.
No incision - means minimal swelling and pain
Safer than ever, with the most advanced
techniques in fully guided surgery
Function & feel like real teeth
Maintain lip and facial appearance
Maintain bone in the area of the missing tooth
How does it work? | State of the Art Technologies
Using patented digital technology, Digital implants allow us to find the safest and most effective placement for each dental implant. Thanks to this, your consultation time is reduced because we are able to find a pathway for placement that decreases your chance of nerve damage.
In order to understand why they are effective, you first need to understand how guided implants differ from conventional dental implants.
With conventional dental implants, we must first make an incision in your gum in order to expose the bone underneath. Then he or she will drill into the bone, screw the implant on top of it and then stitch the incision up again.
You would then wait for the appropriate amount of healing time for osseointegration to take place before your dentist opens the incision again in order to attach your abutment. You would need another period of healing to take place if you follow this process.
Each time the site is opened up again, your chances of an infection increase.
By contrast, the Digital implant system makes use of dental technology to find the correct placement for your implant. Minimally invasive incision surgery is used to create keyholes in the correct position, in which implants are placed. This avoids the need for reopening the incision and is considered ‘flap-less’ surgery.
If you’re wondering whether you are a candidate for DIGITAL Dental Implants, answer the following questions:
Are you missing one or more teeth?
Would you like an alternative tooth replacement to bridges or dentures?
Have you experienced or heard about the complications that have arisen from conventional implant surgery?
Were you ineligible for conventional dental implants?
Bone Grafting for Implants
Do I have enough bone for dental implants?
After tooth extraction, if the walls of the socket are very thick, they will usually fill naturally with bone in two to three months. However, when the walls of your socket are very thin (such as in your upper and lower front teeth), this type of healing will not be as predictable. In these situations, a bone graft is often placed at the time of tooth extraction to help your body fill in the empty socket with bone. This step will maintain the width and volume of bone you will need for implant placement several months later.
There's just one more thing.
Since the bone holds the implant, it is important to determine the amount of bone in the region, otherwise, an implant may not be suitable. This is measured by a modern 3D scan, known as a cone-beam CT. Models of your teeth are then taken to detect how much room you have for a tooth. Your data is merged in a simulation software which will also simulate the implant for planning. This will show how large an implant can be fitted and what to expect for the final result.
If there is not enough bone, you may require a bone graft. This can be bovine (cow) bone, an allogenic graft (human bone), or autografted from your own body. We will discuss these options with you.
There may be inadequate bone for implant placement if your tooth was removed many years ago and your bony ridge is extremely thin. In this case, a bone graft can be placed next to the thin bone and allowed to heal for up to six months. After the graft has fused to your pre-existing bone, the ridge will be re-entered and the implant placed. Bone grafting is usually a relatively comfortable office procedure.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions guided dental implants will probably work for you, but it’s always best to speak to a professional. Please call our practice today and smile again