Replacing A Single Tooth
Replacing a single tooth
Options to restore one missing tooth include a tooth-supported bridge or a denture. The dental bridge is anchored onto the adjacent teeth, which would require grinding down one or two of the neighbouring teeth.
Before dental implants, this was the most popular ‘fixed’ technique to replace a missing tooth.
However, multiple teeth, often healthy, are unnecessarily damaged to replace one single missing tooth. As the average life span of a dental bridge is only about 10-15 years, this option is no longer the ideal.
Reduced need for invasive procedures
Materials And Science
Thanks to mushrooming scientific research in biomaterials from the 80s onwards, we are able to utilise clinically proven bio-materials and techniques for bone grafting.
This means that most patients can undergo implant treatment with little need for invasive procedures that require bone harvesting from extra-oral sites like the hip and ribs.
Furthermore, hospitalisation and general anaesthesia are usually not required.
Our Implant Treatment Philosophy
The continuous growth in the demand for implant replacements can be attributed to their high success rates. This is supported by human clinical research, dating back 50 years, which demonstrates success rates in excess of 95%. Our own positive experience with patients over the last 20 years, confirms this.
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