Dental Implants

Dental implants are permanent, artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. They offer a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring function.

The Implant Process:

The journey begins with assessing your suitability for dental implants. The assessment includes a comprehensive examination of your oral health and jawbone structure by using a 3D CBCT scan as well as an intra-oral scan which are integrated into a comprehensive presentation using our digital implant planning software, such as Co-Diagnostics for accurate, predictable and precise planning, considering factors like bone quantity and quality, adjacent teeth, anatomical structures, the position and angulation of the implant and the position of the desired final restoration which is prosthetically driven.

On approval of the case plan and treatment, a date will be booked for surgery to take place. On the day of the surgery, the patient’s mouth is prepared, and local aesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure.  We know that dental fear and anxiety can cause distress for many patients seeking dental care, so we practice ‘conscious sedation’ to help reduce and relieve fear, anxiety, and pain by administering oral medication to allow patients to enter an induced state of relaxation. The dental implant is carefully placed into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. This implant acts as a foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth. The surgical stent is placed in the patient’s mouth over the natural teeth that serve as reference points. The stent fits snugly and accurately positions the drill holes for implant placement. With the stent in place, the dentist uses it as a guide to prepare the implant sites with precision. The dentist will drill through the stent’s guide holes, ensuring the correct angle, depth, and position of each dental implant. After all the implants are placed, the surgical stent is removed. The surgical site is cleaned, and the incisions are sutured closed. The healing process begins when osseointegration occurs, and the implants fuse with the jawbone.

The restorative phase begins once the implants fully integrate with the bone to provide a strong and stable anchor for the final restoration. An abutment is attached to each implant, serving as the connection point for the final phase of the dental implant process. At ADI, we use an ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient) machine, which tests the implant’s RFA (Resonance Frequency Analysis) within the bone, which is provided as a score that indicates the implant’s readiness to be restored.

Applying a fully digital workflow, we use a 3D Intra-oral scanner and scan bodies to manufacture your precisely customized implant-supported crowns. Finally, the custom-made dental crowns, bridges, or dentures are attached to the abutments, completing the dental implant process and providing you with a functional, brand-new, natural-looking set of teeth.