Most people have a fear of visiting the dentist because of several reasons: Pain, cost, and the length of time the procedures take.
This is especially so for complex dental procedures like replacing your teeth which can take months in complicated cases and cost hundreds of pounds.
But, did you know that there is a new, revolutionary tooth replacement procedure that takes just one day?
A procedure that slashes months off the healing process, involves far less painful procedures and is, therefore, less expensive?
Top dentists and orthodontists in the world recently met in Germany to unveil the new Replicate System 2.0. Our dental implant specialist Dr Amin Amenien attended this event as well and learned everything there is to know about this new system that involves immediate implantation of a replacement tooth as soon as one is lost.
It bypasses many of the preparation procedures with their expenses and the time they take and is therefore highly desirable.
To understand just how great an innovation the Immediate Implant Technique is, we will first take a brief view of what the normal implant procedure involves.
The surrounding gum and jawbone are examined to establish their health and ability to accept the implant.
If the surrounding jawbone is not strong enough to hold the implant, a bone graft may be done either from a different part of the body or from artificial implants. This can take anywhere from six months to heal.
An incision in the gum is made and a drill is used to shape out the foundation where the implant will be held. This again takes about six months after the anchor is placed for it to fully integrate with the jawbone.
A temporary cap is placed during this time to protect the anchors.
After healing has occurred, the temporary cap is removed, and the permanent crown is installed.
As you can see, this procedure, while effective for implants, can take quite a long time.
With this new and groundbreaking method, dentists can save time by skipping some of the steps. At Muswell Hill Smile we are proud to offer this innovative dental implant procedure.
Here is how it works.
As soon as you have a tooth come out the removed tooth has an impression taken with a digital scanner. If it is a tooth that is yet to be removed, a 3D image is taken. This means that our Muswell Hill dentist can immediately use your tooth’s 3D impression to have your new implant tooth cab created.
If it is a tooth that is already out, the replacement tooth is installed immediately. If not, during the next appointment, the faulty tooth is removed, and the replacement installed. At this time a temporary cap is added to protect the anchor.
The temporary tooth takes about six months to heal. This time is required for the anchor to be embedded firmly in the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. This means that the surrounding bone and the replacement tooth material integrate to form a very strong joint. A titanium/zirconium alloy is used for the replacement tooth because titanium is strong, and the bone integrates naturally with it. It has a low risk of rejection and is non-toxic as well as non-corrosive.
After healing is complete, the temporary protective cap is removed, and the permanent crown is installed. This will look exactly like your old original tooth as the 3D image used to replicate it, can help reproduce the same appearance, colour and size.
This is a pretty straightforward process as you can see. It will only take a maximum of eight months from start to finish, but with the difference that within one dental visit you can have your missing tooth replaced.
However, not every case is eligible for the immediate tooth replacement technique.
For you to be eligible to have your tooth replaced immediately there are a few factors that need to be considered. Our dentist will usually look for a few things before performing the procedure.
The immediate implant technique has several advantages over the normal procedure.
When you need to get such an advanced procedure done, you need to do it with top dentists who are well trained in it. Because the Immediate Implant Technique is very recent, only the best and most advanced clinics are equipped to carry it out.
Have your tooth replaced within a day in London by our immediate implant dentists at the Muswell Hill Smile clinic in North London. For an emergency appointment call us on 020 3355 0552 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
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