Implant diagram
 
 
Dental implant inserted into jaw bone
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single tooth implant and crown restoration
 
 
Multiple unit implants with bridge preparation
 
 
Mutiple unit implant bridge restoration
 
 
 
What is an implant?

At VRDIC, we offer dental implant treatment solutions to those patients that suffer from a variety of missing teeth ailments.  That includes everything from one single tooth that may have been knocked out or previously extracted and needs to be replaced, to complete arch (jaw) rehabilitation if you are missing several or all teeth and no longer want to live with the uncomfortable appliances that have been your only option.

The team at VRDIC, led by Dr Charlie Kahwagi, are highly trained and skilled in providing you with this exceptional care.  We will listen to your concerns and provide treatments solutions that cater to each individual need.  We look forward to working with you; on improving not only your smile, but your function and bite as well.

What is an implant?
Dental implants are an innovative and perfect restorative solution for teeth that have been lost or require removal.  They offer a fixed and permanent restorative solution for either single or multiple missing teeth.  Constructed from medical grade titanium, a dental implant is painlessly placed into your jawbone to become a solid foundation to support a single tooth, a dental bridge or full dentures. Dental implants are identical to your natural teeth in feel, function and appearance, as they integrate naturally with the bone (a process called osseointegration) before a crown, bridge or fixed denture is fitted. 

There are many reasons dental implants may be recommended to you.  Tooth loss due to trauma, decay or gum disease can all be reasons why Dr Kahwagi would suggest a longterm solution such as implants.

Missing teeth can cause many problems in the structure of your face, creating premature aging, loss of bone structure and the inability to function correctly when eating or with your speech.

The benefits of dental implants are:

  1. They are a longterm solution for a missing tooth or many teeth
  2. They match your natural teeth in appearance, function and feel
  3. They can improve the appearance of your smile
  4. They restore your bite
  5. They reduce the appearance of premature ageing and wrinkles
  6. They help retain bone structure

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Am I a candidate?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be the perfect candidate for dental implant treatment. Only dental implants can replace your entire tooth, including the root structure. You can forget about your ill-fitting dentures, unsatisfactory prosthetics or gaps due to missing teeth, as dental implants will provide a strong and long-term solution. Most patients, who are in good general health with good oral hygiene, are suitable for dental implants. Prior to the commencement of any treatment, a thorough oral and medical assessment will be conducted on an individual case basis. A good candidate for an implant procedure would be one who has adequate bone structure and does not have a serious medical condition.

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Treatment Options

Single and multiple tooth replacement
Implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth and are designed to look like and function in the same way as natural teeth without compromising any of the remaining teeth.

The treatment process is detailed and requires extensive diagnostic studies and precise pre-planning. Prior to the treatment, a thorough oral and general health examination is completed, which will include a detailed set of radiographs. This examination allows us to see the most suitable placement position for your implant.

Implants are screw shaped ‘teeth’ (similar to a threaded rod) and placed in the jawbone in positions similar to those teeth that have been lost. The jaw bone forms a bond with the implant, so that the implant is firmly anchored to the bone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. After a period of healing, and to allow the implant to fully bond with the bone, the final restoration crown or bridge is attached.

Implants have ahigh success rate and can be used to replace a single tooth, a few teeth or as an alternative to a full set of dentures.

Overdenture
Unlike traditional dentures that are reliant on suction and adhesive gel, an overdenture is designed so it fits securely either to an existing natural tooth root, or a titanium dental implant. This will provide you with excellent support and stability for your overdenture.

Full mouth rehabilitation
It is now possible to completely change your smile!  Atrician takes it toll and often leads to a “tired and worn dentition”. We can restore your mouth, both in function and appearance, by implementing a variety of dental procedures to create the smile you desire. We will also simultaneously help you achieve and maintain optimum oral health, which is crucial in looking after your mouth longterm.

An essential aspect of reconstructing your mouth is looking at your 'bite', also known as 'occlusion'. This is the way your top and bottom teeth and jaws fit together.

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