Our dentists at SIA Dental will first perform a thorough general dental checkup and assess your specific needs for teeth replacement. We will then arrange for a 3-D X-ray picture, which will provide more information on the amount of bone available in your jaw. This will also allow our dentists to assess the complexity of your treatment and associated fees.
Once the 3-D X-ray picture if reviewed, we will prepare a surgical report which will outline the treatment procedure, sequence and timeframe. We will also fabricate a surgical guide, which will be used during the procedure to place the dental implant accurately, efficiently and safely.
The dental implant is placed in-chair under local anaesthesia. A single implant placement normally takes approximately 30-40 minutes depending on the procedures required for the case. The dental implant is then covered and allowed to integrate with your bone for 3 months.
Once integrated, the dental implant is uncovered and a mould of your teeth is taken. These moulds are sent to our local dental ceramist who then fabricates a porcelain crown to attach to the dental implant. This process takes 2 weeks and the fitting of the implant crown takes just 15 minutes.