MARLBOROUGH DENTAL IMPLANT CENTRE Dr. Fred M. Timmermans, MSc (dent), HonMANT(NL)
A Dental Implant
is the most sophisticated and often the very
best solution to replace missing teeth. The main advantage is that healthy existing teeth do not need to be
compromised by grinding them down to create abutments for crowns or caps. In that respect you can see it as a less
or minimal intervention procedure (minimal trauma to tissues).
However there are situations where regular
dentistry might be a good or better alternative. Implants are artificial roots that need jaw bone to grow on to.
When this is missing we can do tissue replacement procedures. This can be difficult and time
consuming and add extra costs. To avoid these extra procedures it is best to replace a missing tooth with an
implant better sooner then later. The best way to determine if implants are possible is checking normal x-rays
or better 3 D cone beam x-rays.
To individualise the information
for the next step please answer the following question:
Do you already have one or two
full (not partial) dentures?