Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Other names

Artificial tooth root


Once a detailed Consultation and relevant radiographs have been taken to ensure that you are a candidate for dental Implants, measurements are taken of your mouth, such as impressions and a bite registration, so we can study your occlusion/bite. Sometimes a CT Scan ( sectional ConeBeam CT) is needed to evaluate the surgical site in 3-D so that vital structures can be avoided and allow detailed planning.  A surgical template/stent is then generated and this is essential to place the implant at the exact position and angle, so that the final crown that you see and eat with is in the ideal position for aesthetics as well as long-term function.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or denture in place. In most cases this artificial root is a sterile titanium screw that is placed surgically in the bone. The screw then fuses biologically with the living bone (a process called osseo-integration) to form a strong foundation upon which a crown or bridge can be placed, approximately 2 months later.

Dr Bijlani is very experienced in the CEREC method whereby she designs the final porcelain crown on the customised gold abutment, that screws into the Implant. A picture with a 3-D camera is taken and the 3-D design is tranferred by wireless infrared technology to manufacture the final porcelain crown in the CEREC milling unit in minutes.  Monica then varnishes this prostheses in a glazing oven that allows a high aesthetic result. All this is achieved in approximately an hour while u wait in 1 visit. This technique eliminates the need for any mouth impressions, temporary restorations or multiple visits to the practice.

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants (otherwise known as teeth implants) are titanium replacements for a tooth root that is placed in the jaw bone. Crowns, bridges or dentures are placed on top of the dental implants depending on what’s best for your mouth. You may lose a tooth due to gum/periodontal disease, as a consequence of failed or repeated root canal treatment, recurrent dental infections, old age or even physical trauma, such as after a fight or car accident. These are the ‘rolls royce ‘ of all tooth replacements as they look and feel like natural teeth.

What Are the Benefits Of Dental Implants

Strong and very long lasting, usually for life ( over 95- 98% Success rate in our Clinic) with good oral hygiene.
Help restore chewing ability, like replacing your missing teeth.  Eliminates ill fitting dentures.  Look and feel like your own teeth

What if there is not enough bone for the Dental Implant?
If there is not sufficient bone then a bone graft can be done and implants can then be placed.

Dr Bijlani is an Implantologist or a dentist with special interest in dental implants. She has had a formal 3-year F/T post-graduate training in California, USA in Implant Dentistry which was a perio/pros/implant integrated method. She has over 15 years experience in placing and restoring these fixtures, with special attention to the surrounding gum tissues to achieve excellent emergence profile and natural looking aesthetics. Often you cannot tell the difference between a natural tooth and an adjacent implant tooth.

What are the alternatives to Dental Implants?
Cosmetic dentures or dental bridges can also be used to replace teeth.
It is best to have a detailed clinica as well as radiographic assessment to decide what is best for you.