Robina Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots that offer a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth. They look and function like natural teeth and can replace one or more missing teeth, and can also be used to support a full denture.
The Benefits of Implants
For years, people who had lost all of their teeth or needed to replace a few missing teeth only had two options: bridges or dentures. While these options helped some people, they were not ideal. They were not as strong as natural teeth and were not always comfortable.
Using dentures can lead to bone loss, which can affect your smile and chewing ability. In addition, your teeth can shift out of position and cause bite problems. And, as the bone deteriorates, you can develop facial sagging — the lower third of your face can droop downward and appear older than you are.
Your oral surgeon will determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants during your consultation. They will take X-rays of your mouth to evaluate the health of your jawbone and whether or not you have enough bone to support an implant.
If your bone is too soft or thin, you may need a procedure called bone grafting before you can have dental implants. This graft may be made from natural bone from another area of your body, or it may use synthetic bone-substitute material that will encourage new bone growth in your jawbone.
The next step is surgically placing the implant in your jawbone. In some cases, you will need to wait a few months for the implant to heal.
Once the bone has healed, your dentist will attach a small connector post — called an abutment — to the implant. In some cases, the abutment is attached during the implant surgery, and in other cases, it will be placed separately.
The abutment, or connection point, can be made from an individual crown that fits over your dental implant metal post, or from attachments that hold a removable denture on the implants. Both options can be a convenient and comfortable solution for many patients.