At Alverna House we use the Straumann system of dental implants. Dental implant cases are planned together by your dentist and with Rahul Sharma who places your dental implant(s) in the position determined by the desired end result. More complex and cosmetically demanding cases may have higher fees if diagnostic and prototypes stages are requested/required, or if bone augmentation or complicated restorations are required.
Straumann dental implants can bring back the benefits and sense of confidence that come with having strong, healthy teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that acts like a natural one. It’s a long-term solution to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant replaces the entire tooth, from root to crown, and offers important benefits, like increased stability, durability, and aesthetics.
The “root” of a dental implant is a small, post-like device made from titanium or titanium zirconium. It is inserted into the jaw bone in place of a missing tooth root, and acts as a support for an artificial tooth crown.
The healing phase lasts between three and 12 weeks, depending on the individual medical situation. During this period, the implant becomes securely attached as the jaw bone grows and bonds with it—a process called osseointegration. Once healed, the artificial root acts as a base for an individual crown, multi-tooth bridge, or an entire dental prosthesis.