Dental Implants from Dr Charlie Kahwagi
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are like artificial tooth roots that anchor into the bone. They can be used to support a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch of teeth. They offer a fixed and permanent solution. They replace missing teeth and even a full set of teeth. There are many systems, and the treatment options are extensive.
Dental implants are placed into the jaw. They stimulate the bone so that they fuse with the bone. This process is known as ‘osseointegration’. This phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s and implant technology has continued to improve since then. After the implants are placed, a period of healing is generally required. This happens before the tooth, or teeth, are attached. In some situations, the teeth can be placed immediately (within less than a day). The teeth fitted to the implants are made to look and feel like natural teeth. Harmony between the tissues, smile, and face are critical.
Advantages of dental implants treatment
Each stage of the implant therapy is performed under one roof. This avoids wasting your precious time visiting multiple practitioners.
The doctor responsible for your long term general dental health is also heavily involved in your implant treatment. This is especially important as ALL implant work requires continual maintenance.
Experience makes a difference. The implant surgeon, Dr Charlie Kahwagi, has been placing implants since 1995. Initially being trained in placing “Branemark” (Nobel Biocare) implants. The training has extended to offer all of the world-leading implant systems.
- “ALL ON 4” as well as “ALL ON 4 PLUS” system
- “TEETH IN A DAY” in suitable cases
- “GUIDED SURGERY’ Also known as “stitchless” surgery
- IMMEDIATE Implant placement following tooth removal
- IMMEDIATE tooth replacement
- Advanced bone grafting techniques
All these, and other techniques are used. Therefore, the most appropriate treatment option can be tailored to suit your individual needs and goals.
Over-denture – Implant retained
Traditional dentures are reliant on suction and adhesive gel. However, an over-denture is designed, so it fits securely. This is done either to an existing natural tooth root or a titanium dental implant. This will provide you with excellent support and stability for your over-denture.
Full mouth rehabilitation
It is now possible to completely change your smile! Attrition takes its toll and often lead” to a “tired and worn dentition”. We can restore your mouth, both in function and appearance. We implement a variety of dental procedures to create the smile you desire. We will also simultaneously help you achieve and maintain optimum oral health. This is crucial in looking after your mouth and your overall health long term.
An essential aspect of reconstructing your mouth is looking at your bite. This is the way your top and bottom teeth and jaws fit together.
All On 4
All On 4 is a technique that has gained popularity in the past decades as it can replace a full arch of teeth, with the use of four supporting dental implants. All On 4 can help support full mouth rehabilitation for patients who are missing a number of teeth or who’s teeth have been severely decayed or damaged. All On 4 can help to replace the need for removable dentures and can also help you avoid the need for bone grafting. In turn, this can create a shorter treatment duration and improved results.
Get in touch with the Lara Smile Group team today to find out more information about dental implants and the range of techniques offered.