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It is necessary to make a small cut in the gum over the root of the tooth and then lift the gum off the bone. The area of infection is uncovered by removing a small amount of bone with a drill. Any infected tissue is thoroughly cleaned away from the tip of the root before 2-3mm of the root tip are removed. The root is sealed with a small filling. The gum is then stitched back into place with dissolvable stitches that take around two weeks to disappear. The whole procedure will take around 30 minutes from start to finish.
In cases where all your teeth are missing, we can replace the teeth using implants. Not every tooth replaced requires an individual implant; the minimum number of implants required for a full arch of teeth is four. Ideally the number placed would either be six or eight. The full arch can either be a single bridge replacing all the teeth or multiple smaller bridges. These can either be screwed or cemented into place in a similar fashion to smaller bridges. The materials used can either be acrylic or porcelain. A metal sub-structure is required in all cases.
Fixed Bridge Case 1
Fixed Bridge Case 2
Full Arch Treatment
This patient had nothing but bad teeth for many years and so needed to take out all teeth and then place four implants in each jaw. We then joined them together with a bar and teeth made to fit over the bars. The patient can now eat apples and a steak for the first time for over ten years.
Porcelain Bonded Crown
Single Implant Case 2
Shows a case of a fractured root on the upper left central incisor. The tooth was extracted 8 weeks later; a bone graft was performed and an implant was placed. 3 months later the implant was uncovered and we started the process of making the new crown, which took 6 weeks. Through-out it all a temporary tooth was in place so the patient did not have a gap.
Single Implant Case 3
Implant Bridge Case 1
Implant Bridge Case 2
A rubber dam is often used to isolate teeth from the rest of the mouth when placing white fillings.