At Swedish Smile Clinic we exclusively use dental implants of the highest standards, using the safest materials and technology.
How does it work?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed in the jawbone. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic, however, should the patient so desire, we offer to perform the procedure under sedation. The procedure is completely pain-free.
Implant therapy can be used to replace one or several teeth. Your implant surgeon will discuss the all the different options that may be beneficial to you.
In some cases, where there is insufficient amount of jawbone, a bone graft may be placed to support the implant.
After the implant is placed, the bone starts grow around the titanium screw, anchoring it securely inside the bone, allowing a crown to be placed on top of the implant and thereby replacing the lost tooth in both function and form. The integration between the implant and the bone usually takes up to twelve weeks.
During the healing period you will be fitted with a provisional crown if indicated. Your implant surgeon will discuss the complete procedure and is happy to answer any questions you may have during your consultation.
Looking after the implant tooth
Good oral hygiene is just as important with implant teeth as it is with natural teeth. Although you cannot get tooth decay (caries) in an implant tooth, gum disease may affect implant teeth in the same way it may affect natural teeth. Therefore, it is advised to have regular dental check-ups and dental hygiene support treatments as well as following the oral hygiene home care regimen that your dentist will provide you with. This will not only benefit the implant tooth, but your entire dental and oral health. Implant teeth can be damaged by trauma, the same way as natural teeth, so protect yourself and your teeth when playing sports by wearing a protective sports guard.