Here’s a snapshot of some of our happy dental implant clients before and after they had treatment.
*Please Note: These before and after pictures are an example of what can be achieved. Please speak to an appropriately qualified dental health practitioner, even if it is for a second opinion, for options and what results you can expect to achieve. Your own results and the length of treatment will vary depending on your existing dental condition and other factors which can change the complexity of any procedure.
Dental Implant Case Studies
Duration of Treatment: Approx. 2.5 years
Dental implants, periodontics and orthodontics photos
Loose teeth from gum and bone disease
This patient presented with very loose teeth as a result of gum and bone disease. Our approach required a very comprehensive treatment plan, which included periodontics, dental implants, porcelain crowns and teeth whitening.
Initially, several teeth were too diseased and had to be extracted. Following this, the patient was seen by our hygienists for about 6 months to get her bone and gums healthier. We also used laser treatment to assist with this healing process.
Orthodontics were applied to the upper teeth to get the upper smile as good as possible before a cosmetic gingivectomy to get the gum heights of the teeth correct. This is very important, as the teeth can never look good unless the height and positioning to the gums is even and correct.
Once the remaining teeth were healthy and the upper teeth were in the correct position, implants were used to replace all missing teeth, upper and lower. These had to heal for 4 months before the crowns could be placed over the implants.
Finally, we whitened the remaining teeth to get a nice white colour before making the crowns to match the permanent teeth.
Mini Dental Implants
Duration of Treatment: 2 visits
Before and after – Mini dental implants
Mini implants are a cheaper alternative to traditional implants. The difference between the two is the mini implant gives the appearance of a bridge with the tooth sitting on top of the gum, whereas a traditional implant gives a more realistic appearance of a tooth coming out of the gum. But as can be seen from the photos, the final job is very nice and a great improvement. In this case the two teeth that were still present had porcelain crowns placed on top of them to help blend them in with the mini dental implants.
Mini implants can normally be placed in the one visit and crowns placed 2 weeks later, as this is the time required for the laboratory to make the porcelain work. The end result is very realistic.
To find out more about dental implants, visit our Dental Implants page.