The Complete Range of Dental Implant Solutions
The Compleo Dental Implant Treatment Program provides the complete range of dental implant solutions including:
- “Teeth-in-a-day” procedures
- computer-guided implants
- single implants,
- immediate implants,
- implant bridges
- implant retained dentures and
- full-arch implant-supported restorations.
The type of procedure that is best for you will be determined after an examination with a 3D CBCT Scan and Personal Consultation has been completed.
Single Implants. A single implant is, in simplest terms, the replacement of one tooth with an artificial tooth which consists of an implant (artificial root), an abutment (connecting portion) and a crown (portion of the tooth above the gumline). The procedure or type of surgery to place a single implant could be conventional, computer-guided or immediate.
Immediate Implants. An “immediate implant” means that the implant is placed at the same time that the tooth is removed. An immediate implant can be placed using a conventional approach or using computer-guided technology.
Computer-Guided Implants. A Computer-guided implant is an implant that is placed with the use of a surgical guide. This allows the procedure to be completed without the use of a large “flap” of tissue being raised.
This results in:
- more precision
- less invasiveness
- less risk of infection
- less pain
- less swelling
- virtually no bleeding
- virtually no “down time”.
The surgical guide is fabricated using a 3DCone Beam CT image and computerized “virtual” planning.
We believe that Computer-guided implants are the way of the future, based on these numerous advantages, so it is always our preferred way placing all implants.
Conventional Implants. Conventional implants are considerably more invasive than computer-guided implants. Conventional surgery requires that the dentist cut the gums (flap) and roll them back to expose the bone. This method relies on the dentist’s experience and intuition as they have to “free-hand” the position of the implant. Elevation of a flap, increases pain, swelling, bleeding and risk of secondary infection.
Full-Arch Reconstruction. Full-arch reconstruction is when all the teeth are removed on the lower jaw, the upper jaw, or both. Four to six implants are placed in each jaw and a fixed bridge is then fabricated and attached to these implants. This is known as an “All-on-4” or “All-on-6” procedure. This bridge can be removed by the dentist, if necessary, but is not removed by the patient.
This solution is the closest that we can come to duplicating the function and stability of your original teeth.
The process of removing all remaining natural teeth, placing implants and fabricating a fixed bridge in a single appointment is called “Teeth-in-a-day”.
Implant-retained dentures. A less involved option involves placement of two implants that are used to secure a complete denture. While it increases the stability of the denture greatly, the denture is still largely supported by the gums, and therefore not all foods can be eaten comfortably.
During your personalized consultation, we will review each option that is applicable to your situation and help you to choose the option that is best for you!