An implant provides a fixed solution for a missing tooth root. Usually made from medical grade titanium, an implant is a “post” which is attached to and integrates with the bone structure of the jaw. If a single tooth has been lost due to an accident, it is highly unlikely that more than one implant will be required. However, if the tooth has been lost due to gum disease, general ill health or substance abuse, there may be the chance of recurring problems with other teeth and a more implants may be necessary.
If multiple teeth are missing, it is important that the gap be closed quickly to prevent surrounding teeth moving and the possible loss of bone in the area. The number of implants required will be decided on a case by case basis.
In some cases, where many teeth have been lost or bone density is poor, the technically advanced All-on-4™ procedure may be advised. Specialist Prosthodontist, Doctor Tony Rotondo has been performing the All on 4 protocol almost from the time of its invention and development by Malo Clinic. Dr Rotondo is one of Australia’s leading practitioners and is a prolific teacher to dentists everywhere. There are few people as qualified in Australia to perform the All on 4 procedure.
All-on-4™ is discussed in more detail on this website on the All-on-4™ page.
Teeth can be lost due to many reasons but there is no reason for you to live your life without teeth. Implants are now commonplace and are the universal answer to complex dental problems. Implants are safe and permanent and have the appearance and functionality of normal healthy teeth. Often, they have a better appearance than your own teeth!
Dental implants have developed into a well-researched and structured procedure and are today considered to be the accepted standard of care for a wide range of oral conditions. Research and development are an essential part of both Rotondo Dental and the Malo group globally.
Doctor Tony Rotondo regularly conducts information seminars in addition to his courses for dentists, where you can attend free of charge to learn more about implant procedures, especially the All-on-4™ procedure. You may register your interest to attend to one of these seminars on the home page of this website.