Dental Specialist Brisbane TMJ Disorders

Implant Crowns and Implant Bridges

You don't need a full mouth of missing teeth to enjoy the benefits of Dental Implants. With superior strength and aesthetics, Dental Implants are the best possible replacement for an individual missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.


When a tooth breaks or a tooth has to be removed, there are several different replacement options to choose from. If there is suitable bone in the area, having a dental implant placed is the single best option in terms of aesthetics and longevity. They are super strong, impossible to tell apart from a natural tooth, and when well looked after are the longest lasting option for tooth replacement.

In some cases where there isn’t suitable bone in the area, bone can be grafted to allow for dental implants to be placed.

Implant surgery is performed by Dr Florian Mack and Dr. Michael Darveniza and then a crown is custom made to be fitted on top, all here in Brisbane, as shown in our patient cases below. We would be happy to assess your teeth and bone and advise if dental implants are right for you.

All implants shown below were surgically placed by us at your Dental Specialist.

Showcase of recent patient Implant cases - Before & After

Missing tooth with Implant screw and 3 adjacent crown preparations
Before – Missing tooth with Implant screw and 3 adjacent crown preparations.

Long implant crown
Long implant crown as patient elected not to have bulk bone grafting following an accident/trauma to the area. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)


Zirconia implant abutment on titanium base with Prettau Zirconia Crown
Zirconia implant abutment on titanium base with Prettau Zirconia Crown to create an aesthetic result with a strong metal base for torquing down the internal screw. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

Implant Crown with 3 adjacent Prettau Zirconia Crowns
After – Implant Crown with 3 adjacent Prettau Zirconia Crowns showing an optimal aesthetic result with optical de-emphasis of the missing gum and bone in the base of the implant crown. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)


Implant crowns
After – Finished case duplicating Lee’s natural diastema space between his front teeth, and lip length sufficient to mask area of bone loss / longer than average implant crown.


 

Missing lateral incisor
Before – Missing lateral incisor, note fluorosis white speckling on adjacent teeth.

Implant crown on plaster model
Implant crown on plaster model


Gold implant abutment
Gold implant abutment is a core used to cement the crown

Finished cemented implant crown
After – Finished cemented implant crown and note duplicated fluorosis but subtle.


 

 Two titanium abutments for a 3 unit implant bridge
Before – Missing top left back teeth showing two titanium abutments for a 3 unit implant bridge.

3 unit bridge biting on 2 lower crowns on plaster models
3 unit bridge biting on 2 lower crowns on plaster models. Note that the top last molar tooth is a cantilever bridge pontic tooth secured by two splinted implant crowns and was ultimately cemented onto two abutments.

3 unit implant bridge on patients top left
After – Finished 3 unit implant bridge on patients top left, ending his occlusal (bite) full mouth reconstruction (rehabilitation).


 

Missing left canine and premolar top left and missing lower premolar
Before – Missing left canine and premolar top left and missing lower premolar with worn and discoloured teeth before reconstruction (rehabilitation).

Implants placed for each tooth and replicated on the plaster model
Implants placed for each tooth and replicated on the plaster model.


Finished implant crowns and bite reconstruction
After – Finished implant crowns and bite reconstruction (rehabilitation).

Final smile after bite reconstruction
After – Final smile after bite reconstruction (rehabilitation).


 

Removable partial denture replacing missing teeth
Before – Removable partial denture replacing missing teeth.

Missing teeth
Before – Missing teeth.

Gold abutments
Gold abutments designed as cores for individual implant crowns on plaster model.


Finished Implant Crowns
After – Finished Implant Crowns (Underexposed).

Final Smile
After – Final Smile (Normal exposure).


 

Missing left lateral incisor
Before – Missing left lateral incisor in readiness for an implant crown.

Titanium implant abutment
During – Titanium implant abutment tried in to evaluate the occlusion (bite).

Laboratory view of the implant abutment
Laboratory view of the implant abutment (3/4mm collar showing) with crown seated on the titanium base abutment. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)


Screw access housing for a screw retained implant crown
Laboratory view of screw access housing for a screw retained implant crown. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

Screw hole will be filled with white filling materal allowing retrievability
This screw hole will be filled with white filling material allowing retrievability.

Crown fitted to the gum
Implant Crown fitted to the gum with initial blanching.


Completed implant crown
After – Completed implant crown.

Completed implant crown
After – Completed implant crown.


 
The ULTIMATE implant prosthesis is called an "Implant Crown Pair Prosthesis". This was designed by Dr Michael Darveniza and published in the Australian Dental Journal in 1995. click here

Implant crown pair prosthesis
The ULTIMATE implant prosthesis is called an “Implant Crown Pair Prosthesis”. This was designed by Dr Michael Darveniza and published in the Australian Dental Journal 1995. There are 10 implants in the upper arch and 10 in the lower arch. This is the ultimate alternative to implant dentures. However, it is only appropriate when the patient has NOT lost a lot of bone and gum from their jaw bone. An implant denture replaces gum and bone mass and hence supports the lips and cheeks. Please click here for further information.

Splinting or pairing crowns is for strength and longevity purposes
Therefore there are 5 pairs of 2 implant crowns splinted together in the upper arch. The two front teeth are joined, followed by the lateral incisor and canine and the first premolar and first molar. Splinting or pairing crowns is for strength and longevity purposes. Please click the photo for further information.


 

Tell us what kind of treatment you are looking for and we would be happy to talk to you. Contact us on 07 3221 0443 or complete the form below.

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