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               The entry point                                                 The implant in the gum                           The final porcelain tooth

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    If you have missing teeth and would love to have a non-removable alternative to dentures, here are some actual clinical treatments performed by Dr. Joseph Shohmelian which can give you an idea of what you can expect  within just a few short weeks when you decide to proceed with treatments. 


But Firstly, Let's Take  A Quick Look At The Most Common Options Offered By Dentists 

To Replace Missing Teeth:  


1.  A Removable Acrylic or Metal Partial Denture With Visible Retainer Wires




2. A Porcelain Bridge Which Would Require Permanent and Irreversible Damage 
To Adjacent Teeth




3.  A Conventional Dental Implant Which Requires Surgery  And  A Healing Period Of Up To 
6 Months Before 

The Final Crowns Or Bridges Can Be Created




4. Conservative Keyhole Dental Implants Which Do Not Require Surgery, Are Virtually Painless, 
Do Not Damage Adjacent Teeth And Allow For Completion Of Treatment Within Just A Few Short Weeks





      






As A Result Of The Minimally Invasive Technique Seen Here, It's Easy To Appreciate

That Conservative Keyhole Mini Implant Dentistry Is Becoming The Most Desirable

And Preferred Technique By Patients Around The World To Replace Their Missing Teeth! 


Simplified Keyhole Mini Dental Implant techniques use narrow diameter implants which are inserted through

a very minimal entry point through the gum measuring 1.1-2.1mms. They are the most ideal and economical method to

replace missing teeth with non-removable porcelain crowns and bridges, both for a single tooth or an entire dentition.

The advancements in treatments since 2003 have about a revolution in implant dentistry that has made the replacement

of missing teeth possible for more patients than ever before, especially for those who fit into the following categories: 


1. Patients with narrow bony ridges and who have been advised that they need bone grafts before implants

2. Those who have medical conditions and cannot be treated with conventional implants

3. Patients who have a gagging problem and cannot tolerate removable false teeth

4. Patients who have dentures which show unsightly metal clasps  

5. Patients who simply cannot afford other options

 




TREATMENT EXAMPLES


REPLACEMENT OF A MISSING PREMOLAR TOOTH WITH 
A KEYHOLE MINI IMPLANT AND A PORCELAIN CROWN

Treatment time is 2 weeks: 

          - First appointment takes 1 hour for implant placement and fabrication of an acrylic temporary tooth.  

             Local anaesthetic is required for this procedure.


          - Second appointment 2 weeks later takes 30 minutes for crown cementation. Anaesthesia is not required. 



          




REPLACEMENT OF A LARGE ACRYLIC PARTIAL DENTURE THAT CARRIED JUST ONE TOOTH AND COVERED
MOST OF THE PALATE,  POTENTIALLY RISKING DECAY OF MOST OF THE BACK TEETH

Two Visit Treatment 
Current Fee: $3500

























REPLACING  A LARGE ACRYLIC DENTURE WITH A NON-REMOVABLE PORCELAIN BRIDGE 

  Treatment Time 4 Weeks
Current Fees:  from $28,000

                   


                 





STABILISATION OF LOWER FULL DENTURE  

Single visit treatment requiring local anaesthetic.

Current Fees:  from $8,800
















​​STABILISATION OF UPPER FULL DENTURE
- the palate is left uncovered, resulting in vastly improved security while chewing and speaking,
as well as enhanced enjoyment of flavours and textures of food

Current Fees:  Upper Teeth from $17,600