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Dental Implants

Dental Implants are now rapidly becoming the most conservative method of replacing one or more missing teeth.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a biocompatible screw-like titanium “fixture” which is surgically placed into the jawbone. After healing is complete and the implanted has integrated into  the bone an implant post or abutment and a permanent tooth can be attached in a variety of designs.

As a highly trained surgeon, the Periodontist is responsible for all surgical aspects of implant therapy. The surgeon works closely with the general Dentist or the Prosthodontist and laboratory technician, each of whom have received advanced specialised education in the restoration of dental implants. The collaborative process is a beautiful and functional “Permanent” tooth replacement that leads to an enhanced quality of life for our patients.

Sequence of treatment for implant therapy

Implant Placement

Under local anaesthetic, the surgeon lifts the gum tissue away and performs a precise and gentle technique to place the Dental Implant fixture into the jawbone. The gum is repositioned and sutured. Most patients experience no major discomfort after the procedure.

Osseointergration period

The dental implant fixture will be left undisturbed in the jawbone for a period of four to six months. During this time, the bone attaches to the implant and OSSEOINTEGRATION takes place. Depending on the case type, a temporary removable denture may be worn for aesthetic purposes.

Abutment Connection

Once osseointegration of the implant is complete, the surgeon exposes the top of the implant and attaches a post or abutment. This abutment passes through the gum and ultimately supports the new tooth

Final Prosthetic Restoration

Your Dentist or our Prosthodontist will take an impression of the implant and will work with the laboratory technician to make the new implant-supported tooth. The final restoration can be screwed into place or cemented. The new tooth is firmly anchored into the bone and gums, and will look and feel just like a natural tooth.

  • Implants Replacing one Tooth
  • Implants Retained Bridge
  • Implants Replacing all Teeth
  • Implants Securing a Denture
  • Single Implant

Call us today to book an appointment:  01206 577696