Dental Implants

Permanently Replace Missing Teeth or Dentures

The effects of tooth loss are numerous and can lead to a lack of confidence which affects everyday life. Dental Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth and can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. They last longer and provide greater structural support than either bridges or dentures.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium which is securely placed into the jaw to serve as an anchor for a replacement tooth. The bone then grows around the artificial root so the implant becomes integrated into the bone structure and very secure. A crown is then secured over the dental implant, matching the colour and contours of the surrounding teeth.

Dental Implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth so no-one will know the difference.

For patients wishing to replace missing teeth, close unsightly gaps or secure unstable dentures, dental implants may be the ideal long-term solution.

It is important to have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support an implant root, so we are careful to assess whether implants are a suitable option for you.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • They look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • They are strong and long lasting
  • You avoid the embarrassment of loose dentures
  • Restore your chewing ability with confidence

Typical Steps to Placing an Implant

  • The Implant is placed into the jawbone under local anaesthetic.
  • A temporary restoration is provided to allow the implant to integrate with the natural bone – typically for 3 months.
  • The implant is uncovered and a healing collar, which allows the gum to heal in the desired position, is placed – typically for 8 weeks.
  • Impressions are taken and the new crown or bridge is made and fitted 2 weeks later.