Dental Implants

Why have loose dentures when you can have teeth fixed in place? Dental implants are a great long term solution.


What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed in the bone to replace the natural tooth root. It is hollow and allows a post to be placed into it that emerges from the gum. A crown is then made on the post.

Treatment with Dental Implants - Stages

1.  A space is gently prepared in the jaw bone and the dental implant fitted.  
2.  The implant is left to heal for 3-6 months.
3.  The implant is exposed and a healing collar placed which shapes the gum.
4.  A post  is placed in the dental implant and a crown is fitted.

Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple teeth or where patients have no teeth at all; they can be used to provide a fixed bridge or to make a loose denture more stable.

Dental implants are made of specialist material which is biocompatible. This means it does not disturb the bone. If there is not enough bone to place the implant, a technique called bone augmentation can restore the bone and prepare it for implants. We have been placing implants for over 20 years.


Implant Care

Following the placement of a dental implant it is important to keep the surrounding area clean. Use a 45 degree angle as the standard brushing technique. Use plastic coated interdental brushes for safe and effective plaque removal. Tightly floss approximal surfaces and implants. Ensure all surfaces are clean. Adapt floss or tape for teeth and gums.

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