Missing teeth affect confidence, ability to smile freely and the ability to eat. A dental Implant is a small titanium post which acts as a replacement tooth root when a whole single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth are missing. Implants are placed gently and precisely into the bone of the upper or lower jaw – the bone will then ‘grow around’ and ‘fuse onto’ the Implant to form a strong foundation onto which the final teeth are secured.
An implant mimics a natural tooth and is a conservative treatment option as, unlike traditional bridgework, it does not require support from adjacent teeth. Implants can also be used to add stability and support to a removable denture.
Implant treatment is usually done in three stages. At the initial appointment we will do a thorough examination of your mouth and take a comprehensive medical and dental history. We will also take detailed recordings and radiographs of your mouth to tailor a treatment plan for you. At the second stage we will place the implant into the jaw bone under local anaesthesia. A crown, bridge or denture is placed onto the implant once it has integrated into the bone.
There have been significant advancements in technology and materials in recent years allowing us to achieve outstanding aesthetic results through implant treatment. We have undertaken numerous training courses to stay at the forefront of developments in this exciting area of dentistry.