Dental implants are now acknowledged to be the ‘gold standard’ for replacing missing teeth; far more comfortable, convenient and functional than traditional dentures.
A dental implant is a titanium rod that is secured into the jaw-bone to provide a strong foundation for the placement of a dental crown. When complete, the implant and crown look and function just like a natural tooth enabling you to eat a full range of food and smile confidently again. Implants can be placed singly or in combination to replace several lost teeth.
The implant process is well tested and has a success rate in excess of 95%. If looked after carefully, a correctly placed implant can last well in excess of 20 years.
The Implant Process
As with all of our more involved dental procedures, you will first be invited for a consultation with our in house implantologist, Jagtar Dhanda, to assess your suitability for implants. Some people may have been told they do not have enough bone for dental implant treatment. In such cases, we use straight forward and reliable techniques to address this.
Your implant treatment involves the initial placement of the implant that is carried out using standard, dental local anaesthetic. Once healed, routine dental impressions can then be used to have your tooth/teeth made.
For individuals feeling anxious about the idea of this we are able to offer in house sedation. For more information please see our anxiety and sedation page.