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Dental Implants
Dental Implants are Like Having Your Real Teeth Back. We Can Replace a Single or Multiple Missing Teeth.

Introduction to Dental Implants (Missing Teeth Solutions)

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped.

Each implant is placed into a socket, carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place.

The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

A Tooth Implant is a Titanium Cylinder that is Placed Gently into Bone to Replace a Root of
a Tooth

The Implant itself is a single unit of a 3 unit system which holds a crown.The 3 units are :

  1. Dental Implant.

  2. Abutment.

  3. Crown.

The Abutment

An abutment is made from either titanium or ceramic material and is a small piece that connects to the tooth Implant and emerges into the oral cavity through the gum. Abutments have to be customised to the Implant position and their angulation can be altered to give a realistic tooth appearance.

Bespoke Dental Crown

The dental crown is then anchored or cemented to the abutment.

Treatment Stages

Tool Implant treatment can be considered to involve a minimum of four stages

1. The first stage involves diagnosis and determination of what is needed

2. second is the surgery which may involve one or two visits.

3. The third stage is impressions and final fit of the ceramic crown, bridgework or denture.

4. The final stage is follow up.

In certain circumstances surgery may also be followed by immediate placement of a crown or denture onto the Implants placed.

This is applicable in cases where the bone is stable and is usually for patients who have had teeth removed within the last 6 months.

Implants can be placed immediately after extraction – as long as the extracted teeth did not exhibit signs of acute infection. Most of these details will be available to you after your initial consultation and X-rays or a CT scan has been taken.