Dental implants integrate completely with the body, and living bone actually grows upon the titanium surface to hold them firmly in the bone. They are used to support fixed crown and bridgework prostheses, replacing one tooth, several missing teeth, or a whole set of missing teeth, and have been successfully used for the last 60 years. Implants can also be used to stabilise a loose or uncomfortable denture.
Implant placement usually takes place under local anaesthesia in our specially equipped procedure rooms. Most patients report little or no discomfort during or after the surgery. Treatment under intravenous sedation may be provided by our specialist anaesthetists for complex procedures or anxious patients.
Implant treatments have evolved to allow us to routinely place implants using minimally invasive techniques, and to provide fixed teeth on the day of surgery, even in situations where there is little remaining bone, sometimes referred to as 'Teeth in a day', 'Smile in a day'All on 4', 'A tooth in an hour'. These are popular names for techniques that we perform daily in our practice, and we are very experienced and renowned for this treatment.
There are clear benefits to dental implant treatment. Dental implant restorations resemble your natural teeth more closely, and provide a solid, long-lasting solution to missing or unrestorable damaged natural teeth. This can give you the confidence to chew, speak, and smile with an improved appearance. Overall, our dental implant patients feel more confident and report an improvement in their quality of life, especially when compared with other replacement options, particularly removable dentures. With the exception of some significant medical conditions, treatment is nearly always possible.
Our practice has been performing dental implant treatments for 25 years. On-site access to laboratories and scientific facilities makes our approach to treatment more efficient and less invasive - for example using advanced imaging and image guided surgery techniques.
We offer a wide range of dental implant treatment options to suit your individual needs. The dental implant systems that we have used for 25 years, are supplied by Nobelbiocare, as we feel this is the most prestigious, well researched and flexible system that is recognised worldwide. We have worked closely with this company, contributing significant innovations and developments in implant dentistry over the years. We keep the largest stock of implant components in the UK allowing the surgical and prosthetic parts to be selected specifically for each individual patient and each individual situation.
Maintenance and ongoing hygiene care is of fundamental importance. Our hygienists are experienced in the care of implant restorations and implant patients - this is an ongoing important commitment if you are to avoid implant problems later on.