What are dental implants?
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants may be recommended instead of having conventional bridges or dentures.
A titanium post is placed in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or to stabilise dentures.
The implant is usually left for some months to allow the bone to form a strong bond to the implant. Then, once the implant has integrated with the bone, an artificial tooth is attached to it to give a natural look. The artificial tooth is custom made to ensure the ideal colour, shape and size.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Restore the mouth as closely as possible to its natural state
- Increase comfort by eliminating loose fitting dentures
- Avoid filing down healthy neighbouring teeth (as with a conventional bridge)
- Preserve facial structure by virtually stopping deterioration of the jaw
- Make a more natural smile improving appearance and self confidence
Are implants right for me?
How can I get more information about dental implants?
The Association of Dental Implantology (UK) provides a lot more information on implants and the following link is to the section of their site dedicated to providing answers for patients, however if you would prefer to speak to us directly to have your questions answered then please feel free to do so (
Association of Dental Implantology
The implants we currently use are from Nobel Biocare, BioHorizons and Astra Tech (Dentsply) . They are three of the biggest dental implants manufacturers worldwide with lots of literature to support successful use of their products based on years of extensive research.