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Our Dental Treatments | Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to replace missing teeth. They take the place of the tooth roots and support crowns and bridges and may be used to stabilise loose dentures.

Dental implants are generally made from titanium and are placed into your jaw bone.

The EAO is a European implant organisation of which most of our Specialists are members. They have produced an illustrated Patient Information electronic booklet featuring 56 commonly asked questions about dental implants. Just click on the link below to access this information.

http://issuu.com/eao.org/docs/eao_libro_en 

  • Dental Implant

    A dental implant is the artificial 'tooth root'. It is made from titanium or titanium alloy which has the very special property of allowing bone to bond on to the surface in certain circumstances. This is known as 'osseointegration'. The use of dental implants to retain crowns, bridges and dentures has completely changed modern dent MORE INFO
  • Crown Implant Procedure

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  • Implant Secured Denture

    Dentures that are not very well retained can benefit from the use of dental implants to help secure them in place and greatly improve function and comfort. MORE INFO
  • Implants with Bar

    Sometimes the implants can be linked together with a bar, which in turn allows clips inside the denture to secure it in place. MORE INFO
  • Immediate Placement

    Where conditions allow, the failed tooth can be removed and at the same time the replacement implant inserted. This means that treatment can progress more quickly and with a reduced number of operations. MORE INFO
  • Connective Tissue Graft

    Sometimes, previous episodes of dental infection can leave the overlying gum thin. If this is a problem, a small piece of deeper gum (connective tissue) can be taken from the palate and used to thicken the area and improve the appearance. MORE INFO
  • Maxillary Resorption

    When teeth are removed or lost, the supporting bone is no longer required and begins to shrink (resorb). This is particularly noticeable in the upper jaw (maxilla), and can mean that additional surgery is required to allow implants to be placed. MORE INFO
  • Bone Grafting

    Where bone has been damaged by dental infection or a difficult tooth extraction, this can affect the placement of the implant. In these cases, the defect is often repaired by the use of either particles or small pieces of bone, which can be taken from a number of different sources. MORE INFO
  • Implants and Bone Grafting

    Often it is possible to place the implant and bone graft material at the same time, using a membrane material to protect the graft while it heals. MORE INFO
  • Sinus Lift Procedure

    Sinus Lift - Towards the back of either side of the upper jaw lie the sinuses, air-filled cavities in the skull. Where there has been a loss of bone height it is often possible to carry out a simple bone graft (sinus lift) within the sinus, so that after a few months of healing the implant can be placed. Sometimes the two procedures can be carried MORE INFO