Dental Implants

Gregor has been placing implants for a number of years. He has just completed the course for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry. This is a two year course run by world renowned implant specialists from all over Europe through the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The course curriculum studies all aspects of oral surgery related to Implant Dentistry including anatomy of the mouth and jaws, bone and gum healing, and the material science of the implants. Ask your dentist for a free initial consultation.

Dental implants are permanent replacements for failing or missing tooth roots. These are titanium supports for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges and dentures enabling the restoration of a natural smile, improving patient comfort and confidence. For many dental problems, both functional and aesthetic, implant treatment is increasingly the patient’s preferred option.

Patient benefits

  • Look, feel and function the same as natural teeth
  • Confidence of a completely natural smile
  • Ability to eat, talk and laugh normally
  • Facial profile and gum vitality are maintained
  • No loose or uncomfortable dentures

Clinical advantages

  • No need to damage the adjacent teeth, such as with conventional bridgework
  • Continued use (loading) of the supporting bone reduces shrinkage caused by biological resorption
  • Restorations secured with implants are as firm as natural teeth
  • With appropriate care, dental implants can last a lifetime
  • Cost-effective in the long term compared with other types of restoration
  • High treatment success rates

Conditions which can be treated with dental implants

  • Replacing one or more missing teeth with individual implant-supported single crowns
  • Replacing fixed bridges or partial dentures with an implant-supported bridge
  • Stopping a full denture from moving around
  • Replacing a full denture with a full arch bridge