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Dental Implants

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Dental implants offer a long term solution for your missing teeth, with a success rate usually far better than bridges and dentures. 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. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth, all on the same day.

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 roughness 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. Click here for illustrated information.

Huw Davies does most of the implant related work at this practice. He is a very experienced implantologist, having used implants to replace missing teeth since 1998.

Click here for illustrated information on the Association of Dental Implantology UK as well as Nobel Biocare which is the implant system used at Portland Street Dental Practice.

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