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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a secure, more permanent option for replacing missing teeth than bridges or dentures.

What is a Dental Implant

Dental implants are a secure, more permanent option for replacing missing teeth than bridges or dentures. Read more about the full implantation process here, but in a nutshell, an implant involves fixing a titanium screw to your jawbone to which we’ll attach a small post.

Then we’ll fix a dental crown or denture onto the post, making your implant as secure – if not more so – than a normal tooth. And because we’ll match the implant to your other teeth, no one will be able to tell the difference.

Single tooth gap

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  • Tooth extracted due to trauma, infection, failed root filling and/or root fracture

  • Crowns keeps falling out and/or not enough tooth left to attach crown

  • Repeated infections

  • Permanent tooth missing from birth


Implant-supported single crown

  • Looks and functions just like a natural tooth

  • No need to damage adjacent healthy teeth

  • Continued use (loading) prevent resorption shrinkage of the underlying bone

  • Implant-supported tooth prevents lateral movement (drifting) of adjacent teeth and over-eruption of opposite tooth

  • Very high and predictable long-term success (98 percent) with conventional oral hygiene dental care


Leave a gap

  • Unsightly

  • May impair eating, speech, confidence

  • Bone and gum in the gap will skink

  • Postions of adjacent opposing teeth will be distorted over time

Conventional bridge

  • Healthy adjacent teeth need to be damaged to attach/support the bridge, thus compromising their long term health

  • Bone supporting the gum beneath will shrink due to lack if use

  • Extra stress on supporting teeth during chewing

Multiple Teeth Gap

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Multiple teeth implants are more complicated, but we’re more than up to the challenge! Usually, the fitting of multiple implants will be a two stage process- initially, the implant is installed and covered by gum, then an abutment is attached at a later date.

Usually a temporary tooth is put in place, followed by a 3-6 month healing period, before the final installation. However, the procedure rarely causes patients discomfort.

Implants are the best solution for those with multiple missing teeth, particularly in the back of the mouth, where a dental implants will provide stability and the ability to eat whatever you want.


More than one tooth missing

  • Poorly fitting partial denture or a failing tooth-supported bridge

  • Unable to chew properly and eat what you

  • Food gets stuck under your denture leading to embarrassment or discomfort whilst eating

  • Loose teeth or not enough teeth to support a bridge


Permanently fixed bridge supported by implants

  • Eat anything you choose

  • Looks and works just like natural teeth

  • Fixed in place, no need to remove it to clean

  • No need to damage adjacent healthy teeth

  • Should last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and professional maintenance

  • Prevent shrinkage of underlying bone


Replacement tooth-supported bridge

  • Only possible is supporting teeth on either side can still be used

  • Maintains chewing stress on the supporting teeth reducing their useful life

  • Should be viewed as a temporary measure, if supporting teeth are failing

Larger tooth-supported bridge

  • A larger bridge puts even more stress on the supporting teeth at either end

  • If the gap is at the back of the mouth, a bridge may not be an option

  • Needs replacing from time to time

  • Bone beneath bridge shrinks, due to lack of use, leaving a gap

Partial denture

  • Can be loose and uncomfortable, with food trapping beneath whilst eating

  • Causes the bone and gum beneath the denture to shrink

  • The clips which secure the denture can damage other teeth

Leave a gap

  • Unsightly

  • May impair eating, speech, confidence

  • Bone and gum in gap will shrink

  • Position of adjacent and opposing teeth can move over time causing other problems