Dental implants are small “posts” usually made out of titanium that is inserted into your gums. They can then be used to place a brand new tooth or support a well-fitting denture. Implants can be the most natural replacement for missing teeth and the procedure is simple, normally requiring only a local anaesthetic. For more information please contact the surgeon to book an appointment with our implant dentist. A complete and comprehensive assessment shall be done prior to deciding whether an implant will be suitable or not.
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 the installation of an 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 roughnesses on the implant surface.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of an 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.
To book your consultation, please call our friendly team on 020 8245 5292.