Implants

Dental Implants

As a practice, we have been involved in implant-based solutions since their inception. You can be assured, an implant option will be considered. Dental implants a very predictable replacement for a tooth or teeth. They do, however, require careful planning and execution.

We prescribe and manage the implant planning and subsequent restoration. We work with other specialists (periodontists or oral surgeons) who place the implants. Where needed, we will digitally plan and produce 3D printed guides for the surgeon.

Over the years, implants and their restorations require review and maintenance. We ask you to return to us for regular reviews.

Implant Crowns and Bridges

The replacement of a missing tooth with an implant crown is often preferred over a conventional bridge (but not always). If more than one tooth is missing, the spaces can be bridged with additional implants.

A common misconception is that each missing tooth requires an implant. This would make the treatment unrealistically expensive and create problems in maintenance.

Implant Fixed Complete Denture ('Full' Bridge)

Searching the internet will bring up many advertisements for bridges on four (or more) implants. We take the view that many factors must be taken into consideration before making a final decision. You need to be informed of all the options and this may be the best solution.

Removable Implant Dentures

We don't always connect crowns and bridges to implants. Outcomes for removable dentures have been transformed with implants. They can be clipped on to provide you with a very stable and retentive denture. Depending on your anatomy, a semi-fixed bridge, can be designed to replace all teeth and extensive tissue loss.