Dental implants are used for the replacement of missing teeth. They can be used in several ways to support crowns, bridge or dentures.
Dental implants are shaped like a screw and set permanently into the bone of your jaw to act as an anchor upon which new teeth are constructed. They are made from sterile titanium, which is compatible with human bone. The main advantage of implants is that they are permanently fixed to the jaw. This can be of great benefit to people who struggle with removable dentures.
Another advantage of single tooth implants, for example, is that no work is required on other natural teeth. We are fortunate at the practice to have a dentist, Mr Guest, who is trained in implantology. Should you be interested in this treatment he will be pleased to discuss the options available to you.