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Dental Implants - replacing missing teeth

A dental implant is a substitute for a natural root and are usually screw or cylinder shaped. Dental implants are normally made from titanium or titanium alloy, materials that have proved themselves over many years. Implants are universally used as a method to create a close union with bone in order to support replacement teeth.

Many implant systems are available and they are all able to deliver a highly reliable form of treatment. An implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. An implant with a screw-thread on its outer surface is screwed into position. If it has a smooth surface, it is tapped into place.

The main aim of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. 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.

View the illustrated video on the right to find out more about dental implants. You can also download our ddental implants information leaflet.

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