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Dental implant options

dental implantA dental implant is a small titanium cylinder which is surgically placed into the jaw bone and acts as an artificial root.

Dental implants can be used in a variety of situations, from replacing single and multiple missing teeth to securing bridges and dentures.  Thanks to advances in dentistry far fewer implants than expected are used to close a gap of several lost teeth, which helps to keep costs down.




Single toothdental implant single tooth

If you are missing one tooth a dental crown placed onto a dental implant is a good solution.  The implant provides a firm foundation for the crown.




Multiple missing teethdental implant multiple missing teeth

Dental implants can be used to support a permanent bridge without needing to drill down adjacent teeth.  Implant-retained bridges can be cost-effective because often only two implants are required to replace three or four missing teeth. 



Implant-retained removable denturedental implant removable denture

After the implants have been placed the denture clicks on using a ‘press stud’ system.  The denture is completely stable in the mouth and can be removed for cleaning.  As few as two implants can be used to anchor a lower denture.




Implant-supported permanent bridge, for full archdental implant permanent bridge

The bridge is screwed permanently onto the implants.  This is the closest solution to having natural teeth again.  This method requires a minimum of four implants to hold a bridge of up to 12 teeth.


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Patient Testimonials

  • Desperate to be able to eat again

    florenceFlorence Webb, 73, says dental implants have literally saved her life. Florence from Greasby had been unable to eat solid food for almost a year because she couldn’t wear a lower denture. Doctors had threatened to put her on a drip because she was losing so much weight on a liquid diet. Her problem was solved by securing a new lower arch of teeth with two implants, making them completely stable. A delighted Florence feels she has a new lease of life now that she can eat normally again. “I can enjoy a Sunday roast again now, or go out for a meal,” she said.

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