What is a dental implant?
An implant is a small part made of titanium, titanium alloy or ceramics. The human body is generally tolerant of these materials. Titanium has been used for many years in surgical procedures, and it has shown to bond well with the human bone.
Our specialist Implantologist surgically inserts the dental implant into the jawbone under local anaesthetic. Once it has healed, the implant acts as a base for the new artificial crown of the tooth.
How many teeth can be replaced using implants?
Implants can be used to replace:
• An individual tooth
• More than one tooth
• All teeth
For further information on implants, visit the ‘Association of Implantology UK’ website below: