Dental Implants

Dental implants are generally regarded by Dentists as the preferred clinical solution for missing teeth.

A dental implant is a small cylinder of titanium, which is placed in the bone of either jaw, to provide a permanent foundation for a crown, bridge or precision denture.

An implant becomes a part of you. The body accepts titanium without difficulty, and because of this your dental implant is a truly long term, reliable way to replace missing teeth.

Our experienced Dentists will be delighted to see you for a consultation. We are confident that together, we can tailor a solution to exceed your expectations.

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Denture retention.  If your dentures are not fitting as well as you would like, ask your dentist for more details.

At dental dimensions, we use the latest technology to improve your denture comfort. For those patients who struggle with loose dentures we are now able to supply implant retained support for your denture. Please speak to one of our team for more information.


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Case photos supplied by Dr Crighton 2008

The Importance of Dental Hygiene & Periodontal Treatment:

Good oral hygiene and healthy gums are essential for the longevity of implant-based restorations. An implant may be perfectly placed, but if the gums are in a poor condition, osseointegration, the bonding of bone to implant, will be slower and may even not happen at all. This means that a non-osseointegrated implant may have to be removed. Also, with progressive periodontitis an implant may become loose over time. This is why we always recommend periodontal treatment prior to implant placement. Because we realise the importance of having healthy gums, we are one of only a few clinics in the UK to have specialised laser equipment, which destroys the bacteria that cause periodontitis. After treatment, the gums have a far better chance of healing and to recover their ability to osseointegrate with a natural tooth or an implant. The overall periodontal condition will be greatly improved.

The average worldwide rate for implant rejection is 4%. With so many successful implant placements to date, our low implant rejection rate, which would make any implantologist proud, at just 0.43% (10 times less) is due to the fact that most of our patients follow our recommendations, and opt for the essential pre-operative treatment.