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Dental implants are used to help

 replace missing teeth

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Teeth are replaced

- to restore appearance, function and speech

 - to provide stability to the remaining teeth and bite 

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Implant 2 before

A natural tooth is made up of the bit that pokes

through the gum (the tooth crown) and the bit

underneath the gum (the tooth root)  

A dental implant usually replaces a tooth root

(just the bit under the gum)

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Implant treatment is 


in stages...

...with periods of waiting

in between

each treatment

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The implant is placed into the bone, replacing the

tooth root, so that the top is level

 (or just below) the gum

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A false tooth (crown) can then be fixed

 onto the false tooth root (implant)

In some ways implants are similar to wall-fixings

or 'Rawlplugs'

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crown can be fitted on to a dental implant

- a post is screwed into the implant

and then a false tooth crown glued on to the post

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Sometimes a false tooth crown is screwed

directly into the implant

- this avoids the need for glue and makes

maintenance easier

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Replacing one tooth requires one implant

Multiple missing teeth will require multiple implants

- but not necessarily one for every missing tooth

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David only uses implants from long-established and

reputable manufacturers

Proven implant designs and genuine parts

are always used

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Careful planning by experienced clinicians is an

essential part of dental implant treatment

David has used dental implants for more than

20 years to replace 1000's of missing teeth

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David can help you decide if implants are right for you

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