A dental implant is a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Our dentist places them directly into your jawbone, where they provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. They can even support crowns or dentures, in the same way that dental roots support natural teeth.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth.
If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
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. Click here for illustrated information.
MEET DR. RICHARD BROOKSHAW
BDS Dund 1996 MMedSci (Oral Surgery) Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed.
GDC No. 72150
'Richard Brookshaw is a peripatetic surgeon who exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation.
Richard is both nationally and internationally respectedas a lecturer and was one of the first five implant dentists in the country to be awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (DipImpDent RCS Ed). He is also one of the few advanced zygomatic implant surgeons worldwide, implementing a specifically adapted protocol developed with his team.
MEET DR. JAMES BENNETT
BDS Lpool 2001
GDC No. 80185
"Most patients I see are nervous, self-conscious of their teeth and think that nothing can be done. They're always surprised at the options available and how we can help them. Sometimes very little treatment can make such a dramatic change.
The most satisfying part of the job is not only seeing the difference in a person’s teeth, but the difference in the person; more confident, smiling and not worrying about coming to the dentist."