Implant Procedures

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Latest announcement by the government in the news that dentist can open on the 8th June 2020.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been clear that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and staff and this continues to be the case. As a result, the practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Dentists were not given any notice of our reopening date and the information was only received via the daily briefing.  We are working around the clock to get protocols and procedures in place based on the latest guidance made available.

We will contact patient via email with more information about when the practice will reopen and will also be updating the website. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment or attend the practice in person for any reason unless you are asked to do so. If you need advice, or if you are in need of urgent dental treatment, you should continue to call the practice and leave a voicemail. One of the dentists will return your call and be able to help.

We are determined to support patients who need care as quickly as possible and will be opening the practice to provide further treatments as soon as we are safely able to do so. We will keep you fully informed throughout this process

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

A hole is prepared in the jaw bone in stages. An Implant is fitted and a healing cap inserted.

When the Implant has healed, the healing cap is exposed and an abutment inserted.

A crown is then fitted to the abutment.

When an implant is placed it can be some months before the new tooth is fitted.

 


A temporary denture can be made for cosmetic purposes. But the impact from the lower jaw can disturb the implant and affect the healing process.

As an alternative an adhesive bridge can be made which is fixed to the adjacent tooth.
This provides a tiny, but permanent gap between the tooth and the new implant.

 

 

Occasionally when an implant needs to be placed in the upper jaw there may not be sufficient bone between the mouth and your sinus. In such cases the placement of an implant is still possible but may require a procedure known as the sinus lift.


Sinuses are cavities inside the structure of our skull.

When we lose a tooth, the bone around the root area starts to recede. This can lead to the sinus expanding into the tooth root area. If you choose to have an Implant there may not be sufficient bone to support it.
Special material can be inserted to encourage bone re-growth and 'lift' the sinus.
Over time, the bone will re-grow providing enough bone to support the Implant.

 

 

Do you have a full denture?

A number of Implants may be used to secure a lower denture.


A hole is made in the jaw bone for each Implant. The Implant is positioned and a Healing Cap applied.
The gum is replaced while the bone recovers. Access to the Implant is made and the second part of the Implant is attached.
The bars are attached and tiny magnets in the denture then keep it securely in place