Implants

Do you have one or several missing teeth? A treatment with dental implants may be the right solution for you.

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is designed to replace the missing root and to hold the artificial tooth in place.

Dental implants as a replacement for natural tooth.
A dental implant mimics nature: it is designed to be firmly anchored in the jaw and to hold the tooth in place. The implant is a small part made of titanium, titanium alloy or ceramics – materials which are generally well-tolerated by the human body. Also, titanium has been shown to bond well with the human bone.

Placing an implant.
The dental implant is surgically inserted under local anesthetic. Once healed, the artificial root acts as a base for the visible top of the tooth. The dental implant can be used to replace an individual tooth, more than one tooth, or all teeth.

Today, dentists can use artificial roots to close almost any gap in the front or side region. An implant is one possibility to close gaps quickly and may thereby help to prevent bone loss and malpositioning of the teeth and jawbone.

Treatment: Individual tooth replacement
You have one missing tooth and are looking for treatment. Talk to your dentist whether a dental implant is a solution for your situation. An implant is designed to replace the missing root and to act as a support for the implant crown. The healthy neighbouring teeth do not have to be ground down and their substance remains intact.
 
Treatment: Replacement of more than one tooth
You have two or more missing teeth and are looking for treatment. Talk to your dentist whether a dental implant is a solution for your situation.
A bridge can be placed on two or more implants. As opposed to the treatment with a conventional bridge, the healthy neighbouring teeth do not have to be ground down.
 
Treatment: Replacement of all teeth
You have a completely toothless jaw and are looking for treatment. Talk to your dentist whether a dental implant is a solution for your situation. There are various treatment options to replace all teeth.

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Allison Walker BDS(Wales) MFDS RCS(Edin)

15 Chapel Street, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4NH

Tel: 01792 368388