Dental Implants in Dorking, Surrey

Missing Teeth & Implants » Implants

For full reconstruction or individual teeth

Implants are great as part of a full mouth reconstruction or as just a single tooth replacement.

The advantages of implants are that they don’t harm the surrounding teeth like a conventional bridge would and unlike dentures they feel like normal teeth.

The pictures here show how an implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth and as you can see the teeth either side remain healthy and untouched.

This solution is growing in popularity and it is now the recognized gold standard to replace missing teeth. It is more expensive than a bridge, however it can produce aesthetically better results, particularly at the front of the mouth. An implant also leaves all surrounding teeth untouched. Neggin and Dipesh have between them placed over 300 implants with a success rate of over 95% success rate. they pride themselves on planning the patient journey to a very high standard so that the very best care is taken to ensure the implants are correctly placed making the restoration the very best it can be.

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. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth, all on the same day.

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.