What are dental implants?
A dental implant is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone. After it’s fitted, the bone surrounding your implant will gradually fuse to it, holding the implant firmly in place. A false tooth (a crown or denture) is then fitted to the top of the implant (the abutment), giving a natural look to your smile.
What are the benefits of implants and alternatives?
We know people feel self-conscious if they have missing teeth. With an implant, hopefully you can get your confidence back – whether it’s in your smile, how you eat or when you talk. One of the reasons people choose implants is that they’re a more permanent option than dentures. So long as you care for your implant properly, they can last as long as natural teeth.
Why choose The Link Dental Surgery for your dental implants?
Our implant specialist, Dr Uzman Haq BDS MFDS RCS(Eng), has undergone postgraduate training and is fully qualified to offer implant treatments.
He is a clinical advisor to Titan Instruments, Designer of the WX Implant and Surgical instrument kit and is an approved mentor of the association of Dental Implantology (A.D.I). Dr Uzman Haq has also recently become an approved member of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). We want our patients to feel comfortable before, during and after procedures, and Dr Uzman Haz prides himself on the personalised service he provides to patients.< Back to blog