Dental implants are small fixtures that replace the tooth root to support a tooth crown, bridge, or denture.
Implants are made of titanium alloy, which is able to integrate with the jaw bone.
Implants become fixed into the jaw bone and are connected to an overlying prosthesis (crown, bridge, or denture).
The implant itself cannot be seen except on X-ray films and the overlying prosthesis is made to appear as natural as possible.
Implant placement can be carried out under local anaesthetic in the surgery most of the time. Our practice also offers treatment under relative anaesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anaesthesia in a hospital setting.
In the cases where there is deficiency of jaw bone for implant placement, bone augmentation may be carried out either before placement or simultaneously at the time of placement. Our surgeons are proficient in all bone augmentation procedures including lateral bone augmentation, block graft, transcrestal sinus augmentation and lateral window sinus augmentation techniques.