The ultimate in restorative dentistry – a permanent solution for missing teeth
Few developments in restorative dentistry have made such a positive difference as dental implants. Backed by over thirty years of clinical studies, they are used to retain individual crowns, bridges and dentures providing restorations which are retain, aesthetically pleasing and do not involve drilling other teeth.
How dental implants work
A dental implant is a substitute for a natural tooth root. 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 the tooth is removed.
Once the implant has been placed the bone grows into the microscopic roughness on the implant surface, a process known as osseointegration.
The implant is topped with an internal screw thread into which is screwed a component known as an abutment which will support the restoration.
Further information about dental implants can be obtained from the ADI website (see below). If you feel that you may benefit from this technique do contact us.
Dental implantology expertise here in Solihull
Our principal dentist, Dr Paul Lowe, is a recognised surgical specialist and has a Masters degree in dental implantology. He has over fifteen years experience of placing and restoring dental implants.
The ADI aims to provide the public with an improved understanding of the benefits of implantology and its Members with the benefits of ongoing education.