Dental implants are an alternative to dentures or bridgework to replace missing teeth. They are the state of the art in modern dentistry. They consist of a small titanium rod or fixture which is placed surgically into the jawbone. This becomes integrated in to the bone of the jaw and acts as an anchor for fastening crowns, bridges or dentures on to.
Implants provide additional support where teeth are missing without putting forces onto remaining natural teeth. They may be used to support the replacement of a single missing tooth or a complete functional set for individuals who have lost many or all of their teeth.
At the Lodge Dental Practice we offer an implant service. We work very closely with local oral and maxillo-facial surgeons who place the sub-structure according to our prescription before we place the final supra-structure our self. That way the patient can benefit from having the implant placed by trained surgeons while we carry out the restorative phase of the treatment at our practice.