A dental implant is a way to replace a tooth that has been extracted.
Placing dental implants is a specialist facility, in which we are fully qualified.
We work in 3 stages, using the Bicon Dental Implant System.
The implant is placed into the jaw via a surgical procedure which usually takes around an hour.
The implant is left for a minimum of three months to integrate with the bone and make what is in effect a new ‘root.’
After the three-month waiting period, there are three further appointments:
- to expose and check the implant and place a healing cap;
- to place an abutment post into the implant and take impressions for the laboratory to make a crown, a bridge or a removable denture;
- to deploy this device to cover the post and replace the missing tooth.
For more information, you may like to look at Dr Weinberg’s article on dental implants.