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Implants

Dental implants are basically titanium fixtures, that look a little like a screw. They are placed into the jawbone during a surgical procedure and are left to integrate into the surrounding bone tissue for 3-6 months.Once the fixture is firmly fixed into the jawbone, we treat the implant as the root of the tooth and restore the clinical crown, the bit we see in the mouth with a specially designed crown custom made for your implant.

Once the fixture is firmly fixed into the jawbone, we treat the implant as the root of the tooth and restore the clinical crown, the bit we see in the mouth with a specially designed crown custom made for your implant.

Here at BKP Dental we don’t place the surgical implant at this time, but we refer to local specialist surgeons to ensure the best result possible for you.We work closely with the specialist, and we then restore the clinical crown for you when the healing has occurred.

Dental implants look and behave like a normal tooth structure. They are vulnerable to gum disease (peri-implantitis) just like any other tooth. It is imperative that they are well maintained and your home care is meticulous.

Peri-implantitis will occur if your homecare is poor, and you don’t visit the hygienist regularly. Peri-implantitis can result in the loss of the implant, due to the bone being destroyed by the bacteria in the mouth exactly the same as gum disease.

Our hygienists are happy to help you maintain and look after your dental implants