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At Thornhedge Dental Surgery we offer the option to refer you for an implant consultation. The type of treatment chosen is decided upon during the initial consultation.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth.

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root. Each implant is placed carefully at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth all on the same day. 

The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.