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Dental Implants

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. A post is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.

Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant. In some situations it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.

Would Tooth Implants be right for me?

First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you. Contact us to arrange an implant consultation and discussion and we will let you know the possibilities. Our team will be only too happy to help you with any questions you may have.

If you decide to go ahead, this is what will happen.

  • Implants are put into holes in the jaw with a local anaesthetic.
  • The implant is screwed or pushed in and the gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant
  • Under the gum the bone then grows round the implant to hold it firm. This takes several months.

Dental Implants usually have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. You might have more than one implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).

Who will carry out my Dental Implant treatment?

Our Tooth Implants are placed by Dr Andrew Norman who completed the prestigious dental implant training at the PID Academy in June 2016.

The implants are restored after either a three or six month healing period and reviewed annually by Dr Norman after completion of treatment.

Implant referrals can be made via this website. Please use our referral form.

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I've been with Haymarket dental for a number of years, and until recently I only ever needed to go in for a check up and a polish. Every time I have visited the practice the staff have been really professional and really nice.

A few weeks ago however, I had a pretty extreme need for dental work after an unfortunate incident had left me with a fractured front tooth.I went in first thing Monday morning and I was seen very quickly. On assessment it was pretty clear that the best course of treatment was going to be a dental implant.

Through a combination of exceptional service and a bit of luck (!) I got a consultation with the implant specialist Andrew Norman pretty much immediately. He laid out my options in such a way that I was able to form a decision with the minimum of stress.

I new I was dealing with an expert practitioner and this gave me absolute confidence to proceed with what is a somewhat daunting treatment.The treatment is in phases and I'm about half way to the finish line, although the most complicated part - the implant itself - was done just one week after my initial consultation.

There are multiple reasons that I can wholeheartedly recommend Haymarket Dental, but what has impressed me more than anything is their efficiency — or perhaps this is better described as their willingness to be efficient. With Andrew and his colleagues, you are in extremely good hands. It is very clear that they genuinely care about their patients, and they will go above and beyond the call of duty for them. I figure when it comes to eyes and teeth, don't mess around. Make sure you get the very best care.

Colin P

Implant procedure- I recently underwent an implant procedure with sinus lift surgery, all conducted at Haymarket Dental. It took a bit of time for me to get my head around getting an implant, but I was worried about the implications to my dental health of not having one.

There was no pressure on me to go ahead, and I was fully informed of all of my options so that I could make an informed decision. A major deciding factor was knowing that I would be under the excellent care of the team here, as they have always been professional, efficient, reassuring and expert at what they do.

The implant procedure and sinus lift were no different. Dr Norman and the Dental Nurses explained the whole process every step of the way, and the team were always on hand if I needed any advice or help. I could not be more delighted with the results of my implant and overall my dental health has never been better. Highly recommended for anyone considering an implant.

Tracey P

I recently underwent implant surgery with Dr Andrew Norman and his team, which also included a sinus lift procedure. ... MoreI recently underwent implant surgery with Dr Andrew Norman and his team, which also included a sinus lift procedure. I can highly commend Dr Norman for the excellent level of care and high quality of the state of the art surgical dentistry I experienced. It is natural for anyone to approach this kind of event with a level of anxiety. However, this was alleviated by the knowledge that I was in the capable hands of a highly skilled, ultimate professional.

Malcolm M

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