History: This is the modern method of permanently replacing missing teeth. It all started in 1952, when Professor Branemark of Lund, Sweden found that titanium screws used in the bones of rabbits could not be removed after they healed.
He then realised that the bone “integrated” titanium, and of course, after years of previous trails by surgeons all over the world with many different types of materials, the use of titanium became obvious for dental Implants. He developed the Branemark Institute of Implantology and the company producing the Implants is the NobelBiocare. Dental Implants have now been in use for over 30 years.
At Harrow.on.the.hill dental, we use the NobelBiocare, which is said to be the most researched and robust system in the market.
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A dental implant is made of pure titanium or titanium alloy, and has almost the same the shape and form of a root.
It is inserted into the bone where the tooth (or teeth) are missing .It is a bio-compatible to the bone and integrates fully within the bone , creating an extremely strong bond. This is called osseointegration.
If you are missing one tooth, or many teeth, we can replace your teeth easily.
The whole procedure takes only a few minutes for a single tooth and up to an hour for multiple implants .We use new procedures and systems that may not require any incisions of the gums.
If the shape of your face is changing due to tooth loss, or you are wearing a removable denture and wish you never did, then implants may be for you. Implants can be an alternative to dentures or can greatly increase the stability of these dentures.