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Dental Implants

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What are implants?

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 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. You can opt to have sedation for this procedure also.
  • 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.

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).

Implantologist

Dr. James R. Hyslop
BDS (Sheffield) MFGDP(UK) MSC(Periodontology) Diploma in Implantology (RCS) Postgraduate Cert. in Endodontics

James qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Sheffield in 1996. He became a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in 2004. In 2010 he a achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Chester. In 2012 he gained his Master’s Degree in Periodontology at the University of Western Cape. James has been placing and restoring dental implants since 2006 and completed the coveted Diploma in Implant Dentistry; The Royal College of Surgeons, London.

In 1997 James joined the Royal Army Dental Corp and served as Dental Officer until 2005. In 2005 until 2006, James worked in NHS General Dental Practice in Formby, Merseyside. James then proceeded to work in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Western Cape, South Africa, from 2006-2008, where he studied for his Master’s Degree in Periodontology. This is where James began placing and restoring dental implants.

James has placed and restored many implants for all solutions; ranging from single missing teeth to full mouth rehabilitation.

James is very interested in all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, with particular interest in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. James particularly welcomes referrals from colleagues for this type of treatment.

‘James was thorough and professional throughout and was keen not to rush and part of the treatment. I certainly felt that I got value for money and would recommend James to anyone looking at implant surgery. He is also a nice man which certainly helps!’

Mr PB 23/01/13

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