Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Ioan Rees is our implant surgeon at our practice. He has worked with some of the most highly regarded implant surgeons in the country building up extensive experience at placing and restoring implants. Ioan has previously completed a Diploma in Implantology and is currently completing his Masters in Implantology in London. He also works closely with other local specialists to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care possible.

Why have dental implants?

Losing one or more of your teeth have a number of harmful effects:

  • Creates a gap in your smile
  • Increases the forces on the remaining teeth
  • Affects your ability to chew properly
  • Can alter your diet and nutrition
  • Tooth loss also leads to bone loss
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The effects of loosing a tooth on facial profile

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

Normal Profile:

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After tooth loss:

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After bone loss:

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Individual toothoptions

Leave the space

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  • Unattractive smile
  • Loss of chewing ability
  • May lead to bone loss


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  • Attractive smile
  • May lead to bone loss under bridge
  • Greater risk for cavities and tooth failure

Partial Denture

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  • Partial loss of chewing ability
  • Accelerated bone loss
  • Altered taste


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  • Attractive smile
  • Full chewing ability
  • Preserve healthy teeth and jawbone
  • Maintains bone

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Dental implant benefits

Benefits include:

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Maintains bone*
  • Maintains your youthful appearance
  • Restores your natural smile

What to expect

1) Treatment planning

Your dentist will do a full examination and take appropriate measures to determine suitability of treatment and implant position. Occasionally, a bone graft or gum tissue graft will be needed to create an adequate site for the dental implants.

2) Implant placement

Dental implants are placed into the bone in a relatively pain-free procedure. A temporary bridge or denture is often put over the area at this point to restore the smile. The bone and gums will be given time to heal before an abutment and crown are attached.

3) Crown placement

Your final crown will be placed to restore your natural smile

Further Information

For more information please consult Considering Dental Implants & Bio Horizons. Alternatively if you would like a free consultation with the practice please telephone 02920 693664 to make an appointment.