Dental implant surgery
Modern dental implants have revolutionised Dentistry. Dental implant therapy involves placement of titanium screw-like cylinders (called implant fixtures) that can support single crowns, fixed or removable bridges and full dentures. A Specialist Periodontist has been formally trained to provide the surgical phase of this treatment involving placement of implant fixtures and associated soft and hard tissue grafting. Specialist Periodontists are also trained to treat infections of the supporting tissues around implants. The final or restorative phase of this treatment is provided by your Dentist or Prosthodontist.
Where implant placement involves significant bone grafting or additional surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, we will suggest referral to an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.
- We only use premier dental implant systems including Biomet 3i, Straumann and Astra EV (Dentsply implants).
- We understand dental implant therapy is a restoratively driven procedure and our job is to make restoration and reconstruction of your missing teeth as easy as possible for your Dentist or Prosthodontist. We therefore work as a team with them to achieve the best outcome from dental implant therapy that we can.