A long-term answer to gaps in your smile
Dental implants offer the most advanced way to replace missing teeth. An implant is a tiny post made from titanium – a metal so well-tolerated by the body it eventually fuses with the surrounding bone and acts as a substitute tooth root.
When the implant is fully embedded, a crown or bridge is attached to fill any gaps. Implants can also be used to support dentures so they stay firmly in place, helping to improve their appearance and functionality.
Dental implants – the Sutton Aesthetic way
Dr Afzal is a highly experienced implant surgeon who has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in this exciting field of dentistry.
The photos below show how Dr Afzal successfully used an implant to replace a tooth that had broken off at the gum line. He also replaced existing crowns to totally transform the patient’s smile.
More facts about dental implants
- They can be placed without affecting the teeth either side of the gap – unlike a bridge which requires removal of some of the underlying tooth.
- They can be easier to clean than other restorations.
- They can be used alongside treatments such as crowns, bridges and veneers to provide a complete smile makeover.