During the last 30 years the use of dental implants has changed dentistry beyond recognition. Implants are no longer considered experimental and it is equally rare to come across situations where they cannot be used at all.
Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy, materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by bone. There are many different implant systems available and when competently used they can all deliver a highly reliable form of treatment.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
Implants are offered at this practice. Latest guidance from the General Dental Council requires practitioners to complete a minimum amount of training prior to providing implant treatment. Dr. Cruci took the decision to undertake a three year Master of Science degree in implant dentistry. This programme included a research project based upon implant replacement of teeth which could not be saved by root canal treatment. Whilst greatly exceeding current requirements, it was felt that the experience and knowledge gained from the MSc would be of great benefit.
Reference: DIA website
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