“The procedure itself was straightforward and pain free… What impressed me was that his team phoned me twice – once the evening after surgery, then again the next day to check that I was OK. The nurses at the clinic are always so accommodating and helpful, and Dr Young is a lovely man , very polite and respectful. My implant now looks and feels completely natural and it’s hard to tell which of my front teeth is an implant and which is the normal tooth…” Read Beryl’s story here
Peter Young PhD, BDS and his extremely talented team are local to Northwich and excel in Dental Implant treatments.
With over 33 year’s experience, you’re in safe hands.
Peter is well known for his gentle manner and is a highly experienced specialist in oral surgery.
Peter has placed over 4,000 dental implants.
Let Peter and his team look after you.
Lauren McFeat is your implant coordinator and will ensure your time at the surgery is pleasant and your treatment runs smoothly.
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Question: What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a metal replacement (analogue) for the root of a natural tooth. Implants are made from titanium which is covered with a microscopic layer of titanium dioxide. This oxide layer forms a close and strong bond with living bone because it is ‘biocompatible’. The fusion of an implant to the bone is called ‘osseointegration’. Implants are scientifically proven, as a safe and reliable means of replacing absent teeth. Dental implants have been shown to last up to 30 years.
Implants can be used to replace:
- A single missing tooth and root
- One or more fixed bridges
- To give superior grip and comfort to full dentures. Implants can be used to replace one, several or all the missing teeth.
Question: Benefits of dental implant treatment
The loss of teeth can cause severe shrinkage of the supporting jawbone (‘disuse atrophy’) and lead to unwanted changes in the facial appearance, but the use of dental implants can support replacement teeth and preserve the bone, thereby helping to maintain a youthful appearance. Dentures can be avoided and it is not necessary to have teeth drilled as in bridge and crown techniques. For these important reasons, implants are often considered to be the best method for replacing missing teeth.
As a general rule, the sooner implants are inserted after tooth extraction, the simpler the surgery is, the better the cosmetic result and the less costly is the procedure. Nonetheless, we carry out many advanced procedures and achieve excellent cosmetic results even when the teeth have been lost as long ago as 15 to 20 years ago.