• July 16 By H. Willams Dental Practice

    How do dental implants work?

    Implant treatment comprises 2 phases, the surgical phase and the restorative phase. The first part (surgical phase) involves placing the implant (metal root) into your jaw bone. The surgery is normally carried out under local anaesthetic and is painless due to the very effective local anaesthetics now used. The implant is then given time to…

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  • July 16 By H. Willams Dental Practice

    How successful are dental implants?

    Present day implants have shown a high success rate (80 to 95% over 15 years) in patients with healthy mouths. The success rates of dental implants in patients who are susceptible to gum disease is slightly lower (80 to 85% over 7 years). Over 90% of implants will bond successfully to the jaw bone.As an…

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  • July 16 By H. Willams Dental Practice

    Preventive Dentistry

    Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. The two major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. When we prevent or deal with these two problems, you have more chance of keeping your teeth for life. Together with your dentist and…

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