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Implant Process

What is involved?

Under a normal local aesthetic (“freezing”)  a small hole is prepared in the jaw bone into which the titanium root or implant is placed.

With time, the dental implant will integrate or fuse with the bone. This healing process typically takes 3-6 months.

A crown or a bridge or an attachment for a denture can then be fitted to the implant.

Implants for single teeth

An implant can be used to replace a single tooth. With this technique the teeth on either side of the gap will not need to be adjusted or cut down for crowns, as with traditional bridges.

An Implant can be used in this way to replace a front or back tooth.


The Dental Centre Belfast Dental Implants

Implants for bridges

Implants can be used to support new teeth in large gaps where a number of  natural teeth have been lost. By bridging between implants, fewer units are required. This makes the treatment very cost effective.

Implants to support dentures

Implants can be used to support traditional dentures.

Where denture stability is a problem, in particular with full lower dentures, a few carefully placed implants can dramatically stabilise the denture and change the wearers quality of life.

The denture is at the same time easily removed by the wearer for cleaning etc.


To make an appointment please call us now on 028 9032 8765

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  • The Dental Centre Belfast

    Conveniently located close to the heart of Belfast and main arterial routes, The Dental Centre dentists in Belfast provides treatment for Private, Denplan and NHS patients using top quality materials and dental laboratory work.

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    315-317 Donegall Road
    Belfast BT12 6FQ
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