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Implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth, and to support unstable dentures

Why use an implant?

Dental implants have become a very popular way to restore single or multiple missing teeth. They can dramatically improve confidence, restore smiles and allow the patient to eat comfortably. Implants provide a long term solution to missing teeth, whilst preserving bone structure and not adversely affecting adjacent teeth.

What is an implant?

A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, usually made from titanium. Once healed the implant can be used to support a variety of components including dentures, a single crown or multiple teeth on a bridge.

How does the implant process work?

The placement of an implant involves a small surgical procedure, with the option of sedation. Dental implants have been used for over 50 years and can last a lifetime. Like any other restoration dental implants can be damaged by trauma and affected by gum disease and poor oral hygiene. An initial implant assessment is therefore essential.

Who will place my implant at York Place Dental Practice?

We are very lucky at York Place Dental Practice to have Robert Montgomery on the team – a highly regarded local implantologist who places implants for us at York Place Dental Practice for your convenience. Rob graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 2003. After graduating he spent a year as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery then went on to successfully complete further training in placing and restoring implants. He has subsequently been awarded a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Rob has many years’ experience in the use of intra-venous sedation to help relax anxious patients or to aid the patient when they are apprehensive about surgical procedures such as implants.

For more information on dental implants Wetherby please contact us on 01937 583 028 or email us at info@ypdp.co.uk

Robert Montgomery

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