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What Are Dental Implants?

Our highly skilled oral surgeons are available to answer questions such as, What are dental implants? Often a friendly consultation with a trained professional is all that is needed to put your mind at rest. Dental implants are a very effective way of replacing lost teeth and they function in the same way as a natural tooth would.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a permanent fixture in the jaw line. Many people find that this is a very good alternative to dentures, dental bridges, or just leaving a gap in the teeth. A dental implant consists of three parts. These are the implant screw, the abutment, and the crown.

The imWhat Are Dental Implants?plant screw: This is made from titanium which is safe and extremely robust. The screw is fitted into the jaw bone and over time this fuses together to create a strong and stable bond.

The abutment: The abutment is used to connect the crown to the implant screw. This can be made of various materials including, titanium, stainless steel, gold, or zirconia.

The crown: The crown is the final part of the implant. This emulates the tooth and is the only part of the dental implant that is visible. The crown is usually made from a tooth coloured material. However, it could be fitted with a gold crown for aesthetic reasons.


If you would like to book a consultation to discuss dental implants then you can call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. In addition to this, you can make appointments for general dental work, and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Furthermore, the clinic offers an emergency dental service for issues that just cannot wait. The service is fast, reliable, and is also accessible by a special walk-in appointment system. Even if you are not a registered patient at the clinic you can still access emergency care right up until 10pm, seven days a week.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online

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