Mrs Judith Stocker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implants Surgeon with patient

Dental Implants

Do you have a gap you want to fill? Couldn’t tolerate a denture? Then an Implant may be the right option for you. At Stratford Dental we can help, we have our very own Implant surgeon Mrs Judith Stocker. If you would like to book a consultation with her then all you need to do is phone the practice and the girls on reception will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials like titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or bridges.

During the implant procedure, local anaesthesia is used to numb the area, so patients typically experience minimal discomfort. After the procedure, any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential to ensure the longevity of dental implants.

The dental implant procedure involves several stages, including consultation, implant placement surgery, osseointegration (integration of the implant with the jawbone), and placement of the prosthetic tooth or teeth.

Dental implants have a high success rate, typically ranging from 95% to 98%. Factors such as proper oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and adherence to post-operative care instructions can contribute to successful outcomes.

Generally, individuals with good overall health and sufficient jawbone density are suitable candidates for dental implants. However, a thorough evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon is necessary to determine candidacy.

What is an Implant?

An implant is a small titanium screw that is secured in the jawbone where the root of your tooth would normally sit. This then essentially becomes the ‘root’ of your new tooth. Once the implant has settled into the bone, impressions can be taken and a porcelain crown will be made which screws into the top of the implant therefore ‘replacing’ your tooth.

Dr Manju Kumar Principal Dentist with patient