Alternatives to dental implants include dentures and bridges. Implant, however, can be used either to replace individual teeth or provide the support for bridges or dentures within the mouth.
Mr Johnson places dental implants and works in conjunction with restorative dental colleagues who provide the restorative phase of care i.e. the provision of bridges, dentures etc. He also works with local Dental Practitioners in their practices to place dental implants. In some cases patients may require bone grafts to facilitate placement of implants when there is insufficient bone in the jaw to permit placement of implants.
Dental implant treatment can be carried out under local or general anaesthesia.