Why Choose Dental Implants?

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a remarkably simple thing.  It is simply a screw-shaped rod that is inserted into the jawbone.  The rod is made of titanium and the surrounding bone links to the titanium surface.  A tooth (or many teeth) can be supported by dental implant(s).

The simple but ground-breaking fact that titanium links to bone was first discovered by a Swedish Scientist, Prof P Branemark, in 1967.  It took many years for his science to be accepted by the establishment (for many years they thought he was crazy) but now, and using Branemark principles, millions of dental implants are placed world-wide each year.

Multiple scientific studies confirm that the success rates of dental implants as a whole is around 95% (no other type of dental treatment has a success rate of anywhere near that of dental implants). 

Dental implants give a fully functional and highly aesthetic result when replacing one or many teeth.   They provide for an optimal long-term solution in many cases where teeth are missing or require removal.  Teeth attached to dental implants look and feel and function like natural teeth.

Until someone is able to grow replacement teeth from stem cells (and it will one day be possible), the future of tooth replacement will be by dental implant.

There are several benefits of dental implant treatment at Bradley & Partners


  • Solid and reliable
  • Fixed and comfortable
  • Multiple studies confirming longevity
  • Painless placement procedure
  • Implants can make loose dentures more retentive
  • Better speech (your singing voice back!)
  • Function like natural teeth
  • Implants will give you the confidence to smile again
  • Avoid ‘prep’ i.e. cutting of adjacent teeth
  • Very few people cannot have dental implants for medical reasons
  • Even fewer people cannot have implants because they don’t have enough bone despite what you may have heard


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