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Dental Implants

Are you looking for a solution for missing teeth? Have you lost the confidence to smile or are you unable to eat and enjoy your favourite foods? Fed up of wearing ill-fitting dentures? Dental Implants may be the right option for you.

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Our Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. John Maguire
Principal Dentist
BChD Leeds MFDS RCS (Edin), MSc Endodontology

Dental implants are a long-term solution to replace missing teeth. Our Implant Dentist Dr John Maguire (Sean) is able to offer a range of different Dental Implant solutions including single and multiple implant placements, same day implant placements and implant supported bridges and dentures.



With a commitment to modern dentistry and clinical excellence, Sean uses the latest technology, equipment and surgical techniques throughout the Dental Implant process. Sean is experienced in bone grafting (used in situations where patients may have insufficient bone to place an implant) and connective tissue grafting (CTG), a technique used where patients have gum recession. Where deemed necessary, these techniques provide a crucial ‘foundation’ for implant placement. With the aid of Cone Beam CT scanning technology (used to assess bone levels) Sean is able plan surgical procedures with accuracy and precision.

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01977 780077

Why choose dental implants?

Dental Implants provide a fully functional and highly aesthetic solution to missing teeth. Patients are able to regain crucial loss of function such as chewing and fill spaces that have left them lacking in confidence. Dental Implants are individually crafted to look and feel as natural as real teeth whilst having the strength to last the test of time.

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Dental Implant Procedure Explained

Stage 1 – Initial Consultation

Our Dental Implant procedure starts with an initial consultation where we will talk about what you would like to achieve from your treatment. We will discuss all aspects of the implant procedure and assess your suitability for this type of treatment. You will have a full dental examination including x-rays and we will ask you some general questions about your health and lifestyle. This assessment will give us an indication of whether you have sufficient bone in your jaw to support implant placement, a CBCT scan will also be arranged to confirm this. When we are satisfied and confident that dental implants are the right option we will create a bespoke treatment plan for you with accurate costings.


Stage 2 – Implant Placement

The placement of your Dental Implant(s) is relatively straightforward and will be carried out in surgery under local anaesthetic (just like most dental procedures). Once you are numb a small incision will be made into your gum and then a small hole will be drilled into your jawbone. If we have determined that a bone graft is necessary it will be carried out at this time. The titanium implant is then inserted into the hole and the gum is closed with stitches. If you are having same day implants your teeth will be ‘restored’ (i.e. your crown will be fitted) on the same day however in most cases your bone and gum will need to be left to heal before we can move on to the final ‘aesthetic’ stage of your treatment. If you are concerned about a visible gap during the healing period we can discuss fitting temporary teeth or a denture in the interim.


Stage 3 – Restoration

Following implant placement it is normal to wait for around 3-6 months for the implant site to heal fully and for the implant to bond strongly to your jaw bone. When we are confident you are fully healed we will fit your replacement tooth or teeth. This comprises an implant abutment (a post connecting implant to crown) and finally your crown, bridge or denture which are all custom-made to fit the size, shape and colour of your existing teeth.

Aftercare is crucial to the long-term success of your Dental Implants and will be discussed at the outset of treatment and throughout your Dental Implant journey.


We are proud to be associated with leading dental implant manufacturer, Dentsply Sirona and achieve fantastic results with DS Prime Taper EV implants.
Following your initial consultation with you may be advised to see one of our Dental Hygienists. Our Dental Hygienists will ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy and in the best possible condition to commence treatment.
Your treatment timeline is dependent on a number of factors including whether you are having single or multiple implant placements and whether bone grafts or CTGs are required. Implant cases usually take between 3-6 months to complete.
Dental Implants are placed under local anaesthetic which numbs the mouth. After the anaesthetic has worn off you may feel a little tender and encounter some bruising or swelling but this is normal and should settle quickly. We encourage patients to take standard pain relief in the days following treatment.
Dental Implants are designed to last a lifetime however taking care of your dental implants when your treatment is complete is crucial to their success and life span. We will provide you with all the information you need about aftercare which includes regular routine cleaning at home, specialist cleaning with our Dental Hygienist and ongoing reviews with your Implant Dentist.

Feel free to ask any questions or enquire about Dental Implants

01977 780077