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Church End Dental Clinic

313 Regents Park Road


London N3 1DP

0208 346 3826

Dental Implants from Astra Tech

People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma (when teeth are knocked out) or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, they need to be replaced, both for aesthetic and functional reasons. The most common treatments for missing teeth are either a denture or a fixed bridge. However, dental implants are now becoming a more popular treatment to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or denture in place. In most cases this artificial root is a titanium screw that is placed surgically in the bone which then fuses biologically with the living bone to form a strong foundation upon which a crown or bridge can be placed.

Having replacement teeth fixed securely into your jawbone provides many advantages. They can:

  • Eliminate the need for removable dentures altogether
  • Provide stability for dentures, thereby promoting denture self-confidence. This improves speech, appearance and chewing function
  • Eliminate the need to involve adjacent teeth in the construction of a bridge (thereby preserving valuable tooth tissue).

Here at Church End Dental Clinic, we use The Astra Tech Implant System, one of the fastest growing systems in the world today.

Astra Tech has developed a unique dental implant system that works with the body’s natural healing power where the surface of the implant is treated to generate more bone, speed up the healing process, and result in a strong, tight connection between bone and implant offering unrivalled long-term results.

Bone Loss

Bone loss can have many different causes – e.g. accidents, or inflammation of the gums and bone due to bacterial tooth plaque (periodontitis). Also after teeth extractions the height and thickness of the jaw bone can diminish due to the lack of mechanical loading.

However, a sufficient amount of bone is essential to ensure long term stability of your dental implants or teeth. It can also be critical for ensuring the attractiveness of your teeth and gums.

Geistlich Biomaterials

Human bone possesses the ability to regenerate, in other words, to rebuild missing bone. In most of the cases it still needs assistance. At Church End, the natural products Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Gide® are used to promote this regeneration.


Geistlich Bio-Oss® with its highly porous structure serves perfectly as a ‘scaffold’ providing a template for the newly forming bone. The bone defect is filled with with Geistlich Bio-Oss® to form new bone. A membrane (Geistlich Bio-Gide®) is placed over the area of bone healing and serves as a protective barrier which prevents rapidly growing soft tissue from invading the space that should be occupied by the slowly ingrowing bone. In addition, Geistlich Bio-Gide® assists good wound healing.

Bone reconstruction and insertion of the dental implant can either take place at the same time or after bone reconstruction is completed. Visit the Geistlich official site for more information

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Last Edited on 12/09/2019 08:09