Dental & Facial Implants

What are dental & facial implants?

Dental implants are effectively titanium screws inserted in the jawbone or the facial skeleton to replace a missing tooth. In some patients, they may even be used to replace missing ears, noses, or eyes — if removed during tumour surgery.
Facial implants are often made of medical-grade polymer and are used to augment the soft tissue of the face (e.g. the chin, jaw, and cheeks) to obtain a more desirable facial balance. Led by Dr Muammar Abu-Serriah, the team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service provide this treatment to patients with lost teeth or missing jawbone following tumour ablation or trauma, and to those seeking a more desirable facial balance.

Reasons for dental and facial implants

Dental or facial implants may be recommended in the following situations:

  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Anchoring dentures
  • Restoring mouth function following treatment of a tumour
  • Restoration of facial features following facial trauma

What treatment do we offer?

Our multidisciplinary team offers 3D-guided implant placement to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. After the placement of dental implants, the restorative dentist should be able to provide attachments like crowns, bridges, or dentures. The team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service are specialists with years of experience performing implant surgery, ensuring you get the best possible results.

If you are worried about any symptoms, talk to your GP or family doctor and ask for a referral to the MercyAscot Head and Neck Service.