The insertion of titanium posts into the jaw bone onto which crowns are fixed. The
discovery that Titanium could be implanted into bone was made in Sweden by
Professor Branemark in the 1970s. Given the right clinical conditions he found that
cylinders of titanium could be implanted into human bone and after a few months they
A negative or mould of a tooth or teeth that is taken in order to make an accurate replica or die in a durable material on which to make prosthesis (denture, crown, bridge etc.). The impression materials most commonly used are made from alginate.
A procedure to restore teeth. When cavities become too large and an ordinary filling is
not strong enough to cope with the required biting forces the dentist will need to have
stronger fillings made in the laboratory.
Inlay - fits inside the tooth
Onlay - fits over the tooth
They are made of various substances e.g. gold, porcelain, etc and last for about 10 to
15 years. They are cemented or bonded to the tooth.
The covering of dental costs by regular payments. Comprehensive Plans - Premiums are calculated based on the patients dental condition so, those with poor teeth can expect to pay a higher premium. Many plans will require dental fitness before acceptance and contain provisions for additional charges such as laboratory fees where crowns, bridges, dentures etc. are concerned. Expensive items such as implants are excluded. Insurance - These low cost schemes provide a generous cash benefit for the restoration of teeth in the event of damage from an accident. Benefit for the treatment of oral cancer is usually also included. Advanced materials and dental technology in the form of titanium implants can bring about the most incredible restorative transformation. This treatment is expensive and not available under the NHS. So Insurance cover is an attractive purchase. Dental Cash Plans - Similar to Hospital Cash Plans where a number of dental conditions attract cash benefits.
UKAS Accredited Practices (ISO 9000) An audit mechanism that confirms that a dental practice has met all the practice management criteria that are outlined in the ISO9000 Series quality management systems. Dental practices that display the Royal Crown have demonstrated their commitment to best practice and are justifiably proud of their achievement.