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Dental Implants

What are implants?

Dental implants are medical grade titanium tooth root replacements and are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth. They provide strong foundations to support your tooth replacement restorations.

An implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed into the jawbone. Over time the bone grows around and bonds with the titanium to provide a secure base, just like a tooth root. An implant can support a single replacement tooth, a bridge or a denture with several replacement teeth. Dental implants are arguably the next best thing to still having your own teeth. They allow you to be free from many issues traditionally associated with dentures – for example, they don’t move around so you can eat and speak with confidence.

Dental implants enable patients to maintain bone structure and support facial tissues to recover their natural appearance. They can look and feel similar to natural teeth, so many patients feel more confident and happy as a result of having treatment.

Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant. In some situations it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.

Would implants be right for me?

First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you. Contact us to arrange an implant consultation and discussion and we will let you know the possibilities. Our team will be only too happy to help you with any questions you may have.

If you decide to go ahead, this is what will happen.

  • Implants are gently placed into the jaw bone with a local anaesthetic and allowed to heal for a number of weeks. You may be able to opt to have sedation for this procedure.
  • Whilst healing takes place, temporary dentures may be constructed for aesthetic reasons to fill spaces.
  • In some cases it may be possible to have teeth placed at the same time as implant placement.
  • Once healed, dental impressions are taken to create the tooth or teeth.

Implants usually have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. You might have more than one implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).


teamDr Jonathan Kennair

Dental Implants and Oral Surgery Specialist
BDS(Ncl), MFDS RCS(Ed), MJDF RCS(Eng), MSc OMFS(Manc), FFDRCSI (OSOM), Dip Imp Dent RCS(Ed), MDTFEd Dental Surgeon
Practice Limited to Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry
Implant Mentor at ICE (Implant Clinical Excellence Centre), Salford
ITI (International Team for Implantology) Manchester Study Club Co-Director

GDC No. 103579

Jonathan is a passionate, enthusiastic Dental Surgeon with over 14 years of experience. Jonathan graduated from Newcastle University in 2006 and moved to the North West with his wife Helen, a GP. His clinical practice is devoted entirely to Implant Dentistry and Oral Surgery in which he works in several clinics across the North West. He also mentors aspiring Implant Dentists and has worked as a part-time clinical teaching fellow at the University of Manchester teaching students. He has passed many post-graduate qualifications in Oral and Implant surgery and medicine and obtained membership of several prestigious royal colleges. He is passionate about the fields of Implant Dentistry and Oral surgery and will only place implants made by the world’s leading manufacturers, and use some of the countries most experienced laboratories. Jonathan is very caring and he enjoys seeing patients. He always ensures he provides safe, high quality, and patient-centered care.

Website: www.jonathankennairimplants.co.uk
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonathankennairimplants
Instagram: @jonathankennairimplants
Twitter: @kennairimplants


teamNadine Makinson

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

GDC No. 265812

Nadine is Jonathan’s head dental nurse at Jonathan Kennair Implants. She has been a dental nurse since 2013 and is very passionate about her role. Nadine’s keen interest in Oral Surgery and Implantology and her understanding of the treatments Jonathan provides ensures every patient receives high quality, efficient, compassionate and personalised care. Nadine also works as Jonathan’s Treatment Coordinator assisting him with daily admin tasks, managing his busy diary and communicating with dental practices to ensure Jonathan has more time to do what he loves best, treating patients! As well as Dental nursing, Nadine also enjoys photography in which she has completed a photography and dental photography course. She is also currently studying Dental Radiography with the BDA to assist Jonathan in the taking of dental radiographs and she hopes to complete a CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) course in the future too.

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