Having worked in general dentistry for over 21 years, Dr.
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Having worked in general dentistry for over 21 years, Dr. Chris Wood decided to focus his professional interests on the area of dental implants. In 2004 he enrolled on the acclaimed dental implants course at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons. After an extensive course tutored by the best in the profession, Chris obtained the most esteemed diploma in dental implantology in 2006.
Chris Wood Dental Implant Solutions, founded by Dr Chris Wood in 2006, has been striving to be a synonym for expertise and high quality of service in the specialist sector of dental implantology. Over the last 10 years, due to our professionalism and knowledge we have made alliances with many referring dental practitioners and we have placed over 1400 dental implants throughout Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.
Implant dentistry is the fastest growing branch of modern dentistry with new techniques and products constantly coming on the market. At dental implant solutions we are always on the look out for ways of making implant dentistry more accessible and available for those people challenged by poor dental function or appearance.
Dental implants have been in use for almost as long as humans have been using technology. They date back hundreds if not thousands of years — with varying degrees of success. Today, dental implantology is a safe and well established practice. However this was not always the case, with dental implants having an interesting and sometimes gruesome past.
Case Summary. A middle aged gentleman was advised to visit Dr Chris Wood after falling over in the bath and knocking out two front teeth. He was upset at the thought of wearing a ‘wobbly plastic plate’ for the rest of his life. Chris followed the normal procedures of examination, diagnosis and treatment planning, followed by provision of two implant supported ceramic crowns. Mr D’s confidence was restored, it now felt like he had his own teeth back again.
Case summary. A 65 year old gentleman was referred to implantologist Dr Chris Wood depressed about the inability to eat comfortably since his lower teeth had been lost and replaced with a denture. Chris undertook the normal treatment stages of examination, treatment plan discussion, treatment planning, surgery and provision of a new implant supported denture. Mr B was literally ‘amazed’ at the difference between his original loose, painful denture and his new comfortable, stable implant denture.
The Importance of Implant Aftercare Now that you are enjoying crunching into that crispy apple, choosing whatever you wish from the restaurant menu and smiling with the new found confidence which your dental implants have brought, it’s worth taking a few moments to check that you fully understand the most effective way of caring for your investment.
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