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Dental Implants

Dental implants are now the routine and gold standard treatment offered by many dentists around the world. They are widely viewed as the modern, natural and longest lasting solution to the problem of missing teeth.

You may wish to consider implants if you:

  • have one or more missing teeth
  • have lost or damaged teeth through trauma
  • have broken or decayed teeth that might be beyond repair
  • are uncomfortable with your dentures, partial denture or bridge

What are implants?

Implants are small titanium screws that are placed in pre-drilled openings in the jaw bone to substitute the root area of a lost tooth. They are intended to join together with the jaw bone and provide a stable base for tooth restorations to be attached, including dental crowns, dentures and dental bridges.

They are made from titanium to prevent irritation and allergies. Though this is still a relatively new treatment it has already helped millions of people across the globe to successfully restore their smiles.


Advantages of implants

Implants are an effective solution for people who have missing teeth as it can restore a single tooth, a number of teeth or an entire arch of teeth. Implants are long-lasting and provide excellent levels of smile aesthetics and functionality. They allow you to speak clearly and eat what you like, providing a natural, healthy and attractive smile. Implants also work to lessen bone loss and, when used with dentures, increase bite power and ensure denture stability.


Am I a suitable candidate?

Most people who have missing teeth are suitable candidates for dental implants. In some instances, if there is a lack of dense bone tissue to sustain the implant, we may need to carry out a bone grafting procedure. Dental implants may not be suitable for people who smoke as this slows the body’s natural healing process and increases the risk of implant failure. During a consultation we will discuss all your needs and concerns about implants and your suitability. 

We do offer sedation services for nervous patients and understand that implants treatment may seem daunting. Please feel free to discuss sedation with us.


Implants at Alpha House is a private implant referral clinic provided by Diarmuid Buckley. Please call or or submit the online form to book your consultation or if you would like further information.

Patient Information Leaflet - Implants


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Diarmuid

Diarmuid

DIARMUID BUCKLEY

BDS Lond 1989 MSc (Implant Dentistry)

Implant Dentist, GDC No. 64975

Diarmuid qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1989 from Kings College London and in 2012 gained his Master’s with distinction in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University. He has over 33 years’ combined dental experience in both the hospital and general setting and 10 years specifically in implant dentistry.

Diarmuid’s work focuses on implant dentistry including surgical placement of single or multiple implants; Prosthetic restoration of implants with implant supported crowns, bridges, dentures, or overdentures; socket preservation technique; guided bone regeneration; case assessments and treatment planning of complex cases; assistance in treatment planning and implant restoration for referring dentists.

Diamuid is truly passionate about the potential of implants to enhance the dental quality of life of his patients in a predictable, ethical, safe, and beautiful way. "There is no greater feeling than giving someone their smile back!"

Outside of work Diarmuid has a lot of varied interests. He is a fourth Dan Aikido instructor and spent a fair amount of time competing and training all over the world including periods in Japan. He loves walking, hiking and mountain climbing, and during his quieter times, enjoy music and spending time with his three girls.

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My first contact with Mr Hussain's surgery was following the complete failure of another dentist to satisfactorily deal with a number of complex dental problems. Not only did Mr Hussain resolve these problems, using advanced technology combined with top notch dental skills in a calm and comfortable setting, but the entire team at the surgery are caring, friendly and charming.

The practice offers a comprehensive list of general, restorative and advanced dental services to meet the needs of entire families.

Mrs J S

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