Dr Pather's surgeries are equipped with the latest high-tech digital equipment, and has been completely refurbished in 2010. The practice boasts three separate surgeries all equipped with state of the art digital x-ray's by SHICK and the latest ADEC 500 ultra modern dental chairs. A dental implant is the metal "root" that is inserted into the jawbone. The artificial tooth (crown) is attached to the implant by the use of an abutment. In some cases, instead of an artificial tooth, an implant can be fitted with special clips or attachments to hold a denture.