Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants, a revolution in dentistry are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth or stabilse loose dentures. A dental implant is a titanium post, which is placed in to the jaw and functions as a replacement for your tooth root.

Dental Implants - Frequently Asked Questions

How successful is the treatment?

Modern dental implants show a success rate of 95%-98%, the highest success rate of any dental treatment

What does the treatment involve?

This is a simple operation carried out under local anaesthetic. The implant needs to integrate with the bone and this can take from 3-6 months. Once this has taken place the permanent replacement is made and fitted.

Can anyone have implants?

There are very few cases where dental implants are not suitable.  Some patients may not have enough bone to place the implants, though even this can be rectified. Dental implants are ideal for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. Age is definitely not a factor, although it is inadvisable for implants to be used where the patient is still growing.

Do dental implants hurt?

This is a surgical procedure and a little discomfort can be expected for a few days after the surgery. Usually, this is easily managed with everyday painkillers. You will have some stitches, which are usually dissolvable. Most patients say they had less pain than they expected.

How much does treatment cost?

We provide a written estimate following a thorough diagnostic examination. A number of factors influence the amount of the treatment fees. These include the number of implants needed to support your replacement teeth and the number of teeth being replaced. In addition, some extra procedures may be required to ensure permanent success. As an example, an implant can cost from £1750

Are dental implants easy to look after?

Compared to dentures, implants are easy to look after. Implant-retained replacement teeth are just like your natural teeth. They should be cared for and checked regularly. Implants are susceptible to gum disease, just like your natural teeth. You will need to see the hygienist regularly, and maintain your own oral hygiene to a high standard, again just like your natural teeth.

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