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Commonly Asked Questions

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.

Why dental implants?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant: Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is. There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants is dependent on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and how many dental implants are required to support replacement teeth. Also, you may need additional procedures prior to the placement of your implants, such as bone grafting.

We have invested in top quality equipment and training, and use well respected implant systems. We also offer comprehensive planning and provide exceptional care during your treatment journey.

A single replacement tooth costs from £1,995, stabilization of a lower denture from £2,500, and the replacement of a whole arch of teeth with a fixed bridge, less than £12,000.

Each case is unique and there are a number of ways we can restore your teeth. To find out the exact price, we will need examine your mouth. For an initial consultation fee of £60, we can find out what you want, carry out an assessment and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Who is a Candidate?

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of available bone. In our initial examination we can evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.

Is old age a problem?

Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. Health is more of a determining factor than age, If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. After initial examination, we will be able to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants after careful evaluation of your dental & health history.

How will dental implants affect my life?

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Will my new teeth look natural?

When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Often they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.

Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?

Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth.

How much time is required for a dental implant placement?

The process can take from three to six months. First, the dentist places the dental implant, which is left for three to four months to heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, your are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown is put in place.

The procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.

Is treatment painful?

With any surgery, there will be a level of discomfort but anaesthesia and sedation can help provide pain relief and eliminate your fears during the procedure. Most patients report that the treatment is not as bad as they had expected.

What will I feel like after treatment?

It is normal for your gums and surrounding tissues to have some bruising and swelling but any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.

How do I care for my new implants?

Your replacement teeth must be cared for and checked regularly and just like natural teeth, they will need brushing and flossing. You will also need to see your dentist every six months, or more frequently if advised.

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