1. What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a fixed alternative for a missing tooth/teeth. The implant is integrated into the bone and is then used to support a crown, bridge or denture. They provide a completely natural feel, appearance and function.
3. Why choose implants?
The option for missing teeth until recent years was very limited and extended to bridges or dentures. Bridges are only feasible if the adjacent tooth/teeth is/are healthy and can support the load of another tooth/teeth. Dentures can often feel unnatural and uncomfortable as they are not fixed in the mouth. Implants have thus provided a fantastic alternative to natural teeth and have just a few of the following benefits:
- Assist in proper chewing for a healthy and improved diet
- Allows for a comfortable beautiful smile
- Improves speech pronunciation and supports natural facial contour
- Eliminates the need to grind healthy teeth near by to produce conventional bridge work
- Ensures a secure and comfortable fitting denture
- Decreases bone loss and gum recession associated with missing teeth
- Proven long term history of success
6. Is it expensive?
Because individual cases vary, we can’t set a standard fee. We’ll always give you a treatment plan with costings once you’ve had a consultation. The costs are generally comparable to crown and bridge restorations and should be weighed against the quality of life implants provide. An implant though a larger investment to begin with in the long term is more cost effective as the life span of a bridge is often only 10-15 years where as an implant is lifelong.
All our treatments are made accessible to everyone with the help of 0% finance options which help spread your investment making the treatment easily affordable.
2. Why choose us?
All of our implantologists are UK trained. We use only implants with a proven track record and excellent clinical results which are supported by recognized manufacturers to ensure we get the best results possible for you.
Hitesh, Ahmed and Richard also undertake regular courses and training in the UK and abroad bringing you the latest knowledge and techniques in this ever – advancing field of modern dentistry. They also teach and mentor other dentists in implant placement and restoration. We are able to deal with all cases from single teeth to a full mouth we also carry out bone grafting if needed. If your dentist has said you cannot have implants we can often find a solution for you.
We offer a full in house service meaning everything is carried out in our relaxed clinic for your convenience.
4. Is timing important?
Ideally the best time to place an implant is between 6-8 weeks once the tooth has been extracted. This allows for the maximum amount of bone to be preserved in the area, thus avoiding other procedures such as bone grafts. Implants can be placed in areas where the space has been left for some time.
5. How long do they last?
Dental implants in essence are life long if they are properly looked after and maintained like your own teeth
7. Does the treatment hurt?
The placement of an implant in most cases is carried out under local anaesthetic. After placement we recommend the patient take over the counter painkillers for minor discomfort which may be experienced. We do provide sedation at the clinic for patients who are anxious should then need it.