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What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small man-made titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth.

The implant consists of three parts
  1. The implant, which replaces the root. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to bond with the bone and serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth.
  2. The abutment, which serves as a connector between the implant and the crown.
  3. The crown or tooth, which is fabricated by a dental laboratory, placed by a restorative dentist and attached to the abutment.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Implants may also be used to support and retain dentures. Implants are a proven restorative option with a long clinical history. Implants preserve the integrity of the facial structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with tooth loss.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for implants. If one, a few or all teeth are missing, implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth. Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits that implants offer. However, 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 implants. Your dentist and our periodontal office will determine if you are a candidate for implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history. At this time all your questions can be answered.

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How will I benefit from dental implants?

The benefits of implant treatment include appearance, the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food, and often protection of your remaining teeth and jawbone. Implants offer many benefits never before available for the treatment of missing teeth. In short, implants will look, feel and function like your real teeth.

How much will it cost?

From £545 including restoration per implant
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. It is important for you to know that you do not necessarily need an implant for each missing root. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your implants to ensure the long-term health of your implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary to for us to examine your mouth. After a diagnostic examination, we will recommend the treatment that is best for you and what your investment would be for the procedure.

Improved comfort

Implants eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures. Since dentures sit on top of the jawbone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the jaw bone alters the fit of the denture, resulting in slipping or rocking of the dentures. Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort. Implant-supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone. Gum irritation and the pain of exposed nerves associated with conventional full or partial dentures are eliminated.

Improved speech

With ill-fitting dentures, the teeth slip and slide around the mouth. The facial muscles become tense in an attempt to hold the teeth in place. This often results in mumbling, slurred speech or clicking noises. Implant-supported replacement teeth allow you to speak with confidence in a relaxed and natural tone.

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from £545 per implant including restoration *

* subject to consultation

Please ask your dentist and reception for more information.

  • Are you missing teeth?
  • Do you want to enhance your smile?
  • Do you want an alternative to dentures and bridges?
  • Do you want to improve your speech?
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