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Find out if a dental implant is right for you

Dental implants

What exactly is an implant?

An implant is a lot less scary than it sounds. It's really only a replacement tooth root constructed from titanium. It provides a strong foundation for a fixed or removable replacement tooth which is made to match your natural teeth.

Implant cross section
1 2 3
  • 1A beautiful porcelain crown is made to match your natural teeth.
  • 2Implant abutment is the connector between the crown and implant.
  • 3Bone actually grows onto the surface of the implant to hold it securely in place.
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An implant can help if...

  • You have a missing tooth/teeth
  • You’re tired of uncomfortable or loose dentures
  • You wish to improve the appearance of your smile
  • You’re looking for a longer lasting solution to the problem of missing teeth

Why choose an implant?

  • Unlike a bridge, implants don’t require healthy teeth to be cut down
  • Dental crowns and bridges have to be replaced every 10-15 years – however, a well cared for implant can last a lifetime
  • Implants are easier to care for. You can even fl oss between them
  • Implants look and feel more natural than other alternatives
  • Implants prevent bone loss
  • You can eat the foods you want
Did you know? Half-a-million adults have at least one dental implant, according to the latest Adult Dental Health Survey.

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Looks natural
Protects healthy teeth
Easy to clean
Prevents bone loss
Restores full chewing ability
Fully secure
Can last a lifetime

Will it hurt?

Because we use local anaesthetic, there should be very little discomfort during the treatment. After the procedure, there is usually some mild soreness which is easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers.
Did you know?
There are approximately 10,000 mandibular (lower jaw) dental implant procedures carried out each year in the UK.

Are implants safe?

Implants are a safe, well-established treatment. However, as with other surgical implants there is no lifetime guarantee. Complications can arise with all surgical procedures, but you will be carefully assessed and informed of any potential risks before commencing treatment.

Most complications are preventable and our dental professionals can reassure you about these issues.

Timeline: a typical customer journey

  • We’ll make sure an implant is right for you through a detailed consultation and examination.
  • We’ll place the implant into your jaw, usually under a local anaesthetic.
  • Your implant then needs to be left to heal, which usually takes around 3-6 months.
  • Once completely healed, our dental technician will build a bespoke replacement tooth matched perfectly to your natural teeth. The tooth will then be placed onto the implant with small adjustments made to ensure your comfort.
  • Once you’re happy with the feel of the implant, we’ll secure it in place.

Can I afford an implant?

We believe everyone should be able to afford the dental care they need. That’s why we offer a range of competitive prices. Finance options are also available to ensure as many people as possible experience the benefits of dental implants.

How can I make my implant last longer?

Keeping your implant clean helps it to last longer. As with your natural teeth, the best way to look after your implant is to floss and brush regularly. Many implant wearers also visit the hygienist for a professional clean. To find out more about our hygienist services, please speak to a member of our team.

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