Dental implants are a great new way of replacing one or more missing teeth. They are strong, permanent, and look and feel completely natural.

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The implants themselves are tiny titanium metal rods which are gently placed into your jawbone. Over a few months, your jawbone bonds with the rods, forming in effect a false tooth root.

The implants then provide a stable base for either a single missing tooth or a bridge replacing a number of teeth. They can also hold dentures firmly in place, making eating and speaking much easier.

The procedure

If you would like implants, the first step is for us to carry out an in-depth assessment of your mouth and the surrounding bone. To have implants fitted, you need to have enough bone to support the titanium post, and your gums need to be healthy to avoid risk of infection. In some cases, we will recommend periodontal care to improve the health of your gums, or we may need to carry out treatment to increase the amount of bone in the implant area.

This will all form part of an overall treatment, which will show you exactly what is needed from start to finish, together with the cost. We’ll carefully explain to you everything that is involved, how long it will take, what can be expected and give you plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

The aftercare

You will need to be careful about what you eat and drink and how you look after the implant area during the first couple of weeks after the procedure. We will give you information about this when you attend.

Implants should last for many years, but it is important that you care for them properly. As with your natural teeth, this means brushing twice a day and cleaning around the sides and under the gumline – we will advise you on the best way to do this.

It is also important to see the hygienist on a regular basis as recommended by your dentist.

Dental finance facilities

Finance facilities are available at the practice. We offer 0% interest free finance for treatments costing £350+. We will be happy to discuss the details with you.

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For more information and to find out if dental implants are right for you please get in touch.

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This page was last updated on the 12 Aug 2020

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