A dental implant is a small titanium insert that is placed into your jawbone where teeth are missing. It acts as an artificial tooth root, thus it's much stronger and more stable than the traditional alternatives. False teeth (crowns, bridges or dentures) are fixed on top and are designed to fit in with the rest of your smile.
What do dental implants feel like?
Although implants will feel strange at first, when the treatment is complete they will feel just like your natural teeth. This is unique to dental implants.
What can I eat?
Anything from apples to meat. Dental implants can handle anything since they are much stronger.
Do I have to remove them at night?
No. Dental implants are fixed to your jawbone like your natural teeth so they don't have to be removed.
How much do implants cost?
Our prices start at £1700. The price covers everything from the implant itself to the abutments and false teeth mounted on top.
Are dental implants available on the NHS?
No. Only conventional methods of replacing missing teeth such as dentures are available and only for non-cosmetic purposes.
How can I afford dental implants?
If you cannot afford to pay in one go, you may spread the cost over up to 2 years with 0% APR finance - no interest, no hidden costs. Assuming you had a tooth replaced with implant for £1200, it would work out as £50 per month over 2 years.
Who is a candidate for implants?
There are very few medical conditions that would prevent you having an implant. Generally, if you are of good health and are able to undergo routine surgery for tooth extraction or dental bridges you can have implants. You'll alert us to any medication you take when we take a medical history. We offer a free implant consultation where we assess you fully for dental implants.
What is the implant success rate?
In a healthy person the success rate is 96%. We would replace the implant at no extra cost in the rare event that the implant fails.
What happens if the implant fails to take root?
In most cases we would replace it. However, this is dependent on clinical factors so we would advise you on which path you should take.
Will I have to pay for a new implant?
In most cases not. Only if you have manifestly ignored our instructions in caring for the implant, or haven't allowed us to do remedial care would we ask you to pay. We offer a dental implant maintenance program starting at £8.49 per month. This covers the implants as well as check ups and routine treatment.
How long is the procedure?
It takes around 20 minutes per implant.
Is the procedure painful?
No. Implant placement is a very gentle procedure. It's carried out under local anaesthetic and in some cases a mild sedative.
Will there be pain after the procedure?
Most of our patients report little or no pain. There may be temporary discomfort or swelling which can be relieved with painkillers.
How do we know if the implant placement is successful?
If the implant fails to integrate with the bone there will be slight movement that the dentist can detect during a follow up examination.
How long do implants take to stabilise?
Normally 3-9 months. We will give you a full treatment plan with more precise time scales based on your individual case.
How soon after can I return to work?
Usually after 24 hours. However, this depends a lot on your individual case - we will advise you.
How do I care for my implants?
We will provide complete written instructions on how to care for your teeth implants. Like natural teeth and gums, dental implants require good oral hygiene and regular check ups.
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