A lost tooth is not the end of your smile
If you have a tooth missing, the chances are you currently either use a denture to fill the gap or put up with a damaged smile on a daily basis. But whilst they are most commonly used to replace missing teeth, most patients remain dissatisfied with dentures. For those looking for a more permanent and long-lasting solution to missing teeth, we are here to help by the providing dental implants.
When should I get a dental implant?
We recommend getting one as soon as a tooth is lost or removed. When you lose a tooth, the bone and surrounding tissues shrink quite quickly, so the earlier the implant is inserted, the more bone can be preserved and the longer it will last.
If I require a bone graft, what does this entail?
There are a few types of bone used for grafting: your own bone, another human bone or bone of animal origin. It can sound a little scary, but we will always discuss with you the best options for your individual circumstances. This process may take a little longer than regular dental implants to accommodate healing but is worth it for the long term success of the dental implants.
Do implants hurt?
Inserting the implant is a small procedure that is usually carried out under local anaesthesia and is often less uncomfortable than the initial tooth removal. Afterwards, you might experience a little bit of discomfort but this can usually be controlled by over the counter medicines.
Is the treatment expensive?
Everyone’s level of dental health is different, so it’s very difficult for us to have fixed fees for our dental implants. We will fully examine your mouth and give you a detailed written treatment plan, along with the estimation of the cost before the procedure. When the long-term costs of an implant and a dental bridge are compared, an implant will often be a more cost-effective long-term option.