An Introduction To Implants
Dental Implants are the ideal solution for missing teeth. A Dental Implant comes in three parts: The dental crown, the abutment for the fixed crown placement and the artificial man-made root which the abutment is placed on.
A Dental Implant acts as a new root, and the success rate for implants is 95%. First developed in 1965, Dental Implants are now a well tested and predictable method of restoring a single space or multiple spaces in the mouth.
As with other dental treatments, at our clinic, we use only the best materials for all our dental implants, our materials are made by a specialist company called BioHorizons.
Further information can be obtained from BioHorizons by going to their website CLICK HERE.
Dental Implants are priced at £2000 per individual implant.
Dental implants - The Positives
- Most similar to natural teeth
- Can be placed without altering or grinding down adjacent teeth
- May prevent shrinkage of the jawbone caused by tooth loss
- Can be flossed just like a natural tooth, it also provides the best aesthetic result
dental implants - The negatives
- Not for everyone because of the bone structure required
- Not recommended for smokers because smoking disrupts the healing process
(the implant wont integrate into the bone)
- Problematic for insulin-dependent diabetics who tend to lose implants because of healing problems
- Time consuming and require more dental visits than alternative procedures
- More expensive than other options (i.e. Bridgework) though most patients who have received implants agree that they are worth it.
DENTAL IMPLANTS FAQ’S
Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They are bonded with the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Adolescents may be eligible once their face structure has matured. Please ask your dental implant specialist to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.
No, dental implants are typically placed under local anesthesia. Most treatments can be completed in your clinician's office.
You may return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.
They may be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes depending on the location and the number of implants placed.
A graft may be needed if your clinician determines there is not sufficient bone or gum tissue.
Treatment time varies by patient. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants bond to the bone. Your clinician can provide a time estimate based on your treatment needs.
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. Therefore, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.