A long-lasting solution to missing teeth
When we have a full set of teeth that look great and work perfectly, we don’t give them much consideration. It’s only when we lose a tooth or have a problem that we can think of little else. Losing teeth can impact on how well our mouths function – not to mention how we feel about our smile and our appearance. This is where dental implants come into their own.
Losing one tooth can put extra strain on your nearby teeth, which may also have drifted into the gap, causing problems with your bite. Losing more than one tooth can really affect your eating and self-confidence. That’s where our implant expert, Mario Veltri can help.
Dental implants look and feel just like your own natural teeth. An implant is an artificial root made from ultra-pure titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time, will bond with your jawbone to create a firm foundation to which a replacement false tooth is fixed. Implants can also be used to provide a secure foundation for bridges and dentures.
Reasons for dental implants
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Restore your mouth’s function
- Provide a secure anchor for dentures & bridges
How many dental implants will I need?
This depends on how many teeth you have missing. As a general rule we can ‘bridge’ between implants, so if you have four teeth missing in a row we could place two implants at each end and suspend two teeth between them. If you have no teeth at all, then it is possible to provide a new full set of teeth with four or six implants.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment from beginning to end usually takes around a year. Once your new implant has been placed we normally wait around three to six months to allow full healing, then we can add your perfectly crafted and colour-matched new tooth.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implant treatment starts from £2350 and finance options are available. Over time, dental implants will prove to be the most cost-effective solution to replacing missing teeth.
Will treatment hurt?
All treatment is carried out under a local anesthetic making the area numb. Dental implant treatment is a minor surgical procedure that has been performed for many years, with excellent success rates.
What if I feel nervous?
We understand that some people don’t like coming to the dentist, especially to have complex treatment. We do everything we can to ensure that our patients are made to feel at ease, and that they’re in safe hands. Our purpose-built practice has been specifically designed for patient comfort, creating a welcoming ambience that will help to alleviate feelings of anxiety.
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