An implant is used to replace missing teeth. An implant consists of a post which is inserted into the gums and an artificial tooth which attaches to the post.
Dental Implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth. They are durable, long lasting and made to appear as if they emerge naturally from the gum. Implants have the longest life and best success rate of any dental treatment.
These are the ‘screw or post’ acting as the root of the tooth, and the crown. The implant ‘post’ is made of titanium which osseointegrates to the surrounding bone. The crown is then attached to the post.
Nowadays an implant-retained crown is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth, all on the same day.
If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.
An implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed in the jawbone, it is used to support one or more teeth.
This procedure is done under local anaesthetic. You may feel some soreness after the surgery for a few days, but no pain is felt during the procedure.
You should clean your implants the same way you would clean your natural teeth. The dentist will show you how to clean around the implant thoroughly and you may need to see your hygienist regularly to maintain the implants.
Dental implants, like teeth, can last a lifetime and depend on how good your oral health and diet is. If you develop gum disease the implants may become loose and eventually fail – just like normal teeth.
No. You look after implants the same way as you do natural teeth, and this means regular brushing, flossing and routine visits to your dentist and hygienists to get your teeth checked. Taking care of all your teeth minimises the risk of plaque build up and infection.
Being able to have implants is primarily reliant on the condition of the bone in your jaw. It needs to be strong – and you need to have enough of it – so it can take the titanium screw. Part of your implant consultation starts with a CT scan which will check on your bone density around your jaw.
Your implant surgeon will be able to give you a treatment plan for your procedure. Your bone has to fuse to the new implant before a bridge or new tooth can be placed on it, you will have a temporary tooth, bridge or denture fitted as part of the procedure. The upper jaw takes approximately 4-6 months and the lower jaw up to 4 months. These are only estimated times and your implant surgeon will be able to give you a definite diagnosis.
Our prices are reflective of the high quality implant materials that we use and the expertise of our implant surgeons. The cost of one implant with crown restoration is £2295. Our initial implant consultation including X-rays (if required) is also complementary and there is no obligation to continue your treatment with us.
Yes, we can offer different financial plans such as interest free credit or one of Malmin affordable payment plans.