ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS
If you have a missing tooth or teeth and are worried about showing off your smile, or being able to eat properly, then dental implants may provide the solution.
Dental implants are a realistic, strong and fixed way of restoring missing teeth and can be used to replace a single tooth, a number of teeth or to stabilise dentures.
At Marsh House Specialist Dentists we use the world leading Straumann® implant system to ensure you get the best results from your treatment. Read on to find out more about how implants work and the benefits they can bring to your smile.
DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed in the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root, allowing for a permanent and stable foundation for a replacement tooth. The implant will act as an anchor to hold a replacement tooth (crown) in place and we’ll colour match the crown to blend in perfectly with your surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are an ideal solution to replace missing teeth as they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
If you're thinking of getting a dental implant, it's useful to do some research first so you know what to expect and whether you might be suitable for this treatment. Our dental team can answer any questions you might have to help you decide if implants are the right solution for you.
What to expect
The process of getting an implant usually takes between four and nine months, but this may vary depending on your individual needs.
Step 1 - Initial consultation - We will talk through the options, explore your suitability for treatment and explain the risks and benefits associated with implant placement, so that you can make an informed decision.
Step 2 - Treatment plan - We will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that will include the type of implant, the location, and the duration of the process.
Step 3 - Placing the implant - The implant is inserted into your jawbone after the area is numbed, and your dentist will create a small incision in your gums to insert the implant. Stitches may be used to close the gum once the procedure is complete, though this is not always necessary. If you are nervous about the treatment, we can offer sedation to help you feel more relaxed.
Step 4 - Healing and placing the crown - Once the implant is in place, your jawbone will start to heal around it. During the healing process, we will take X-rays to monitor the progress and check that everything has healed correctly. Once the implant is stable, a dental crown will be placed on top, restoring functionality and aesthetics to your smile.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implant treatment can be life changing. Not only can it restore the appearance of your smile and enhance your facial structure but it can also give you the confidence to eat, talk and smile naturally. Here are just a few of the main benefits of undergoing this treatment:
● Provides a secure and stable solution for missing teeth, and can last for decades with proper care
● Natural-looking and functional alternative to other tooth replacement options like dentures
● Improves overall oral health, because it does not require the removal of any surrounding healthy teeth
● Improves your speech and eating habits by providing a more secure and stable bite
● Improves self-esteem and confidence by restoring the natural look of the smile
● Preserves and protect the jawbone structure from any further damage or deterioration due to missing teeth
To find out more about transforming your smile with implants, please contact our team on 020 8646 6200 to arrange an initial consultation at our Mitcham based practice.CONTACT US
In this section we have included answers to some common questions about dental implant treatment.
Are dental implants suitable for me?
Implants are generally suitable for most people, however you will need to have good overall oral health. We’ll discuss all of this at your initial consultation.
Why do I need implants?
Implants are recommened to prevent further bone loss, which you are at risk of when natural teeth are lost.
Is the treatment painful?
Dental implant surgery is a painless procedure. A local anaesthetic is used to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process. It is possible to experience some discomfort after the treatment, but this can be managed with the pain relief prescribed by your dentist. In many cases, the implant treatment is less painful than tooth extraction and most people are able to return to their normal activities the following day.
Are dental implants expensive?
Implants are a cost effective solution since they can last for many years and do not require ongoing replacement or maintenance like dentures.
Can other people tell I have implants?
Implants look and feel like natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have had treatment once your final fixed crown or bridge has been placed.
How do I look after my implants?
Excellent oral hygiene is key to keeping your dental implants in tip top shape for years to come. Regular brushing, flossing and using mouthwash is essential in maintaining the health of your implant. Our dental team can also demonstrate special techniques for keeping your implant clean and healthy.
Single Implant Placement
Single Implant Crown
Soft Tissue Grafting
Sinus Lift (Closed/indirect approach)
£1,000 per site
Sinus Lift (Open/Direct Approach)
£1,200 per site
Implant Retained Denture
£10,000 per jaw
Full Arch Fixed Bridge
from £15,000 per arch
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