Restore your smile with Dental Implants in Tamworth from £3165.00
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a secure, safe, and natural-looking solution for missing teeth. They are highly advanced in dental restoration and a truly modern way to fill in the gaps in your smile. Implants create a fixed new tooth root, using strong, titanium posts placed into your jawbone to support a crown or bridge.
Titanium is used for dental implants as it is a well-tolerated substance for the body. Over time, the titanium root fuses to the surrounding bone in the jaw, becoming a solid and durable foundation. Dental implants are the closest option to natural teeth.
Why choose Dental Implants?
Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth, we can use dental implants to provide stable and supported replacements for life. Implants allow you to regain the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, without the worry that your restoration will slip or fail.
A missing tooth can significantly affect the way you eat, and speak, and can knock your confidence. A gap can cause your facial shape to lose structure, as your gum can shrink, and the remaining teeth move gradually. Dental implants not only restore your smile, but they can also greatly improve your quality of life and improve your self-esteem. You no longer need to worry about avoiding certain foods and can feel delighted to show off your smile once more.
What does the process for Dental Implant treatment involve?
Dental implant treatment can be quite lengthy, involving several in-surgery appointments
Step 1: Initial Consultation
During a full examination and assessment, we ensure you are a suitable implant candidate. We check your bone density as dental implants need bone to fuse to for them to be long-lasting. Once we know you have a healthy jaw, we plan for your treatment. Your treatment will be discussed in detail, including an estimated cost and timeframe.
Step 2: Planning
Using state-of-the-art digital scans and images, we precisely and accurately plan the best positions for your dental implants. Any preparatory treatment needed, such as bone grafts or extractions, is carried out.
Step 3: Fitting
The titanium implant is placed into your jawbone by our skilled implantologist, using local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort. The implant will take 3-6 months to heal and fuse to the bone, so a temporary tooth is fitted to protect your gum during the healing process.
Step 4: Smile!
Once your implant has fully healed and integrated, we fit your final crown or bridge and complete your brand-new smile. We will give you some advice on how to look after your dental implant and leave you to start showing off your smile!
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Benefits of Dental Implants
- Secure – dental implants stay firmly in place and will not slip when you are eating or speaking or become loose over time. As they are held in place by your bone, you can be confident of their strength and durability.
- Aesthetic – implants look and feel just like natural teeth. You will be able to eat, drink and talk just as you did before, as well as show off a winning smile.
- Effective – dental implants are a well-established, safe, and highly effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth in any part of your mouth.
- Supportive – implants help to support and sustain your facial structure and remaining natural teeth. They protect your gum and can be fitted with no detrimental effect on your existing healthy teeth.
- Innovative – implants use cutting edge digital dental technology combined with specialist expertise to create the next best thing to a natural tooth.
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What types of Dental Implants are available?
A missing tooth can be effectively replaced using a crown fitted to a single dental implant. The replacement tooth is strong, secure and durable, able to withstand pressures from chewing and look just like your existing teeth. Alternative options for a single missing tooth are available, including a single tooth denture or bridge, but these are not as effective as an implant. A single implant can be fitted with no damage to the remaining healthy teeth, prevents unwanted movement and strengthens the jaw.
If you have several missing teeth, there are various implant options to consider to fill the gaps. Separate single implants can be placed, but you do not necessarily need an implant fitted for each missing tooth. Strategically placed implants can be used to support a bridge to replace a number of adjacent teeth. This method is particularly effective in cases where the jawbone may not be sufficient for implant treatment in some places.
Full arch implants
Traditionally, dentures have been the go-to option for replacing a full upper or lower arch of missing teeth. However, despite the advances in denture treatment, they can be uncomfortable to wear and do not stop the jawbone from degrading over time. Dental implants are seen as the superior alternative and offer two main full arch options:
- A fixed full-arch bridge of new teeth, supported by four or six precisely placed dental implants. Once they have settled, your new teeth will feel completely natural and enable you to eat, drink and speak as you did before
- A denture, anchored into place by dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are much more secure and do not move when worn, giving you back your confidence and a full smile.
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Finance options available
We know that Dental Implant treatment can be expensive, which is why we are pleased to offer flexible payment options to help spread the cost.
We use Tabeo Finance with the option to pay over monthly installments up to a maximum of 12 months at 0% interest. Speak to one of our friendly team for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most people are a suitable candidate for dental implants, provided they are generally healthy and able to undergo a routine dental procedure, such as an extraction. It’s beneficial if you have good oral hygiene, healthy gums, and enough bone in your jaw to attach the implant. If you don’t have enough bone density, this can often be rectified with a bone graft. Dental implants are not usually offered to younger patients whose jaws are still growing. It also helps if the patient is not a heavy smoker, this is because smoking can slow down the healing process. We will thoroughly discuss your overall suitability for implant treatment at your initial consultation and it’s likely you will be suitable for the treatment.
We use local anaesthetic during dental implant surgery to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. You won’t be able to feel a thing. After treatment, it is normal to experience some discomfort, and this can be managed with pain relief advised by your dentist. Implant treatment is often less painful than having a tooth extraction, and most patients are able to return to their usual routines the next day.
The whole process, from missing teeth to secure fixed replacements, can take several months. The implant surgery is a relatively quick procedure, but the implants themselves need around 3-6 months to heal and fuse before fixed permanent teeth can be placed. The treatment process will be longer if you need a bone graft or other procedure first, but your new smile will be more than worth it in the end.
Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime if they are properly looked after. This includes maintaining an excellent brushing and flossing routine, looking after your general health and attending regular check up appointments with your dentist. The crown or bridge that the implant supports may need to be replaced over time due to normal wear and tear.
No, dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth. We can match the shape and colour of your existing teeth when creating your final fixed crown or bridge so it blends seamlessly into your smile.
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may also consider restoring your full smile with a bridge or denture. These alternatives are less expensive than an implant, but don’t have the same superior stability, aesthetics and versatility. They are also not likely to last as long. We are happy to discuss all the options for replacing your missing teeth and find the best one for you.
You may actually find it easier! As your implants are fused to your jawbone and the replacement teeth securely supported, you shouldn’t have any trouble speaking and may find your speech becomes clearer once the gap in your teeth has been filled.
You should treat your dental implants just like natural teeth and include them in your normal oral hygiene routine. As they are made from artificial materials, your implants are invulnerable to decay or cavities, but you will still need to brush and floss to keep the gum surrounding the implant healthy and problem-free.
*A deposit of £35 is payable to secure appointment. This can be either deducted from any treatment or refunded if you decide not to go ahead.
The practice reserves the right to retain the deposit in the event of a failed appointment without 48 hours working notice.