Dental Implants

Dental Implants

An implant is used to replace one or more 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.

A dental implant consists mainly of two parts, 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.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

Aesthetic Reasons – Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Once completed they become indistinguishable from your actual teeth.

Strength – Dental implants due to their design have superior strength due to the tight and strong connection between jaw bone and titanium rod. This enables you to enjoy eating certain hard food which you may find difficult with dentures. It also helps with your speech which can get affected by dentures.

Convenience – Dental implants are much easier to maintain, just like your natural teeth all you need to do is brush and floss your dental implant as you would any other natural teeth and have regular hygienist visits. Unlike dentures where you need to take extra care of removing them and cleaning after eating, scrubbing your dentures daily, soaking dentures overnight.

Are minimally invasive – Your adjacent healthy teeth are left untouched, because unlike bridges your adjacent natural teeth do not need to be grinded down. Another great advantage of implants over bridges and dentures are they help minimise further bone loss due to bone stimulation

Can last a lifetime – With proper care and good oral hygiene your implants can last a lifetime. And they provide greater stability and comfort with no adjustment necessary after placement.

Treatment Procedure

Consultation Appointment

Contact Ringmer Dental to book your implant consultation with Dr. Paul Cassidy. Paul will explain the process of Dental implants and provide you with a treatment plan. This is good way to learn more about dental implants and ask any question you may have.

A thorough Examination

If you decide to proceed with your treatment plan just give us a call and we will be happy to book you an examination appointment with Paul. This is where Paul will have an in-depth look of your mouth and review X-rays of your jaw bone to check the condition of the bone tissue and to determine the placement of the dental implant. An impression is made of the jaw and existing teeth, forming an important platform for the treatment planning.

Inserting the dental implant

There are two options for dental implant placement, depending on your clinical situation. In a one-step procedure, the dental implant is placed and then a temporary abutment is attached. In a two-step procedure, the dental implant is inserted and then covered by the gum, and left to heal. The abutment is attached at a later date. In both cases, a temporary crown is put in place, followed by a maximum healing period of three months for the lower jaw, and six months for the upper jaw. In some cases, the dental implant can be loaded immediately. However, this depends on your bone condition.

Fitting and re-examination

When the crown is ready, your dentist simply attaches it to the dental implant. This is usually followed by a few follow up visits to check functionality and aesthetics. That’s all there is to it, and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.

Fees

Dental Implant including Crown From £2400

Detailed Fees