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Implants are the top of the line treatment when it comes to natural and functional replacement of missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post inserted into the bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth, holding it securely in place and transferring biting force down into the jaw bone, just like natural teeth. Modern dental implants are centred on a biological process called osseointegration, where the bone securely attaches itself to the implant. The healing process is critical, usually taking 6 to 12 weeks, and the implant can thereafter be used to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture. Implants can be used for:
Is the treatment painful? Nowadays, no dental treatment should be painful including Implant treatment. We will ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment. Modern anaesthetics work extremely well and there is no need to worry. There is obviously a healing period of one to two weeks after implant treatment which can be mildly uncomfortable. Regular over the counter pain killers are sufficient to make you comfortable.
The honest answer is we don’t know until we have done an assessment of your general health, your mouth and condition of your jaw bone. Modern techniques allow most patients to be treated, no problem. If you want to know, call our practice and our treatment coordinator will arrange an initial assessment for you free of charge.
It is more expensive than the alternatives of a denture and bridge, yes. However in most cases it is a better treatment choice for all the advantages it gives you. Remember we are highly trained and qualified to provide all forms of replacement of missing teeth. We will give you our honest opinion if other treatments are more suitable for you. Watch out, some dentists will only advertise the cost of the implant itself and not show the price for everything. They may seem cheaper on the face of it but please do your homework. They typically advertise just the implant without the crown for between £699 to £1,999. Besides, would you shop around for the cheapest heart surgeon or the most qualified?
A fully restored implant can be between £2500 to £3000 including the crown and abutment. The price becomes cheaper for any additional implants placed. Of course you may need some pre-Implant treatment to make your mouth suitable for Implant treatment. We will always give you an initial guide price at your assessment visit and follow this up with a written estimate. We can offer you a 0% Interest free finance plan.
‘If I was younger I would have implants’, a lot of people think this as they assume that only young people can have implants or that it’s not worth it at their age. If you are over 18, there is no age limit to having implant treatment as long as you are a suitable candidate. It’s all about quality of life! Everyone deserves a quality of life, to be able to smile, kiss, eat and chew with confidence often transforms people’s lives. Who wouldn’t want this? For some people there priority is a nice holiday or a nice set of sofas, but for others gaining that quality of life back is priceless.
Implant treatment is not a new treatment; rather it is a well-proven, state-of-the-art treatment that has been scientifically tested and used for decades by dentists and surgeons worldwide. We will digitally scan your jaw if necessary and plan precisely how the implants will be placed. Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, your dentist will evaluate whether dental implants are a suitable option for you.
You can read our blog written by the Principle Dentist Dr Kaderbhai – 9 Reasons to choose Dental Implants
Implants in Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham Carillon Dental Care is at the centre of replacing missing teeth and improving smiles. We have many patients referred to us from dentists in the surrounding areas and we are happy to treat patients from far and wide. Carillon has many highly skilled and qualified dentist that can look after all your dental needs. We hope to see you soon.
Before & after her single implant procedure.