Dental Implants

Losing a tooth isn’t the end of your smile.
Dental implants are increasing in popularity. We all want to preserve a healthy, natural looking smile without the disadvantages and problems that dentures can sometimes bring.
Straumann Dental Implants supplied by Straumann

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that a dentist gently places into your jaw. Dental implants are ideal for people in good oral health who have lost one or more teeth.

We know how confidence about your teeth can affect how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally.
Dental Implants have proven to be the answer to many patients’ dental problems. By replacing just one tooth in your mouth, they enable the restoration of a natural smile, improving patient comfort and confidence.

Dental implants feel and look natural, you may feel as though you had never lost a tooth.
Placing an implant involves a simple operation under a normal local anaesthetic.
Under proper conditions placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. At our practice we use the implant system, Straumann. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.

Dental Implants FAQ's

How do I clean dental implants?
The dentist will give you detailed advice on how to look after and maintain your dental implant. Cleaning implants are similar to cleaning your natural teeth.
How long do implants last for?
Implants, like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them.
If the bone the implant has been placed into is strong and healthy and the implants are maintained well, you can expect them to last for many years. As with other surgical implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.
How long is the implant process?
The time scale of your implant treatment will be discussed with your dentist, as every case is different.
Usually once the implant has been placed, it takes 8-12 weeks for the bone to integrate with the implant, and after this the implant crown can then be restored.
Does having an implant hurt?
A local anaesthetic will be given when placing an implant so you will not feel any pain, although you may feel some discomfort for about a week after the surgery.
Am I suitable for dental implants?
Whether you are suitable for dental implants depends on the condition of the bone in your jaw. This will initially be assessed by the dentist along with your gums and teeth.
If it looks like you may be suitable, we will arrange for a consultation with our implant surgeon.