Fixed Dental Implants

Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a

beautiful smile - custom designed dental implants can solve your problem


    Dental Implants

    We will be able to refer you to a dental implant specialist, for a full consultation on the appropriate treatment. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, constructed of titanium and placed into the jawbone, onto which porcelain crowns, zirconium bridges or even dentures are fixed. With the use of digital X-Ray Systems the dentist is able to plan your unique case with the utmost precision. Implants offer a comfortable and permanent alternative to dentures and fixed bridgework for people who have lost teeth.

    The procedure includes placement of the implant where primary stability is obtained. Normally, after four months, the impant will achieve secondary stability by integrating into the bone. Then, a permanent crown is placed. In the meanwhile, we will make sure that you do not have to walk around without a tooth by providing you with a temporary denture or false tooth.

    Due to the fact that they are fixed, implants supporting bridgework or overdentures can feel much better than traditional dentures and can help with basic functions such as chewing, boosting the wearer's self confidence and quality of life. Dental implants should ideally blend into the gums and should look perfectly realistic and natural.

    Questions about Dental Implants

    What is a dental implant?

    Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots placed to support prosthetic teeth. They can be used to support one prosthetic or several in the form of a dental bridge or removable dentures.

    Is a dental implant right for me?

    That depends on your situation. For many people who have lost teeth, dental implants are the best possible solution. The replacement tooth is as strong and cosmetically matches your natural teeth. The dentists will take the time to consider your situation in detail and recommend a solution that is ideal for you, taking into account your lifestyle, your budget, and the time you want to devote to getting your results. We will consider whether a dental implant is the best solution for you or whether a dental bridge or dentures might be a better choice.

    How successful are dental implant procedures?

    Dental implants are very successful. Overall, more than 95% of all dental implants placed are successful.

    How strong will my dental implant be?

    After your dental implant has been placed and it has fused to the bone, your dental implant will function and feel like your natural teeth.

    How long will my dental implant last?

    Your dental implant will last for many years. For many people, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper cleaning and maintenance. We are dedicated to helping you get the longest possible life out of your dental implants and will be happy to help you with all of your follow-up care, including dental hygiene appropriate to your implants.

    Why should I get dental implants if I need dentures?

    Dentures will allow you to continue eating many foods and provide you with the confidence to smile, but dentures without dental implants for support may not allow you to do everything that you would like. Dentures anchored with dental implants are much more secure in your mouth. Implants will let you eat a wider range of foods, keep your dentures in place without slipping, and help you feel more comfortable in social situations.

    Can I have dental implants on the NHS?

    The NHS funding does not cover specialist treatments such as dental implants. Your dentist will talk you through the options for your treatment.