Hello dental implants. Goodbye missing teeth.
5 REASON TO ASK US ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS
- Get a natural looking tooth to fill the gap
- Enjoy a fixed solution that solves the problem for life
- Never worry about having missing teeth again
- Eat and enjoy all types of food
- Smile with confidence
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental implants right for me?
You don’t want to have a gap in your smile. Want to have a tooth that looks real. You’re not happy with your removable denture and want a fixed solution. Want to be able to eat any types of food without worrying.
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of available bone. Your dentist is the best person to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.
What is a dental implant?
Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy, materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by bone.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.
How many teeth can be supported by implants?
All the common forms of tooth replacement, such as bridges or dentures can be replaced by dental implants.
If you are missing just one natural tooth, then one implant is normally all that will be needed to provide a replacement. Larger spaces created by two, three or more missing teeth do not necessarily need one implant per tooth, however the exact number of implants will depend upon the quality and volume of bone at each potential implant site.
Occasionally, it is even possible to join natural teeth to implants with a conventional bridge.
In the upper jaw, bone density is generally poorer than in the lower and if you have no teeth at all, most treatment providers will want to place a minimum of 6 implants to support a complete arch of 10 or more replacement teeth.
In the lower jaw, the bone towards the front of the mouth is often very strong and as a direct result, fewer implants may be needed than are required to treat a whole upper jaw. A simple treatment plan to provide 10 or more teeth in the lower jaw might be possible with as few as 4 implants, although it is still more common to use 5 or 6.
Do Implants Last?
If Implants are placed by experienced clinicians and adequate care is ensured, Sky implants by Bredent can last a lifetime.
Is the treatment painful?
With any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Placing one implant normally causes less discomfort then placing several. Anesthesia and patient sedation are commonly administered to help reduce any discomfort during the dental implant process. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Ask your dentist to recommend another patient who has already been though the procedure.
How will I feel after the treatment?
It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues. But usually the discomfort, if any, is treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
How will I care for my dental implants?
Just like natural teeth, regular checkups (recall) by your dentist and through oral hygiene will maintain the long-term function of your implant.
Do you offer finance packages?
Yes. We very much appreciate that investing in your dental wellbeing is an important decision and we would like to highlight some very special payment facilities that are available here.
We understand that the financial considerations can sometimes be an obstacle to you having the treatment you want, which is why we offer a range of finance options including interest free plans.
These facilities, provided by Medenta in partnership with Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, are designed to help you get the treatment you want in the most convenient manner possible.
Just ask one of our friendly members of staff or use the contact us form to gain further information.