Dental Implants For Missing Teeth

Dental Implants are a permanent solution if you have one or more missing teeth. They are strong, virtually undetectable (as they can be made to match the colour and shade of the rest of your smile), and they function just like real teeth. If looked after, they can last a lifetime. The structure is just like a natural tooth, consisting of a titanium screw (the implant) to act as a root. This is placed into the jaw bone with an artificial (but natural looking), bespoke tooth placed on top.

With other alternative solutions, such as dentures or dental bridges, they can be unstable and quite noticeable. Dental implants on the other hand can be made to look very natural looking and provide the same benefits when eating as a real tooth. There is no need to remove a dental implant as you would a denture, and it needs to be maintained and cared for just like real teeth.

How much are Dental Implants?

When compared to dentures or bridges which may need to be replaced several times over a lifetime, dental implants are a more cost effective treatment in the long run. Dental bridges may require making changings to the good teeth on either side as they are used as anchors for the bridge, whereas dental implants support themselves. A problem with dentures is that over time they can damage the teeth either side because of repeatedly taking them in and out; again, this isn’t a problem you would encounter with dental implants.

The actual cost of dental implants treatment can only be determined after a consultation (after taking into account oral health and what treatment is involved), but prices can start from £2500.

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Are You Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Can Replace Missing Teeth

Traditionally, removable dentures and fixed bridges were once the only solutions to replace missing teeth.

Today, Dental Implants are quickly becoming the ideal option. The structure is just like a natural tooth, consisting of a titanium screw (the implant) to act as a root.

This is placed into the jawbone and acts as a base to which a replacement tooth is fixed. Like a natural tooth, a dental implant needs proper maintenance and in doing so, can last for at least 15 years or possibly a lifetime.

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How Much Are Dental Implants?

When compared to dentures or bridges, which may need to be replaced several times over a lifetime, dental implants, if maintained, are a more cost effective treatment in the long term.

Dentures are removable and therefore need to be taken out of the mouth to be cleaned. Over time, they generally do not fit as well as when they were first made, and as a result, the denture becomes ill fitting and needs to be replaced. 

Dental bridges rely on stable teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth to be shaved down in order to act as abutments (anchors) for the bridge teeth. If these anchors fail over time, then the number of missing teeth increases.

By comparison, dental implants are a fixed solution that replaces one or more teeth, that are independent from your natural teeth, and most importantly, that are durable like your natural teeth.

The treatment time and costs of dental implants will depend on the complexity of the treatment required. Each case is thoroughly planned and discussed with each patient to ensure the best treatment outcome.

Your Dental Implant Journey

Step 1

Book Your Consultation

The consultation will be with Dr Dennis Lee Chong

Step 2

Clinical Examination

We perform a full assessment to identify any problems and build up a detailed picture of your oral health.

Step 3

Discuss Your Options

We perform a full assessment to identify any problems and build up a detailed picture of your oral health.

Step 4

Treatment Report

We send you a full treatment plan which is formulated, discussed and approved by you.

Step 5

CBCT Scan & Treatment

When you have decided which options would be best for you, we will begin your treatment.

Step 6

Review and Celebration

We perform a full assessment to identify any problems and build up a detailed picture of your oral health.

Patients Guide To Dental Implants

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