What are they?
A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth.
Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed.
The Implant is then used to support a new tooth (crowns) or teeth (bridge/Denture).
How is it fixed to my mouth?
They are made of a pure titanium, which is surface treated to mimic bone and so the bone believes it is part of itself and then growns onto and around it. This gives it the feeling of a normal tooth.
Why are they a better than other solutions?
Implants are solidly fixed to the bone.
They don’t require damaging other teeth to support the new teeth unlike bridges
They have an incredibly high success rate. Measured over 10 years implants have a success rate of 97-99% in the lower jaw and about 95% in the upper jaw
Are dental implants safe?
The implants we use at this practice are manufactured by a British/Swiss Implant company in strictly sterile conditions and made of a lightweight biocompatible material with decades of research and development behind them.
Dental implants were first placed 1967 so we have nearly 50 years of research to show they are safe
Is it expensive
Though it can cost more than a bridge its longevity and avoidance of damage to adjacent teeth can make it a very cost effective solution. A single tooth implant can cost as little as £166.67 per month for 12 months.
All our dentists placing Implants are post graduate trained surgeons
There are no hidden fees or costs- we pride ourselves on being completely transparent with our pricing
We have been successfully placing implants since 2007
We use an internationally recognised implant company
We teach other dentists how to place and maintain implants through our study clubs