Essentially, dental implants are substitute tooth roots; however, they’re made from titanium and are placed into the jawbone to support artificial teeth.
They integrate wholly within the bone, and the living bone grows around the titanium surface, securing them tightly in place.
In the last 40 years, dental implants have become a popular procedure that has proved extremely successful.
Most commonly, they’re used to support fixed bridges and crowns, replace a singular tooth or an arch of missing teeth, or stabilise an uncomfortable/loose-fitting denture. With this being said, what exactly are dental implants, and how do they work? Discover more below.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss, meaning they can last anywhere between 20 years and for life. Despite this, their lifespan very much depends on your oral hygiene and how well you care for your teeth.
Something that deters a lot of individuals from investing in dental implants is that they cost thousands of pounds. As a result, we’re often asked why they’re so expensive. Well, the cost of a dental implant is comprised of:
At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic, we provide a comprehensive check of your oral health, an oral cancer screening, 2D X-rays, panoramic X-rays, photos, digital scans of your jaw, and a second consultation to discuss treatment options.
This is all before the treatment even takes place, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving a thorough service. Prices for dental implants start from £3000, but a perfect smile is priceless.
Dental Implants Look, feel and behaves like a normal tooth, allowing you to smile and socialise with confidence and to eat all the foods you would like.
They are completely independent of your own teeth, and so doesn’t interfere with them, and with simple maintenance should last you a lifetime.
The Implants will also ‘preserve’ the bone in the jaw, preventing your face and cheeks from “sinking in”.
Stuart was referred to us from his regular dentist. He came to us initially for dental implants for missing teeth at the back of his mouth as he was struggling to eat properly on that side of his mouth.
Replacing a single tooth is one of the most simplistic forms of dental implants, as the neighbouring teeth don’t require preparation for the support of bridges.
Instead, the implant tooth will stand alone and can be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth.
Typically speaking, the crown will be crafted from 3D manufacturing technologies and computer-aided design and will be hand finished by our dental technicians. Consequently, you’ll be left with a stunning, natural appearance for your final “tooth”.
Though it’s a slightly more complicated procedure, the replacement of several teeth is another service that can be offered.
This typically involves two implants being placed in order to replace three or four teeth; however, if a larger bridge is required or the biting force is especially heavy, additional implants may be placed.
As with the replacement of a single tooth, the natural teeth don’t need to be prepared in order to support this bridgework. Instead, the implant construction directly replaces missing teeth without the remaining teeth being compromised. Similarly, 3D imaging is used alongside software simulations and guided surgery.
Last but not least, implants can be used to stabilise uncomfortable or loose-fitting dentures. Removable dentures are prosthetic replacements for lost teeth that support the face and lips in the instance that underlying bone has been lost, too.
Despite this, ill-fitting dentures can move around in one’s mouth and cause discomfort, meaning that dental implants can help retain dentures and increase their stability. Similarly, they can aid the comfort and even retain one’s jawbone.
Our specialist technicians are able to construct new dentures that complement your facial features. Traditional dentures rest on the gums and hook around the remaining teeth; however, this can result in neighbouring tissues being affected and more teeth being lost.
Meanwhile, the jawbone under the gum loses bulk, and the gum covering the jaw reduces in quality, which makes for more unstable and uncomfortable dentures.
It goes without saying that no one’s gums are designed to support dentures, and the placement of implants allows for the jawbone to be retained.
The provision of dental implants to support full dentures is the standard of care that we would suggest to each of our patients and members.
Not only are implant retained dentures more stable, comfortable, and better for your gums, but they make good oral hygiene easier to achieve.
Here at Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic, dental implants are one of the many services we provide to patients and members alike. We pride ourselves on our experience and training, and innovative technology that sets us apart from other dental clinics.
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Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic exists to improve the health and well being of as many patients as we can whilst altering the ways you think and feel about dentistry.
With this cause at the forefront of everything we do, it gives us the focus and commitment needed to continually better ourselves and invest in the best dentistry.
Please call our out-of-hours emergency number on 07387 587303. We will triage your call, providing any advice that is required, and, if needed, meet you at the practice to deal with your emergency face-to-face.
This service runs from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year! Better still, it’s completely complimentary for all our members.
Yes. We have a range of finance options including a number of interest free finance options allowing you to spread the cost of your dental treatment over 12, 18 or 24 months. As its interest free it won’t cost you any extra, but allows you to start enjoying your new dental wellbeing now.
As you’d expect, finance plans are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for complete peace of mind.
For more information please contact the Practice and ask to speak to Louise our Treatment Coordinator who can take you through the options.
We have a range of memberships designed for individual needs. In essence they all include two comprehensive 19 point health checks a year (one every six months) with a varying number of Airflow therapy appointments depending on your selected membership.
They also include a 20% discount of our treatment fees and emergency cover even when the Practice is closed.
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Consultations for new and existing patients can normally be arranged within a week. Future appointments can be booked at that time ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish without any unnecessary delay.
We provide some of the best dental implants in Birmingham, more accurately, dental implants in Sutton Coldfield. As a result, we may also be considered as an option for dental implants in Lichfield, Walsall, Aldridge, and other surrounding areas.
We accept all major credit and debit cards – American Express, Visa and MasterCard. We also accept cash.
Interest free finance options are also available.
Have another question? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.