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Here at the forum we have a Dental Implants specialist, Dr Richard Anderson, who can help you with his vast knowledge and experience in the latest dental implant procedures.
Dental implants are the modern way of replacing one or more missing or severely damaged teeth. The implant itself is a titanium substitute for a natural tooth root.
Each implant is carefully placed into a socket through a healthy part of the patients jaw. The healing process takes place under the gums and usually takes between 3-5 months.
During this healing period the surrounding bone grows and matures around the surface of the implant. Once the healing is complete the implants can support either a removable denture, a single tooth, or a fixed bridge.
The implants and/or teeth they support look and feel like real teeth, and ensure patients experience full dental comfort (more comfort that a traditional denture could ever offer). Unlike dentures, implants are guaranteed to stay secured in the mouth, whilst helping to maintain the shape and structure of the jaw.
If you have good general health, or a well controlled medical condition, it is possible to undergo implant treatment.
However, habits such as excessive drinking or smoking can affect the short and long term success of your implant treatment. It is also widely advised that implants should be placed in a healthy and stable mouth. The treatment of gum disease, repair of decayed teeth, and elimination of abscesses is essential prior to the implant procedure.
If you are unsure about the current health of your mouth, do not worry as all implant patients are given an extensive initial consultation to determine suitability for treatment.
Although there may be some minor pain and discomfort during the procedure, the overall process is relatively pain free and patients can find themselves able to resume their normal eating habits shortly after treatment.
Costs vary between patients depending on the scale of the treatment to be undertaken.
Visit our Dental Fees page for more information on the costs of all our services, including dental implants.
Contact us to speak to our Implant Coordinator for an individually-tailored dental plan, including if required, a monthly breakdown of payments and appointments.