At All Saints Dental Clinic we offer Titanium Dental Implants to help replace and restore your natural dentition.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are used as a replacement to natural teeth that have been lost or require removal to help restore the patients natural dentition. They are essentially a titanium insert of ‘artificial tooth root’ which sit into the jawbone providing a foundation for crowns, bridges dentures to be placed much like a natural tooth.
People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma (when teeth are knocked out) or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, they need to be replaced, both for aesthetic and functional reasons. The most common treatments for missing teeth are either a denture or a fixed bridge. However, dental implants are now seen as the gold standard to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue
How long do they last?
Dental implants, look, feel and function much like your normal teeth. The average life span if a dental implant is 10- 15 years , however with good care and maintenance they can last a life time.
How many teeth can a dental implant support?
Traditionally, an implant placed into your bone supports a single crown and this is know as a “single tooth implant”. However, if you have several missing teeth, you do not necessarily need an implant for every missing tooth: one implant can support several teeth via a bridge or denture. The number of implants required depends on the volume and density of bone tissue available at each implant site. Often, smaller-sized “mini implants” are used to secure dentures in place.
In the case of full-mouth reconstructions, where an arch of several teeth needs to be supported in either the upper or lower jaw, a minimum of five to six implants in each jaw would be required. The exact number of implants needed would depend on the individual case and your implant surgeon would be able to advise you on the best solution after a thorough examination and assessment.
Dental implants can be placed in patients of any age (with fully developed jawbones), provided that they have a sufficient quantity and quality of bone tissue available. Most healthy individuals that maintain a good oral hygiene program are suitable candidates for dental implants. Circumstances where implants may not be suitable, or situations that have an increased risk of implant failure, include:
- Heavy smoking – this slows down and hinders the healing process.
- Excessive alcohol intake – disrupts healing of the gums.
- Periodontal gum disease – all active gum disease must be treated prior to any implant procedure to ensure the long-term success of any treatment. Periodontal disease is a major cause of bone loss, which would hinder the success of any implant procedure.
- Immuno-compromised individuals (steroids, auto-immune disease, patients undergoing radiation treatment).
- Teeth grinders (bruxism) – a night-time splint can be given to treat this.
Fees & Payment plans
We have a range of special offers on throughout the year on surgical implant treatments.
Our basic implant price starts from £999.00. This includes the titanium implant and a porcelain crown. There are some additional fees for components such as a surgical stent and bone graft, which vary form patient to patient. The dentist will make an assessment and give you an exact quote according to your needs.
We are able to offer interest free payment plans to suit your personal needs. The first consultation costs £60.
Dental implants, look, feel and function much like your normal teeth. Whilst implants are now seen as the clinical gold standard, they do carry risks and limitations. Our expert dentist will help you understand the nature, cost and purpose of implant treatment, the known risks associated with implant treatment and the feasible treatment alternatives at your consultation. In most cases the anticipated treatment time for implant surgery is 3-6months.
Our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions.