Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular choice for people wanting to replace missing teeth. A single implant can be used to replace one tooth, or in cases with multiple missing teeth, numerous implants can be used to support a bridge or denture (in these cases you don’t need an implant per missing tooth).
What is a Dental Implant?
Implants are fixed and used to fill gaps without having to drill adjacent teeth. They are fixed in the jaw using a titanium screw, which acts like the root of a tooth. Once the screw has integrated to the surrounding bone over 3 months or so, an attachment is then placed inside the implant and a Porcelain Crown is cemented on top.
Benefits of Dental Implants
• improve your appearance
• improve your speech
• easier eating
• fixed – acts like real teeth
• natural teeth
• confident smile
To have long-lasting, successful implant(s) you must attend regular exam and hygiene appointments to keep your mouth healthy.
Our Implantologist Matthew J Smith has been placing implants for over 25 years. He is both a qualified dental surgeon and a medical doctor, having studied at Guy’s Hospital and King’s College London. He holds postgraduate Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Matthew works part-time at Guy’s Hospital and in dental practice providing an implant service.
Matthew has two teenage boys and enjoys watching them play rugby and jujitsu. He likes to keep fit, enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and travel.
During this appointment Matthew will perform an extensive implant examination and take any x-rays needed. He will then discuss all your treatment options and give you a detailed Treatment Plan. An Implant Consultation is £100.
Are Dental Implants Suitable For Me?
Dental Implants are dependent on great oral hygiene, health of your gums and quality of the underlying bone structure.
How Much are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are from £2700, including the crown. We do offer an interest free credit option over 12 months, ask reception for more details.
To find out if a dental implant is the best treatment option for you, call us on 01474 703484, and ask to book an Implant Consultation with Matthew.