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A dental implant is designed to replace a missing tooth. A titanium post is carefully placed into the jaw to mimic the function of a root of a tooth then a crown is fitted to the titanium post, replicating the appearance and chewing functions of your missing natural tooth.
The main factors that could delay your implant treatment or in some cases may prevent you from having them are :·
Lack of bone
Gum Disease
Excessive teeth grinding
Auto-immune disease
If you have had radiotherapy in your jaw area

If you have any of the above or suspect you have one of the conditions and are interested in dental implants, then arrange a consultation with one of our dentists. We will be able to make an assessment of your condition and create a treatment plan that meets your needs.

The placement of the dental implant is carried out under local anaesthetic. For nervous patients we can also provide sedation if this is something you would like. We then make a small incision in the gum and a tiny hole is made in the jaw bone into which the titanium post is gently placed. We would then either cover the implant over with your gum, and leave it to heal for around 10-12 weeks before constructing the crown that sits on top of the implant or we may construct or fit a crown immediately. Every patient has different requirements and we will tailor each plan to suit your individual needs.

We recommend you rest for 48 hours and in particular avoid strenuous activity, alcohol and smoking. Each patient heals differently and in some cases minimal facial swelling and bruising has been experienced but we will advise and support you throughout your treatment to minimise any such side effects.
We will arrange a CT scan for you in the early planning stages of your treatment which will indicate exactly how much bone is available. If we find you do not have enough bone then we can carry out a grafting procedure either before the placement of your implant or at the same time. All options will be discussed with you ahead of beginning your treatment.
We have regular sedation sessions at the Practice so it is very easy for us to organise your treatment to be carried out under sedation should this be something you are interested in. Just mention it at your free of charge consultation with the dentist.

Your Dental Implant Journey

Step 1

Free Consultation

The first step is to come in for a free consultation so we can discuss your needs in detail, and determine all the suitable options available. There is no one size fits all approach in dentistry, and your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.

Step 2

Implant Placement

Once you are happy with the proposed treatment and arrive for your implant placement appointment. I will apply a local anaesthetic to the area in your mouth where your having the implant/s. This will numb the area before the implant/s are inserted. A titanium post (implant) will be placed into your jaw bone, and will act as the new root of your tooth.

The implant procedure is quick and painless, and will usually take between 1-2 hours depending on your own needs. There may be a small level of discomfort from the placement but this will subside quickly and the area will start to heal.

Step 3

Biological Integration

An important part of the implant process is for the implants themselves to integrate with the jaw bone. This process will take usually around 8-12 weeks, and in a very small amount of cases, this can take longer.

When the implant has integrated with the bone, it will provide a stable and strong basis to support your new crown, bridge or denture.

Step 4

Restoring The Implant

After the biological integration, we can then start the final stage to complete your smile.

After taking molds of the position of the implants, the final ‘teeth’ can be individually designed, made and cemented or screwed into the implant. Once in place, they will look, feel and function as a natural tooth.