A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth (if required), all on the same day.
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a dental crown replacing a single missing tooth.
Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.
Implants replace missing and failing teeth instantly
Long-term solution to problems caused by missing or failing teeth
Restore the healthy function and appearance of lost natural teeth
Eat, chew, and speak with confidence again
Smile with confidence again
More secure alternatives to dentures
No need for invasive bridgework involving the grinding down of healthy teeth structure
Help preserve the structure of other healthy teeth
Can replace dentures entirely providing a healthy and functional smile
Maintains a youthful appearance and restores your natural smile.
An implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed in the jawbone, it is used to support one or more teeth.
This procedure is done under local anaesthetic. You may feel some soreness after the surgery for a few days, but no pain is felt during the procedure.
You should clean your implants the same way you would clean your natural teeth. The dentist will show you how to clean around the implant thoroughly and you may need to see your hygienist regularly to maintain the implants.
Dental implants, like teeth, can last a lifetime and depend on how good your oral health and diet is. If you develop gum disease the implants may become loose and eventually fail – just like normal teeth.
No. You look after implants the same way as you do natural teeth, and this means regular brushing, flossing and routine visits to your dentist and hygienists to get your teeth checked. Taking care of all your teeth minimises the risk of plaque build up and infection.
Being able to have implants is primarily reliant on the condition of the bone in your jaw. It needs to be strong – and you need to have enough of it – so it can take the titanium screw. Part of your implant consultation starts with a CT scan which will check on your bone density around your jaw.
Your implant surgeon will be able to give you a treatment plan for your procedure. Your bone has to fuse to the new implant before a bridge or new tooth can be placed on it, you will have a temporary tooth, bridge or denture fitted as part of the procedure. The upper jaw takes approximately 4-6 months and the lower jaw up to 4 months. These are only estimated times and your implant surgeon will be able to give you a definite diagnosis.
Our prices are reflective of the high quality implant materials that we use and the expertise of our implant surgeons. The cost of one implant with crown restoration is £2195. Our initial implant consultation including X-rays (if required) is also completely FREE and there is no obligation to continue your treatment with us.
Yes, we can offer different financial plans such as interest free credit or one of Hartlepool Dental’s affordable payment plans.