Tooth implants are the most permanent way to replace a missing tooth.
A dental implant is ideal for when a dental bridge would damage neighbouring healthy teeth or you don't want a denture.
We hand pick our laboratories who produce the implants so we are confident of their high quality, they’ll make sure that your implant perfectly matches your other teeth, and won’t stand out.
Rob, our dentist, is always developing his dental implant skills and he'll take the time to ensure that the implant fits other teeth perfectly so the implant lasts a long time and doesn't damage other teeth.
A dental implant is similar to a screw which is placed in the bone of your jaw where a tooth is missing; a replacement tooth can then be placed onto the implant. The implant should fuse with the bone in your jaw which strengthens it over time and acts effectively like a tooth root would.
If the neighbouring teeth have had major fillings or crowns, it may be that a dental bridge is more appropriate.
We’ll be able to give you an idea of what a dental implant costs after a comprehensive oral examination so we can make sure your mouth is in good health and suitable for an implant.
Rob is trained to place an implant but has focused his training on making sure teeth fit together properly and that the replacement tooth matches your teeth perfectly. So to ensure you get a top class job we have chosen a trusted local implant dentist who has a special interest in placing implants.
Once placed, it can take several months before the healing is complete and we can fit the final replacement tooth. We’ll provide a temporary tooth during this time. Rob then uses his expertise to place the crown or bridge on top of the implants which will match the rest of your teeth.
As is the case with most dental treatments it's important to maintain your oral hygiene. We can help advise you how to do this, and of course you can always visit our dental hygienist.
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to replacing a missing tooth, and what is best for you will depend on your specific circumstances.
To help you decide we offer a free consultation with our team, we’ll take a look at your situation. We will talk you through the pros and cons of dental implants, dental bridges and dentures so you can be confident of making the right choice for you.