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DENTAL IMPLANTS

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ARE YOU UNHAPPY WITH MISSING TEETH OR GAPS IN YOUR SMILE?

Implants are the closest thing we have to a 'tooth replacement' when one is lost. They can be used to replace single or multiple teeth and can be truly life changing. If you have missing teeth or broken or infected teeth which may be beyond repair, implants may be the ideal solution. Implants can even be used to replace a full set of teeth when needed. 

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Our implant team is led by father and son, Paul and Ed Sherrard. They have many years of experience with all aspects of dental implants and enjoy working together alongside our lovely, experienced dental nurses. 

We aim to provide this important and life changing treatment in a caring and calm way to make treatment as comfortable as possible for our patients. 

 

To find out more please call or email and ask to speak to Charlotte, our implant coordinator.

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FAQs

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are usually the best option available for replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. A titanium post is placed in the jaw bone to act as the root of a tooth, then a crown is made to replace the visible 'top' of the tooth. Multiple implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, even to the extent of replacing a whole set of teeth. For multiple teeth, we don't always need to use one dental implant per tooth. The specifics of a plan depend on each patient and which teeth we are replacing.

Can I have dental implants for multiple teeth?

Dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. We place dental implants into the jaw bone (under the gum) and then create a bridge which fixes into place on top of the implants. For multiple teeth, we don't always need to use one dental implant per tooth. The specifics of a plan depend on each patient and which teeth we are replacing. Bridges can be used on top of dental implants and for a full set of teeth we can use either a bridge or a removable denture which attaches to the implants.

How are dental implants fitted?

Dental implants are done in stages, including removing the damaged tooth, a period of healing for the jawbone, placement of the dental implant and manufacturing of a crown (artificial tooth) to create a new tooth. This process takes several months and the exact process varies depending on each individual. When a period of healing is required after tooth extraction, we have various options for temporary teeth to avoid leaving a gap in your smile during treatment.

What are same day implants?

Same day implants, also known as immediate load dental implants, allow placement of a temporary tooth during the same appointment as your dental implant placement. This can also all be combined with the appointment for removal of the existing tooth. This option is not suitable in some circumstances and a more staged approach may have a higher success rate in some instances.

What is bone grafting for dental implants?

Bone grafting is used to help recreate bone where there is not enough natural bone present. We have various types of bone graft which we use, the details of this can be explained further at a consultation appointment.

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