Dental implants are specially designed screws, implanted into the jaw to act like natural tooth roots. They are a permanent replacement for missing or damaged teeth and, with routine care, dental implants have a high level of success.
One or more teeth can be replaced at the same time that they are removed. An implant, made from titanium, is inserted into the empty extraction socket.
Our Clinical Lead, Dr. Mitesh Badiani, has over 20 years experience in placing dental implants. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Warwick for over 10 years on the MSc Implant programme.
Many practices across the South West continue to refer dental implant patients to Plymouth Dental. Collectively, we’re able to place and restore implants for our patients and even reconstruct mouths with various missing teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace as many teeth as required, meaning that we can restore a full mouth of teeth. Furthermore, there’s no need to place an implant for each missing tooth. A full arch of teeth can be replaced with just four implants, which can be restored using a bridge or a removable denture, called an overdenture.
Implants can be a great solution for someone looking to replace missing teeth, or if you’re after a more permanent and comfortable solution to regular dentures.
Here at Plymouth Dental we can provide patients with a single or double arch of replacement teeth in the same day! Using a technique called ‘all on four’, you can walk in for your appointment and leave the same day with a brand new smile. For more information, please contact us today.
Great care is taken when extracting the tooth or teeth that are being replaced with an implant. This is to prevent damage to the gum and jaw bone, therefore minimising pain following the procedure. The implant is then placed into the jaw bone to mimic the function of regular tooth roots.
The discomfort an implant patient will experience is often no different to that of a tooth extraction.
If you’re nervous, apprehensive or have any concerns visiting the dentist, then we can help. Typically, there’s no need for additional or stronger anesthetics when placing an implant. This is because the local anesthetic used to remove the tooth is sufficient to numb the area for the dental implant too.
Here at Plymouth Dental, not only do we have a fantastic reputation in helping nervous patients to feel at ease, we can also offer a solution to make their experience even more comfortable. Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) is an extremely effective way to calm a patient’s nerves.
For more information regarding IV sedation, please click here.
Immediately after implants are placed, you’ll be provided with a temporary crown, bridge or denture to fill the gap. Then we allow six months for the bone to fuse around the implant, after which, your dental surgeon will produce your crown, bridge or denture to be fixed to the implant.
No every implant case is the same, therefore, it’s often difficult to provide an accurate cost without a consultation. During this, your dentist will explore all of the options available to you, including finance options available from 0% interest.
For an indication of single implant costs, please visit our treatment fees page.
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