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Dentist in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

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Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth?

Bridges and dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry.

Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence. When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels. More importantly, implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite without your dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.

What are dental implants and how do they work?

Dental implants are fixed replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth meaning you can eat and drink whatever you are used to and improving your quality of life in subtle ways.

People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often amazed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem and confidence to smile.

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the most predictable ways to replace missing or un-saveable teeth. They usually last far longer than bridges, crowns and dentures. Dental implants are the closest thing to your own teeth in how they look and feel. Though the initial cost is higher they usually need far less replacements. They do however require minor surgery to place the implants.

Am I suitable for dental implants?

Most people are suitable for dental implants. You need to have enough bone in the area that implant placement is planned. This will be assessed at your consultation appointment. Older Age is NOT a contraindication. Patients will need to be at least 18 Years old.

How long does a dental implant take?

Treatment times vary. Usually we will place the implant and provide a temporary tooth to replace the gap. Then the crown/ bridge/ denture will be placed 4 to 6 months later. For same day teeth, a full set of teeth is fixed in place on the implants and replaced with the final set 4 to 6 months later.

What is the process for having dental implants?

During your consultation you will given an individual treatment plan, an explanation of the process, likely timescale and costs. If it is determined that you are suitable, you will have the opportunity to consider the proposed treatment and make an appointment to return to have the implant placed.

On the second appointment, if you have enough bone, the implant is placed and then given time for your body to fuse with it.

You will return 4 to 6 months later where the implant is uncovered and the final crown/ bridge/ denture fixed to the implant.

If there is insufficient bone, artificial bone may need to be placed making the processes slightly longer.

dental implant in Clapham

A single implant

implant supported bridge in Clapham

Two implants can be used to support a bridge to replace multiple teeth.

What results can I expect from my new dental implant?

Dental implants offer a fixed replacement of teeth that do not damage or put pressure on your natural teeth. They are the closest replacement to your teeth in appearance and function. If looked after with good cleaning and annual reviews, they usually last much longer than crowns or bridges.

How much do dental implants cost and are dental implants affordable?

Our consultation fee is £70.00 which if you decide to go ahead with treatment, the fee is deducted from the price of the overall cost of the implant treatment.

The costs are from £1800 per implant. This includes the cost of the abutment and crown and review appointments for 1 year after treatment.

We offer 0% finance with repayments to suit your needs. A member of our team will be happy to talk you through this.

*We offer an interest-free finance option to help you pay for your private dental treatment which allows you to spread the cost of your dental treatment over a 12 month period **terms and conditions apply. All information correct at time of print. (Click here for more information on finance)