Dental Implants are the optimal choice for replacing missing teeth, whatever your age, filling gaps with a Crown or Dental Bridge or to hold loose Dentures in place, known as Implant-Retained Dentures.
With Dental Implants, the adjacent teeth don’t need to be prepared, unlike Dental Bridges. They also simply occupy the space of the original tooth – there are no plates or extra plastic in the mouth, as with Dentures.
The process itself is relatively painless and involves placing a tiny titanium screw in the jaw bone where the natural tooth came out, which then fuses with the bone to act as the missing tooth root. A Crown or Dental Bridge can then be fitted, restoring both the teeth and gums.
The outcome and success of Implant Dentistry very much lie in the skill and experience of the clinician. So, it’s important to be sure of their qualifications and experience, especially given that qualifications can range from weekend courses to Post-Graduate ones. Dr Grant McAree attended a Post-Graduate course lasting 18 months at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, passing with an ‘A’ Grade, and has placed many Dental Implants over time.
Dr Grant is now also certified to perform sinus lift surgery, making Dental Implants a new option for Patients who don’t have enough bone in the upper jaw for Dental Implants to be placed, or whose sinuses are too close to the jaw. They can have sinus lift first and then the Dental Implant placed.
An initial Implant Consultation is vital, so we can understand your concerns and expectations and then carry out a thorough examination to check your suitability for treatment. This will involve taking x-rays of the upper and lower jaw, to check the available bone and to ensure there is no hidden infection or pathology. Impressions and photographs will also be taken.
It is important when considering Implant Dentistry that you fully understand the treatment and the expected outcomes. There may be alternative treatments you wish to consider, notably a Dental Bridge or a Denture. Once you have discussed the options, we will give you your own personal treatment plan and all the time you need to think things through. If you wish to make a further appointment to discuss any concerns, then we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Please call us on 01392 877494 if you would like to know more or to book an appointment.
Dental Implants are indeed a financial investment but can work out cheaper than alternative treatments in the long run thanks to the lifespan of the Implant. Please see our Price List for further details. For Registered Patients, we also offer Finance for up to 3 years for treatment plans over £250, subject to status and T&Cs.
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Please see our Price List for further details. For Registered Patients, we also offer Finance for up to 3 years for treatment plans over £250, subject to status and T&Cs.
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