Teeth Implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed in the jaw bone to hold a crown/tooth shape to restore missing teeth or to hold troublesome dentures in place. Under suitable conditions, the bone fuses with the implant, known as osseointegration. Our expert uses many implant systems. Nobel Biocare is one of the many systems we use at The Whyte House Dental Group.
What happens on my dental implant consultation?
You will need to have a thorough examination by a qualified dentist/surgeon who has trained adequately to provide the tooth implants. Treatment generally involves 4 stages: 1) Diagnosis – an x-ray and/or CT scan will determine how much bone you have; 2) Surgery – a small hole is drilled in the correct and safe area and then the implant is inserted; 3) Impressions are taken; 4) Final fitting of the crown, bridge or denture – sometimes this can be done straight away, if the bone is stable, otherwise you’ll need to wait a few months for the implant to settle first.
Who does Teeth Implants work best on?
Non-smokers and patients who have plenty of bone and good oral hygiene. Smoking severely restricts the blood supply and, with it, the size of the bone into which the implant can be placed. The good news is that if you stop smoking, the bone will often quickly recover.
Will they hurt?
The surgery itself is pain-free usually. It is carried out under a local anaesthetic by a very skilled oral surgeon. After the procedure, there may be slight discomfort, although this should soon subside.
What about results? How long do dental implants last?
The implants themselves should last 15-25+ years. Crowns, meanwhile, will tend to last 10-15 years, although it largely depends on how well you look after your teeth! Implants are a very successful treatment option, although I do emphasise ‘option’, as they’re not always the treatment of choice. Careful selection is required. Dental implants can also be a suitable plan to secure loose fitting uncomfortable dentures.
Any other advice about the oral surgeon?
Be sure of your dentist’s qualifications and experience: be aware that qualifications can range from weekend courses to postgraduate ones. Don’t be afraid to ask if you’re unsure! We have in in house expert who has placed over 10,000 implants.
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Dental Implant Cost in Exeter? How much are dental implants?
Prices range for Dental Implants is from £1000 to £3000+ per tooth, depending on where you go, but £2000-£3000 is a ballpark. You can travel abroad and get them for as little as £600. Wherever you go, check whether the price is all-inclusive (IE no extras for x-rays or review appointments etc) and if the work is guaranteed. Don’t be encouraged into further treatment if choosing a cheaper implant. As always, go for trust and experience, not just price.
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