What is an Implant?
A dental implant is a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.
Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy. There are many different implant systems available and when competently used they can all deliver a highly reliable form of treatment.
Experienced Implant Team
Dr Paul Niland
BchD (Stell) DUIOFP (Lille)
Dental Implant Surgeon
Special interest in implantology and oral surgery
GDC no: 78631
We are privileged to have on our team Dr Paul Niland a highly skilled and experienced dental implantoligist. In addition all our clinicians are very experienced at restoring dental implants and together with our hygienists we can ensure that your implants will remain healthy and functional for a long time.
Dental Implant Protocol
First, you will need to discuss your options with your dentist. Together, it will be decided if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. The dentist will take a complete dental history, x-rays, and complete a thorough oral examination.If you are suitable for implant surgery, the procedure is as follows:
Surgical placement of the implant(s) into the bone. This is usually done in the specialist’s surgical room, with a local anaesthetic. After surgery, there is a healing period of approximately three months. During this time, the implants fuse to the bone by a process known as osseointegration.
Next, there is a minor surgical exposure of the implant, whereby the specialist will attach a post to the implant. The function of the post is to become the support for either one tooth or a set of teeth. This is a short procedure that usually requires only local anaesthesia.
The last phase is the restorative phase. The dentist will take impressions and then make a prosthesis that will attach to the implants. This will require several visits. Once completed, your mouth will be restored to natural looking, strong teeth.
What do Dental Implants Cost?
It is important to know that there are three components to a tooth being restored and each component has its own fee structure. The following costs for a single implant will give you an idea of fees:
|1. Surgical procedure to place the implant||from £1600|
|2. Post or abutment - placed on the healed implant||from £650|
|3. Crown - the tooth placed on top of the post||from £650|
Remember, there can be multiple implants and multiple crowns. There may be other costs as well eg. the use of synthetic bone material during surgery (if needed) which may cost from £300-£700.
If you feel that you need some assistance with financing your dental treatment please book an appointment with our dedicated Treatment Coordinator Temi Ojo and find out more about our payment options.
Your dentist will explain in detail what all the costs will be and you will be sure to understand what fees you will be paying for each particular procedure. Always feel free to ask what ever questions you may have.
Do you want to find out if dental implants could help you with missing teeth? Book an appointment now!