By their very nature, your teeth experience a tremendous amount of wear and tear throughout your lifetime - and that’s not even taking into consideration decay, accident or injury.
For those with missing teeth, it can affect their confidence and ability to enjoy social activities or even chew their food properly. Happily, Quayside Dental and Implant Centre are here to help repair your smile with a strong and long-lasting solution - a dental implant.
In the last 3 years alone, our Implant Team, headed by the respected Peter Hughes, has successfully placed more than 500 implants to very satisfied patients.
Dental implants are an amazing high-tech solution for the permanent replacement of lost teeth.
The process begins with the latest in 3D scanning technology to help us create a tailor-made tooth, or teeth, that will blend in seamlessly with the natural teeth surrounding it.
This tooth is held in place by a small screw-type device made from the highest grade (Type IV) titanium that we place into your jaw bone. This acts as the tooth’s root and they don’t rely on other teeth for support.
When the process is finished the implant looks and acts just like a natural tooth - and doesn’t wiggle or move around like a bridge or denture.
Mandy had crown problems before she came to Quayside Dental. She was very nervous before she came to the practice but everyone at Quayside was brilliant and she would highly recommend Quayside Dental.
Tom has been attending Quayside dental for around 15years now.
Unlike a traditional bridge or denture, the dental implant process can take anywhere between 6 to 9 months to complete - depending on individual circumstances for emample health conditions and risk factors such as smoking and gum disease.
Also worth noting is that our reputation at the Quayside Dental and Implant Centre means you may have to wait a while before we can begin the treatment- so if you’re thinking of getting an implant you should call us soon for a consultation.
In cases where patients are only missing one tooth, a single implant can be the ideal solution. The implant will look and feel very similar to the natural teeth surrounding it and will be very easy to care for.
Multiple implants are inserted in cases where patients are missing two or more teeth. Our ability to perform multiple implants will depend on bone levels and overall oral health.
Think of implant supported fixed dentures as a much more comfortable set of false teeth- only permanent. The dentures are securely anchored to several dental implants in your jawbone and once they are set in place you no longer have to worry about messy adhesives or removing them for cleaning.
An implant retained denture is held securely in place by a number of dental implants, meaning it is stable in function, doesn’t cover your palate and makes it easier to eat and speak naturally. Unlike implant supported fixed dentures, these can be removed for cleaning.
Implants are quickly becoming the treatment of choice for people missing anywhere from a single tooth to all of their teeth. And though we believe implants are one of the best ways to treat our patients, not everyone is suitable to have them put in place. Also, implants may not be right for you if you have a history of gum problems.
The short answer is: No. In fact, many of our patients compare the treatment similar to having fillings placed. However, like any major procedure, there is a small risk of slight discomfort so we use a local anaesthetic to help ensure you won’t feel any pain. In the days following, as the implant begins to heal, you may feel some slight tenderness but it can usually be managed with some over-the-counter pain relief.
There are many things to consider when it comes to the final cost of your implant.
But as a general rule costs start from £1936 for a single implant.
Dental Implants are the most successful treatment to replace missing teeth. Here at Quayside Dental and Implant Centre we believe that if you strictly follow our aftercare regime, attending for regular dental and hygiene visits your implant will give you the best long term dental solution.
We offer simple, flexible ways to pay for dental care to all our Quayside Dental members.
Best of all, joining is easy.
All you need to do is simply fill out our registration and direct debit forms at reception.
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