dental implants have been around for over 50 years and with a very high success rate. there is an increased demand from the public as more and more people become aware of what is possible and how they can be done.
Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post which can be inserted into the bone and once integrated into the bone you can have a crown or a bridge placed on top or even have dentures on top.
Can anyone have Dental Implant?
Most people can although a careful assessment needs to be undertaken to assess the level of bone as the implant is placed in bone if you have adequate bone and also no medical reasons then you will mostly likely be suitable
Does it involve surgery and does it hurt?
the implant is placed in bone and the gum does need to be push back although this can be done under local anaesthetic or if your a little concerned then sedation can be provided which helps you to relax. After the procedure it can be a little uncomfortable although in most cases painkillers can be taken to relieve this
How much is it ?
the investment in an implant is from £1900 per tooth although this is dependant upon the individual situation can vary depending upon the bone levels
when can I have it done ?
We can work around your schedule just let us know the best time although you maybe best to take a day off on the placement
can it make my denture more stable?
Yes in some situations when you have a loose lower denture two implants can be placed and then denture can then have clips which clip on to the denture which can make it more stable. So id you suffer from loose denture which move around when your talking or eating then this would be an ideal solution for you.
If your intrested in knowing more then give us a call on 01772 717316 to see how implants could improve your smile
- Dunwoody Dentist: Considering Dental Implants? (therightsmile.wordpress.com)