Loosing teeth can be devasting, greatly affecting eating, speaking and self-esteem. Dental implants can significantly help to improve your quality of life, self-confidence and help you to feel happy about smiling again.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular as they are a more comfortable, secure and a long-lasting treatment for the replacement of missing teeth or loose-fitting dentures.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is surgically placed into your gum and jaw providing a strong foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants function just as well as natural teeth allowing you to enjoy the foods you love or can secure loose fitting dentures to give you better stability. Implants are also a great alternative to a bridge as it restores gaps without sacrificing any of your neighbouring teeth.
Are implants safe and how long do they last?
Implants are a safe, well established treatment and as long as they are well looked after with regular hygiene visits, they will last for many years.
Are implants suitable for everyone?
Most patients are suitable to have implants placed. Certain health problems and life style factors such as smoking can affect the success of implants but does not exclude a person automatically.
Do implants hurt?
Here at Sunshine Dental we aim to deliver pain free dentistry as far as possible. Placing an implant is similar to taking a tooth out and whilst using local anaesthetic at time of treatment to ensure you feel no pain you may feel slight discomfort for a day or so after treatment.
Are implants expensive?
The price for a single implant starts from £2,700. We are aware that implants are offered at a cheaper price especially abroad but would you shop around for cheaper heart surgery? You need to be aware of subtle differences that can affect the price such as the brand used, the techniques used and the type of artificial tooth used. We provide the highest quality care delivered by an experienced surgeon, who has placed thousands of implants.
What are Implant retained dentures?
Dentures can become uncomfortable, tiring and may rock leaving you unable to eat the foods you enjoy. Traditional dentures can cover a large area of your mouth which can affect your speech and taste. Implant retained dentures give you a second chance of having a mouth full of stable, permanent teeth. The dentures “snap” securely into place so patients no longer need to use denture adhesives increasing your biting force enabling you to enjoy a bigger variety of foods.