If you have missing teeth or have loose dentures, then implant dentistry is likely to be the answer to your problems. They can sound a little daunting, but they provide a long-term solution that allows you to live life without having to think about your teeth.
They are so long term that at we have clients that have had implants for over 20 years and if looked after could last a lifetime. Most clients report that having the implant placed was much easier than having a tooth removed. But if you are still concerned then we offer conscious sedation to make the experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
We also offer FREE Implant Consultations with our Smile Advisor over a tea or coffee who would be happy to answer any of your questions.
In simple terms, dental implants are artificial roots made from titanium which are fixed to the jawbone. An extension is then secured to the implant which provides the foundation for long term support of crowns, bridges or implant dentures. Sedation is available for total comfort during the treatment.
Implants and mini-implants have been shown to anchor dentures that are otherwise loose and unstable. Meaning your bridge, denture won’t fall out. Be confident in social situations
No. The implants are placed with a small operation which is carried out using local anaesthetic. Sometimes we use dental sedation to help people relax. Usually there is some minor discomfort for the first few days after the surgery and normal painkillers are sufficient to cope with this. Our most frequent feedback from our patients is not of pain but of having to stay open for approximately 40 minutes while having the implant placed.
This well-established treatment is long lasting and safe, and has been shown to have success rates of more than 95% over a fifteen year period.
Removable dentures can replace teeth, although these are not always very comfortable. Alternatively dental bridges can be made (e.g. Maryland Bridges, Rochette Bridges, Cantilever Bridges and Fixed Bridges) that need to be supported on adjacent teeth.
No. Cleaning around the teeth attached to implants is generally no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. There may be some specific techniques that are more appropriate to each case and therefore spending some time with a dental hygienist is very important to ensure that you are doing this in the best possible way.
No, not necessarily. If you are having a single tooth replaced then you need a single dental implant. However it is very common to use five or six implants to replace all the teeth in one jaw.
In the long term implants are usually a more cost effective option and a more comfortable option than leaving gaps or having removable dentures.
At Confidental in Berkshire we have been carrying out dental implant treatment for years. We are a well known dental practice for implant treatments with a reputation that we are very proud of and we also receive many referrals from other dentists who trust our skills and techniques.
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