What are Dental Implants?

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So your thinking about dental implant treatment?

Dental Implants are the most advanced dental procedure in mouth rehabilitation, so if you’re suffering from failing teeth or tooth loss this could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Dental implants are the closest thing to having your permanent teeth back, in fact, they’re stronger than natural teeth and look as real as them too. The Brighton Implant Clinic is an award-winning clinic renowned for dental implant treatment, read more to find out what dental implants are and if they’re right for you!

A permanent solution…

A dental implant replicates or mimics a root of a tooth. One implant can restore a single tooth and as little as four implants can restore an entire upper or lower arch. A dental implant is placed into the jawbone like that of a normal tooth root and a crown or bridge is fitted to the dental implant. It’s a permanent solution to missing or failing teeth and is the closest restoration to a real tooth or teeth in modern dentistry. With a variation of dental implant treatments, there are many different types of procedures to fit every patient.

In more detail…

A dental implant looks similar to a small screw and is usually made of titanium. Dental implants are usually made from titanium as it is a biocompatible material, this means that the implant is completely compatible and non-harmful to the human body. A crown or bridge can be made from various materials from porcelain to zirconia – which does vary in price.

Are Dental Implants right for me?

The best questions to ask yourself is “how will dental implants change my life?” Many people do not think about how important teeth are to our health as well as the effects it has to our self - esteem.

Here are some of the common problems our patients had that choose dental implant treatment…

I had failing and wobbly teeth.

I had severe gum disease, this eventually led to tooth loss, I really didn't want dentures.

Because of my teeth, I couldn't eat certain foods.

I never wanted to smile because of my teeth, I hated the way they looked.

I had dentures and they caused me so many problems, like, mouth sores, moving when I spoke, and more.

My teeth and gums were very painful and my gums were receding.

I had so many different problems with my teeth, I wanted something that was as close as having my real teeth back.

I suffered tooth loss and I just wanted to get my smile back, permanently.

Sound familiar?

If you want your permanent tooth or teeth back, then choose dental implants. This innovative procedure is a long-term, cost effective solution which can last a lifetime. Did you know that dental implants can’t decay? Not only do dental implants look and feel like natural teeth they can also help maintain your overall health as well as renew your confidence. Dental implants help retain your natural face shape and smile but also helps protect healthy bone. Know more Single tooth dental Implants and Dental Implant supported Bridge

Frequently asked questions

Does the implant procedure hurt?

For the dental implant procedure, you will be given a local anaesthetic meaning that this should be a pain - free procedure. Although this is called a ‘surgery’ even a simple tooth extraction is defined as a ‘surgery’ in dentistry jargon. In the hands of a skilled dental implant surgeon, this is, in fact, a very straightforward procedure in most cases.

How long does the treatment take?

Dental implants usually take 4 - 6 months to fully heal once they have been placed. Although the healing period can take this amount of time, this does not mean that you cannot walk out the clinic without a smile. With advanced techniques and developments in modern dentistry dental implants can be ‘immediately loaded’ meaning teeth in a day. Find out more about teeth in a day.

What can I do if I have a phobia of the dentist?

Modern dentistry has developed in so many different ways including dentist’s understanding of patient’s phobias. At the Brighton Implant Clinic, we are with our patient’s every step of the way and most importantly we listen. Some of the additional services we have for anxious patients include sedation dentistry. Remember, you are not alone and dentistry phobias are very common, give us a call and see how we can help.

Who’s eligible?

Dental implant treatment is suitable for most adults with satisfactory oral health as well as general health. This isn’t to say that if your dental health is poor that you won’t be able to have dental implant treatment it just means that you will have to be treated for any dental health issues prior to your dental implant treatment. You will, however, need to be in satisfactory health to ensure healing following treatment.

Free Dental Implant Consultation

At the Brighton Implant Clinic, we offer a free dental implant consultation which includes a dental health assessment and an individual treatment plan. You can speak to one of our highly experienced dentists who will talk to you about any of your queries or for more information about treatment. Our dental implant consultations are on a no obligation basis, we believe all of our potential patients should have all the information they need before deciding whether this treatment is right for their individual needs. At the Brighton Implant Clinic, our clinic facilities, as well as expertise, means that our dental implant treatment has a 98% success rate as well as multi-award winning achievements in dental implant cases. Find out how we can restore your natural smile today, book your free consultation.

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