At The Newmarket Road Dental Clinic in Norwich, we’ll take the time to walk you through every step of your dental implant surgery.
The dentist will walk you through the complete dental implant procedure, address any questions you might have and inform you of all your treatment options.
Dental implants (also often known as tooth or teeth implants) are small titanium posts that mimic the function of tooth roots. They are surgically placed below the gum and bone tissue by the implant surgeon, recreating the lost tooth root to support a prosthetic tooth.
A dental implant is typically composed of titanium or a titanium alloy as these are extremely durable and have been shown to combine well with bone.
Yes, and in many cases, they are considered stronger. After treatment, you can enjoy all your favourite foods while benefiting from a healthy, aesthetically-pleasing prosthetic/replacement tooth.
Dental implant surgery has a 10-year success rate of 95% or better. If you keep up with basic at-home and in-chair oral hygiene routines, you will dramatically decrease your risk for implant failure.
Your dental surgeon will complete a comprehensive oral examination and review of your medical history to determine if a dental implant would be a good option for your unique situation. The ideal implant patient is over 18 yrs of age, in good general/dental health and is free of periodontal disease.
It’s also crucial that there is enough bone within the jaw for the implant to be inserted within , although there are bone augmentation procedures which can help in cases where bone mass is wanting. Generally , if you’re healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction, you’re healthy enough for a dental implant.
For one or two missing teeth, you’ll typically require a single dental implant per tooth. Where a greater number of teeth need replacing, it’s feasible to use relatively fewer implants depending on exactly where the implants need to be located and the consistency of the bone in your jaw.
For instance , in many cases, it’s quite possible to support a 4-tooth bridge using just 2 implants, or an complete arch of dentures with 4.
The implant process can usually be performed by a specialist clinician in a single session lasting just an hour or two.
Once in place, your implant will need an average of 2-3 months to totally knit with the surrounding bone tissue.
When this biological integration is finished and the dental implant secure, a new dental crown, bridge or set of dentures can be placed onto the implant.
In most instances, your dental implants will likely last a lifetime. The dental crown that’s fixed on the top of the dental implant may need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years based on wear and tear, although this can be extended if you use proper care.
There are a several factors to think about before choosing a dentist for dental implant treatment, including:
The credentials of the dental practitioner
The dentist should hold an MSc or post graduate diploma in implant dentistry in addition to experience in bone augmentation (for those clients who lack the necessary bone consistency in the jaw.) They should likewise be able to take care of any complications which may arise after the implant has been inserted.
How long have they been working and what number of implants do they typically place per month?
Their credibility and reputation
Check out the reviews left by other people who’ve had their implants placed by the dental professional you’re considering. Also, see if other clinicians recommend patients to them for dental implants.
Dental implant treatment requires the appropriate modern technology and equipment. Implant materials must have a proven track record of safety and effectiveness. The practice should ideally be set up with an in-house 3D scanner to help with mapping the mouth and the position of the implants. Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM) devices help ensure that the dental crowns positioned on top of the implants look the exact same as the individual’s other teeth.
Your dental implant should be maintained in the same manner that you’d care for your other teeth. Implants can not develop dental cavities, however, they can still be affected by gum disease. It’s therefore important to maintain good dental habits and brush and floss everyday. As with other patients, it’s a good idea to pop in to see the dentist regularly for an examination and to receive a hygiene session during the same visit. As time goes on you may very well forget that you even have a dental implant!
Missing teeth often result in a number of dental health problems so it’s important to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Empty spaces in the mouth can easily result in bone loss in the jaw, allow neighbouring teeth to ” float” into the unoccupied gaps, and result in bite issues (malocclusion) that, subsequently , can result in damage to additional teeth and cause jaw pain and headaches.
When a missing tooth is changed on a prompt basis, you’ll avoid these kinds of issues and be able to sustain your entire oral health, eat comfortably and feel confident with your smile.
The average price to have a single tooth implant placed by a private dentist in the UK is £2,415, though this is likely to vary according to the specific needs of the patient in addition to where the treatment will be done .
In London, for instance, the typical expense of a single dental implant is £3,737. In Norwich/Norfolk the average fee tends to be approximately £2,500.
Dental implant treatment is advised when the patient has one or more missing teeth and probably doesn’t want to have a dental bridge, crown or denture (or is not able to do so for clinical reasons.)
Dental implants can likewise be utilised to secure dentures firmly in position (known as “implant-retained dentures”) or to function as the base for entire arches of teeth to be fixed to. This treatment is commonly referred to as “All-on-4,” “All-on-6” or “teeth in a day.”
It’s extrememly rare to have dental implant costs covered by the NHS unless the patient has lost teeth due to mouth cancer, for example.
In most cases, it isn’t necessary to see a prosthodontist (specialist in prosthodontics or dental prosthetics) although we are able to refer you to one if necessary.
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