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Dental Implants Nottingham

Led by our dentist, Dr Chani, our Dental Implants service offered in Nottingham is designed to replace missing teeth that look, feel and work just like your natural teeth. If you have a missing tooth or teeth that you would like to replace or you have an insecure tooth, wobbly bridge or denture that you would like securing, then arrange your initial consultation. Take a look at the information below to see what’s involved as part of the dental implants process, the dental implants cost and how we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are now commonly used methods of replacing missing teeth within your smile. A titanium post, or screw, is surgically positioned into the jawbone (just like a tooth root) to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. As well as replacing missing teeth, dental implants can be used to support crowns or dentures, in a similar way to the way that roots support natural teeth.

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Who is suitable for dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for most adults who have good general health. We only offer this procedure to those over the age of 18 because we surgically position the root into the jawbone, so we need to be sure this has stopped growing.

If you’re a heavy drinker or smoker there may also be a higher risk around dental implants, particularly regarding the healing process. However, suitability for dental implants is assessed on a case by case basis. The best course of action is to book a consultation at the clinic so we can discuss this further.

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Benefits of dental implants

Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

• Smile naturally and with confidence again
• There will be no interruptions with your day-to-day eating or chewing
• Replace a missing tooth or teeth
• Cause no damage to surrounding teeth
• If you’re missing back teeth, implants can help make it easier to chew
• Provide a secure anchor for dentures and bridges in your mouth
• Help to combat that ‘caved in’ look which can be the case with dentures
• Reduce any wear and tear on the teeth near to current gaps in your smile
• Cost-effective and durable
• Minimally invasive solution

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Dental implants vs real teeth

Whilst preserving natural teeth is always the preferred option, dental implants are the next best thing. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, and no one will even be able to tell that you have them. Our award-winning dentist Dr Chani, will work with you to make sure your teeth are crafted to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth - matching them in size, colour, contour and shape.

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Dental Implants in Nottingham in just 4 steps

Initial Consultation

You will firstly have a full consultation with your dentist to assess your needs and to decide how many implants are necessary for you. We will review your medical history, take an x-ray of your mouth and a mould impression of your mouth will be made. This is to ensure your dental implants fit you perfectly, and we can help you achieve your best treatment outcome. It is also possible that a scan of your jawbone is necessary to assess if you have enough jawbone to hold the implant, but your experienced dentist can advise on this if necessary.

Implant placement

Once your tooth implants are ready, they can be placed into your mouth. This will be done in a minor surgical procedure, under sterile conditions and if required, sedation alongside local anaesthetic can be administered. The titanium implant is placed into your jawbone and overtime will fuse to the bone itself. This ensures complete fixture to the mouth, making dental implants exceptionally durable.

Settling

This process involves fusing the implant to the bone can take between 6 weeks and 6 months, it’s entirely patient specific. If necessary, dentures or bridgework can be worn to ensure optimum results.

Your Brand New Smile

Once your crown is fitted and colour-matched to your teeth, you can smile with confidence again. Using a porcelain crown, the natural looking teeth will be constructed by a dental technician working closely with the dental surgeon. This assures that the new tooth is a perfect match to the existing teeth if a full set is not required.

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Dental Implants Before and Afters

Dental Implants Risks

Like any surgery that you go through, dental implants do come with some risks. Whilst these are rare, it’s important to be aware of them. Luckily, most risks can be easily treated.

• Risk of infection
• Injury or damage to surrounding structures
• Nerve damage in teeth, gums or lips
• Potential sinus problems (if one of the dental implants accidentally protrudes into sinus cavities)

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Did you know that you can book your consultation in either of our cosmetic clinics in Nottingham or London? We’re dedicated to providing a high quality, personal and convenient service for each and every one of our patients, making it as easy as possible for you to gain access to our highly skilled practitioners. So why not get started on your journey today? Book in at our Nottingham or London clinic today, we can’t wait to see you soon.

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Frequently asked questions

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

There’s no need to worry about the pain associated with the procedure, we use local anaesthetic for the placement of all dental implants, so your treatment will be comfortable as possible for you.

Can anyone have dental implants?

Dental implants are suited to most patients, however, some patients may require a little more preparation for the procedure than others. As mentioned above, we don’t perform this procedure on anyone under the age of 18, and there may be further factors to consider if you’re a heavy smoker or drinker. It’s best to arrange your free consultation in Nottingham to discuss your individual needs, concerns, and potential treatment options for you.

How long will my dental implants last?

One of the key benefits of dental implants is their durability, and if they are looked after well, they should last you the rest of your life.

Why should I replace missing teeth?

You might be wondering why you should replace a missing tooth if it isn’t causing you any current problems. However, replacing a missing tooth can help you to avoid future complications surrounding your dental/oral health. Dental implants can help to provide support for surrounding teeth, and also reduce the risk of contracting gum disease in that area.

Do dental implants needs special care?

Definitely not! Treat your implants with just as much care as you would your natural teeth. We recommend you brush your teeth twice daily, floss and regularly attend your dentist to maintain the health of your teeth.

What are dental implants made of?

The crown (or visible part of the tooth) is made of porcelain, and the root is made of titanium.

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Page content reviewed by Dr. Maini

Page last reviewed: 20/01/2019

Next review due: 20/01/2021

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