What is a dental implant?

A Dental implant is a medical grade titanium or zirconia screw that is placed into your bone, the implant integrates with the bone and is the best method to accurately replace a lost tooth.

The science behind dental implants is very impressive and it is the gold standard in tooth replacement.

The implant itself acts as a tooth root and it is then restored (or capped) with a bespoke porcelain crown, this is designed in a to match the shape and colour of your existing teeth, so the implant remains discrete in your mouth.

Implants can replace as single tooth. They can also be designed to be used in bridges or to clip dentures into position, which means you sometimes fewer implants can be used to replace multiple teeth.

Why should I replace missing teeth?

Restoring the form and function of your dentition is desirable for several reasons. Replacing missing teeth will ensure there is less force being distributed on your remaining natural teeth, increasing their lifespan and will help to stop existing teeth from drifting. Increasing the number of teeth you have will also improve your ability to eat, this will significantly improve your quality of life. Implants can also massively improve your smile, filling any unsightly spaces.

Treatment Length

120 Mins

Recovery Time

1 Week following placement



Best Results

3 - 4 Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked many questions associated with our treatment, and the questions listed below form a selection of the most frequently asked. If you have any questions which do not appear in this list, please contact us.

Dental Implants are placed in your dental surgery in familiar and relaxed surroundings. The treatment itself is carried out under local anaesthetic and is pain free, once you are numb. After the treatment there can be some pain, like any surgical procedure in the mouth. We would usually recommend over the counter painkillers for a few days following the implant placement.

The length of the implant process, like most dental treatment, depends on the case. There are a few factors that will influence the time it takes for a dental implant to be placed and then restored, these can be the level and quality of the bone available and the aesthetic demands.

The implant placement itself usually takes around 90 minutes; this can vary depending on whether a bone graft is required.

Usually once an implant has been placed it will need to be covered under your gum for a period of 8-12 weeks whilst it integrates with your bone. During this time, in certain circumstances a temporary crown or bridge can be placed so that you have a tooth in place whilst the implant is integrating with the bone. In some cases, an immediate implant placement can be carried out following a tooth extraction.

The process is always tailor made for each patient, and we will therefore discuss your individual case with you at your consultation appointment so you will have an accurate idea of your personal treatment plan.

During the planning process in implant dentistry, we will take xrays and possibly a CT scan (a 3D xray), if we find that your bone level or quality is not sufficient for implant placement it can be possible to carry out a bone graft or sinus lift.

The bone used can be from the human tissue bank, freeze dried animal bone or a synthetic bone replacement. More uncommonly, bone can be taken from another part of your jaw and used in the graft.

Although dental implants are usually the gold standard in tooth replacement, they will not be suitable for everyone. The alternatives would be removable dentures or a fixed bridge. These alternatives can be discussed with you at your consultation appointment.

Price List

Tooth Implants cost starts from £3000.00

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treatment journey

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1 - Book a consultation

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2 - Your appointment

On the day of your consultation, please arrive on time to your appointment. If you have any questions, these can be asked during the consultation.

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