Dental Implants

"The Gold standard in replacing missing teeth’"

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide a permanent, fixed solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants have revolutionised the way we can now restore your ability to chew your favourite foods and smile with confidence again.

A dental implant is a highly engineered piece of titanium that is very carefully placed into your jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. This then integrates with your own bone to provide a firm foundation for the new crown. A crown is then handcrafted bespoke for you by a high skilled ceramist which then screws into the dental implant. This procedure provides the closest thing that feels and functions like a natural tooth.

The main benefits are:

Permanently fixed to your jaw so no chance of them getting loose or falling out.
Made to last. Over 90% of implants last 15 years or more.
Look and feel like natural teeth.
Do not compromise the health of your remaining teeth.
Eat, speak and smile with confidence again.
Preserves bone. When a tooth is removed, you start to lose bone in that area of your jaw. The placement of dental implants preserves bone. Severe bone loss causes premature ageing.

At Didcot Dental Studio, our team of implant surgeons have years of experience in providing and placing dental implants. Here at the clinic, we have provided this life changing treatment to many patients who can now eat their favourite foods and smile with confidence again.

Dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement option for anyone worried about missing teeth or those who have tried and struggled with loose and ill-fitting dentures or bridges.

Types of Dental Implants In Didcot

Single Dental Implant

These are an excellent option for replacing single missing teeth either at the front to maintain a natural-looking smile or at the back to help with chewing and eating. The procedure will take approximately 8-12 weeks from placement of dental implant to construction of the final ceramic crown.

Multiple tooth dental implants

If you’re missing multiple teeth, two implants can be used to support a fixed bridge. This makes it more affordable than individually and replacing each missing tooth. And we gain all the benefits of restoring the mouth back to normal form and function.

Implant supported dentures

Loose and uncomfortable dentures can seriously impact an individual’s self-confidence and ability to chew. Implant supported dentures are a great cost-effective solution to this problem. As little as two implants being placed into the lower jaw provide support and stability to the denture which can be truly life changing.

Implant supported fixed bridges

This is the most natural and permanent solution we have in replacing a whole set of teeth in each jaw. Here, four or six implants are placed into the jaw to support an entire row of teeth. The bridge is fixed inside your mouth and can only be removed by your implant dentist. This means you will go to sleep with your teeth inside your mouth and not have to worry about putting them inside a jar.

Why have dental implants at Didcot Dental Studio?

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Highly trained implant surgeons with decades of experience

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Our ethos of clinical excellence

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State of the art technology and equipment

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Finance plans to help spread the cost

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Use of Osstem dental implants – the most placed implant in the world

Dental Implants at Didcot Dental Studio

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The process

1. Free Consultation – Here you will meet with one of our highly skilled implant surgeons whom will greet you in the clinic and perform a comprehensive assessment of your mouth. An intraoral scan will then be taken of your mouth so you can visually see the current situation, and then your dentist will speak with you about the treatment options available to you.

2. Planning - A CT scan will be taken of your jaw which will provide your dentist will all the necessary information to make a bespoke treatment plan for you. This will allow him to provide you with a detailed report of your mouth, with a full choice of treatment options, including benefits and risks of all, and accurate treatment fees.

3. Placement of dental implant - Once you are happy to proceed with treatment, we will arrange for you to attend the clinic and have the procedure performed. Each case is unique, and therefore depending on the exact treatment being performed, the treatment time and number of appointments may vary.

4. Review of treatment - You will be reviewed by your implant surgeon a few weeks after surgery is complete to ensure everything has gone as planned. You will be advised to continue seeing your dentist for routine examinations. Your implant is designed to last many years and that means extreme care must be given to your implant by yourself, this means maintaining excellent oral hygiene at home and visiting the hygienist frequently.

5. Placement of crown - 8-12 weeks after the dental implant has been placed, we will welcome you back to the clinic and confirm the implant has successful fused to your jawbone. Your implant surgeon will then take digital scans of your implant which will then go our master ceramist, for him to handcraft a bespoke ceramic crown that will be fitted to your implant. This usually takes 2 weeks to make in the laboratory.

Dental Implants FAQ

How much will my implants cost?

The cost of dental implants vary depending on the complexity of the case and the number of teeth being replaced. We have some basic costs on our online fee guide, however for a more accurate quotation, please book in for a consultation.

How long will my implants last?

There are many studies to show that over 90% of dental implants are still working well inside the mouth after 15 years. This proves that dental implants are an extremely viable long term solution to replacing missing teeth.

Will my implant look natural?

This comes down to the skill of the implant surgeon and dental ceramist working on your case. I am pleased to say that the team at Didcot dental studio are extremely skilled in providing dental implants that work well and look great. The implant surgeon and dental laboratory work together to ensure the implant and crown blend in perfectly with your gums and remaining teeth. We all work towards one common goal which is to make sure our patients are always happy and healthy.

Will dental implant treatment be painful?

The short answer is NO. The implant treatment will be performed under a very powerful local anaesthetic which will ensure that you are completely free of any pain or discomfort. For those of you who are more anxious, the treatment can also be carried out under sedation.

How long will my implant treatment take?

Dental implant treatment times are getting shorter as the technology behind the treatment improves. After placement of the implant, you could have a crown fitted and the treatment completed in as little as 8-12 weeks. Each case is unique, and your implant surgeon will explain treatment times in more detail to you when planning for your treatment is complete.

Am I suitable for dental implants?

Your implant dentist will carry out a thorough comprehensive assessment when you first attend the clinic and assess your suitability for implant treatment. Due to advancements in technology, dental implants are now an option for most people looking to regain their lost teeth.

What if I don’t have enough bone?

A dental implant needs enough bone around it for support. Your implant surgeon will take a CT scan to determine whether you have sufficient bone available to allow secure placement of the dental implant. If it turns out that you do not have enough bone available, procedures such as bone grafting can be used to build up bone around the implant and provide successful results.

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