DENTAL IMPLANTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.

Common Reasons Dental Implants May Not Work

Most adults can be candidates for dental implants. However, smokers and those with uncontrolled chronic diseases or systemic problems may not be good candidates for this procedure. Smoking impedes healing in the mouth and can reduce the likelihood that implants will be successful. People with poorly controlled diabetes may not be good candidates for implants as well, due to healing problems of the gum tissue that can arise.

What Dental Implants Can Do?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Why to go for Dental Implants?

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.

Aesthetic: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Tooth-saving: Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!

Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.

Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

Why Dental Implant With Us? Dental Implants Surgery with us is Safe, Affordable & Successful

  • Your Safety Is Our Solitary Concern: Each and every dental implant surgery that we provide works on the foundation of your safety. Our complete safety programs encompasses of scrupulous sterilization and usage of disposable products only.
  • We at Colchester Dental Implant Centre make sure that all our patients have a hand on the best treatment possible. Placing of dental implants requires a lot of expertise and knowledge and we are proud to say that we possess both.
  • We Are the Chosen Centre for Precision Dental Implants by many!
  • Experience: We are the certified implantologist and we keep on continuously updating and evolving our implant skills so as to provide the best.
  • Cost: We provide you the most cost effective treatment (Probably the lowest price in the UK)
  • Quality: Passionate about what we do and proud of our reputation as a centre of excellence, we offer life time guarantee on Dental Implants
  • World Class Dental Services: Once you visit our clinic, you can have a glance at the standard of general amenities and the required facilities available here.
  • Dedicated & Friendly Team: With us you need not think before putting forward your queries and concerns as we are all ears to bring an end to all your dilemmas. Our entire team is dedicated to do just one thing- turn a patient into a satisfied client with a smile on the face.
  • We conduct a dental implant surgery by making sure that the patient is the right candidate.
  • We turn you into a confident personality with good oral health and bright smile

Why do I need to get a dental implant placed?

  • It helps in getting back the lost tooth/teeth in case it is untreatable with conventional methods of dental bridges and dentures.
  • It prevents further re-sorption of the jawbone following tooth loss.
  • It can perfectly restore chewing function.
  • It avoids cutting down and overloading the natural teeth occurring with conventional means of replacing tooth loss.
  • It helps restore a patient's self-esteem and confidence since it gives the feeling of regaining the real teeth.
  • It functions better than conventional dental bridges and dentures.
  • It gives superior aesthetic results.

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implant?

You will be a suitable candidate for dental implant if you fulfill the following requirements:You must be medically fit to undergo ordinary surgery.Your jaw must have enough bone to support the implant. (If not, bone grafting may be required)There must be enough space to accommodate the prosthesis over the implant.You must understand what the treatment can offer. You must realize to what extent the treatment can meet your expectations.

What are the procedures involved?

The surgery can commence after thorough diagnosis and treatment planning. A recipient site of the same size and shape as the implant is created in the jawbone with drilling instruments. The implant is inserted into the site prepared. Usually, a healing period of 3 to 6 months is required for the jawbone to fuse with the implant. The jawbone has different densities in different areas - the denser the bone, the shorter the healing period. After this healing period, the prosthesis is constructed over the implant and the treatment is completed. Usually, a straightforward implant treatment takes about 4 to 7 months to complete. Longer periods are required for complex situation such as cases requiring bone grafting.

How is the operation arranged?

The operation will be performed under aseptic condition usually in a clinic with the proper facilities and conditions for dental implant surgery. Local anaesthesia is given for pain control during the operation. Intravenous can be given if necessary. Pain, which may occur after the operation, can be effectively controlled with dental medications. The prosthetic part of the implant treatment does not require anaesthesia.

How successful is the treatment?

Modern dental implant treatment is highly successful, as a general guideline, the five-year success rate of dental implant is over 95% with the lower jaw(mandible) and about 90% with upper jaw(maxilla). The success rates may slowly decrease as the implant stays longer in function. In difficult cases, the success rates are expected to be lower. Despite the overall high success rates with dental implant treatment, there is still the possibility of failure, which can be contributed by various factors and conditions, such as poor healing power, poor bone quality, smoking and diabetes.

How long can a dental implant last?

The service life of a dental implant can be affected by many factors: High standards of treatment, meticulous daily cleaning by the patient, regular professional maintenance, abstinence from smoking and avoidance of overloading (like chewing bones, shells, hard nuts and candies), can contribute to the durability of the oral implant. In view of the high success of modern dental implant treatment; an dental implant can be considered a long lasting medical implant that does not need to be changed.

Is the operation safe?

Whereas no medical treatment can be guaranteed 100 percent without risks and failures, implant operation can be considered very safe. The prosthetic phase of treatment is basically non-invasive and and non-surgical in nature.

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13a Nayland Road, Colchester CO4 5EG

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