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Dental Implants

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile because of a missing tooth? Are you tired of avoiding certain foods or feeling discomfort when chewing? If so, a dental implant might be the solution you’ve been looking for. A dental implant is a permanent and natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth that can help restore your smile and confidence. Not only does it improve the appearance of your teeth, but it also helps maintain the health of your jawbone and surrounding teeth.

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile

The dental implant process

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. X-rays and impressions (moulds) are taken of the jaw and teeth in the first place. This is to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. During the treatment, once the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to 6 months.  Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.  With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete.  After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient. You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

Your preventative dentistry team

Our dental implant team is led by leading implantologist Dr Saquib Aziz; a highly experienced expert in placing implants. He is supported by a qualified dental team.

  • Experienced, qualified dental implant experts
  • Excellent record in high-quality dental implant services
  • Efficient, effective implant placing with minimal discomfort

Transform your smile at Bridgford Dental Practice! Discover the confidence-boosting benefits of Dental Implants in West Bridgford, Nottingham. Our expert team offers personalised care, cutting-edge technology, and a comfortable environment. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step toward a radiant, complete smile. Don’t let gaps hold you back—call us at 0115 981 6986 or fill out our contact form.

Benefits of dental implants in West Bridgford, Nottingham

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

  • Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
  • A dental implant can preserve the integrity of facial structures by preventing bone resorption that would normally occur with the loss of teeth- facial structures.
  • Dental implants can lead to better health due to improved nutrition and proper digestion.
  • They can support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
  • Dental implants can eliminate denture adhesives.
  • A dental implant provides a great sense of security that teeth will not fall out when eating, laughing or sneezing.
  • Dental implants minimise compromising adjacent teeth for procedures such as bridges.

What to expect during your dental implants treatment

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Jaw health and gums examined to assess suitability for implants

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Preparation work for the implants to be placed

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Implants and abutments placed in the gum

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Permanent crowns and any dentures securely fixed

Common Dental Implant Questions

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last anywhere from 10 to 25 years, or even more with proper care. Regular dental checkups and cleanings, along with good oral hygiene habits, can help extend the lifespan of dental implants.

How many dental implants do I need to hold a full set of dentures in place?

If you have a full set of dentures, you may require as many as 6 to 8 dental implants to secure them properly. On the other hand, if you have only a few missing teeth, you may need only 2 to 4 dental implants to support a partial set of dentures.

Is it painful having dental implants fitted?

While the idea of having a metal post surgically implanted into your jawbone may sound intimidating, the procedure itself is typically not painful. Local anaesthesia is used to numb the area around the implant site, and many patients report feeling only slight pressure during the procedure. While some post-operative discomfort may be expected, most patients find that any pain or swelling can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and a soft food diet for a few days after the procedure.

Can anyone have dental implants?

In order to qualify for dental implants, a person must have healthy gums and enough bone density to support the implant. Smokers and those with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, may not be suitable candidates for dental implants.

Do you offer Cone Beam CT Scans (CBCT)?

Yes. Cone beam CT scans provide high resolution, volumetric images with 3D views of critical anatomy for more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth positioning. Cone beam CT scans deliver very accurate scans with images comparable to medical CT scans, though with a much lower radiation dose, with either in-chair / standing patient positioning (rather than lying in a tunnel) and quicker scan times.

Will I need a CT scan?

We offer a CT scanning service for a number of clinical applications including:

  • Implantology: looking at bone quality, bone height and width, and the positions of adjacent nerves and teeth.
  • Oral surgery: visualising un-erupted third molars and the position of the ID and mental nerves.
  • Endodontics: realising the anatomy of curves of roots.
  • Orthodontics: understanding the positioning of relevant un-erupted teeth.

In addition to our simple scanning service, we can provide a diagnostic reporting service where we can help with the interpretation of scans, producing a radiology report for each scan. We also accept scan referrals from other dentists.

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