Dental Implants

A Dental Implant is the treatment most commonly used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is considered the best and most efficient way to create a natural look combined with stability and it will often provide a long-term solution.

Dental implants are a straightforward and routine procedure; the implant comprises a titanium ‘root’ in the gum and a ceramic crown which replicates the original tooth and is as close to the real thing as possible.

A dental implant will give you the confidence to talk, eat, and smile normally without a second thought.

Regardless of whether you need to fill the space of a single missing tooth using one implant and a crown or use multiple implants to support a bridge for several missing teeth, we will discuss the treatment options, the costs and the after care involved and will help you to decide what would best suit you and your lifestyle.

Dental Implants:

  • Have the look and feel of natural teeth
  • Offer a long-term, maintenance-free solution
  • Can be used for either single tooth or multiple teeth replacement

In your free consultation your personal Revitalise Dental Practitioner will talk to you about:

  • Treatment stages for dental implants
  • Recovery and healing timescales.
  • Finance and cost options
  • Any concerns or worries you have about the procedures
  • After Care

Further Information

Dental implants for patients who have experienced bone loss

Sufficient bone density of the jaw is required for dental implants to be successful, without it the jaw will not be able to support the implant. Patients who have experienced bone loss will still be able to receive the treatment, however, an additional procedure may need to be completed to strengthen the jaw bone. This is achieved through adding bone usually at the time the implant is placed.

If the bone has resorbed, bone can be placed in a separate procedure prior to the implants being placed. With the advances in modern technology, dental implants are suitable to almost all patients.

Bone Graft

When the jaw bone is missing bone density and volume, we will rebuild and strengthen the jaw bone around the implants by adding bone.

We have a choice of bone to use:

  • Bovine – demineralised cow bone, which is the most commonly use
  • Synthetic – man made particulate , suitable for vegans
  • Allograft – the patients own bone , taken from other parts of the mouth.

Sinus Lift

Sometimes the upper jaw bone does not have sufficient bone density or volume to support implants. Unlike a bone graft, this process does not rebuild the jaw bone, rather adds bone volume in the Sinus space. This procedure is common and can sometimes take place at the same time of implant placement, but it’s usually carried out separately.

Different types of dental Implants

Everyone’s teeth are unique, meaning everyone we treat will have different needs. At Revitalise we offer a full range of dental implant types to suit your own unique dental treatment plan.

Single Tooth Implant

When you only have one tooth missing this can be replaced with an individual implant. This is the best treatment option available to not only restore the functionality of the missing tooth, but to support the health of the neighbouring teeth and persevere the jaw bone.

Implant Supported Bridge

You may have heard of a dental bridge before as the term is also used with treatment related to dentures. With an implant supported bridge we will fill multiple gaps in your mouth with minimal surgically placed implants. For example, if you have three teeth missing in a row you will not have an implant placed in the middle, only within the neighbouring gaps.

Full Set

Sometimes all of your upper or lower teeth will need replacing. This will be achieved with a full set. Even if you have a few teeth remaining the best option may be to remove them. Although most adults have 32 teeth this does not mean you will need to have 32 implants surgically placed. Lower jaws need a minimum of two implants and the upper jaw requires a minimum of four. It’s not uncommon for the upper jaw to require more implants due to the fact that the bone is softer compared to the lower jaw.

How can a missing tooth impact my health?

Dental implants come under restorative dentistry, a type of dentistry that is geared towards improving the appearance and function of the teeth. However, there are a number of problems which can arise from tooth loss.

Speech

Did you know that your teeth are not just a tool for eating? They also aid with speech and a missing tooth can make it harder to pronounce specific words. This is because teeth help control the airflow in and out of the mouth. When there is not enough friction from a fast airflow, strident sounds are harder to pronounce.

Eating

The most well known function of the teeth is their ability to help us digest food through chewing. When we have teeth missing, especially in the back of the mouth, it becomes a more difficult task to break down food effectively. Depending how many teeth are missing the ability to eat solid foods could be limited.

Front teeth are sharp and have long single roots to take the lever forces of cutting and tearing food. Back teeth are flat and have two or three roots to spread the forces of crushing and grinding food.

If you lose back teeth the front teeth have to over work to chew food effectively and they are not designed to take these forces and overloading can create failure of the front teeth in time.

That is why it is very important to ensure there are no gaps at the back of your mouth.

If you lose teeth it certainly affects how you eat and what you eat.

If you can’t chew effectively, the food enters the digestive system in lumps and your body has to deal with this. Heartburn and indigestion are common and the fact that the food has not been chewed will take longer for it to be broken down.

Food choice is also affected. With the loss of teeth you could avoid certain foods and doing so eliminating some food groups .

Jaw Bone Loss

Teeth support the bone of the jaw through stimulation of chewing and biting, think of it as an exercise for your jaw. When we lose teeth we also lose the stimulation from eating. As a result the jaw will begin to waste away or become weaker. Dental implants are the best solution for ensuring your jaw bone remains active and healthy as they replicate the function of natural teeth.

Teeth Alignment

Although our teeth are rooted into the jawbone, without a neighbouring tooth the ones remaining either side of the gap may begin to move. Overtime more of the teeth will become misaligned and become crooked. Besides the cosmetic concern this can lead to a range of issues including jaw pain, headache and the inability to bite correctly.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants is heavily influenced by the clinical situation, you can expect a single front tooth restored to cost £3,500 and back teeth £3,250. However, a complete jaw fixed with implants will cost from £16,600.

Although dental implants might seem to come with a hefty price tag, the investment outweighs the cost in improving one’s quality of life, function, confidence, and appearance. At Revitalise we will only recommend dental implants if we feel they are the best treatment option.

Created in our onsite lab

Delivering a quality product that provides you with the confidence to smile and live a happier and healthier life is our goal. That’s why we create all dental prosthesis on-site only using materials of the highest quality.

Patient Finance

Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile they are happy with. Here at Revitalise we offer a range of patient finance options to customers who would like to spread the cost of their treatment.

On-going maintenance

Our work doesn’t end after you have finished the course of treatment. At Revitalise we have a duty of care to help you maintain your new teeth going forward, ensuring your new smile lasts. We offer all of our customers with affordable maintenance and aftercare. We will create an on-going plan which allows you to spread the cost of after-care.

What are the benefits of dental implants

They Look and Feel Natural

Dental implants are not only designed to replicate the look of your natural teeth but also the function.

They Maintain Your Face Structure

As the jaw bone weakens due to tooth loss the structure and shape of your face begins to change. Dental implants will not only maintain the jaw bone but can also strengthen it.

They are Fixed

Unlike dentures which are removable false teeth, dental implants remain securely in place without the need of an adhesive or clasps

They are a Long-term Solution

Dental implants can last over 20 years with the correct maintenance.

Offer a Long-term solution with Maintenance

Dental implants are designed to last long term without the need of on-going maintenance with your dentist. However, just like your adult teeth, they will last as long as you care for them. You will need to look after your dental implants the same way you would your natural teeth.

You may find certain areas difficult too clean to begin with. Our dental hygienist will support you with techniques and educate you in how to maintain your oral health to its optimum level. Correctly cleaning your dental implants is crucial to avoiding issues that you would get with your natural teeth…such as gum disease.

What to expect beyond your free consultation

Once you have had your free consultation, and if dental implants are considered to be an option for you, we will book a time with our expert Implantoligist Dr. Simon Martin. After taking and reporting on radiographic images of the jaw bone to access the volume and density of bone availability, he will invite you back and present his findings and treatment options open to you.

Simon will explain different options, timings, costings, risks and benefits. There is no obligation at this point and should you wish to proceed, we will present a detailed schedule which we would ask you to read, ask any questions and all being well as you to sign a consent to the treatment.

The routine process follows

  • CT Scans
  • The diagnostic planning of tooth and implant positioning
  • Placement of the implant into your jaw
  • Healing and osseointegration
  • Fitting of your new artificial teeth onto the implant
  • X-Rays
  • Regular Hygiene Maintenance

Your free consultation

At Revitalise we offer you an opportunity to meet our team, enjoy our beautiful facilities and explore your treatment options. With a FREE consultation you can discuss your concerns and ask any questions with our team .

Treatment Stages

Before we begin any treatment we like to discuss all the stages involved so you know exactly what to expect throughout your time with us. This also allows you to raise any concerns you may have. Our aim at Revitalise is to provide all of our customers with a stress-free experience. We want you to feel as comfortable and in control of your treatment.

Recovery and Healing

There are multiple recovery and healing stages throughout your treatment. And these timescales will vary on an individual basis. The whole treatment can take anywhere from 3 to 15 months.

Finance and Cost Options

We understand that the cost of dental implants can sometimes be an obstacle. However, we also believe that everyone deserves to have a smile which they are happy with. That’s why we offer a range of patient finance options to customers wishing to spread the cost of their first class dental care.

Aftercare

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% and with the correct care your new teeth can last for 20 to 30 years. At Revitalise we want all of our customers to be able to enjoy their new smile with confidence for years to come. Aftercare such as Regular visits to our dental hygienist and yearly examinations are essential to your dental implants longevity. We will discuss all aftercare options available during your consultation.

Revitalise procedures and treatments are bespoke and tailored to your needs and lifestyle.
Contact us now to arrange a time for your initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Revitalise Dental Centre?

At Revitalise Dental Centre our whole team shares the same vision and ethos…delivering five star dental treatment to all of our customers in a new and relaxed way. We only use respected dental implant systems that we believe will deliver the best possible product. Our experienced team are continually expanding their skills and knowledge to ensure they remain up to date with advancements in the industry, to discover new and better ways to treat you.

How much do dental implants cost?

Costs vary with each case. Finance options are available along with scheduled payment plans.

Can anyone get dental implants?

In most cases anyone can get dental implants. However, there are a number of situations where another treatment option might be more effective. For dental implants to be successful it’s important that the density and volume of the bone is sufficient to support the implants. With new technology and techniques, we can provide implants to many patients who have been told that they don’t have enough bone. Ask us about “CopaSky” implants .

Underlying medical conditions can also reduce the success rate of dental implants, particularly illnesses which affect healing. Diabetic patients are prone to poor blood circulation which affects the bodies ability to heal wounds quickly. With dental implants the healing process is a longer than normal and success rates can be reduced.

Other health conditions such as osteoporosis and leukaemia can affect the success rate of the treatment as well as those who smoke tobacco. Individual assessment would be needed to determine if dental implants are an advisable treatment option.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss, meaning they can last 20/30 years or more However, there are a number of factors that can affect their longevity.

  • How well you take care of your dental implants. Brushing and flossing twice a day, sticking to a healthy diet and regular check ups at your dentist will impact how long your new teeth last.
  • Injury or damage. Your dental implants are prone to damage just like your natural teeth, avoiding unnecessary uses such as opening bottles with your mouth will prevent damage or injury.
  • Your dental implantologist. An experienced and skilled dentist can make a huge difference regarding the longevity of your new teeth. Here at Revitalise our dental implantologist Dr. Simon Martin has over 15 years experience successfully placing 1000s of implants.
  • Your overall health. Future health complications that might arise can unfortunately affect their longevity.

How long do I have to look after my dental implants?

You will look after your dental implants the same way you would your natural teeth. Neglecting the cleaning of them, can result in bad breath and a build up in plaque and biofilm, leading to further problems later. You might find certain areas difficult too clean to begin with, our dental hygienist will support you with techniques to maintain your oral health after your treatment.

Visiting your dentist regularly is important to ensuring your new smile lasts. At Revitalise we can offer a professional clean of your dental implants, using “Airflow” which is a warm jet of water and very fine beads to eliminate the build up of the biofilm which are associated with bad breath and gum disease.

Will I need to have bone grafting?

In some cases, yes. When there is insufficient bone volume to support dental implants, bone grafting will ensure the treatment can be achieved successfully. That said we can now use “CopaSky” implants which require less bone volume so if you have ever been told you don’t have enough bone, or you require a bone graft procedure, we now have a solution for you.

Revitalise Dental Centre we have an onsite state of the art laboratory, meaning all the work can be achieved in-house. This results in a faster turnaround time and ensures that the material used will be of the highest quality.

If my tooth is removed will I be left with a gap?

The answer is no. We will never leave you with a gap .

It is possible to have an implant placed immediately after a tooth has been extracted. However, in some cases the gum will need time to heal before we can proceed with inserting the implant. We understand that this might be undesirable and might leave you feeling embarrassed. At Revitalise we want you to be completely happy throughout the whole process and we can offer a temporary solution to fill the gap during the healing process.

Can you replace all of my teeth with implants?

Yes we can and our team is experienced in creating dental implants that look and feel natural. There is more good news, even if you are having all your teeth replaced there’s no need to have one implant per tooth. Meaning we do not need to surgically place 32 implants. Your lower jaws need a minimum of two implants and the upper jaw requires a minimum of four.

Can implants help with dentures?

Yes, we have a range of treatment options available in which we use implants to support dentures. Some people have difficulty wearing and keeping their dentures securely in place, resulting in a poor user experience. Implants can resolve this problem providing incredible security and comfort.

Both, removable implant dentures and fixed dentures can also provide support to the facial structure in patients who have lost bone density in the jaw.

Do dental implants hurt?

No, you will not feel any pain during the procedure, it will just be slightly uncomfortable. You may experience some swelling and possible bruising after the procedure but this will pass quickly and this does not happen to everyone.

Will I be awake and will I hear anything?

Dental implants are a routine procedure carried out under local anaesthesia. Some patients prefer to have conscious sedation. This can help alleviate anxiety before and during treatment.

How long will it take for me to get my smile?

To replace a single tooth with a single implant the whole process will take 12 weeks. If further surgical procedures are required to enhance implant support, this can extend treatment period up to 1 year.

What our Clients say

“The minute I met Martin, I just knew he was so calm and relaxing. So then we had a discussion and Martin said what he could do and it had to be what our pocket could afford as well and we went ahead with it. The experience I had at this dentist was unbelievable, it was a journey I loved every minute of.”


Client: Dee
Treatment: Dental Implants

“There’s always smiling, handshakes, hugs and plenty of tea and coffee. They looked after my husband who was there for the day. They do the sedation and Hayley looked after me. Obviously I was unaware of exactly what they were doing, but they always make you feel so comfortable. Although you’re nervous, I don’t think I could’ve gone and got the same treatment anywhere else.”


Client: Carolyn
Treatment: Dental Implants

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