Dental Implants Truro

  • Having missing teeth can affect the way you speak and eat, making you feel self-conscious. But this needn’t be the case.Here at Revitalise Dental Centre, we regularly provide dental implants for Truro-based patients at our five-star treatment centre in Cornwall.If you’d like to know more about dental implants in Truro, don’t hesitate to contact our private dentist on 01872 555 911 today.

     

    Dental implants to suit every need

    Put simply, a dental implant is a titanium screw that’s placed directly into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. Once it’s fitted, the bone in the jaw surrounding the implant will gradually fuse to it, holding it firmly in place.

    To complete the procedure, a ceramic crown is fitted to the top of the implant. This is usually a similar shape, size, and colour to your remaining teeth, so ensures a natural finish.

    Whilst our dental implants in Truro will replicate the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, we appreciate that no two patients are the same. This is why the team at Revitalise Dental Centre will talk you through the different options available and factor in how many teeth you want to restore before offering a tailored solution.

    When you book a consultation, your designated practitioner will discuss the following in detail:

    • Treatment stages
    • Recovery and healing timescales
    • The cost of dental implants and finance options
    • Aftercare

    When considering dental implants in Truro, we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions or queries regarding the implants themselves and the procedure – helping you to make an informed decision.

     

    Get in touch

    At Revitalise Dental Centre, we like to put our customers first. So, if you want to know more about our dental implant service in Truro or to discuss your dental requirements further with one of our friendly practitioners, you’re welcome to contact us at any time.

    Simply call us on 01872 555 911, email [email protected] or send an online message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Further Information

Dental Implants for patients who have experienced bone loss

For dental implants to be successful the bone density of the jaw must be sufficient to support the implant. If you have been told by your dentist in Truro dental implants are not the right treatment option for you, it may be possible to restore the bone with additional treatment.

Bone graft

In the unfortunate event that the bone is missing density, we will rebuild it adding additional bone or synthetic material. Resulting in a strengthened bone jaw that can support implants.

We have a choice of bone to use:

  • Bovine – demineralised cow bone, which is the most commonly used
  • Synthetic – man-made particulate, suitable for vegans
  • Allograft – the patient’s own bone, taken from other parts of the mouth

Sinus Lift

Unlike a bone graft, which rebuilds the lower jaw, a sinus lift adds bone volume in the sinus space. This is a common procedure and is possible to take place at the same time as the implant treatment.

These procedures will take place at our Dental Centre in Cornwall and if you are travelling from Truro for dental implant treatment, we would recommend having someone drive you to and from your appointment.

Different types of implants

At Revitalise we will create a unique plan to suit your individual needs, meaning you will have one, or a combination of two, implant treatments we offer as part of our dental implant service.

Single-tooth implant

The best treatment option for when you are missing a single tooth is to fill the gap with a single tooth implant. This will not only restore the normal functioning of the missing tooth but also provide support to the neighbouring teeth whilst persevering the jaw bone.

Implant supported bridge

When you have multiple missing teeth in a row, an implant supported bridge is the best solution to restoring the teeth whilst minimising how much surgery you need. 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 you may need all of your teeth replaced, this can be your upper teeth, lower teeth or both. A full set is the best treatment option to achieve this. It’s not uncommon to have a few teeth remaining and have them removed and replaced as dental implants will provide a much more reliable option.

When you need all your teeth replaced you might be wondering if you need to have implants placed in each gap where your teeth were previously located. 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.

How can a missing tooth impact my health?

Dental implants are geared towards improving the look of a person’s teeth as well as restoring them to their normal function. A form of treatment known as restorative dentistry. Replacing a missing tooth is crucial to your overall health as there are several issues that can arise.

Speech

Did you know that your teeth aid with speech? Although commonly known for biting and chewing food, teeth play a role in how we pronounce certain words. They support speech by controlling airflow in and out of the mouth. When we have teeth missing strident sounds are harder to pronounce as they need a fast airflow pressed against the teeth.

Eating

The most common function of the teeth is to breakdown food to allow us to swallow and digest our meals effectively. Once we lose teeth this becomes a harder task and can prevent us from doing this efficiently. If too many teeth are missing the ability to eat solid foods could be limited.

Losing the ability to chew food effectively can result in a range of other health problems due to the food entering the digestive system in large amounts. Heartburn and indigestion are common and the fact that the food has not been chewed will take longer for it to be broken down.

Jaw Bone Loss

Just like our muscles, our jaw bone needs ‘exercise’ to remain strong and healthy. The stimulation of chewing and biting provides the jaw bone, in which the teeth play a pivotal role. 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 treatment option for replicating the natural teeth and ensuring the jaw bone remains active and healthy.

Teeth alignment

Although our teeth are individually rooted in the jaw bone, they rely on each other to remain in their natural position. Without a neighbouring tooth, the ones remaining either side of the gap may begin to move, resulting in them becoming misaligned and crooked. Besides the cosmetic concern, this can lead to a range of issues including jaw pain, headache and the inability to bite correctly.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are a prosthetic procedure meaning an artificial device will replace a missing body part, in this case, the teeth. For this reason, we need to use a biocompatible material, one that will not be harmful to or rejected by living tissue. This is because after a few months of the implant being inserted, it unites with the jaw bone, ultimately becoming part of the body. The process is known as osseointegration.

Titanium has been used for over 50 years as the go-to material for dental implants due to the fact it is biocompatible and strong. The titanium implant is inserted directly into the jawbone replicating the natural root of a tooth.

Our dental implant service only uses top-quality materials combined with state-of-the-art technology. Not many dental centres in the country have an onsite laboratory where all the work is completed. If you are interested in a dental centre who does not outsource work but have not had success find one in Truro why not book in for a consultation with us and pay us a visit? There is no obligation to continue with treatment after your initial consultation.

A single dental implant is made up of three main parts;

The implant

Made from titanium, the implant is the part that is inserted directly into the jawbone, designed to replicate the natural function of the tooth’s root. It resembles the appearance of a screw and provides an extremely stable and reliable base for the rest of the implant.

Abutment

After a period of healing, the abutment will be placed on top of the implant. This part acts as a connector for the false tooth to be placed securely.

Crown

Made from a ceramic, the crown is the name of your new teeth. Placed carefully and securely on top of the abutment the crown completes the dental implant. The crown will be designed by our onsite technicians and closely match your natural teeth in colour, size, and function.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants will vary from person to person as it depends on how many teeth need replacing. Our price for a single front tooth restored to cost £3,500 and back teeth £3,250. However, the more you have fixed the less it costs overall, a complete jaw fixed with implants cost £16,600.

Many people are concerned with the price tag and might opt for a cheaper solution, in the long run, the investment outweighs the cost in improving one’s quality of life, function, confidence, and appearance. With that being said, we will never force any of our patients into a treatment option they are not happy with and will only recommend dental implants if we feel they are the best treatment option.

Created at our onsite

Not many dental centres in the UK have an onsite lab, meaning they have to outsource part of the work to a third party. This can result in a longer process, particularly if adjustments need to be made. If you cannot find a private dental centre offering dental implants in Truro offering the same service, we are not that far from you.

Patient Finance

We understand that dental implants are an investment that can be costly, however, we believe 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

At Revitalise we have a duty of care to help you look after your dental implants going forward. We offer all of our customers with affordable maintenance and aftercare along with a personalised plan which allows you to spread the cost of after-care. Our aftercare plan will be designed to best suit your schedule, let us know the best time you can travel to us from Truro and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Our dental implant service enhances the life of our patients with a range of benefits.

They look and feel natural

Because dental implants are engineered to replicate the function of the natural tooth, the outcome looks and feels life-like.

They Maintain Your Face Structure

Where tooth loss causes the jaw bone to weaken the structure of your face begins to change. Dental implants are the best option for supporting and maintaining facial structure.

They Are Fixed

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

They provide a long term solution

With the correct care, maintenance, and regular checkups, dental implants can last over 20 years.

It’s not uncommon for people to find certain areas difficult to clean, to begin with. Our dental hygienist will support you with techniques and educate you on how to maintain your oral health after your treatment.

What to expect after your consultation

After your consultation and we have determined dental implants might be an option for you, we will book you in for an appointment with our expert Implantoligist Dr. Simon Martin. The purpose of this session is to take radiographic images of the jaw bone to access the volume and density of bone available. He will then invite you back to our centre and present his findings and treatment options open to you.

Here he will explain the different options, timings, costings, risks, and benefits. This is all part of our consultation and there is no obligation to continue with treatment at this point. However, if you are happy with the treatment options presented to you we will provide 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 is as 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 consultation at our 5 star dental centre

During your consultation, we will invite you to meet the team, explore your treatment options and take a look around our beautiful eco-friendly building. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any concerns and questions you may have with our team.

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 cost and options

If you have had a consultation previously for dental implants in Truro but the costs have been to high, we will discuss the finance options we have available to support you with spreading the cost of any treatment.

Aftercare

With a success rate of 98%, your dental implants can last up to 30 years. Aftercare such as Regular visits to our hygienist and yearly examinations are essential to the longevity of your dental implants. We will discuss all the aftercare options we have available during your consultation.

Our centre is located in a beautiful part of Cornwall, why not make a day of your visit from Truro and explore whats on offer in and around the local area.

Will I be able to drive back to Truro after my dental implant treatment?

Dental implants will usually involve a local anesthetic. Or for patients who have acute anxiety an IV sedation may be needed. Although a local anesthetic only affects a specific region of the body, in this case the tooth that needs treatment, we would recommend have someone drive you home after your surgery.

If IV sedation is needed you will not be able to drive back to Truro after your treatment. The effects of sedation can last up to 12 hours meaning you will not be allowed to drive after your surgery, you will need to bring someone along with you.

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

I could have dental implants in Truro, Why should I choose Revitalise?

Dental implants are not just a treatment option for tooth loss, they are an investment. We would recommend exploring dental implants in Truro and the surrounding areas.

At Revitalise Dental Centre we only work with dental implant systems that are respected within the industry which are proven to get results. Our whole team share the same vision and goals of delivering a five star treatment which provides you the results you deserve.

Our already experienced regularly attend courses and conferences to enhance their skills and knowledge to ensure they remain up to date with advancements in the industry. This helps us continually improve our service and treatment.

You may have been told previously that you are not able to have dental implants in Truro due to bone loss. Here at Revitalise we use a range of techniques to rebuild and strengthen the jawbone to make this possible.

Our eco-friendly dental centre is located on the north Cornwall coast, using the very latest technology. We are only a short drive from Truro city centre.

Can anyone get dental implants?

In most cases anyone can get dental implants. Although there are certain situations where another treatment option might be a better choice. Dental implant treatment is only successful if there is sufficient density and volume of the jawbone to support implants.

However, If you have been told by your dentist in Truro dental implants are not an option due to bone loss, we use new technology and techniques which can make it possible. Ask us about “CopaSky” implants.

Illnesses such as diabetes where poor blood circulation affects the bodies ability to heal quickly can greatly reduce the success of dental implants. This is because the healing process with dental implants can take some time reducing success rates. Other health conditions such as osteoporosis and leukaemia can also affect the success rate of the treatment.

How will I look after my dental implants?

Looking after your dental implants will not require any special cleaning tools or chemicals, you will care for them the same way you would as your natural teeth. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene as plaque can still build up leading to problems such as gum disease and bad breath.

Continuing to visit your dentist on a regular basis is important to ensuring your implants last a long time. We offer a professional clean of dental implants using “Airflow” which is a warm jet of water with very fine beads to reduce the chances of future oral health problems.

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

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

Sometimes for dental implants to be successful we need to remove a remaining tooth, which may need further time to heal before the implant can be placed. If this is the case we can offer a temporary solution to fill the gap during the healing process.

Can implants help with dentures?

Yes, we have a range of treatment options available. For people who are struggling with their dentures or find wearing them uncomfortable we have a range of services that can help.

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.

If you have previously looked at dental implants in Truro which support dentures but have had no luck, we are confident we can find a solution for you.

How long do dental implants last?

With the correct care and regularly visiting your dentist, dental implants can last 20/30 years or more.

Will I need to have bone grafting?

If you have been told by a dentist in Truro that dental implants are not an option for you due to bone loss, bone grafting can make this possible.

If you have insufficient bone density to support dental implants you may need to have this additional procedure. Although you will not need to travel elsewhere to have this completed as it can be done at our centre located in Cornwall.

Can you replace all of my teeth with dental implants?

Yes we can. When all your teeth are missing or your current one needs replacing we will use an implant-supported bridge to make this possible.

What our Clients say

Marion visited Revitalise to reclaim her smile with a complete implant treatment. In this video, she explains how the staff at the practice put her at ease and why she recommends Revitalise to everyone she meets.


Client: Marion
Treatment: Complete mouth secured with implants

“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

“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.”


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