Most people think that dental implants are a fairly new advance in dentistry, but would you be surprised to know that they have been available since the early 1960′s!
Implants are used to replace missing teeth with crowns or bridges or to stabilize dentures They are made from titanium which is a hypoallergenic metal.
As dentists in Birmingham we recommend an initial assessment at our dental practice if you are interested in an implant; there we will discuss the potential benefits to your comfort, appearance and function. We will usually need to take an x ray as well and this is included in the initial implant assessment fee of £90.00.
Dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone to act like a tooth root. It’s a fairly straight forward procedure and is done using the same local anesthetic you would have for a filling.
A small incision is made and the implant placed into the bone. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes and following implant placement any swelling and discomfort are minimal. Paracetomol or similar will manage any discomfort and usually this is only taken for the day of the procedure.
The implant can be attached to a crown, bridge or denture after 3 to 6 weeks. In some cases the implant may be used straight away although this will make it more likely to loosen.
Osseointegration is successful in more than 90% of people, and it is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums to protect the implant.
We are dentists in Birmingham are able to offer dental implants at a cost of £875. The attached crown costs a further £875. The overall cost including the temporary crown, associated x rays and aftercare is approximately £2000 if only one tooth needs replacing.
To stabilize and retain a full lower denture two implants would be needed which with the attachments to the denture costs around £2200.
For bridges each implant may support more than one tooth.
It is important to attend your dentist regularly for maintenance after completing treatment. Good oral hygiene around the implants and existing teeth is essential for long term success.
If you would like to know more or would like to book an assessment call us on 0121 475 2321.