Dental Implants in Manchester City Centre
Our highly skilled and experienced team help re-build mouths and confidence on a daily basis.
Whether replacing one or all of the teeth, we can help you eat, speak and smile with confidence!
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a screw like replacement for a natural tooth root. They can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth or all of the teeth.
Before & After Dental Implants
When choosing an implant team to provide your treatment it is important to see real results.
A few of our cases are attached, we can also provide the phone number of patients who can let you
know what to expect……….
We are extremely fortunate to have our on-site laboratory which enables us to achieve results that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
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Success and risk factors with dental implants
Implants are a well-established, tried and tested treatment option when it comes to tooth loss. The success rate for treatment is approximately 95% after 5 years. Success longer-term depends on many factors:
1) Gum health: previous gum and bone problems (periodontal disease) increase the risk of implant failure. Any current gum problems must be treated and considered stable prior to placement of implants. ‘Peri-implantitis’ is gum disease affecting implants and can result in complications / failure of implants. To combat all of this, it is extremely important to maintain good oral hygiene after the implants have been placed and to have regular reviews by a dentist. A hygiene programme is essential to ensure the implants last.
2) Bone quantity and quality: an adequate quantity of good quality bone contributes to the success of implants. Gum problems, previous extractions (greater than 3 months ago) and trauma can lead to bone loss. Additional procedures by your dentist may be necessary to increase the bone available to work with. If this is not possible or desirable, aesthetic compromises are accepted, such as long teeth attached to the implants or pink gum work added.
3) Smoking: smoking affects the bone and gum healing around implants after treatment, increasing the rate of complications and failure both in the short and longer term. For this reason, we cannot guarantee success if you are a smoker.
4) A stable bite: it’s important not to overload an implant. A certain number of implants / teeth are needed to spread the load of your bite. Therefore, the whole mouth’s health needs to be considered for long term implant success.
5) Tooth grinding: the habit of tooth grinding will increase the forces on implants and can lead to their failure if not controlled. ‘Dental splints’ (bite guards) are often used to help protect the implants from such forces.
6) General health: certain health problems such as diabetes increase the failure rate of implants. Your dentist will discuss this with you.