Missing Teeth & Dental Implants
Regain your Smile
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.
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.
From a single tooth to the whole mouth our team can give you back the confidence and loss of function that loosing teeth takes away.
A back tooth replaced with a dental implant and crown helping to improve chewing and stop upper teeth from drifting.
Your never to old for dental implants……….
This 89 year old gentleman had his fractured tooth replaced with a dental implant and crown.
The lower front teeth were replaced using 2 implant and a 4 tooth bridge. Pink porcelain was added to replaced missing gum.
Dental implants used to support a bridge as part of a full mouth dental rehabilitation.
Fixed bridgework supported by 6 dental implants gave back this ladies smile, chewing and confi-dence.
This procedure can be done in one day using the same day teeth system.
A “horseshoe” denture paced on 4 implants.
This is incredibly stable and secure
How long do dental implants last?
It is important to remember that your own teeth don’t always last a lifetime, so how long an implant lasts depends upon how well you take care of them. Statistics show that 95% of implants last at least 5 years and more than 90% of the implants will still be functional after 10 years.
Are dental implants guaranteed?
Unfortunately no guarantee of successful treatment can be made and failure can sometimes occur when it comes to implants. However, at 360 Dental, we will replace any failed implant that does not become ‘integrated’ with the bone, or if the implant fails within the first year. Beyond the first year, we approach things on a case by case basis, depending upon the risk factors prior to implant placement and how well the mouth is maintained. All crowns, bridges and dentures placed on top of the implants have a five year guarantee from 360 Dental, subject to terms and conditions.
Do you offer sedation during the dental implant process?
We can offer IV sedation for any procedure we carry out here at 360 Dental. When carried out by an appropriately trained professional, sedation has proven to be extremely safe. Please chat to one of the team to find out more.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Your dentist and hygienist will advise you on the specifics related to your treatment. In general, you should care for the implants as you would do for your natural teeth, so, keep them as clean as possible! Don’t use anything hard and be gentle yet thorough the gum around implants, as it is more fragile than the gums around teeth. As with any of our treatments, we strongly recommend a following a hygiene programme. Any guarantee of our work is subject to taking part in this process.
How much do dental implants cost?
A single implant with a small bone graft, abutment and crown is currently £2,200. We are pleased to add that multiple placements do go on to offer a discount per implant.
Do I need a bone graft?
Every time a tooth is lost, especially if it suffered a long-standing infection or gum disease, the bone shrinks back. We prefer to replace the missing bone, especially if the implant is in the ‘smile zone’. Most of the time we can use a ‘bottle bone’ to bulk up the structure. We use a synthetic material called ethos in many of our cases and have found it to remove the need for ‘block grafting’.
Does having dental implants hurt?
If you’re with a gentle dentist such as one of the team at 360 Dental, then certainly not! However, once the treatment is completed, your gums may feel and look slightly tender.
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.