A dental implant is a perfect solution if you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant can be used to support the most natural looking tooth replacement and can dramatically improve your smile, eating and confidence. At Dr Rez we offer a full range of dental implant solutions including:
Missing teeth can be a problem for your dental health and your own personal well-being. Dental implants can be used in a variety of situations to help replace missing teeth.
Here at Dr Rez Dental, we will be able to help replace your missing teeth to restore your smile and improve your confidence, however your teeth came to be missing. A dental implant replaces the root of a tooth and it can be used to hold the visible part of the tooth, known as the crown. A single implant is needed to replace a single tooth, but not every missing tooth needs to have an implant beneath it – a bridge can be used, supported by several dental implants, to replace many teeth.
A dental implant comes in two parts, the first is the artificial root - a threaded, titanium screw, which has a roughened surface to promote a very strong union between its surface and the bone of the jaw.
It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and in time will bond with the jawbone. The second part is what is attached to the dental implant root.
At Dr Rez Dental, we use a range of implant systems, each with a proven track record in the implantology field.
The implant stands alone and does not rely on healthy adjacent teeth being ground down for a crown; nor does it have to link to the neighbouring teeth in any way, an implant can actually withstand more load than a normal tooth. The dental implant is placed when the gums have healed following a dental extraction.
When inserted into an accurately created hole in the jawbone a strong union forms between the titanium and the patient’s native bone. This begins at about two weeks following insertion and continues to increase in strength until around six weeks when the screw can be used to support one or more teeth.
Mrs D came to us after years of problems with a failing bridge. The worry of unreliable teeth was really starting to effect day to day life. She was fed up of having the bridge re-cemented again and again at her previous dentist. Mrs D wanted a more permanent solution so she could eat out or go abroad without having to think twice about her teeth.
As it had been many years since her tooth was removed, we discovered significant bone loss during her Implant Assessment. The first stage of treatment was to address this with a bone graft and then later, place a single unit dental implant.
Mrs D is now a Denplan patient at our practice, and when we asked her two years on what she thought about her dental implant, we think she summed it up perfectly….
”I don’t have to think about it!I forget it’s even there!”.
Google Review from same patient:
“My daughter recommended Dr Rez to me after she had Fastbraces at his practice. I needed two dental implants, and I couldn't be happier with the treatment and the result. All of the staff are so friendly and welcoming, and Rez explains everything so clearly but in a way that isn't at all patronising. I was really apprehensive about having implants before I came here but the whole process was actually quite enjoyable! Everybody in this practice goes above and beyond and really make you feel at ease.”
For routine cases, from the time of implant insertion to the time of placing the first tooth, treatment times can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months. Good solid bone will reduce treatment time, whilst more time and care must be taken with poor bone, which can therefore extend treatment times.
If looked after correctly, dental implants will last for many decades. We use the Straumann® dental implant system which has proved to last a lifetime, achieving fantastic results for all of our patients.
There isn’t a standard answer to how much implants will cost because the work required is tailored to your needs. Prices start from £1,750* and vary depending on how many implants you need and whether you need any treatment prior to placement (such as a bone graft).We understand that the price of dental implants can be daunting. For this reason we have a number of payment options available.
*Prices correct as at September 2020
Dr. Rez has a specialist interest in Implantology and has completed a number of postgraduate qualifications. Rez has a wealth of experience, and currently places Dental Implants for Practices across the north west. Then, there is our fabulous nurse Jenny,who is a specialist implant nurse and trainer. An ambassador for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology) Jenny has delivered presentations at several conferences.
For most dental implant-supported teeth you will be able to clean around each supporting dental implant by brushing and flossing in just the same way that you would around your own teeth. In some areas we recommend flossing,inter dental toothbrushes and other cleaning aids to maintain excellent oral hygiene.
For the first few months after the dental implants are placed, your dentist may ask to see you more frequently. However, once your dentist is satisfied your treatment is performing as planned, ongoing care will be similar to patients with natural teeth.
The most important visit is the initial consultation where Dr Rez will go through a series of questions regarding your previous dental and medical histories. This will help to determine if dental implants are the best option for you.
If you are in good general health, dental implants are likely to be a suitable option for the replacement of your missing teeth. However, habits such as heavy drinking and smoking can compromise the initial healing time and have a detrimental effect on the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each implant.
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