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Implant Dentists Alcester for Tooth Replacement

Do you have a missing tooth? If yes, then implants could be the perfect solution. Dental Implants look and feel like real teeth, and what’s more, they last a lifetime.

What exactly are dental implants?

The purpose of implants is to act as a base for artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges or dentures. The implant itself is basically a small piece of metal that goes into your jawbone. Implants bind very tightly to jawbone, which means they don’t come loose. This makes implants the perfect base for artificial teeth, which with the right care and attention they can last a lifetime.

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implant next to normal teeth
Dental implants act just like your normal teeth, with the implant forming an artificial tooth root.

Your first appointment with the dentist will just be a consultation. The dentist will discuss your situation with you and answer any questions. A technician will then perform an x-ray or CT scan of your teeth to allow the dentist to get a better look at your mouth.

Your second appointment will involve the actual placement of the implant. Your dental implant dentist will create a hole in your jawbone, place the dental implant, and then close the tissue with stitches.

After this, you will need to the site to heal for a few weeks. During this time, your jawbone will fuse with the implants (in a process called Osseointegration), forming an extremely tight bond just like your natural tooth root would.

The dentist will then finish the work by placing an artificial tooth (usually a dental crown, bridge or even denture) onto the implant. The newly restored tooth will look just like your normal teeth, blending in seamlessly.Your new smile is now complete!

Are dental implants painful?

Dr Bhavesh Nathwani, a dentist in Alcester
Dr Nathwani is our expert dental implant dentist at Unique Smiles. Has has undergone extensive postgraduate training in implantology and is highly respected in his field.

We acknowledge that the idea of someone drilling into your jawbone sounds scary. However, you will receive a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel anything. Also the procedure is actually a lot easier than most people imagine. And if you’re really nervous then the dentist will offer a sedative.

After the surgery, the anaesthetic will slowly wear off and you will probably experience some discomfort. This can be managed with painkillers (such as ibuprofen). You can also use ice packs to reduce swelling.

At Unique Smiles we aim to minimise discomfort and keep out patients as relaxed as possible. If you have any concerns about this treatment, please do arrange a chat or a free consultation with one of our implant dentists. 

Why should I get a dental implant?

  • Replace missing teeth. Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. They are strong, attractive and comfortable. In fact, they’re so comfortable that you might sometimes forget they’re not real teeth! In contrast, dentures are often uncomfortable to wear. So, if it’s comfort you’re after, go for implants.
  • Stop your jaw from deteriorating. Missing teeth make your smile look bad, but did you know that missing teeth are bad for your jawbone too? When a tooth falls out, the nearby jawbone tends to weaken and deteriorate over time. Implants can actually stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating.
  • Implants can last a lifetime. Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is one of the strongest metals in the world. The properties of titanium allow bone to grow onto it, forming an incredibly stable foundation for your new tooth. With the right care and attention your implants can last you a lifetime. In contrast, dentures only last a few years before they need replacing.

How much does a dental implant cost?

Dental implants look, feel and function just like your normal teeth.

The price of implants varies from patient to patient. This is due to many factors, such as the materials required and the patient’s oral health.

What is clear is that implants are more expensive than dentures. This is partly because the implant materials themselves are expensive, and also that implants must be made to very precise sizes. However, because implants last forever, they can be cheaper than dentures in the long run.

Make an appointment with us and we’ll be happy to work out a quote with you.

Dental implants at Unique Smiles

Because implants are a big step, it’s important that you choose the right dentist. Here at Unique Smiles, we offer a professional and personalised service for all our patients. We guarantee that you won’t regret choosing us as your implant specialists. Book a free dental implant consultation with our principal dentist Dr Bhavesh Nawthani today by calling our team on 01789 400111.

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