The dental implants procedure begins with removing any remaining tooth that might be present. We then use state-of-the-art technology to map your mouth, allowing us to plan how we’ll move forward.
After this, we perform a small procedure to insert the implant into your gum. Once it has bonded with the bone, we can move ahead with attaching the abutment and then attaching the porcelain tooth. The procedure takes a few weeks, but the fantastic results are worth the wait.
The cost of a dental implant depends on several factors. We’ll be able to give you an exact price once we’ve met with you and performed an initial assessment. However, expect to pay somewhere around £2,850 per implant.
We recognise that the dental implants cost can make this procedure beyond the reach of some people. This is why we provide highly competitive financing for dental implants, so you can spread the cost of the procedure over months, making it more affordable.
Yes, dental implants are completely safe. Your procedure will be performed by a highly trained dentist, ensuring everything is done correctly. You do not need to be concerned about your dental implant procedure.
Dental implants are exceptionally long-lasting, and you should expect your dental implants to remain in excellent condition for so many years. However, this needs a combination of your brushing and flossing together with our regular hygiene sessions which will be recommended to you based on your gum status.
If you ever have any concerns about your dental implant, whether it’s 10 days or 10 years after it was fitted, you should speak to a dentist.
Almost every adult who has lost or damaged a tooth is a candidate for a dental implant. However, you must have a healthy mouth and no decay or gum disease. If you have either, a dentist will be able to advise you about how to treat it.
Some medical conditions, such as blood clotting disorders, will make you unsuitable for this treatment. It is also not wise to perform dental implant surgery on anyone under 18, as their bone tissue might not be fully developed.
The overwhelming majority of dental implants go without a hitch, but there are occasions when the treatment fails. Those who smoke are more likely to experience a failed dental implant, as smoking can damage the gum and the bone surrounding the implant. Stopping smoking will significantly increase the chances of getting a successful dental implant.
You should also remember that there are habits that can damage dental implants. Smoking and drinking certain drinks can permanently stain them while chewing hard items can break the crowns. Also, avoid grinding your teeth – if you do this, a dentist will be able to recommend treatment.
Bone grafting is not something usually required for those receiving dental implants. However, it might be needed if your bone isn’t thick enough or is too soft. We will be able to tell you whether a bone graft is required once we have met you and analysed images taken of your jaw.
If you require bone grafting, we can carry out the procedure here at Twoth. If only minor bone grafting is needed, it can often be carried out at the same time as implant surgery. If you require more extensive bone grafting treatment, the procedure can take several months.