Dental Implants

Bring back your perfect smile

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    What does it involve?

    A titanium screw replaces the missing tooth moulds are taken to allow the construction of a new porcelain tooth.
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    How many appointments?

    A minimum of 5 appointments over a 4-6 month period.
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    How much does it cost?

    Single implant + porcelain crown £2574

What exactly are dental implants?

If you're concerned about your appearance due to a missing tooth or teeth, there is something that can be done. You may want to consider dental implants. These are a way of restoring your smile.

A dental implant is a metal substitute that replaces the root portion of your teeth. The implant itself is a small threaded screw made of titanium alloy that goes into your jaw. The implant becomes fused to the existing bone to form a very strong and durable anchor which lasts a long time. Upon this screw, a new replacement tooth is attached, designed to fully match the natural teeth around it. The replacement is then fixed onto the new foundation to give you a permanent solution to a missing tooth.

Not only are dental implants a great replacement as they are impossible to tell apart from real teeth, but implants can also be used as a more permanent alternative to a bridge or a more secure way of wearing a denture.

How long does the implant placement procedure take?

Initially, an assessment appointment is required, during which x-rays are taken. The implant placement procedure is completed under local anaesthetic by Ben Pearson, our dentist in Exeter. After a period of healing the implant is left in place under the gum for about three months to allow it to knit to the bone. The next stage involves uncovering the top of the implant and taking a mould of your teeth so that the new porcelain crown or bridge work can be made. This is then fitted about two weeks later.

Dental implants need a healthy foundation. If you are considering an implant your gum health and toothbrushing will be reviewed to ensure your mouth is in optimum condition before the implant is placed.

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implant costs can be found on our fees Page. We are also able to offer interest-free credit.

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