Dental Implants Cheltenham
Dental Implants Starting at £42 a month
Are missing teeth impacting on the way you talk and eat? And on your self-confidence?
Then dental implants could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Dental implants are produced to take the place of missing teeth or ones that are in poor condition. Made of porcelain and lasting a lifetime if cared for, a dental implant is also made to match your remaining healthy teeth. This advanced solution is quickly becoming the most popular way of replacing missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made up of two parts. The foundation piece is the ‘abutment’. The abutment is made of titanium and is screw shaped. It acts as a substitute for the root that a healthy tooth would have. The abutment is put into the jaw, like a natural tooth would be, and secured down.
A dental crown is the second component of the dental implant. An implant crown is just like any other dental crown that traditionally would have covered a damaged or broken tooth. But, here, it is secured to the newly inserted titanium abutment. When crown and abutment are fixed, you have a complete dental implant. It is a permanent fixture that should last forever.
Dental Implant Cost?
“How much are dental implants?” is often the opening question patients ask us when they’re thinking about these treatments. You may already know that dental implants are not a low-cost solution. Prices begin from £2,500 for each tooth. But there are misconceptions about the cost of dental implants. Gaining understanding of these may help you realise that they do not cost quite as much as you first think.
For starters, each tooth that’s missing doesn’t require its own new dental implant. We can apply a technique known as a dental implant bridge to bring the cost down for you. For example, for a gap of three missing teeth, two dental implants are placed to support a three-unit bridge. Therefore, two dental implants can replace three teeth.
More about Dental Implants
Made of porcelain, dental implants may well last longer than the healthy teeth you still have. Like your natural teeth, the better you care for them, the longer they will last. They’ll actually last a lifetime if you treat them as you should your natural teeth.
There’s not a minimum or maximum age. That said, we don’t recommend people under the age of 18 have implants. This is because their jaw and bone tissue is still developing. By the same measure, although there’s not a maximum age, a leading factor that will determine your suitability for dental implants is the condition of your gums and jawbone.
Yes you can swap dentures for dental implants. The process may even be faster than normal because you’ve already had teeth removed when the dentures were fitted. So no extractions will be needed. Following the “all on four” technique, several dental implants can be used, with two brand new arches of porcelain teeth inserted to become a permanent replacement for your old dentures.
Dental implants can cause some mild initial discomfort, but they are not normally painful. We perform the procedure under local anaesthetic, and we ensure your comfort before proceeding with the treatment.
Once the treatment is complete, over-the-counter painkillers are normally sufficient during the initial healing process.
Dental implants are designed to be in place for a whole lifetime. While a dental bridge is a fixed solution as well, in the future it may need to be replaced. A bridge relies upon the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth for its support. So, if these teeth fall into poor condition, it will affect the bridge and it may need to be replaced. While dental implants cost more than dental bridges, they are usually a better choice.
We regularly hear feedback from our patients telling us how much they love the personal service they receive at the practice. And we go to great lengths to make you as comfortable as can be. We get that dental implants are a major procedure, so we don’t hurry you along. Take it easy and try to relax. You’re in safe hands.
We have all the equipment necessary to perform dental implants expertly. This includes cutting edge dental X-ray equipment in-house, so we don’t inconvenience you with third party referrals to get the required X-rays. You will have them done at our clinic.
The dental implantologist at Claydon Dental is one of the premier surgeons in the UK. As well as our facility in Cheltenham, we additionally have the use of a state-of-the-art dental hospital in Oxfordshire if it is necessary.
Lastly, we take pride in the exceptional patient care we provide. And this has led to us receiving more than 100 5-star reviews on review platforms like Google.
Like having any surgery, there is risk with the procedure. But using an experienced team who perform dental implant procedures regularly is an effective way to manage the risk.
After the procedure, dental implants have no downside. The dental implant will appear and work like your other natural teeth. It will last a lifetime if you look after it properly.
“Why are dental implants so expensive?” is a frequently asked question. There are several reasons in the answer. To begin with, the materials that the dental implants are made from, porcelain and titanium, need to be crafted in a specialist laboratory so that they precisely fit your mouth. Therefore, every case is unique, and calls for dedicated experts’ time to be done properly.
A highly trained dental specialist is also needed for the dental implant fitting. It cannot be done by a regular dentist. Many hours of additional training are required to qualify as a dental implantologist.
The only permanent substitute for missing teeth is dental implants. But you can consider alternative solutions:
Dental bridges – Like a dental implant, a dental bridge uses porcelain to make a multiple tooth dental crown. Two adjacent healthy teeth are used to place this dental crown. After they have bonded, these teeth work to create a bridge over the gap, giving them their name, dental bridge.
Dentures – Dentures are another alternative to dental implants. They work very differently though, requiring regular removal for cleaning and sleeping. While they are still used sometimes, their popularity is fading today.
All on 4 is now growing in popularity. Sometimes known as permanent dentures, all on four uses 4 dental implants to install a full arch of porcelain teeth. All on 4 is a major procedure. Much planning is required to achieve the desired result. Because of this, and the materials costs, all on 4 starts at £15,000 per arch. We can offer some great finance packages to spread the cost of this procedure.
For minor dental implants procedures, it is up to you. We can provide ‘conscious sedation’ to patients who desire it. Conscious sedation does not go as far as sending you to sleep, you are just heavily sedated. Most people who choose this option cannot remember the procedure afterwards. For major dental implant procedures, full sedation is necessary. This is usually reserved for all on 4 treatment or multiple implants.
If you are an adult with healthy gums you are probably suitable for dental implants. However, if you smoke, suffer from gum disease, or have undergone radiotherapy in your jaw, it may prevent you from having dental implants immediately.
The good news is that gum disease can be treatable. We may advise a series of dental hygiene visits to improve your oral health before starting dental implants.
It is possible to fit dental implants in one day. This is known as same-day dentistry and it is something we offer. However, it will not be suitable for everyone and it needs to be performed in our dental hospital in Oxfordshire.
5 Steps to Dental Implants
Dental Implant Consultation
We offer a free dental implant consultation to assist you in deciding if dental implants are right for you. Our implant consultation lasts 30 minutes and it gives you the opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions on dental implants, the procedure and the cost. We might suggest a quick x-ray while you are in, so that we can advise you accurately on the options available to you.
Preparing your treatment plan
Once you’ve reflected on what you learnt at your initial appointment, it’s now time to meet the dentist who will perform your treatment. They are known as the implantologist.
They will undertake a thorough analysis of your teeth, mouth and gums and produce a tailored treatment plan and timeline for you to follow. It is often the case that patients require one or two dental hygiene appointments prior to having dental implants. There must be no sign of gum disease before having treatment and your mouth must be clean.
Placement of your Dental Implant
Now we will utilise local anaesthetic. So once the area is numb you won’t feel any pain. We always ensure patients are comfortable before we start.
Your dentist will make a small hole in your jaw, letting them fit your abutment that the new dental crown will eventually be secured to.
We’ll also take a scan of your teeth. This will be used by the lab and technicians to create a new porcelain tooth that matches the size and shape of your existing ones.
After this you can return home so that your jaw can heal around the abutment. It will usually take about two to three months.
Fitting your new tooth
After your jaw has healed, you will be invited back to our surgery so that your dentist can fit your brand-new dental crown. Remember, it is bespoke to you. The crown fitting is pain-free so no further anaesthetic is needed.
We will make a final appointment for you. In this, your dentist can check your dental implant to see that your mouth has healed well.
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Single Dental Implant Cost
- Full Price £2,500
- 60 payments of only £42
- 36 payments of only £65
- 12 payments of only £174
Double Dental Implant Cost
- Full Price £3,500
- 60 payments of only £62
- 36 payments of only £96
- 12 payments of only £258
Making your visit Comfortable
You will find that dental implants are a life changing treatment. At Claydon Dental, Cheltenham, you will be at one of the leading practices in Gloucestershire.
It was our intention to create a dental practice that feels contemporary, comfortable and cutting-edge. And the feedback our patients give us makes us think that we’ve achieved this. But do stop by and judge for yourself.