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"The practice is so professional and relaxing, you are so at ease when coming here..certainly no nerves."
At Hilton Dental we know that if you lose one or more of your teeth you may feel emotional upset and a sense of embarrassment. You may have heard of or be considering dental implants as a solution to missing teeth. Our main concern at Hilton Dental is that we offer our patients the correct information that they need to allow them to make an informed choice about dental implant surgery.
All our implant patients are consulted with on a one to one basis so we can make sure we fully explain the procedures involved and provide you with full information support and guidance and to allow you to make the right decision.
Dr Missan, the Implant surgeon at Hilton Dental has completed a two year training programme in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the gold standard qualification in this field. He has also been awarded the advanced certificate in Implant Surgery in recognition of his additional surgical skills in block bone and maxillary sinus grafting. Dr Missan is one of only a handful of Dentists to have received this recognition in the UK.
We have answered some of the most common questions we are asked about implant surgery here on our website, but we also understand that speaking to our dentist face to face can go a lot further to alleviate any worries or concerns you may have about the procedure surrounding having dental implants.
If you feel you could benefit from a consultation please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly staff at our practice in West Bridgford Nottingham will be happy to arrange an initial consultation worth £35 completely free of charge and without any obligation.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant looks like a small screw which is made from titanium. It is securely fused into the precise position of the missing tooth or teeth. Once fitted the implant will provide long-term support for your new replacement teeth which can take the form of a crown, bridges or dentures.
Why choose dental implants?
There are a number of reasons why patients choose to have dental implants over other teeth replacement procedures. Dental implants are a fixed long term solution and are therefore considered to be the ‘gold standard’ treatment for the replacement of missing teeth.
Missing teeth can result in bone loss, and when the bone that holds up the structure of the face deteriorates this can lead to premature aging. An implant will mimic the structure of the missing bone and help you to maintain a youthful appearance.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can restore your ability to chew food that you enjoy which you may not be able to chew with a missing tooth or with ill fitting dentures.
With an dental implant excellent aesthetic results are achievable, meaning no one need know that you have had a tooth replaced. Dental implant surgery in our opinion the best way for you to reinvent and rejuvenate your smile.
What is the procedure if I chose to have dental implants?
The first step is to give our patients a full clinical examination of the mouth. This allows our dentist to check that enough bone is present for your implant and that the mouth is healthy and that you are ready to have your implant. If any decay or infection is present, this must be treated before surgery.
Full written treatment plan and costings.
We will then provide you with a comprehensive outline of the proposed treatment. At Hilton Dental we provide all our patients with all the available treatment and payment options so that you can make the best possible choice.
Our experienced dental technician will then prepare a mock up so you can see what your new smile will look like with your replacement teeth.
The implant is gently placed into the bone and is then left to heal under the gum which can take between 3-6 months. During this period the implant is not loaded or put under any direct stress enabling the bone to fuse to the implant, a process known as osseointegration.
If the implant is to be loaded immediately, a post is attached to the implant onto which a temporary crown is fitted. This can all be done on the same day, if however, a temporary bridge or crown is not needed immediately it will be fitted after the osseointegration process has taken place.
Exposing the implants
If the implants haven’t been loaded immediately, then this is the next stage. The implants are uncovered and impressions taken, allowing the dental technician to construct a custom made post to fit the implant ready for your dental crown, bridge or denture.
For single crowns and dental bridges, temporaries are normally used to ensure that the correct gum profile has been created for the best possible aesthetic result. Some adjustments may be required to achieve the best possible outcome.
The final implant supported crown, bridge or denture is fitted approximately a month after exposure and will leave you with a perfect new smile.
All our implant patients are different and have different needs. We are therefore unable to give a cost for treatment without having an initial consultation. We do however believe our prices to be very competitive and we would encourage you to come for a initial consultation to see for yourself.