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Dental Implants FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions about implants

 

How long do implants take?

Q. I would like to find out the cost of implants and how long it takes?

A. Every clinical case is unique and so to receive a personalised costing and estimate of the time involved in an implant based treatment please book a new patient examination appointment.

As a general rule of thumb, the cost of a fully restored single implant is from £2400

Too old for implants?

Q. I have had dentures since I was 18 , I am now a youthful 57 and would like the idea of dental implants? Am I too old now? If not, I would be very interested.

A. Every clinical case is unique and so we cannot give you a definitive answer regarding whether you are suitable for implants.
In general terms it is certainly the case that many people your age benefit from implant based treatments and so it would be a good idea to book a new patient examination and we can assess your dental health and discuss your individual requirements

Dental Implants for front teeth

Q. I have a missing upper front tooth – at the moment I have a little denture but I want a solution where I don’t need to take it out every day – could dental implants help me?

A. In the vast majority of cases – yes – dental implants can give you a predictable long term solution where you will have a fixed highly natural new tooth which so that you can smile and chew with total confidence. At Space Healthcare we’ll assess your general health and the health of your mouth, and importantly, the quality and quantity of bone in your jaw where the missing tooth is. Even if not enough bone is there it’s often possible to add to the existing bone by harvesting bone from another part of your mouth. This process is called bone augmentation. A single tooth implant is a very predictable way to replace a missing tooth.

Unhappy with Dentures

Q. I currently wear full dentures as I had all my teeth extracted many years ago. I am unhappy with my dentures as they are loose and have started dropping down. Is there anything I can do?

A. One of the most successful parts of implant dentistry is where implants are placed to support a special custom denture. Often only two or three implants are required which are then joined with a special metal bar. The bar fits into a special attachment on the fitting surface of the denture fixing it securely in place. The feeling of having your denture so secure is wonderful, chewing is no longer a problem and there is no risk of the denture moving or dropping down when you laugh or speak. The first thing to do is arrange a consultation with a dentist who specialises in dental implants; at Space Healthcare we can facilitate this for you with ease.

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