Missing teeth not only affect your confidence but also affect your ability to chew and enjoy food. Natural teeth can be missing for a variety of reasons such as tooth decay, injury or gum disease.
A dental implant is designed to replace missing teeth by placing a titanium post carefully into the jaw to mimic the function of the tooth root; a crown is fitted to the titanium post. Multiple teeth can be replaced by placing several implants and attaching a bridge or denture. All options give the appearance of natural teeth and help to restore chewing function.
At Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice our experienced dental implant team Dr Nikhil Oberai, Dr Natasja Kashyap and Dr Krunal Desai use cutting edge technology to plan and treat our patients and we are proud to have a 99% success rate in placing implants at the practice.
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At Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice we offer All-On-4 Implants from £262.52* per month.
The All-On-4 system is a modern alternative solution if you have lost all of your teeth. This treatment replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge, supported by just four dental implants.
Benefits on All on 4 Implants:
If you have a single missing tooth, a single implant is the best solution for you. Dental implants have become first choice for many patients who have a missing tooth at the front of their mouth. A single titanium implant is placed into the bone and allowed to heal for 12 weeks. Once healed, an impression is taken of the area and a custom made abutment and cosmetic crown are made to fit onto the implant. This dental implant crown should function and feel just like your own tooth.
If you struggle wearing your denture or it becomes loose and moves about, causing difficulty in eating and speaking you may want to consider implant retained dentures. Dental implants are placed and will secure your denture into position. We will place between 2 and 4 implants in the lower jaw and 4 implants in the upper jaw. The denture can then be secured into position, when needed and removed to clean with ease.
On occasion, it may be necessary to replace bone that has become lost. This can result after a tooth has been extracted and left for some time. This is called bone resorption and is common amongst patients with missing teeth. A number of bone replacement materials can be utilised to replace bone and can either be placed prior to implant placement or at the same time. Please contact reception to book a consultation to find out more.
The first phase of your treatment will be implant placement. Our implant surgeon will apply a local anesthetic and implant a titanium post into the jaw bone in the location of the missing tooth. This procedure is quick – lasting between one and two hours - and relatively painless due to the local anesthetic. You may experience a small amount of discomfort following the placement of the implant but this will subside and healing will occur relatively quickly.
Once your implant integrates with the bone, we are then able to restore the implant. After taking molds of the position of the implants, the final ‘teeth’ can be individually designed, made and cemented or screwed into the implant. Once in place, they will look, feel and function as a natural tooth. At Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice we offer same day emergency appointments during the week for our existing patients and non-patients. We also offer weekend emergency appointments for existing patients, so do not hesitate to contact us. We will always do our best to help.
A dental implant is designed to replace a missing tooth. A titanium post is carefully placed into the jaw to mimic the function of a root of a tooth and a crown is fitted to the titanium post which replicates the appearance and chewing functions of your missing natural tooth.
The main factors which could delay your implant treatment or in some cases may prevent you from having them:·
Lack of bone
Excessive teeth grinding
Have had radiotherapy in your jaw area
If you have any of the above or suspect you have one of the conditions and are interested in dental implants then arrange a consultation with one of our dentists, we will be able to make an assessment of your condition and create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
The placement of the dental implant is carried out under local anaesthetic. For nervous patients we can also provide sedation if this is something you would like. We then make a small incision in the gum and a tiny hole is made in the jaw bone into which the titanium post is gently placed. We would then either cover the implant over with your gum, and leave it to heal for around 10-12 weeks before constructing the crown that sits on top of the implant or we may construct or fit a crown immediately. Every patient has different needs and we will tailor each plan to suit your individual needs.
We recommend you rest for 48 hours and in particular avoid strenuous activity, alcohol and smoking. Each patient heals differently and in some cases minimal facial swelling and bruising has been experienced but we will advise and support you throughout your treatment to minimise any such side effects.
We will arrange a CT scan for you in the early planning stages of your treatment which will indicate exactly how much bone is available. If we find you do not have enough bone then we can carry out a grafting procedure either before the placement of your implant or at the same time. All options will be discussed with you ahead of beginning your treatment.
We have regular sedation sessions at the Practice so it is very easy for us to organise your treatment to be carried out under sedation should this be something you are interested in. Just mention it at your free of charge consultation with the dentist.