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Dental Implants

interconnectit, July 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Dental implants are designed to be a long lasting solution for tooth loss and are cared for with brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth.

They

  • Can Improve Your Quality of Life
  • Help To Preserve Natural Facial Contours
  • Look and feel like your natural teeth

Dental implants may be the most advanced treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth and are designed to be a long lasting solution for a beautiful smile. With dental implants you can smile, talk and eat with more comfort and increase your self confidence.

Treatment Options With Dental Implants

Implants can be used to replace any number of teeth from a single crown to whole arch dentures or bridges.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will implants last?

With routine check ups, regular hygiene maintenance and following home care

instructions as advised by your dentist and hygienist, implants should last a life-time.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of a single implant is approximately £2,200.00. This is split between

implant placement and the final restoration. After careful treatment planning your dentist

will be able to advise on how many implants you may need and estimate the cost

involved.

Be driven by benefits not cost!

How can I tell if I am healthy enough to have dental implants?

Generally speaking, if you have good health and are able to undergo

surgery for routine bridgework or routine tooth extractions, you can

receive dental implants. If you are taking any form of medication you should

notify your dentist. There are very few medical conditions that would prevent you

from having an implant.

Is the placement of implants painful?

No, implant placement is a very gentle procedure normally carried out under a

local anaesthetic.

How long will the procedure take?

Approximately 30 minutes for each implant placed.

Will I experience pain after the procedure?

There may be some slight discomfort and perhaps swelling for a short period

which is relieved with painkillers. Patients are often prescribed antibiotics

immediately before for their comfort as a precaution.

How will the dentist know if the implant has worked?

In the rare case of an implant not integrating with the bone, the implant will

have slight movement of which the dentist will be able to detect.

How long does the whole implant procedure take?

3-9 months as a general guideline. Your dentist will provide a full treatment

plan and a more accurate time scale.

How soon can I return to work after implant placement?

Normally after 24 hours. Your dentist will advise you, this really depends on

each individual case.

Do implants require special care?

Like natural teeth and gums implants need a good oral hygiene program and

regular checks by your dentist. You will be given full instruction from your dentist on how to look after your final restoration.

What follow up care is needed?

You will need regular hygiene appointments  following the

placement of final prosthesis as advised by your dentist. Good oral hygiene is the key

to the long-term success of your dental implants.

Success Rates of Dental Implants

We only use Biomet 3i implants, as they are the market leader in implant dentistry, so we can use them with confidence. Their website address is

www.Biomet3i.com where

there is lots of useful information for patients.

All of our implants are placed by

Dr. Liam McGrath

BDS, D Dent Imp RCSEd

Liam qualified from Liverpool University in 1999 and developed a special interest in dental implants and creating natural looking teeth in combination with hard and soft tissue grafting.

His initial implant training was in 2004 and has since traveled worldwide to further his skills. Liam has since become one of a selected few to be awarded the highly acclaimed diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgery, Edinburgh.

Having placed in excess of 3,000 implants his main focus now is providing implant dentistry as part of routine care to general dentists, treating terminal dentitions with fixed implant restorations and routinely providing patients with implant restorations using CT guided surgery with and without immediate loading of implant.
He is a key opinion leader for Biomet 3i.

Liam routinely trains general dentists in the surgical and restorative aspect of dental implants.

For more information on BIOMET 3i dental implants an the latest technological advancements in dental implant treatment visit www.biomet3ismile.com