The Raglan Suite

Dental Implants


If you have a missing tooth or teeth and want a solution that will return your confidence in your teeth, dental implants are the ideal solution. Dental implants look and function like a natural tooth, in fact, it will feel like you have your natural teeth again.

Dental implants can also be used to secure bridges enabling our clinical team to replace multiple missing teeth.  So if you have missing teeth or loose dentures, we can definitely help you.

What is a dental implant?








Dental implants are artificial roots that are gently placed into the jawbone where the tooth root once was. They are made of titanium, which fuses to the bone to allow a crown to be fitted on top. The implant can’t be seen and as titanium is bio compatible, it will not be rejected by the body.

Dental implants are fixed and secure which means they give you confidence to bite and chew as you would with natural teeth, allowing you to rediscover all of your favourite foods.

What are the benefits of dental impants?

No tooth preparation

Our primary aim is to enhance your smile without damaging any healthy teeth. With dental implants, the teeth either side of the implant site are left untouched. If you had a conventional bridge, the teeth either side would be trimmed in order to secure a bridge.

Fixed and secure

Dental implants are fixed and feel like your natural teeth, giving you confidence to eat what you enjoy and laugh and speak without thought.

Stabilise existing dentures

Dental implants can be used to stabilise existing dentures. This is particularly useful in the lower jaw where full lower dentures are often loose. The dentures can be connected to implants via press-stud like connections. To view more information on overdentures.

Improved nutrition

As you are able to enjoy a wider range of foods, you will also have improved chew function, ensuring you receive greater nutrition from digesting the foods you eat.

Confidence

Patients also report that tooth loss makes them “feel older” and self conscious about their smile. Dental implants offer the best solution as patients comment it is like having their natural teeth again.

Protects your remaining teeth

When there is a gap in your teeth, the adjacent teeth have a tendency to drift into the space, leaving your teeth unbalanced. When biting, teeth on the opposite jaw, either above or below, will place stress on your teeth which can cause unnecessary wear and damage.

I have just completed two courses of implant work and cannot praise enough the overall experience.  All staff have excellent interpersonal and professional skills. Tim Doswell has made me feel so relaxed and confident, something I have not experienced before when having dental treatment. I would thoroughly recommend anyone thinking of an implant to go to The Raglan Suite – the best implant dentist Yorkshire.

Margaret Smith











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Types of dental Implants

Single Implants

When a failed tooth has to be extracted, the implant can only be placed after a 6-12 week healing period. The final crown is fitted to the implant after a further 3 months, by which time the bone will have fused to the surface of the implant.

In some circumstances, it is possible to extract a tooth, place an implant and fit a temporary crown, all in one visit. This is called ‘Same Day Teeth’. After three months of healing the temporary crown is then replaced with a permanent crown.

Multiple implants

Dental implants can be used in situations where there are multiple adjacent teeth missing. Most commonly, this would be when we are using implants to replace a removable denture. This is healthier for the mouth as dentures tend to accumulate a lot of plaque, which can damage the gums and lead to tooth decay.

Dental implants can be used in situations where there are multiple adjacent teeth missing. Most commonly, this would be when we are using implants to replace a removable denture. This is healthier for the mouth as dentures tend to accumulate a lot of plaque, which can damage the gums and lead to tooth decay.








Why should I consider having dental implants?

Dental implants offer patients the closest replacement for natural teeth that dentistry can offer. Dental implants are a healthier alternative to conventional bridges because no tooth preparation is needed. They are also useful for replacing or securing partial or full dentures.
In addition to these benefits, when teeth are lost, adjacent teeth may drift into the space and the opposing tooth may overgrow. The jawbone may start to shrink, a process slowed down by placement of the implant. Replacing missing teeth with natural looking implants will also help with eating, talking and overall self-confidence. Missing teeth can change the shape of your face, making you look older and less healthy.

Can anyone have dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for the vast majority of patients. You do need to be medically fit and have healthy gums. We will assess this at the consultation and may recommend treatment to stabilise your gum health ahead of implant treatment. Our dentist will also assess the amount of bone you have. If there is not enough bone, there are grafting procedures we can use to generate the bone we need before placing the implant.

If I do not have enough bone for an implant, what can be done?

If there is only a small deficit of bone, we can use grafting materials to make up the bone volume. These materials act as a scaffold into which your own bone grows and are usually used when we place the implant.
If there is a large deficit of bone, we may need to carry out a bone graft which is where we take a small tile of bone from your jaw and position it where the bone is missing. After 3-4 months, this graft will have healed allowing the implant to be placed.

How long does the process take from start to finish?

For most simple cases, treatment time is 3-4 months. In situations whereby we cannot immediately place the implant in the extraction socket, the implant is placed 8-12 weeks after the extraction and then allowed a further 3 months to heal before fitting the teeth.
Treatments involving bone grafts or sinus grafts can take 6-9 months to complete.

Will I be toothless at any point in the treatment?

In aesthetic areas, we will always fit temporary teeth. If the implant is an immediate implant, a temporary crown is fitted to the implant at the same appointment.
Where an immediate implant is not possible then we will fit either a temporary denture or a temporary bridge.

What else can be placed on dental implants?

If you are missing all your teeth, then full dentures can be attached to implants via press-stud connections. This is called an ‘overdenture’ or implant retained denture.

Implant-supported overdentures are still removed for daily cleaning. However, once refitted in the mouth, the dental implants make them much more secure.

How do I look after my dental implants?

To help maintain your dental implants you need to thoroughly brush and floss regularly. Our dentist will give you specific advice on caring for your dental implants and ask you to attend regular check-ups.

Are there any risks of having dental implants?

Dental Implant surgery is a very safe procedure. We minimize complications with very careful planning and case selection. Certain factors such as smoking, poor dental and medical health may affect tissue healing and compromise the success of the implant. Our clinicians will advise you so you can make an informed decision.

What are the possible side effects following dental implant surgery?

Minor discomfort, swelling and bruising are very common after implant surgery but usually subside after 7-10 days. The extent of these symptoms vary considerably from one patient to another.

If you have any further frequently asked questions about dental implants, please do not hesitate to contact us or book a FREE consultation with one of our dentist.

Dental Implant Procedure

Consultation

The first stage of the dental implant procedure will be a free consultation with one of our dentists with practice limited to dental implants and a treatment coordinator to discuss your existing oral health and ensure you are suitable for dental implants. The dentist will recommend a course of treatment and you will be offered a period of reflection. Your course of treatment will then be agreed and booked in

Planning

To prepare for the dental implant procedure, our dentist will undertake a full assessment of your whole mouth, including the gums and each individual tooth. This is to assess your oral health and identify optimal placement of the tooth implant. This stage may involve simple x-rays or full 3D scans and study models.

Installing the dental implant

The dental implant is placed under local anaesthetic. Patients who are anxious, suffer gag reflexes or anticipate a longer procedure, may wish this process to be supplemented by sedation. The appointment may take up to an hour for a single implant. At this time, a temporary bridge or denture is placed for a few months. This allows your new implant to heal and integrate with the jawbone, before the permanent tooth or teeth are placed.

Attaching the new tooth

The final step is the placement of the tooth onto the implant. The dentist will also advise you about ongoing maintenance of your implant and dental cleaning.

In some cases this stage can be performed at the implant installation and a final crown fitted after 3 months of healing. See Same Day Teeth for details.

End result

Once your tooth is placed on the dental implant, the new tooth should look and function just like a natural tooth. Your regular dental hygiene routine should be sufficient to keep the tooth and gum around it clean.

Dental Implant Costs

Dental implant costs vary significantly from practice to practice and in different areas across the UK. Here are few points that may help clarify our pricing structure at The Raglan Suite:

  • Estimated cost: Almost all our prices are shown as “From £…”, this is because every patient is different and every case unique. We will give you a more precise quote after the consultation stage, when our clinician has had the opportunity to discuss your requirements and assess your oral health.
  • Experienced care: Our dental treatments are carried out by highly skilled clinicians with many years of experience.
  • Quality equipment and materials: We firmly believe that to achieve optimum clinical results, our clinicians must use the most precise equipment and best materials for our patients.  If you see cheap dental prices, the materials used will not be of premium standard.

In all cases we provide a full written treatment plan showing costs at each stage.

Implant consultationComplimentary
Single tooth supported by one implantFrom £2,295
Guided bone regenerationFrom £395
Block bone graftFrom £1,100
Sinus graftFrom £1,100

Book a Consultation

To book your FREE consultation and assessment with one of our dentists with practice is limited to dental implants, click here or call 01423 565432

Listen to Dr Tim Doswell talk about dental implants on Stray FM Extra
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