Implants

Dental implants offer a safe and predictable way of replacing lost or missing teeth. They can be used to replace from one to all missing teeth. Implants may be used to permanently fix missing teeth in the mouth or to stabilise loose, uncomfortable dentures. They provide the best long-term answer whether you have lost your teeth through gum disease, accident, injury or decay. They look, feel and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.

Put simply, they work by inserting a titanium screw into the bone of the upper or lower jaw; it serves as the root portion of a missing natural tooth. After a healing period, where screw has time to bond with the bone, a cosmetic crown, bridge or denture attachment is secured on top.

What Our Patients Say

Dental implants are suitable for all people over 18 who are in relatively good health. The implants are placed with a local anaesthetic. If necessary we can offer sedation.

Dental implants are more affordable than ever before and start from £900 per implant and from £1800 for a single implant and crown.

An initial chat with Dr Sean O’Hara about implant treatment is free.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of getting dental implants typically involves several steps, including consultation, dental evaluation, treatment planning, implant placement, osseointegration (healing phase), and finally, placing the dental crown or prosthesis. Each stage is crucial to ensure the implant’s success, and your dental professional will guide you through the process.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, with many lasting for 20 years or more when properly cared for. Factors that can affect the longevity of dental implants include oral hygiene, overall health, and lifestyle habits. Regular check-ups and maintenance appointments with your dentist can help ensure your implants remain in good condition.

While dental implants are an excellent solution for many people, they may not be suitable for everyone. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or a history of smoking may face increased risks or complications during the implant process. Additionally, patients must have adequate jawbone density to support the implant. Your dentist will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and dental health to determine if implants are the right choice for you.

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the type of implant, the location of the missing tooth, and additional treatments that may be required. On average, a single dental implant in the UK can range from £2,000 to £2,500. It is essential to consult with your dentist to receive a personalised quote based on your specific needs.

In some cases, dental implants can be completed in a single day, known as immediate loading or same-day implants. This procedure involves placing the implant and temporary crown on the same day, allowing patients to leave with a complete smile. However, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, and your dentist will determine if it is suitable for you based on factors such as your dental health and the complexity of your case.

Dental implants have a high success rate, with studies indicating success rates of over 90% after ten years. Proper oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and a healthy lifestyle can contribute to the long-term success of your dental implants. It is crucial to discuss any concerns or questions with your dentist to ensure you receive the best possible care for your dental implant treatment.