Dental implants in Solihull
Although we will always endeavour to save a problematic or damaged tooth, in some instances this isn’t possible. However, losing teeth doesn’t mean you can’t smile with confidence.
Dental implants are widely used to replace missing teeth for natural appearance and function. They are the next best thing to natural teeth, in terms of appearance, comfort, function and convenience.
Dental Implants from £1995 or
£166 per month spread over 12 months.
What are dental implants?
Dental implantation is a tooth replacement procedure that is used when a tooth has been lost. It is fixed in place, unlike a denture or bridge, which must be regularly removed. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is carefully placed into the jawbone where it becomes part of the natural bone structure. A crown will then be attached to the implant and look very much like a natural tooth.
Why choose dental implants?
Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or many missing teeth, we can use dental implants to provide stable and supported replacements for life. Implants allow you to regain the look, feel and function of natural teeth, without the worry that your restoration will slip or fail.
A missing tooth can significantly affect the way you eat, speak, and feel. A gap can cause your facial shape to lose structure, as your gum can shrink, and remaining teeth move over time. Dental implants not only restore your smile, but they can also greatly improve your quality of life and self-confidence. You no longer have to worry about avoiding certain foods and can feel happy about showing off your smile again.
How much are dental implants?
Dental implants are available from £1995 but we also offer 0% finance for up for to 12 months. This means you can spread the costs of your treatment and have dental implants from only £166 per month.
Benefits of dental implants
- Secure – dental implants stay firmly in place and will not slip when you are eating or speaking or become loose over time. As they are held in place by your bone, you can be confident of their strength and durability.
- Aesthetic – implants look and feel just like natural teeth. You will be able to eat, drink and talk just as you did before, as well as show off a winning smile.
- Effective – dental implants are a well-established, safe, and highly effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth in any part of your mouth.
- Supportive – implants help to support and sustain your facial structure and remaining natural teeth. They protect your gum and can be fitted with no detrimental effect on your existing healthy teeth.
- Innovative – implants use cutting edge digital dental technology combined with specialist expertise to create the next best thing to a natural tooth.
About Dr Jasveen Rai Matharu
Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC Number: 229827
Jasveen qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her enthusiasm for surgery led her to spend 5 years within Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Units across the South of England including Portsmouth and Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London. She successfully completed her training and was awarded a Membership in Oral Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons England and is recognised as a Specialist in Oral Surgery with the General Dental Council. She is also fully trained in implant placement.
What does the process for dental implant treatment involve?
Step 1: Initial Consultation
During a full examination and assessment, we ensure you are a suitable implant candidate. Your treatment plan is devised and discussed in detail, including an estimated cost and timeframe.
Step 2: Planning
Using our Intra-Oral Scanner, we precisely and accurately plan the best positions for your dental implants. Any preparatory treatment needed, such as bone grafts or extractions, is carried out.
Step 3: Fitting
The titanium implant is placed into your jawbone by our skilled implantologist, using local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort. The implant will take 3-6 months to heal and fuse to the bone, so a temporary tooth is fitted to protect your gum during the healing process.
Step 4: Smile!
Once your implant has fully healed and integrated, we fit your final crown or bridge and complete your brand-new smile. We will give you some advice on how to look after your dental implant and leave you to start showing off your smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I suitable for dental implants?
Most people are a suitable candidate for dental implants, provided they are generally healthy and able to undergo a routine dental procedure, such as an extraction. It’s beneficial if you have good oral hygiene, healthy gums, and enough bone in your jaw to attach the implant. If you don’t have enough bone density, this can often be rectified with a bone graft. Dental implants are not usually offered to younger patients whose jaws are still growing. It also helps if the patient is not a heavy smoker, this is because smoking can slow down the healing process. We will thoroughly discuss your overall suitability for implant treatment at your initial consultation and it’s likely you will be suitable for the treatment.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
We use local anaesthetic during dental implant surgery to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. You won’t be able to feel a thing. After treatment, it is normal to experience some discomfort, and this can be managed with pain relief advised by your dentist. Implant treatment is often less painful than having a tooth extraction, and most patients are able to return to their usual routines the next day.
Can I eat normally with dental implants?
One of the best things about dental implants is that, after they are placed and fully healed, you can eat almost anything you want. You should avoid foods that can harm dental implants just as you would natural teeth.
What if I have lost more than one tooth?
Implants can be used to replace a tooth (single implant), an arch of teeth (implant bridge), or a group of teeth (implant denture).
How long does the dental implant treatment process take?
The whole process, from missing teeth to secure fixed replacements, can take several months. The implant surgery is a relatively quick procedure, but the implants themselves need around 3-6 months to heal and fuse before fixed permanent teeth can be placed. The treatment process will be longer if you need a bone graft or other procedure first, but your new smile will be more than worth it in the end.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime if they are properly looked after. This includes maintaining an excellent brushing and flossing routine, looking after your general health and attending regular check-up appointments with your dentist. The crown or bridge that the implant supports may need to be replaced over time due to normal wear and tear.
Will other people be able to tell I have dental implants?
No, dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth. We can match the shape and colour of your existing teeth when creating your final fixed crown or bridge, so it blends seamlessly into your smile.
What are the alternatives to dental implants?
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may also consider restoring your full smile with a bridge or denture. These alternatives are less expensive than an implant, but don’t have the same superior stability, aesthetics, and versatility. They are also not likely to last as long. We are happy to discuss all the options for replacing your missing teeth and find the best one for you.
Will I find it hard to talk with dental implants?
You may find it easier! As your implants are fused to your jawbone and the replacement teeth securely supported, you shouldn’t have any trouble speaking and may find your speech becomes clearer once the gap in your teeth has been filled.
How do I clean my dental implants?
You should treat your dental implants just like natural teeth and include them in your normal oral hygiene routine. As they are made from artificial materials, your implants are invulnerable to decay or cavities, but you will still need to brush and floss to keep the gum surrounding the implant healthy and problem-free.