Missing teeth can affect our eating and speech, as well as our confidence to smile. A dental implant is a fixed, discreet, aesthetically pleasing and long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth.
A small titanium screw is placed in the jaw bone which acts as an artificial root of a missing tooth. Titanium is used because of its ability to naturally integrate with bone material and create an extremely stable base for attaching the artificial tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all teeth. They can support crowns, bridges or dentures. They look and feel very much like your natural teeth.
Procedure for a Dental implant often requires several visits:
At Red House Dental, we have a dedicated Implant team, who have undergone further postgraduate training and are fully qualified to offer implant treatment. Dental implants are placed by Dr Fezaan Gatrad, our Implantologist.
The implants are later restored by Dr Jessica Taylor via either a crown, or in some cases a bridge or a denture. Your implant journey will be overseen by Hannah Coleman, our implant coordinator.
There are a variety of Dental Implants on the market. We work with Nobel Biocare Implants, market leaders in this field, to ensure you have the very best.
Dental implants require a good hygiene maintenance regime to ensure their longevity. Like natural teeth, dental implants can still attract plaque and calculus, gum disease and infections without the right care. Your dentist and dental hygienist will continue to monitor, upkeep and advise you on your regular dental examinations and hygiene visits.
Dental implants provide excellent long-term value and can be a great investment in your oral health. Our implant team also accept referrals from other dental practices. Book an appointment to discuss whether dental implants are the right choice for you.