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Dental Implants in Colchester

If you have missing teeth and find this difficult to cope with or personally embarrassing then dental implants, may be the right solution for you.

Dental implants are titanium rods or screws which are fixed to the jawbone, allowing an extension to be secured and a crown put in place over it. This is a very safe and effective treatment as the implants look, feel and function like natural teeth and most will last for at least 15 years. From a single tooth to a complete set, provided you have healthy jawbones, implants can be used to effect replacements.

A small operative procedure involving local anaesthetic and sedation or sometimes a general anaesthetic is needed to fix the implants. This may result in some discomfort for a week or so afterwards due to the need for stitches and the healing process itself. The implants will then need to bond and gradually integrate with the bone over a period of at least 3 months in the lower jaw and 6 months in the upper jaw. You will be able to have a temporary restoration in the meantime or a complete set of dentures if all your teeth are involved. Overall, the treatment period is likely to be around a year from assessment to completion but this can vary according to individual circumstances.

We will ensure that the implants can't be seen as a result of all normal mouth movements but you will need to keep them clean and make sure that you keep your gums healthy. Most artificial teeth can only be removed by a dentist but a full set of dentures attached to the implants can be taken out for cleaning. It is not usually necessary to have an implant for every missing tooth as most can support two teeth. Repairs are also possible in the event of accidental damage. Whilst implants are relatively expensive, they often do not cost significantly more than conventional treatment with crowns and bridges and if you are using complete dentures you will find that those attached to implants will not cause difficulties with eating or talking as can be the case with ordinary dentures which move about.

If you think that dental implants can help you, come and talk to us at The Dental Studio Colchester for advice and a comprehensive assessment.


FAQs about Dental Implants in Colchester

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They serve as a foundation for replacement teeth, such as crowns or bridges.

The dental implant procedure typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will numb the area and make a small incision in the gum to access the jawbone. Then, a small hole is drilled into the bone and the implant is placed. Over the next few months, the implant will fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant is secure, a connector called an abutment is placed on top of the implant. Finally, a replacement tooth is attached to the abutment.

The dental implant procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, you may experience some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. The dentist will typically prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years, and in some cases, a lifetime. However, the lifespan of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the patient’s oral hygiene habits, the quality of the bone tissue, and other health factors.

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. You should brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Additionally, you may need to use special tools, such as interdental brushes or water flossers, to clean around the implant.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with dental implants. These can include infection, nerve damage, or implant failure. However, these risks are relatively rare, and most patients experience successful outcomes with few complications.

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on the number of implants needed, the location of the implants, and other factors. For an accurate price range, book a consultation with our dental team.

While dental implants are a safe and effective solution for many people, they may not be right for everyone. Factors such as the quality of the bone tissue, oral health, and overall health can impact the success of the procedure. When you book a consultation with us, our dentist will examine your particular situation and help determine if dental implants are a good option for you.

If you are interested in dental implants, the first step is to schedule a consultation with us. During the consultation, we will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. We can also provide you with more information about the procedure, including the cost and any financing options that may be available.

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