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Dental Implants At Rochester, Ashford and London

22 / 02 / 2023

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an increasingly popular way of restoring lost teeth. At GM Dental and Implant Centre, getting implants is a straightforward process, and is available to anyone who has healthy gums and enough bone in their jaw to support the implant. Before getting implants, you will need to have an initial assessment with one of our dentist, who will be able to advise on the best treatment and the expected outcome.

The actual procedure usually takes place over two separate appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will place the implant into your jawbone. Once the implant has been placed, it must be left to heal and fuse with your jawbone for several months. During this time, your dentist will provide a temporary restoration (Optional) to protect the implant and give you a natural-looking smile.

At your second appointment, your dentist will attach a prosthetic tooth or denture to the implant. This can be done in one day, and will provide you with a full and natural smile. After the implant has been attached, you will need to take good care of your oral hygiene to ensure the implant stays healthy and secure.

Overall, getting dental implants in the UK is a safe and straightforward procedure. If you have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant, it is likely that you will be able to get the implants you need. It is important to follow your dentist’s aftercare advice and regularly attend check-ups to ensure the implant stays healthy for years to come.

We currently have practices in London, Rochester, Ashford and Rye. At all our locations you can have dental implants and much more.

Dental Implant in Rochester, Barnet, Ashford and Rye
Single Dental Implant

How Dental Implants work?

Dental implants are typically small, titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone, where they act as a foundation for artificial teeth. The implants are placed in the jawbone, where they slowly bond with the bone and form a strong, durable base. When the implants are in place, your dentist will attach an abutment to the implant, which allows for a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture to be securely attached to the implant.

The process of placing dental implants requires a few steps. First, your dentist will examine your jaw and check for any existing health issues that could affect the implant placement. Next, your dentist will make a small cut in your gum, create a hole in the jawbone, and place the implant into the hole. Then, a protective covering is placed over the implant and the gum is stitched closed. After that, the implant is left to heal and bond with the jawbone, a process that can take several months. Finally, after the implant has fully healed and bonded with the jawbone, a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture is placed on the abutment.

Overall, dental implants are a safe and effective treatment option for missing or damaged teeth. They provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth, and they are incredibly durable, allowing them to last a lifetime with proper care. In addition, the process of placing dental implants is relatively straightforward, and most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.


Why dental implants are expensive in uk?

Dental implants in the UK can be quite expensive due to a variety of factors. For one thing, the cost of the implants themselves can be quite steep. In addition, the labour costs associated with the installation and ongoing maintenance of the implants are also quite high. The cost of the materials and supplies used for the implants, as well as the cost of aesthetic, can also add significantly to the cost. Finally, the cost of dental insurance and other forms of financing can also affect the total cost of the procedure. All in all, these factors combine to make dental implants in the UK one of the pricier dental procedures.


Is it painful having dental implants?

Having dental implants can be a bit uncomfortable, but the procedure is typically not painful. Before the procedure begins, the dentist will administer an anaesthetic to ensure that you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, if the implant site is in an area of your mouth where the nerves are present, the dentist may administer a nerve block to numb the area. Once the anaesthesia takes effect, you should not feel any pain during the implant process.

Happy patient with dental implants, freedom to eat.
Happy patient with dental implants, freedom to eat.


What type of implant supported dentures exists?

There are two types of implant supported dentures available: bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. Bar-retained dentures are held in place by a metal bar that is attached to two or more dental implants, while ball-retained dentures involve a metal ball that is attached to the implants and a socket that is attached to the denture [1]. Both types of implant supported dentures provide a secure and comfortable fit and are an excellent long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Additionally, the denture is secured with an acrylic material, which makes it more durable and long-lasting than other types of dental restorations.


Dental Implants can Fail?

Dental implants are a common and successful form of cosmetic dentistry, and when properly placed and cared for, they can provide a lifetime of smile restoration. Despite their success rate, however, dental implants can fail, usually due to improper placement, infection, or lack of maintenance. When dental implants fail, the implant may need to be removed, and a new one may need to be re-implanted. Other treatments may be necessary to restore the smile, such as a dental bridge or dentures. To prevent dental implant failure, it is important to visit the dentist regularly, brush and floss daily, and follow the dentist’s instructions for care and maintenance.

Dental implant Xray
Dental implant Xray

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Book an Appointment

To book an appointment for Dental Implants, you can contact one of our dental clinics.

London- GM Dental and Implant Centre Barnet – 27 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BE – 02084493022

Kent- GM Dental and Implant Centre Rochester – 5 London Road, Rochester, ME2 3JA – 01634718882

Kent- GM Dental and Implant Centre Ashford – 40 Elwick Rd, Ashford TN23 1NN – 01233803804

Most our practices will require you to have a consultation before beginning any Dental Implant treatment, in order to assess whether the procedure is suitable for you. During the consultation, your dentist will also be able to discuss the cost of the procedure, any possible side effects, and any alternative treatments available. Additionally, it is important to ask any questions that you might have before booking an appointment, in order to make sure that you are fully informed before proceeding.

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