Dental implants are regarded as the best alternative to a missing tooth. Self-confidence plays a huge part in people wanting this treatment. We understand that not having the smile you want can really affect an individual. We ensure that every patient remains in the best hands with the best dentists.
This treatment is so important not only for aesthetic reasons but for your general oral health. It is important to have any missing teeth addressed right away to prevent any further damage to the surrounding gum. The health implications make it a very necessary treatment.
Having a functional mouth and the ability to eat food comfortably is something that is taken very much for granted. A quality dental implant acts in the entirely same way, helping with functionality and providing a permanent solution to a denture. Having the luxury of being able to eat freely without the thought of having to remove a denture every time is something that sways a lot of people to go forward with the treatment.
We offer a number of treatment plans depending on the individual needs and requirements. If you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, we have solutions to every case. We have a team of professionals here at Birmingham Dental Specialists that have worked with a number of patients with a wide variety of cases and dental implant requirements. Our specialists will provide a very detailed consultation prior to any procedure that will inform you of the process and what the next steps will be. We have a reputation for providing excellent results for every patient and you can ensure everyone leaves smiling.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw placed within the jaw to act as an artificial root. Titanium is well tolerated and works well as a durable material.
No trimming of the tooth is required and as long as the teeth are healthy, we can try and maintain as many natural teeth as possible. An implant and dental crown will help minimise the amount of bone that will be lost in the area of the missing tooth. This is important as preserving bone helps to maintain your natural teeth.
Our team understand that every case is different and we can tailor each treatment to your specific needs. The team have a huge amount of experience and know what looks good and what doesn’t. Again, working alongside to help deliver the patient the smile they want, we ensure that every patient leaves happy with the final outcome. We have a number of financial options and this shouldn’t be the key factor that is holding you back from making this life-changing decision.
Amit Patel is a leading name in dental implant procedures and you can be sure that you are in the best of hands when it comes to your treatment. We ensure every patient that walks through the door is provided with the best service and is guided expertly through their treatment plans.
A dental implant is fitted to the jawbone and acts as a support to a single or multiple false teeth. Implants are attached using a titanium screw and means that they are a permanent fixture and are designed to act in the exact same way your natural teeth would.
Dental implants have been trialled and tested over a number of years. They have now been developed so well that they can last a lifetime with the right care and treatment and here at Birmingham Dental Specialists, we can ensure the best treatment along with the best dental implants available.
That is perfectly fine. We are able to replace any number of teeth and if its one tooth or multiple teeth, we can help change your smile completely.
It all comes down to the health of your jawbone and if there isn’t enough bone to work with or if it isn’t strong enough, we look to other options. We always assess the strength of the bone in our consultations and you can be sure that you are in the best hands when it comes to having any work carried out.
A surgical procedure is required when placing the implant and is carried out under local anaesthetic. Our team can also arrange for sedation if you do not feel comfortable being awake during the treatment. You should not feel any pain during the procedure but you may be in slight discomfort during the following week; this is perfectly normal and should be expected.
It is a pretty long process but like all good things, they take time. The implant fitting needs ti bond with the bone which can take up to three months in the lower jaw and up to six with the upper jaw. If you are having multiple teeth replace, you will have a temporary denture in the meantime and means that you can wear them throughout the healing process.
The treatment time can vary depending on your personal situation and how much work is required but roughly, you can expect between 3-6 months. This is from initial assessment to the dentures being ready to fit on to the implants. Our dentists are highly experienced and will be able to tell you straight away how long your treatment will last, giving you a more accurate time scale.
Not at all. Maintaining your implants will be just like looking after your old teeth. Ensuring you are regularly brushing and keeping them clean, they should last for a number of years. Our team will be able to show you techniques how to maintain cleaning your gums and the surround areas of your implants and this should give you the information you need to make them last for as long as they possibly can.
As long as you make sure that you keep them clean and maintain them as our team tell you to, then they should be fine. Eliminating habits that are also going to cause harm like smoking is also vital to your implants lasting as long as they can. You shouldn’t have any problems as long as you look after them.
Our team here at Birmingham Dental Specialists are highly skilled and experienced and will ensure that your implants do not show. We use the best technology and the highest quality implants and fit them with this in mind. We have various consultation periods to cover these details in much more depth.
If you are missing a number of teeth, you may need two or three implants fitted to your mouth to support a bridge. To replace all teeth in one jaw, a minimum of six implants is normally required depending on the strength of the jaw. It is usually 2 teeth per implant as a rule of thumb.
Depending on how many teeth have been fitted to your implant, they cannot normally be removed and can be only taken out by your dentist. If you have had a full set replaced, then these can normally be removed to clean.
This happens very rarely. If the implant becomes loose during the healing period or just after, then it is easily removed and healing takes place in the normal way. Once the jaw has healed, another implant can be placed there.
In many situations the cost of the treatment is only a little more than the cost of more conventional treatment with crowns and bridges. Dental implants can be expected to last for 15 years, at least. Many patients with dental implants would consider this treatment as a worthwhile investment in their health and well-being.
There are other advantages too. An implant to replace a single tooth avoids the need to cut down the teeth either side for crowns to support a bridge. Poorly fitted dentures often mean you can’t eat or speak well due to the dentures moving about. Teeth attached to an implant do not cause this problem.