Implants and Implant Crowns
When teeth are lost due to decay, gum disease or fracture, problems can occur with loss of function, especially when eating, not to mention the aesthetic issue of missing teeth.
Thanks to the advances of modern dentistry, missing teeth can easily be replaced. This can be in the form of a denture, a dental bridge or a dental implant.
What are Dental Implants?
Titanium-based implants are fast becoming the preferred solution when replacing missing teeth. They are placed in the jaw bone to support a crown which replicates the normal function and natural appearance of a tooth.
Dental implants are small titanium cylinders which are placed in the jaw and support what is called a crown (the part of the tooth which is above the gum line). The area is numbed and the gum lifted open. The implant is placed in the jaw bone and allowed to heal over a period of about 12 weeks. Once the implant has been allowed to heal and integrate, a crown can be fitted on top of it.
In certain circumstances, the implant can have a temporary crown placed at the same time of implant placement so you do not have a missing tooth whilst the implant is healing.
At The Windmill Dental Practice we work closely with the excellent Implant Centre. All aspects of the implant placement, including recovery time and costing will be discussed in full to ensure you are fully aware of the treatment plan before you begin.
What is an Implant Crown?
This is the part of the implant that is seen in the mouth. This will be placed by us, usually after the implant has settled. In the meantime we will fit a temporary bridge or denture, or sometimes a temporary crown for aesthetic and functional reasons.
Implant placement To be confirmed by The Implant Centre
Implant Crown From £975
(Practice Plan patients will receive a 20% discount (excluding laboratory fee) and we do offer 0% finance on treatments over £1000 to help spread the cost)