Implants are probably the best (and the most expensive) way of replacing missing teeth. (£2,000 per tooth is a very rough estimate. This does vary for many reasons) Implant dentistry is an extremely specialised procedure and we believe is best carried out by implant experts who have had extra training and are very skilled and experienced. We are extremely fortunate to have the foremost implant centre in the south-east on our doorstep. www.theimplantcentre.co.uk in Haywards Heath and Hove. We are totally confident you will receive the very best treatment here. A post is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.
Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, implant crowns or bridges are attached to the implant to replace your natural teeth. At Burgess Hill Dental although we will not place the actual implant in the jaw we can usually place an implant crown for you
First, discuss it with your dentist. They will explain all of the possibilities and associated costs for replacing your missing teeth. If you decide you think Implants are your best option we will refer you. Once your implants are placed it is possible we may be able to restore the titanium post with the crown once it has fused with the bone. This may save you time and be less expensive. Your dentist will advise you if this is possible.
If you decide to go ahead, this is what will happen.
Implants usually have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. You might have more than one implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).
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