Why Choose Us For Dental Implants

  • We offer comprehensive planning and provide you with a written treatment plan and estimate for approval, ensuring the ideal treatment to suit your needs and budget.
  • We can provide 0% finance.
  • We use the latest and most advanced equipment.
  • We offer sedation for total comfort during procedures (if you want to have this)
  • We provide all round care, included in the treatment plan are two hygienist visits, at no extra cost.
  • We work closely with your regular Dentist to ensure continuity of care.
  • We regularly audit our procedures and invest in training for all staff.
  • Dr Maria Raines has received training and implant qualifications from the Eastman Dental Institute (London) and the University of London

What are the alternatives to dental implants?

Bridges

These are used to replace missing teeth. They are attached to one or more teeth adjacent to the space. Vitality can offer all-porcelain, high-strength bridges with no unsightly metal showing.

Dentures
There are many types of dentures ranging from the classic plastic denture through to recent developments in injection-moulded and flexible dentures. We also make partial dentures supported on discreet, metal frameworks. We will be happy to advise you about the best denture to suit you and your budget.

Dental Implants FAQs

What can I eat and drink with an implant?

Anything. The chief advantage of a dental implant is that it behaves exactly like your original tooth, meaning that there is no food or drink that’s off limits.

Is the procedure painful?

The implant surgeon will administer a local anaesthetic before putting the implant in place. During the actual surgery itself, therefore, you will feel virtually no pain. Following surgery, there will be some minor discomfort and swelling, but nothing that over the counter medication can’t deal with.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects associated with dental implants. Occasionally, the body may reject the implant, but on these rare occasions a second implant can be fitted.

How will my teeth appear whilst the implant is healing?

To cover the period whilst the implant is ‘growing’ into the bone, your implant surgeon will fit you with temporary ‘teeth’ in the form of an adhesive bridge or a denture. With this in place, you will be able to carry on with your social and working life exactly as before.

How long does the procedure take?

The actual operation to fit the implant should take between an hour and two hours, after which there is a ‘healing’ period of eight to twelve weeks, at the end of which the crown can be attached to the implant.

How long does an implant last?

An implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth, and actually requires slightly less maintenance than a natural tooth. When cared for properly, existing implants have lasted longer than 40 years.

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