A Long-Term Solution for Missing Teeth
Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? Are you fed up with the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional dentures? Then Dental Implants could be the perfect solution for you.
Dr. Akash Tamber has a special interest in Dental Implants. Dental Implants provide a highly cosmetic and long-lasting alternative to dentures when you need to replace one or more teeth.
Akash enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in Dental Implants, Facial Aesthetics, and Clear Braces.
Dr. Akash Tamber
GDC number 274160
What are Dental Implants?
A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that is placed into the jawbone using a simple surgical procedure. Dental Implants are a long-term solution for patients with missing teeth, alleviating the difficulties that dentures can often cause.
How does it work?
Over a period of several months, the implant becomes integrated into the bone and provides a stable platform to support replacement teeth. In order to support replacement teeth, Dental Implants normally have some form of internal screw thread that allows a variety of different components to be fitted. When they are fitted these components provide the foundation for the long-term support of crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Following this healing period, a dentist can start restoring the new tooth with a crown or bridgework. Alternatively, two or more implants can be used to hold a denture tightly to improve natural functions.
The procedure involves a period of initial recovery, while the implant fuses to the bone. This process is known as osseointegration, which describes the fusion of the titanium implant with your natural bone tissue, this has a 90% success rate.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Traditional dentures often cause problems for patients due to having to adjust their speech to deal with a “foreign object” in the mouth. This is compounded by the fact that missing teeth will cause the jawbone structure to degrade over time, further impacting upon speaking ability. Understandably, this can cause a great deal of embarrassment and a loss of confidence. With Dental Implants, these problems are completely eliminated as the implant prevents the degradation of jawbone structure, and the new tooth or teeth will not move around and will soon feel completely natural to the patient.
Eat a Normal Diet
You can look forward to eating again with Dental Implants. Dental Implants restore a far higher level to normal mouth function for our patients than traditional dentures. You will be able to enjoy a normal, varied diet as biting and chewing efficiency is comparable to that of a natural tooth.
Protection for Remaining Teeth
Missing teeth can cause a domino effect, as the degraded bone structure will impact upon the adjacent natural teeth and roots. Dental Implants will completely eliminate this problem.
Breakdown and Cost
Healing period : Around 12 weeks
1 hour and 15 minutes surgery time
Dental Implant costs from £2900
|Individual implant cost
Multiple implants-subject to change dependent on patient and number of implants
|Bridgework, initial bridge tooth
|Additional bridge tooth
Frequently Asked Questions
Are implants suitable for everybody?
Almost everyone that has lost a tooth, several teeth, or even all of their teeth is a candidate for Dental Implants. There are very few situations when implants are not suitable. We will assess your suitability before undergoing any treatment.
Can I replace my dentures with implants?
Yes, you can, and it will change your life. With Dental Implants, you avoid the pain and difficulties of dentures.
- Your teeth will not slip or fall out
- You won’t need to avoid any activities
- You won’t need to worry about what you eat
- There are no clasps, clips or plastic covering the top of your mouth
How painful is the Dental Implant procedure?
Like any other oral surgical procedure, it has some associated discomfort. However, most implant patients comment that they are surprised at how minimal and short the duration of discomfort is.
How do I care for my Dental Implants and new teeth?
Implant-supported teeth need to be brushed and cared for just like natural teeth, although flossing will be different. As with natural teeth, you need to visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for review and maintenance.