Learning about the tooth implant process

If you have one or more missing teeth then it is a great idea to look into the virtues of one of the fastest growing, most exciting areas of dentistry – dental implants. Costs of this procedure can vary vastly because dental implants can be used to replace just one missing tooth, to hold dentures firmly in place or to replace a whole mouth full of missing teeth.

However, whether you require one tooth or many, the tooth implant process is much the same and here at Kidsgrove a leading expert in dental implants to administer the treatment.

The cost of dental implants is often well worth the investment

Do you wear dentures or do you have missing teeth? If so, does this affect how or what you eat? Do you find yourself needing to be careful with certain foods, feeling self-conscious about your smile or worrying about how your missing teeth will impact your bones over time? When you lose a tooth, over time the bone in your jaw will simply diminish, so this is a valid concern.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could simply replace your missing teeth with new ones that work in the same way your natural teeth did, thus preserving your bone density and allowing you to chew steak with the same confidence you always have? Well now you can.

This is exactly the solution provided by dental implants. Costs aside for a moment, the ability to replace teeth in such an exact way is a wonderful advancement in dentistry.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. Once a crown is placed over the top it functions exactly like a natural tooth and is almost as secure. Dental implants can cost more than other forms of crown or other methods of holding dentures but properly looked after they can last a lifetime.

 

The tooth implant process

If you think dental implants could be for you then, first of all, come in for a consultation. If your dentist agrees, then dental implant costs can be discussed and a payment plan put in place, before your surgical process begins.

We have state of the art technology here at Kidsgrove, which allows us to perform an in-house CT scan, then complete a 3D digital plan of your surgery to ensure pinpoint accuracy in terms of the placement of your implant.

The implants themselves are installed using keyhole surgery that doesn’t even require stitches, so discomfort is kept to an absolute minimum.

Naturally we can’t talk to you about every element of your treatment until we know more about what you need. Dental implant costs and the best approach – be it dentures, crowns or anything else – are all things that we will talk to you about during a consultation.

So take the first step. Come and see us to have a conversation about dental implants – you have nothing to lose and you could have a lot to gain.