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Dental Implants FAQs

Frequently asked question about dental implants

Why should I choose Horbury Dental Care?

We strive for excellence in clinical standards and customer service, whilst adhering to the caring family values and offer the highest standards of single and multiple tooth replacements, as well as over-denture cases. We only employ modern main-line implant systems, backed by good clinical data. We are an established family practice here to support and look after you throughout your treatment and will help you to maintain the care of your beautiful new teeth not just now, but well into the future.

How can I get more information about implants?

You can have a free informal chat with our Dental Implant Coordinator Lorna, who will explain the different treatment options and answer any of your questions Alternatively you can use our online enquiry from and one of our team will be in touch with you. call us on 01924 211234.

How can implants help me?

Dental implants are fixed in place to support crowns, bridgework and dentures and they look, feel and function like natural teeth and this often increases your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Does the treatment hurt?

As the implants are installed under local anaesthesia, you will not feel any pain during the surgery. The treated area may be swollen for a few days afterwards, which could be slightly painful. In most cases an ordinary painkiller is all you may need to feel fine.

Will my teeth look and feel like my own?

Yes! They function as your ordinary teeth when you are chewing, talking and laughing. Most people do not see or feel any difference between their natural teeth and their new ones.

Can I keep my other teeth?

Yes, of course! With dental implants you don’t have to sacrifice healthy teeth to restore missing ones. Unlike conventional bridges or partial dentures, no adjacent teeth are affected or needed for support.

Does my age matter?

Your age is normally not relevant – more important is your health. There is no upper age limit. However, if you are under 18 years of age, you must be examined to make sure you have finished growing before you can undergo implant treatment.

Why are the implants made of titanium?

Titanium is a metal accepted by the body. The process by which the bone grows onto the metal in a very close integrated way is known as osseo-integration.

How many visits does this treatment involve?

It depends on your dental health and the exact treatment that is best for you. Some people need only one operation, while others need more. Every treatment plan is bespoke and unique to each patient.