FAQs

Frequently asked question about dental implants

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE HORBURY DENTAL IMPLANT CLINIC?

We offer the highest standards of clinical excellence and our team are fully experienced in 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 friendly local practice – an important consideration for any aftercare requirements.

 

HOW CAN DENTAL 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 the wearers 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 NEW TEETH FEEL LIKE MY OWN?

Yes!  Since implants are anchored in the jawbone, they function as your ordinary teeth when you are chewing, talking and laughing.  Most people do not feel any difference between their natural teeth and their new ones.

 

WILL MY NEW TEETH LOOK LIKE MY OWN?

Yes!  It usually takes a dentist to spot the difference.  They look so much like your own.

 

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 SCREWS 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 TO THE DENTIST DOES THE 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. 

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