Dental implant treatment provides a genuine life-changing solution to many dental problems and is one of the most exciting areas of modern dentistry to work in.
Replacing missing teeth
The loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a huge impact on everyday life, teeth function and self-esteem. People lose their teeth for many reasons, sometimes due to an accident, illness or poor maintenance. Other people simply inherit poor teeth. Whatever the reasons for tooth loss, it can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You may no longer eat many of the foods that you once enjoyed, you may be self-conscious about your appearance, you may stop smiling or you may experience pain from ill-fitting dentures.
Dental implants are a lasting solution to tooth loss and can be used in both aesthetic and functional treatments. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or would like a secure option to anchor dentures, dental implants could be the best solution.
What does the treatment involve?
- A titanium post is placed in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth
- This acts like the root of a natural tooth
- The implant is usually left for some weeks to allow the bone to form a strong bond to the implant
- Once the implant has integrated with the bone, an artificial tooth is attached for a natural look
- The artificial tooth is custom made to ensure the ideal colour, shape and size
Dental Implants offer some really exciting benefits to patients:
- Restoring the mouth as closely as possible to its natural state
- Increasing comfort by eliminating loose fitting dentures
- An end to restricting food choices due to loose fitting dentures
- Avoid filing down healthy neighbouring teeth (as with a conventional bridge)
- Preserve facial structure by virtually stopping deterioration of the jaw
- Providing a more natural smile and improving appearance and self-esteem
Dental Implant results before and after
Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Thank you Dr. Dhami for a very straightforward and professional approach to my tooth implant. The explanation and the procedure were first class.
Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Service was excellent from start to finish. Everything was explained from the start and what to expect. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend getting new teeth! Thank you for your help. I can smile big again!
Dental Implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Why should I choose Summertown Dental & Implants over any other implant clinic?
How many dental implants have you successfully placed?
What is the treatment timescale for dental implants?
How long do Implants last for?
What happens if the implant fails and are there any guarantees?
Are there any down sides to dental implant treatment?
How do I know if I’m suitable for dental implants?
Is dental implant treatment painful?
How are the fees for Dental Implants paid?
What should I expect at my first dental implant appointment?
Do I need to have my tooth extracted by my dentist before coming to see you?
Will I have a gap in my teeth while the implants are healing?
I’ve had missing teeth a long time, can I still have dental implants?
Can I replace all of my teeth with dental implants?
What does teeth-in-a-day mean?
Can implants replace dentures?
How soon can I eat again once the implant has been placed?
Will I need to have bone grafting to have a dental implant?
What are dental implants made of?
Nervous about having multiple dental implants. Can dental implants be done under general anaesthetic?
What bone is used when having dental implants?
Can smokers have dental implants?
Is there a maximum number of dental implants I can have?
I had bone grafting done for my lower jaw to prepare for multiple implants. Would you accept a case from bone grafting done by another dentist?
What is the risk of infection after having dental implants and is there a risk of chipping an implant?
Can I have tooth whitening on a restored tooth with a crown or dental implant?
What is lateral sinus grafting?
What is the procedure for overdenture on two implants for the upper and lower complete arch?
If a bone graft fails how long should I wait before attempting a second graft?
Is there any chance of having an allergic reaction to dental implants?
I am missing all my teeth in my upper jaw and have little bone left for implants. Is there any way I can still have dental implants without bone grafting or a sinus lift?
I have two missing teeth in my upper jaw, my second premolar and first molar. Can I have implants for this area of my mouth?
I googled the best dental implant system and both Straumann and Nobel Biocare came up but you don’t use these systems, why not?
What is the difference between mini-implants and traditional dental implants?
Will my dental implants set-off airport security checks and will I need to carry x-rays with me when I travel?
I have an existing crown on my tooth, can I use this to top the new implant?
How much do dental implants cost?
Do you want more information about Dental Implants in Oxford?
Download our free information guide.
The Association of Dental Implantology (UK) https://www.adi.org.uk provides a lot more information.
To see if implants are appropriate for you, and to answer any questions you may have, please arrange an implant consultation with your dentist at Summertown Dental in Oxford.