Dental Implants

“My implant looks and feels completely natural, I’m delighted.”

Jo Wordsworth | LLangoven

If you have a missing tooth or dentures that feel wobbly, dental implants could be just what you’re looking for. Implants look, feel and work like real teeth and can be used to provide a secure anchor for bridges and dentures.

Dental implants are the longest lasting solution available and can replace one or more missing teeth – or an entire set. Implants are a popular choice for our patients across Monmouthshire, Newport, Coleford, Ross on Wye and beyond.

There are two parts to a dental implant, an ultra-pure titanium screw that is placed very gently into the jaw under local anaesthetic and a new tooth that is specially crafted to blend perfectly with your remaining teeth. To secure dentures two, four or six dental implants are placed, to which your denture is firmly fixed, allowing you to eat the foods you love once more.

To improve the stability of dentures they are anchored to dental implants and secured with precision attachments that clip onto the implants very firmly. The result is a denture that is stable and retentive. Studies have found that patients with implant-retained dentures (or dentures over implants) have improved speech, better chewing efficiency, increased nutritional intake and a generally improved quality of life when compared to their conventional dentures.

Our dentist, Gareth Jones, has many years’ experience of providing dental implant treatment in Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and his gentle, unhurried approach makes him a popular choice with patients, particularly those who are nervous.

Eat, smile and laugh again with complete confidence with dental implants from Monmouth Dental Practice. We offer payment options and interest-free finance. Call us now to book a free initial consultation with Gareth on 01600 714 236.

FAQs

What are dental implants?

An implant is an artificial root made from ultra-pure titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time, will bond with your jawbone to create a firm foundation to which a replacement false tooth is fixed.

When can teeth implants be used?

Tooth implants can be used for a wide range of treatment from one implant to replace one missing tooth, two implants to secure a loose denture, through to multiple implants to replace all the teeth in the mouth.

Can anyone have oral implants?

Yes, if you are over 18 and in reasonably good health. The main limitation is the amount of bone available. Our thorough assessment will determine whether dental implants are the right option for you.

Would I be suitable?

The suitability for dental implants is assessed on an individual basis. At your implant assessment consultation, your mouth would first be examined and then appropriate x-rays, models and photographs were taken. If implants are appropriate, a full treatment plan would be developed together with an estimate of the costs of providing the treatment.

Do implants hurt?

No. All treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic.

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implant treatment is a minor surgical procedure that involves replacing your missing tooth root with the implant. Dental implants have been used for many years, with an excellent success rate.

Once your new implant has been placed we normally wait around three to six months to allow full healing, then we can place a new tooth. For most patients treatment from beginning to end takes around a year to 18 months.

If you are interested in dental implant treatment but you feel anxious about the procedure, dental sedation is an option. Join us for a free consultation where you can learn more about dental implants and the option to have treatment under sedation.

How many dental implants will I need?

This depends on how many teeth you have missing. As a general rule we can ‘bridge’ between implants, so if you have four teeth missing in a row we could place two implants at each end and suspend two teeth between them. If you have no teeth at all, then it is possible to provide a new full set of teeth with just four implants.

Following a thorough consultation, Gareth will provide you with a detailed treatment plan indicating the number of dental implants appropriate to your needs.

What are the added benefits of dental implantology?

When teeth are lost the bone that held them in your jaw will shrink. Placement of dental implants can preserve this bone, maintaining the shape and structure of the lips and cheeks preventing the ageing ‘caved in’ look of older people with poorly fitting dentures.

Do you offer a free consultation for dental implants?

Yes. Please join us for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out more.

How much do dental implants cost?

In the long term, dental implants will often prove to be the more cost-effective solution to replace missing teeth. Although the outlay of dental implant treatment is high, the benefits to patients are numerous. We offer flexible finance options, such as interest free credit to help spread the cost.