18th February 2022

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?


Our cheery Dental Solutions team; including Gavin, Nicola and Janet.

Are you considering dental implants? But, you’re wondering whether or not dental implants are actually right for you? If this is the case, then there are a number of factors which you should consider before making a final decision. Your current dental health, long-term goals and even your current bone structure can all impact your suitability. However, there are some factors which you can consider yourself before booking a consultation to see if this may be the right cosmetic treatment for you.

So, with that in mind, here are some of the key factors when considering dental implants and whether or not they are right for you.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a replacement tooth. It is implanted into the jawbone below the gum line surgically and connected to the bone there. The dental implant is not removable, it simply functions like a natural tooth or teeth (depending on your dental implant procedure). For that reason, many may be surprised to learn you ever had a missing tooth at all!

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of dental implants can be numerous, but are especially beneficial for someone who has a gap in their smile or a tooth that is failing.

Other benefits include:

  • Permanent replacement for missing teeth.
  • Natural replacement that blends perfectly with your other teeth.
  • No discomfort, as can be caused by dentures.
  • Better speech in comparison to alternatives options (i.e. dentures).
  • Improved long-term oral health.
  • Gum health can be much improved.
  • Adjacent teeth remain healthy and are less likely to glide.
  • Bone loss is prevented long-term.
  • Long-term solution that do not require adjustments.

Overall, dental implants can be a life-changing procedure for many different reasons. They ensure that your quality of life, confidence and even eating habits can be as you wish they were. For that reason, many of our patients who have had dental implants say, “Just go for it!”

Do I Need a Bone Graft?

If you are missing a tooth then there is a chance that some bone loss may have occurred. For that reason, bone can be added to help improve the bone volume in that area. Bone density can impact the success rate of any implant. For that reason, you may be required to have bone graft prior to your implant treatment or seek an alternative method such as a zygomatic implant. Bone grafts nowadays for dental implants use artificial bone from a packet which comprises sterile bovine bone substitute.

How Long Do Implants Last?

With a properly maintained dental hygiene routine, your dental implants can last for many years. Smoking has a detrimental effect on the life of an implant and we would always advocate that you do not smoke, especially with dental implants. Based on usual wear and tear, and a careful dental hygiene regimen, you can expect an average life of at least 15 years if you are a non smoker.

Book an Appointment

So, is a dental implant right for you? The only way to know for sure is to book an appointment today and speak to our specialist team of implant practitioners. Book your free consultation today via the form or call the team now on 01925 756565.

We also run regular Implant Open Evenings here at the Dental Solutions practice. So, if you do have any questions, why not pop along for a relaxed evening with no unnecessary pressure – only the answers you need to make an informed decision! We’ll even provide you with refreshments!

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2023-10-27
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2023-07-02
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2023-06-30
Can’t speak highly enough of this practice and in particular Lauren. 2 years ago I walked in and was so nervous I cried just as the sight of the chair. Her and the staff have been so patient and understanding and have worked with me to overcome my phobia. This week I had a filling and was absolutely fine, my family couldn’t believe it. Reception staff are lovely and really accommodating too. So glad I found them, I don’t dread the dentist anymore.
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2023-05-10
A really Five Star Dental Practice! Upon arrival I was greeted by their most friendly welcoming receptionists. it seems nothing is 'too much trouble' to them. Gavin is similarly very friendly and the surgery is kitted out with the most high-tech modern equipment. On my first visit Gavin examined my teeth and explained my options to me giving me his recommendation for treatment and reasons why. Their Co-ordinator prepared a detailed quote for my treatment and went through it in detail with me, ensuring I understood everything; she had plenty of time for me as a patient. From the outset I had complete confidence in entrusting them with my dental care and the final results are truly amazing. Gavin and Richard could not have been more professional and my treatment was made as painless as possible. Dental Solutions provide a truly outstanding service and I thank them for my new 'long lost' smile and renewed confidence, especially when dining out and talking with people. I can't recommend them too highly.
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2023-05-08
A first class experience from start to finish. Despite being fearful of visiting the dentist, Gavin put me at ease with his gentle unhurried manner. I was surprised at how relaxed I actually felt undergoing treatment for a crown and the removal/replacement of front teeth veneers. Having felt self conscious about my front teeth for a long time, I decided to have my old veneers replaced. The results were amazing and far exceeded my expectations. What Gavin achieved was nothing short of a work of art, boosting my confidence tenfold. The practice itself is very welcoming, the customer service excellent and the staff are all very friendly and kind. I cannot recommend this dental practise highly enough.
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2023-04-28
I recently needed some urgent treatment and after trying a couple of dentists in the area, dental solutions were the only dentist that agreed to see me, genuinely nobody else showed any interest in helping me. The receptionist I spoke to initially was super compassionate and understanding and did all she could to get me in asap. I saw Lauren for all of my appointments, and I’ve now had: a composite filling, root canal and emax crown and just yesterday had a wisdom tooth extracted. I don't know what Lauren does but I have had zero pain or discomfort with any treatments during and after. I'm extremely happy with the results of her work. She definitely knows her stuff and filled me with the utmost confidence whilst in the chair! I literally cant find any fault with any of the experiences I have had so far. They go the extra mile and do it with a smile. What more can you ask for?! Definitely my dentist for the foreseeable future! Thank you Lauren and everyone!
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2023-04-07
Had my initial consultation with Lauren, truly professional and extremely friendly. She explained all my options in detail and following discussions opted for veneers and can't wait to see the end result.
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