Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution to tooth loss and dentures. They are essentially an artificial tooth root onto which an artificial tooth is placed. The end result looks, feels and behaves like a natural tooth. Implants also provide a great alternative to dentures and can be used to replace one or more teeth, where needed. 

Implants are very durable and will last for many years when looked after as you would your other teeth. This means brushing and flossing daily as well as regular dental check-ups

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium that is placed into the jaw. A crown or bridge is then fitted on top to replace the missing tooth. The procedure takes place over several months to ensure the proper healing of any implants, as well as making a bespoke replacement tooth for the final fitting. 

Several implants can secure a denture in place and give you the confidence to eat what you want, without worrying about them coming loose. 

As with all dental procedures, good oral hygiene is vital after implants have been fitted. As well as avoiding decay and gum disease, this will help to maintain your implant. Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to advise a suitable home care regime.

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Why choose Colosseum Dental

Colosseum Dental is one of the UK’s major providers of dentistry. We serve more than 750,000 NHS and private patients.

Colosseum Dental is not only offering best practice care, but we make it affordable too, with competitive prices and a range of different payment methods. We have recently acquired CBCT and intra-oral scanners that allow guided, flapless, faster, painless surgery followed by immediate loading in the majority of cases.

Patients receiving their implants at a Colosseum practice can be confident in the knowledge that all the clinicians aspire to the highest standards of treatment.

State of the Art Technology

As part of our £10 million investment into refurbishing our UK estate, Colosseum have also invested in 3D dental cone beam CT scanners at a number of our practices where implants are delivered. This equipment produces 3D images to enhance the precise placement of implants.

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The advantages of dental implants

Implants help stop the process of bone resorption, which means the appearance of your face should remain the same.

Implants are designed to last your lifetime particularly when followed up with the proper care. Implants can mean your surrounding teeth should remain healthy as implants eliminate the need to interfere with them.

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Implants are very durable and will last for many years when looked after as you would your other teeth. This means brushing and flossing daily as well as regular dental check-ups

As with all dental procedures, good oral hygiene is vital after implants have been fitted. As well as avoiding decay and gum disease, this will help to maintain your implant. Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to advise a suitable home care regime.

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Dental Finance

Smile Now. Pay Later.
 
A quick and easy option to spread the cost of your treatment.
 
For when your perfect smile is an investment that you want to make, but you don’t have the money right now, we have payment options to suit. Our financing covers any dental treatments over £300 and means you can start your treatments sooner rather than later.
 
For payment plans of up to 12 months, we offer 0% interest. For payment plans which are over 12 months we offer a competitive rate of interest. Payments are made monthly by Direct Debit, at a fixed cost, so there are no surprises.
 
We use finance through Dental Finance, who are experts at offering payment plans for dental treatments. Your Practice will go through the finance options with you and once you’ve chosen the one that’s right for you, you fill out a short form and provide ID, and the application is submitted.
 
A decision is made by email to the practice within 10 minutes to let us know if your application was successful. Once it is approved, you’ll need to sign the agreement and the paperwork is processed. As with all financial agreements, you have 14 days as a cooling off period in case you change your mind.
 


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Dental Implants Aftercare

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Caring for your implants helps ensure that your new dental implants last as long as natural teeth would do. The below advice will help maximise the lifetime of your implants and keep your smile looking good as new.
 

Keeping your dental implant clean

Your dentist will advise you that in the two weeks following your implantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone being fitted, you will need to rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash every morning and night. This will help keep the area around your implant free from infection and healthy.
 

Brushing your implant

Your dentist will advise you that you shouldn’t brush your implant until after you’ve had any stitches removed. This is to avoid the area around the implant being damaged and becoming infected. Once your stitches are removed, you should brush your teeth with a soft brush and using an antiseptic gel.
 

Eating with a dental implant

Eating hard food or food that can be easily stuck in your teeth (such as popcorn) can affect the implant area and cause infection. As such, in the first week after the procedure, you’re advised to eat only soft foods to minimise the risk of this happening. Once your implant area is fully healed, you’ll be able to continue eating just as you would with normal teeth.
 

Pain after having a dental implant

Once the local anaesthetic has worn off it’s likely that you’ll feel some pain and discomfort from the implant procedure. Over-the-counter painkillers can be used to help minimise this pain. If you feel severe pain or discomfort, you’re advised to speak to your dentist.
 

Smoking and dental implants

Dental research has shown that smokers who receive dental implants have a much higher risk of implant failure. Your dentist will advise you to stop smoking before dental implant treatment, otherwise you may not be suitable.
 

Keep your mouth healthy

As with all dental care, you’re advised to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss. Keeping up good oral health will help ensure that your teeth and implant remain healthy and well maintained.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need an implant?
Implants are used to replace a missing tooth, or to replace a tooth that needs extraction. As well as repairing your smile, replacing lost teeth gives you better dental health. Over time, a gap in your teeth can start to affect the other teeth around it and lead to other dental problems. And don’t forget implants can also be used to support dentures making them more stable and easier to use.
What does an implant involve?

Having an implant fitted usually takes place over several months. However, each procedure itself is not long, and we make you comfortable throughout using a local anaesthetic. Some patients choose to be sedated.
 
After an initial assessment, you will have the root of your implant fitted. This will then be left to heal for between 3 to 6 months.  Next an impression of the implant surface is taken, and your new crown, bridge or denture will be made just for you based on your teeth. This will then be fitted to your implant.
 
Your dentist will refer you for a consultation with an implant surgeon [at a cost as detailed above] who will assess if you’re suitable for a dental implant and talk you through the process.

Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are a safe and well- established treatment. When followed up with the proper care, they are designed to last a lifetime. Implants can mean your surrounding teeth should remain healthy, as implants eliminate the need to interfere with them. Your implantologist will discuss an aftercare plan with you.
How can implants improve dentures?
Dentures and implants often work closely together to give you a new set of teeth. A full set of dentures can be anchored with just a few implants. Advantages to this approach to dentures is that you will be able to chew more effectively and can avoid the necessity of covering the palate with a plate. The dentures are still removable but they are held by a bar or magnets.
How do I care for my implants?
Dental care for implants is similar to cleaning your natural teeth. An implant can last many years provided it is properly looked after. The dentist or hygienist will show you the most effective home care techniques. Regular check-ups with the dentist and hygienist are essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. The dental hygienist will use special instruments for scaling to avoid scratching the surface and you will be given instruction in using special brushes or floss.
Can my implants be affected by gum disease?
Yes, the gum surrounding the implant is the same as that around your original teeth, so gum disease could occur. You need to maintain good brushing, flossing and interdental cleaning. If you have any symptoms such as bleeding when you brush, bad breath or gaps between your teeth then you should make an appointment with your dentist to have these looked at.
Will I be able to remove the teeth connected to my implants?
Only a dentist can remove implanted teeth. Where implants are used to support dentures, these will be removeable, but you won’t be able to remove individual teeth put in with implants.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost will vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the implant or implants. However, our dental team will be able to provide you with a timetable and an indication of cost once they have assessed your requirement and before the treatment starts. 

The time and cost will vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the implant or implants. However, our dental team will be able to provide you with a timetable and an indication of cost once they have assessed your requirement and before the treatment starts. Prices start at £1,995.
 
A member of the clinic team, or our dedicated Advanced Treatment Co-ordinator will be pleased to talk you through the process. Then if you’d like to have a consultation with a dentist, the fee is £130, which will be deducted from the cost of your implant treatment. Speak to our dental team for more information.
How long does the treatment take?
The duration of the dental implant treatment depends on the patient and the treatment plan required by the dentist. On average, dental implant treatment can take between three and nine months.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
All dental implants are fitted under local anaesthetic which helps numb the mouth and surrounding area, so the patient doesn’t feel any discomfort or pain whilst the implant is fitted. It is likely that once this wears off, after surgery, there may be some pain and swelling, though this usually lasts for around one week and is entirely normal.

Patients can take over-the-counter painkillers if they are in discomfort.
 
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last as long your natural teeth provided, they have been fitted properly and well looked after. Your dentist will always recommend several aftercare considerations so that you can keep your implants well maintained.
Can anyone have dental implants?
All our patients that enquire about dental implants receive an initial consultation where their suitability is assessed by a dental professional. In some instances, dental implants might not be recommended. For example, smokers are advised to give up smoking before receiving dental implants as smoking can increase the risk of implant failure. Furthermore, patients who have had radiotherapy in their jaw recently or diabetes may be not be suitable for dental implants.

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