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Dental implant tooth replacements from £2500. We go beyond just covering a void. Compared to a bridge or denture, they are far more stable and long-lasting.

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Losing teeth through an accident or decay can have an emotional impact. At the Yardley Clinic, we can provide a permanent solution for an affordable cost.

Implants look natural and provide strength and function that is unrivalled by other restorations.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is comprised of two main parts — a titanium screw and a dental crown. The screw is placed in the jaw bone and left to heal for several months.

During this time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone. In this way, it mimics just like a natural tooth root, anchoring your artificial tooth in place.

What should I expect during a dental implant fitting?


The first step in a dental implant procedure is a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums, followed by x-rays of your jaw.

Assuming no complications arise during these preliminary examinations, your dentist will then numb the area with a local anaesthetic, before embedding the titanium screw in your jawbone.

Several months later, your implant will be fully healed and securely fixed to your jaw. At this stage, your dentist can attach a dental crown to the top of your implant.

Is the procedure uncomfortable?


No. You will receive a local anaesthetic exactly where you need it, so although will remain awake throughout the procedure, you should not feel any discomfort.

You will likely feel mild discomfort in the days following your implant placement, but you can manage this with over-the-counter painkillers.

Can everyone get dental implants?


Most of our patients are suitable for dental implants. However, if your dentist finds you have poor bone density in your jaw during your initial examination, you may require a bone graft procedure before you can receive an implant.

How do I care for my dental implant?


Dental implants don’t require any specific maintenance. Simply keep up a good standard of oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

How long will my dental implant last?


Depending on the material you choose for your dental crown, implants can last for 20 years or more. Even though the crown may need replacing at some stage, the titanium implant itself should last you a lifetime.

Benefits of Implants

Dental implants behave like a natural tooth - one of the benefits of dental implants is that they behave like natural teeth, providing a strength and function that is unrivalled by other restorations.


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Dental implants can prevent bone loss - by placing a dental implant in your jaw bone, it stimulates new bone growth.


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Dental implants offer predictable outcomes - overall, dental implants have a success rate of approximately 98%, meaning that they give predictable outcomes and are suitable for the vast majority of people.

Dental bridges have been used successfully to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth for many years and often provide excellent durability and aesthetics. However, in many cases bridgework necessitates the drilling and preparation of otherwise sound or lightly filled teeth either side of the missing tooth or teeth to make a bridge.

Therefore, dental implants have gained popularity in the replacement of single and multiple missing teeth as they allow for restoration of the missing teeth without compromising the other teeth in a patient’s mouth.

Dental implants can offer a more modern, conservative treatment method for patients but bridges are merited on affordability and also durability.

How painful is getting a dental implant?

The pain associated with dental implants is typically mildto moderate and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Thedentist will numb the area where the implant will be placed, so you will notfeel any pain during the procedure. Some people may experience temporarydiscomfort or soreness after the procedure, but this usually goes away within afew days. If you have any concerns about pain, get in touch with us, and wewill be more than happy to prescribe stronger pain medication or recommendother ways to manage your discomfort.

How much will an dental implant cost?

The average cost of a single-tooth dental implant at TheYardley Clinic UK starts at £2500, but the exact cost can vary depending onseveral factors, including the type of implant used. Some additional factorsthat can influence the cost include the number of implants needed, the type ofcrown selected, and any additional procedures required, such as bone graftingor sinus lift surgery.

Are you put to sleep for a dental implant?

No, you are typically not put to sleep for a dental implant.Dental implants are considered minor surgery, and most patients can toleratethe procedure with local anesthesia. During local anaesthesia, the dentist willinject a numbing agent into the area where the implant will be placed. Thiswill block the pain sensation in the area, so you will not feel anything duringthe procedure. In some cases, the dentist may also use nitrous oxide, orlaughing gas, to help you relax and feel more comfortable.

However, if youhave a strong fear of dental procedures or have a medical condition that makeslocal anaesthesia risky, the dentist may recommend general nesthesia. Generalanaesthesia is a type of sedation that puts you into a deep sleep, so you willnot be aware of the procedure at all. General anaesthesia is usually only usedfor more complex dental procedures, such as implant placement at multiplesites.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth implant?

The recovery timefor a dental implant varies depending on the type of procedure and theindividual's healing process. In general, it takes around 1-2 weeks for theinitial incision to heal. However, the implant itself will not be fullyintegrated with the bone until 3-6 months after placement. During this time,you may experience some discomfort, swelling, or bruising. Over-the-counterpain relievers can help to manage these symptoms.

Here is a breakdownof the recovery timeline for a dental implant:

·        1-2 weeks: Initial incision heals

·        1-3 months: Soft tissue heals around the implant

·        3-6 months: Implant osseointegrates (fuses) with the bone

·        6-12 months: Crown is placed

Please note thatthese are just general guidelines, and your individual recovery time mayvary.  Make sure to talk to us and listento our instructions carefully to ensure a smooth recovery.

How soon can you get implants after extraction?

The timing of getting dental implants after tooth extractiondepends on the type of implant placement procedure. Immediate implant placementis an option for some patients, where the implant can be placed directly intothe empty tooth socket during the extraction procedure. This option istypically only available for patients with healthy gums and bone density. Forother patients, delayed implant placement is recommended, where the extractionsite is allowed to heal for anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks before the implant isplaced. This allows the gum tissue to heal properly and the bone to regenerate,which can improve the implant's success rate. Ultimately, the decision of whento get implants after extraction will be based on a thorough evaluation of yourindividual circumstances by your dentist here at The Yardley Clinic.

How long after dental implant surgery can I eat?

The specific instructions for eating after dental implantsurgery will vary depending on the individual patient and the type of implantprocedure performed. However, in general, you should stick to a soft-food dietfor the first 24–48 hours after surgery. This will allow your mouth to heal andreduce your risk of infection. You should also avoid chewing on the surgicalsite for at least 7–10 days.

As your mouthheals, you can gradually start to introduce more solid foods into your diet.However, it is important to avoid hard, sharp, or crunchy foods for at least 6weeks. These foods can put too much pressure on the implant site and increaseyour risk of complications.


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