Thinking about Dental Implants to help improve your smile?
If you are looking for a whiter, brighter smile then consider Dental Implants from Oldbury Smile Spa.
If you’d like to enquire about Dental Implants, just drop us a message using the contact form.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root and tooth. Usually, the roots are made from titanium and fixed to the jaw. The tooth is attached to the root, which can be a crown or a denture. The tooth is usually made from a ceramic material to give a very natural look.
Dental implants are an ideal solution when replacing missing teeth. Implants can cover unsightly gaps, or it can be a treatment used to replace existing teeth in poor condition.
Why choose Dental Implants?
Appearance: Dental Implants can dramatically improve the appearance of a smile by filling gaps where teeth are missing, or by replacing teeth that are in poor condition.
Comfort: Dental implants behave like natural teeth, meaning that you can enjoy eating and drinking normally again, without worrying about your teeth becoming loose.
Convenience: With ordinary dentures, you need to remove them periodically and clean them, which can be time-consuming and embarrassing. With implants, that hassle is gone.
Speech: With traditional dentures, they are often poorly fitted, which leads to problems with speech. Implants are properly fitted and perform like natural teeth, eliminating speech problems.
Do you have a question about Dental Implants?
View our FAQs or contact the team.
A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. It is fixed into the jaw bone and then a false tooth goes over it.
Whether you are suitable for dental implants depends on the condition of the bone in your jaw. This will initially be assessed by the dentist along with your gums and teeth.
If it looks like you may be suitable, we will arrange for a consultation with our implant surgeon. They may arrange for a number of special tests to find out the amount of bone still there.
If there is not enough, or if it isn’t healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without grafting bone into the area first.
Placing an implant is usually done using a local anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time but you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.
You may be given a sedative if you are very nervous or if your case is a complicated one.
Yes. You can have any number of teeth replaced with implants – from one single tooth to a complete set.
Yes. Implants are a safe, well-established treatment.
Implants, like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them.
If you look after them and go for your regular maintenance appointments and, if the bone they are fitted to is strong and healthy, you can expect them to last for many years. As with other surgical implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.
If implants are not properly cleaned and cared for you may get gum infection and have other problems. So look after them well.
For any advice, just ask the dentist.
We will be able to give you a rough timetable before your implant treatment starts.
After your implants have been placed, the bone in your jaw needs to grow onto them and fuse to them. This usually takes a few months. Sometimes the implants may be stable enough when they are placed for the false teeth to be fitted sooner than this but sometimes treatment can take longer depending on your body and it’s healing time.
We will give you detailed advice on how to look after your implants. Cleaning around the teeth attached to the implants is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth but some areas may be difficult to reach and we’ll show you how to clean them. You may need to visit the hygienist more often but we can advise you on this.
No. Most implants look exactly like natural teeth.
Give our practice a call on 0121 552 7749 to book a consultation.