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MAC Dental offers an affordable, permanent solution to missing teeth, restoring your smile with dental implants.
Dental implants can restore your smile and provide function whilst maintaining your bone and facial structure.
We provide excellent standards in patient care within our fully equipped implant surgery.
At MAC Dental, we think that dental implant treatment should be more affordable for everyone, ask us about our finance options.
Our Treatment Co-ordinator, is always on hand to answer any questions you may have however big or small, get in touch today.
Do you have a missing tooth or teeth that are stopping you from smiling confidently or preventing you from chewing your food properly? If so then dental implants could be the answer.
Dental implants in most cases of a missing tooth/teeth is the treatment of choice. They are a great solution for missing teeth, as they do not rely on the integrity of neighbouring tooth tissue and provide independent support for dentures and crowns. Versatile, strong and natural looking, dental implants can be used to permanently replace one tooth or a number of teeth. The result is better health (able to bite and chew, creates a comfortable bite, reduces the chances of gum disease), enhanced aesthetics and improved speech.
What are implants?
Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth.
A post is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.
Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant. In some situations it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.
Would implants be right for me?
First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you. Contact us to arrange an implant consultation and discussion and we will let you know the possibilities. Our team will be only too happy to help you with any questions you may have.
Implants usually have two sections - the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. You might have more than one implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).
Restoring your smile and your confidence
The implant treatment carried out by our experienced team can restore your failing / missing tooth with a crown retained by an implant in four basic phases.
The first is the surgical placement of the implant into the bone, which will be done under local anaesthesia. Surprisingly little pain is felt after receiving the treatment with most patients feeling a similar feeling of discomfort associated with a simple tooth extraction.
This is the healing phase. This typically takes 6 – 8 weeks, during which time the fixture becomes rigidly integrated to the bone supporting it.
Stitches that will have been used to close the surgical site at phase one will need to be removed approximately two weeks following placement.
This phase involves a fairly simple procedure carried out under local anaesthetic to expose the integrated implant and connect the post through the gum. This is followed by a further short healing period of 10 days or so. Sometimes however we do not completely submerge the implant at the time of initial placement, deciding instead to use a “single stage” technique. If this has been done, phase three usually does not require local anaesthesia.
The final stage is to take impressions of the implant(s) to record its position, enabling the technicians to construct the restorative work, e.g. a crown, which is then cemented or screwed on to the abutment. There are normally two or three appointments during this final phase.