Dental Implants2024-01-22T09:26:51+00:00

Dental Implants

Keith Dental Practice

We are proud to offer dental implants to our patients. 0% finance is available, subject to terms & conditions.

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Introducing Our Implantologist

Dr. Javier Bobes Bascaran

GDC 254944

Javier Bobes Bascaran joined our team in 2017. He obtained his dental degree at the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 2007 and has since completed additional postgraduate qualifications and training in various disciplines such as: Prosthesis and Occlusion, Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain, snoring, sleep apnoea, Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics. He has scientific interests, the principal one being his PhD thesis (University of Oviedo) related to biomechanics in Implant Supported Prosthesis.

He is a highly experienced and accomplished dentist who has been placing and restoring implants for over a decade. His expertise has taken him across Europe and North America, where he has served as an international speaker at various conferences and events, including the prestigious Envista Summit in Vienna and Las Vegas, meetings of the International Team for Implantology (ITI Iberica), Spanish Society of Prosthesis and Esthetics (SEPES), Spanish Society of Temporomandibular disorders and orofacial Pain (SEDCYDO) and of the Illustrious Dental College of Asturias (CODES).

Are you facing issues due to missing teeth?

Missing natural teeth can cause various problems, including difficulties with chewing, speaking, and smiling, as well as bone loss, shifting of the remaining teeth, and a decreased quality of life. If left untreated, missing teeth can lead to further dental issues, such as gum disease and tooth decay, as well as a reduction in jawbone density and facial structure. Additionally, missing teeth can affect a person’s confidence about their appearance, resulting in social and psychological concerns, such as anxiety and low self-esteem.

Dental implants are a permanent and effective solution to address the problems caused by missing natural teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime and improve both oral and mental health. Therefore, if you are experiencing problems due to missing natural teeth, dental implants can be an ideal solution for you.

Are you facing issues due to missing teeth?

Missing natural teeth can cause various problems, including difficulties with chewing, speaking, and smiling, as well as bone loss, shifting of the remaining teeth, and a decreased quality of life. If left untreated, missing teeth can lead to further dental issues, such as gum disease and tooth decay, as well as a reduction in jawbone density and facial structure. Additionally, missing teeth can affect a person’s confidence about their appearance, resulting in social and psychological concerns, such as anxiety and low self-esteem.

Dental implants are a permanent and effective solution to address the problems caused by missing natural teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime and improve both oral and mental health. Therefore, if you are experiencing problems due to missing natural teeth, dental implants can be an ideal solution for you.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (titanium screw) that is placed into your jaw to support one or more false teeth. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to various reasons including injury, or some other reason.

Types of dental implants we are offering:

  • Endosteal (in the bone) – This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more false teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone) – These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.

What are the advantages?

Dental implants have several benefits over other tooth replacement options like bridges or dentures. Here are six key advantages of dental implants:

Enhanced appearance – Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth and can be customised to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth, resulting in an improved appearance and increased confidence.

Improved speech – Unlike dentures, which can move around in the mouth, dental implants are firmly secured in the jawbone, providing greater clarity and confidence in speech.

Increased comfort – As dental implants are a permanent solution and do not require adhesives or other products to hold them in place, they are more comfortable than other tooth replacement options.

Better ability to chew – Dental implants function like natural teeth, enabling you to eat your favourite foods without fear of them slipping or falling out, improving your overall nutrition and enjoyment of food.

Enhanced oral health – Unlike bridges, dental implants do not require the grinding down of adjacent teeth, thus protecting the health of your remaining natural teeth and improving your overall oral health.

Durability – With proper care, dental implants can last for many years, if not a lifetime, making them a cost-effective long-term alternative to other tooth replacement options.

What is the procedure like?

Placing an implant is usually done using a local anaesthetic. You should not feel any pain at the time but, similar to having an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.

After your implants have been placed, the bone in your jaw needs to heal and integrate the implant which usually takes a few months. Occasionally dental implants may be stable enough when they are placed for the false teeth to be fitted sooner, even immediately.

If you are having multiple teeth replaced you may have a temporary denture in the meantime. If you already have existing dentures, you may be able to keep wearing these while your implants are healing. Your existing dentures will to be changed to fit properly after the surgery, and a ‘healing cap’ will usually be placed onto the implant to protect it.

Dental Implant Process

What are the advantages?

Dental implants have several benefits over other tooth replacement options like bridges or dentures. Here are six key advantages of dental implants:

Enhanced appearance – Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth and can be customised to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth, resulting in an improved appearance and increased confidence.

Improved speech – Unlike dentures, which can move around in the mouth, dental implants are firmly secured in the jawbone, providing greater clarity and confidence in speech.

Increased comfort – As dental implants are a permanent solution and do not require adhesives or other products to hold them in place, they are more comfortable than other tooth replacement options.

Better ability to chew – Dental implants function like natural teeth, enabling you to eat your favourite foods without fear of them slipping or falling out, improving your overall nutrition and enjoyment of food.

Enhanced oral health – Unlike bridges, dental implants do not require the grinding down of adjacent teeth, thus protecting the health of your remaining natural teeth and improving your overall oral health.

Durability – With proper care, dental implants can last for many years, if not a lifetime, making them a cost-effective long-term alternative to other tooth replacement options.

What is the procedure like?

Placing an implant is usually done using a local anaesthetic. You should not feel any pain at the time but, similar to having an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.

After your implants have been placed, the bone in your jaw needs to heal and integrate the implant which usually takes a few months. Occasionally dental implants may be stable enough when they are placed for the false teeth to be fitted sooner, even immediately.

If you are having multiple teeth replaced you may have a temporary denture in the meantime. If you already have existing dentures, you may be able to keep wearing these while your implants are healing. Your existing dentures will to be changed to fit properly after the surgery, and a ‘healing cap’ will usually be placed onto the implant to protect it.

Dental Implant Process

Single Unit Implant

From £2200

3-Unit Dental Bridge

From £5500

Implant-Retained Denture

From £5000

Full Arch Fixed Restoration

From £11,500

How long will my dental implants endure?

The lifespan of dental implants can vary depending on various factors, including your oral hygiene habits, lifestyle choices, and the quality of the implant and restoration. However, with proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, even a lifetime.

Typically made of biocompatible materials like titanium or zirconia, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone through osseointegration, creating a strong, permanent foundation for the restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

While the restoration may require replacement or repair over time due to normal wear and tear, the implant itself can last for many years. Research has demonstrated that dental implants have a success rate of up to 95% over a 10-year period, and many patients have used their implants for more than 20 years.

To maintain the longevity of your dental implants, it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, as well as attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding smoking and maintaining a healthy diet can also promote oral health and reduce the likelihood of implant failure.

How long will my dental implants endure?

The lifespan of dental implants can vary depending on various factors, including your oral hygiene habits, lifestyle choices, and the quality of the implant and restoration. However, with proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, even a lifetime.

Typically made of biocompatible materials like titanium or zirconia, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone through osseointegration, creating a strong, permanent foundation for the restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

While the restoration may require replacement or repair over time due to normal wear and tear, the implant itself can last for many years. Research has demonstrated that dental implants have a success rate of up to 95% over a 10-year period, and many patients have used their implants for more than 20 years.

To maintain the longevity of your dental implants, it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, as well as attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding smoking and maintaining a healthy diet can also promote oral health and reduce the likelihood of implant failure.

How long will my dental implants endure

Frequently asked dental implant questions

If I had gum disease when I had my own teeth, will I get it with the Dental Implants?2023-04-25T08:44:07+01:00

Yes, if you do not care for your dental implants well enough.

If you keep them clean and have them regularly checked by your dental team, you should not have any problems.

Smoking affects the health of Dental Implants, so if you are a smoker you may need to look after the implants more carefully. Smoking is toxic to the gingivae (gum) and hence will have a huge impact on the survival of dental implants. So much so that smoking is often seen as a contra indication.

What can I expect after receiving a Dental Implant?2023-04-30T13:16:18+01:00

As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!

Cleaning around the teeth attached to the implants should not be any more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. However, there may be difficult to reach areas and you will be shown how to clean these properly. You may need to visit the hygienist more often, but your dentist will be able to talk to you about this.

Why should I choose The Keith Dental Practice for my dental implants?2023-04-30T13:23:51+01:00

At The Keith Dental Practice, we are renowned as a centre of excellence for dental implants in Keith, thanks to our team of fully trained and certified implantologists, as well as the use of high-quality implant components. We are committed to providing the highest standard of care and ensuring that our patients receive the best possible outcomes from their implant treatments.

Am I a suitable candidate for Dental Implants?2023-04-30T13:18:34+01:00

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. If there is not enough bone support, or if it is not healthy enough, it may not be possible to place a dental implant without grafting bone into the area first.

Book A Consultation Today 

If you are considering dental implants, it’s important to schedule a consultation with us. During the consultation, we will evaluate your oral health and discuss your treatment goals to determine if you are a good candidate for implants. We will also provide you with a personalised treatment plan and cost estimate. This initial consultation is crucial to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome from your implant treatment.

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