Restore your smile to its healthiest
At YBF you will be seen and treated by the same Implant dentist from consultation to completion. One of the exciting things is when patients come to us and they’ve been told or they feel they are not suitable for dental implant treatment. We have so many different ways to help these patients.
- The advantages of implants
- How long does a dental implant take to work?
- How successful are dental implants?
- Is the procedure uncomfortable?
- Are dental implants expensive?
- Implants are extremely strong and stable and will not move around in the mouth. Dentures, on the other hand, have a habit of becoming unstable and may cause wearers to eliminate certain foods that are difficult to eat, from their diet.
- Dentures may also cause the gums and underlying jawbone to recede, whilst implants actually maintain and support the gum and bone.
- Fitting a bridge involves the reshaping of otherwise healthy teeth either side of the gap in order to attach the crowns. This may in some circumstances shorten their natural lifespan.
This will depend on any prior work that may need to be done before the implant is placed. Some patients who have significant bone loss in the area where the implant is required, may need a bone graft prior to the implant procedure.
The fusing period (osseointegration) usually takes around four to six month for upper jaw implants and between three and four months for lower jaw implants. In addition to this, impressions or scans are needed in order to design and manufacture the crowns to attach to the implant. This typically takes around two weeks.
Dental implants have an extremely high success rate but in the few cases where they do fail, this is primarily because of poor oral care on the part of the patient. We will advise you of how to keep the area clean and generally look after your new implant once it has been placed.
It is important to remember that these first few months are critical for the long term health of your dental implants. We offer aftercare options to prolong the life of your Implants.
Placing a dental implant is generally a minor surgical procedure but is performed using a powerful local anaesthetic, so any pain will be minimised.
Patients often remark how surprised they were at the small amount of discomfort involved, with many saying it was no more uncomfortable than other dental procedures. So it is certainly not to be feared. Naturally, you should expect some soreness and possibly some localised swelling and bruising for a short period following the procedure, but this should be manageable with a regular painkiller.
Because of the costly materials involved plus the additional years of training needed to perform implant placement, it would be untrue to describe this as a cheap procedure. However, we do have payment plans available to help you spread the cost and, as an implant can potentially last for twenty years or even more, it actually works out relatively inexpensive over time.
If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, or are simply unhappy with an unstable denture, we invite you to contact Y Bont Faen Dental Centre to arrange a consultation.
Dental implants have many advantages over bridges and dentures, such as stability, longevity and comfort. We have a dentist with a special interest in Implants, who is an extremely skilled and experienced surgeon.
Dental implants are effectively artificial tooth roots which are made from titanium and are positioned in the jaw by means of a minor oral surgical procedure. It is then left to bond with the bone in a process known as osseointegration, forming an extremely solid foundation to support a dental crown.
Implants may be placed individually or in multiples depending on the number of missing teeth. An entire jaw can be restored, sometimes with only 4 implants. This is known as the All-on-4 Technique.
When the implant has integrated securely, usually after a period of around three or four months, a very high precision support collar called an abutment is attached followed by a dental crown, resulting in a natural looking and extremely strong replacement tooth.
If you would like to discuss the treatments available at Y Bont Faen Dental Centre, to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, click here to book a consultation.
WHERE TO FIND US
Y Bont Faen Dental Centre
Vale Of Glamorgan
Monday : 08.30 – 18.00hrs
Tuesday : 08.30 – 17.00hrs
Wednesday : 08.30 – 17.00hrs
Thursday : 08.30 – 17.00hrs
Friday : 08.30 – 14.00hrs
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed