Dental Implants in Brentwood, Essex

Sovereign House Dental Centre are based Brentwood, Essex and offer expert help and advice on Dental Implants.

Implant Treatment

The use of dental implants to replace missing teeth is becoming increasingly common. They may be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth and they can be used to support dentures in patients who find denture wearing difficult.

Consultation

At the consultation, your dentist will assess the general health of your teeth and gums, as dental implants should only be placed in a healthy dentition. X-rays are used to help determine that there is enough bone to accommodate the implant and a scan may also be recommended to provide more information on the available bone volume. Sometimes bone grafting procedures are needed to augment the existing bone. All the available options for replacing the missing teeth are considered and discussed and if implant placement is the best option, you will be given a quotation for the treatment. Your dentist is kept fully informed of the planned treatment.

Implant Placement

Placing a dental implant involves a minor surgical procedure, which is carried out under local anaesthesia. Sedation is available on request. The implant is usually left in the bone for three months, over which time the bone grows over the implant surface, a process known as osseointegration. The implant may be buried beneath the gum, in which case a minor surgical procedure is required prior to the impressions, to expose the head of the implant, or the implant may project through the gum as a small stud.

Restoration of the implant

After osteointegration, an impression of the dental implant head is taken and of the opposing jaw, to manufacture the crown or bridge. In complex cases this may takes several appointments, to ensure that the best possible result is achieved. The crown is then attachment to the implant so that it emerges from gum, much the same as a natural tooth.

Success rates

Implants placed in healthy mouths, with good bone levels and in non-smokers have a high success rate, with greater than 90% survival over 10 year’s. Smokers should consider quitting smoking before embarking on implant treatment, in order to have the best possible chance of success.

Implants need to be placed in sufficient bone, and this becomes more difficult at the back of the mouth; there are air sinuses in the upper jaw which reduce the available bone volume and in the lower jaw a nerve canal. The available bone is assessed with a 3D scan, which allows better visualisation of the bone and from which measurements can be made for implant planning. Bone grafting may be used to augment the bone and this is discussed on an individual basis.

Maintenance

Like natural teeth, implants need to be cleaned meticulously and patients are advised to see a hygienist regularly, as it is possible that gum disease can develop around implants. You will be asked to return for regular reviews to check the health of your dental implants.

Zohra Rashid

BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MClinDent, MPerio RCS (Edin)
General Dental Council Registration Number 114278

General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Periodontology

Fees

Initial Consultation, including intra-oral radiographs.

£150

Treatment

From £2,250 for implant placement and restoration

Full arch restoration from £16,000

Over dentures from £4,200

Where are we based

We are based in Brentwood, Essex in the High Street. There are a few parking areas in Brentwood, please visit our Contact page for more information