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WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?

IMPLANTS TO PROVIDE NEW SMILES EVERY DAY

Dental implants are devices made of titanium used to replace the root of the tooth and give support to a prosthesis, contributing to improved physical appearance and masticatory function.

Implants are suitable for patients who have lost one, several or all of their teeth.

I’ve lost a tooth, now what?

Many factors may contribute towards losing a tooth, such as trauma (accident), tooth decay, habits, diet, periodontal diseases, congenital absence (born without the tooth).

The reality is that, whatever the reason, the tooth has to be replaced for both aesthetic and functional reasons.

When we lose a tooth, beyond compromising the stability of the adjacent teeth, a process of bone loss begins, called resorption. The teeth naturally receive the force of chewing and, in their absence, the bone ceases to receive stimulation, causing its resorption in height and length.

Dental implants naturally rehabilitate masticatory function and appearance

A major advantage of the use of prostheses on implants is the fact that they do not move around in the mouth when eating or speaking.

This certainty provides a more natural and comfortable result than bridges or conventional dentures, thus improving well-being and your quality of life.

To make an appointment, please call us on  028 6634 0005 , or email us at info@radiantdentistry.co.uk

MATERIALS

Commercially Pure Titanium

  • Commercially Pure Titanium is a very strong and biocompatible metal that bonds well with living bone (osseointegration).

Titanium Zirconium Alloy

  • Titanium-Zirconium Alloy is stronger than pure titanium and offers more treatment options with small diameter implants.

Ceramic

  • An Ivory-colored metal-free solution for treating patients with a thin or recessed gingiva and high esthetic demands.
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WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

There are several sorts of treatment available to restore or replace teeth, depending on your clinical circumstances.

One or more of the treatment options may be suitable in your case.

Consult your dental professionals to determine your treatment plan.

TREATMENT BENEFIT'S

Graftless: lower morbidity, shorter treatment time and lower cost.

Immediate teeth: faster treatment time, less visits and lower long-term maintenance cost.

Higher patient acceptance: longer sustainability than traditional bridge work.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS

Improved self-image and self-confidence

Improved social life

Improved overall health and nutrition

NEODENT IMPLANT SOLUTION

Your patients have teeth and smiles again with the fixed edentulous implant solution.

1.Natural dental crown

2.Root of natural tooth

3.Prosthetic (intermediate) component

4.Prosthetic crown

5.Dental implant

I LOST A TOOTH 
HERE ARE MY OPTION'S

I LOST A SEVERAL TEETH -
HERE ARE MY OPTION'S

I LOST ALL MY TEETH
HERE ARE MY OPTION'S


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OPENING HOURS

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:15 - 17:15

MON/TUES EVENING APPOINTMENTS: 17:15-20:00

THE PROCESS OF THE IMPLANT JOURNEY

Step 1

Diagnosis and decision-making
Assessment of the treatment options and thorough planning.

Step 2

Implantation - the dental implant is anchored in your jaw.
Insertion under local anesthetic. A temporary restoration may be placed on the implant during the healing stage.

Step 3

Healing phase - the implant bonds itself to your bone.
The healing phase may vary between six weeks and a few months, depending on your medical situation and the implant surface. High quality implants may shorten the healing phase significantly.

Step 4

Your new teeth are produced at the dental lab.
The dental lab creates your individual restoration.

Step 5

Placement of the final restoration.
Your final restoration is connected to the implant, leaving you free to smile, bite and chew like before.

To make an appointment, please call us on
 028 6634 0005 , or email us at info@radiantdentistry.co.uk

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FAQS

Is the treatment painful?

  • Generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. If any doubts occur consult with your dentist.

 

Are Implants expensive?

  • The cost of the implant treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. Althought dental implants can be more economical for long term basis.


Is ceramic "better" than titanium?

  • Titanium is a biocompatible metal. This means it is non-toxic and well-tolerated by the body. Implants made from titanium bond very well to living bone and have been used for decades in the medical device industry. To this day, there has been no documented case of any allergic reaction to titanium. Because of these attributes, titanium dental implants can last for decades.
  • If you are looking for a metal-free alternative, there are options with ceramic implants. These are made from high-strength ceramic and designed to achieve maximum functional and esthetic demands. In case of thin or recessed gums, the implant will not shimmer through as it has the colour of a natural tooth.

 


Are there risks?

  • This technique has been scientifically tested and used for decades by dentists world wide.
  • Potiential ricks would be to do with oral hygiene and pre-existing medical conditions.


Is there any age limitation to implant therapy?

  • It is possible to insert implants as soon as the jaw has stopped growing. Therefore, in young patients, dental implants can only be placed once their jaw bones are fully developed. at the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors. This will be evaluated by the dentist.


How Long do I have to wait?

After insertiion of your implant, the bonding process (osseointration) takes about six to eight weeks. In this time, the implant reaches the stability needed for it to bear weight like a natural tooth. Healing times can vary depending on the individual condition and indication.