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IMPLANT TREATMENT

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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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.

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

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.