West Yorkshire’s leading Dental Implants specialists

Dental Implants destination clinic for Halifax & Huddersfield.

Dental Implants

Shine Dental offers a fantastic and long lasting alternative to a number of other dental procedures including bridges and dentures. Dental implants aren’t suitable for everyone and there are a number of factors which need to be assessed by your dentist before deciding whether a dental implant is for you.

Whether the reason for missing teeth is decay or genetic, dental implants can help people with a whole range of dental issues.

This amazing surgical procedure is the closest you will get to ‘re-growing’ teeth since the posts are inserted into the jaw to interlock with bone over a period of time, becoming just like your other natural teeth.

Over 80% of our dental implants patients come from Halifax and Huddersfield, which is why we are West Yorkshire’s leading dental implants specialists. If you would like to know more about Dental Implants, call or drop us a line TODAY!

Beneath The Surface

What is an IMPLANT?

A dental implant is a metal post that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth.

An artificial tooth, more commonly known as a crown is then placed onto an abutment and screwed into your implant, giving you the look of a real tooth.

Are implants safe?

The simple answer is “yes“.

Dental implants are a safe, well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. It’s probably true to say that implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them.

How well you look after your implants – and whether you go for your regular maintenance appointments – will have the biggest impact on how long they will last.

How long will they last?

If you don’t look after your dental implants they will develop a coating similar to that found on neglected natural teeth. Left untreated, this can lead to gum infection, bleeding, soreness and general discomfort. You could get all these problems with natural teeth.

If your dental implants are well looked after, and if the bone they are fitted to is strong and healthy, you can expect them to last for many years. However, just as with other surgical implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.

What is the process of an implant?

At your first appointment you will have an implant consultation with Dr Dee Patel.

At this appointment Dee will take a more in-depth look into whether or not you would be suitable for this treatment, We need to make sure you have adequate space and bone levels to be able to hold an implant in place, there are ways around this  if you do not have enough bone we can place a bone graft, this will require adding artificial bone into your socket at your implant placement appointment.

You will also need a CT scan to help us determine adequate bone levels and the position of important anatomy.

The next appointment would be your implant placement. This is usually a really nice day, we dedicate the full day to placing implants so it’s usually a calm, relaxing environment, if you have decided you would like an Essix retainer to replace the gap you have would be given to you at this time.

3 weeks after your implant placement you will come back into surgery to have your sutures removed and just to have a general check to make sure everything Is healing as it should be.

4-5 months after your suture removal, time depending on whether you had a bone graft, you will come back to have your implant uncovered and a small screw placed over the opening of the implant, we will then leave the gum to heal around this screw cover (healing abutment) for 3 weeks.

3 weeks later You will then come back to have a preparation appointment for your new crown.

3 weeks later you will reach the end of your implant journey and will come in to have your crown fitted.

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Get In Touch

If you would like anymore information on implants please feel free to give the practice a call and ask for Alison our implant treatment coordinator, who will be more than happy to discuss implants with you.

Call her on 01422 824 875