What are Dental Implants
Dental implants were discovered by Professor Brånemark in Sweden 1965. He discovered that titanium screws can osseointegrate (fuse with the jawbone). A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It’s a titanium screw that replaces your lost root in the jawbone.
How long do implants last
Like your own teeth, dental implants will last as long as you care for them. The most important factor for how long implants will last is how well you look after them and whether you go for regular maintenance appointments. Just like your teeth, if you neglect them and don’t look after them, this can lead to gum infection and further discomfort. Well looked after dental implants in healthy strong bone can be expected to last for many years. However, just as with other implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.
Can anyone have implants
This will depend on your general health and the health of your jawbone. We do take x-rays and sometimes need a special 3D radiograph to evaluate the condition of your bone. If you don’t have enough bone or your bone isn’t healthy enough, bone grafting may be needed prior to the placement of the implant.
How is it done
Implants are placed under simple local anaesthetic. It’s often easier to place an implant than it is to take a tooth out. After the implants have been placed, the bone in your jaw needs to grow onto them and fuse to them. This usually takes a few months. Sometimes the implant is stable enough to have a temporary crown placed on top immediately, or in the event of several implants placed, a temporary denture is placed immediately. Just like after an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.
Who carries out the surgery?
Dr Carl G. Manhem DDS provides implants at NHS Dentist. Dr Manhem is one of the most experienced implant surgeons in the UK. He is a registered Oral Surgeon in Sweden, Denmark and the UK.
Working in tandem with Dr Manhem will be one of our own dentists. They will be responsible for completing the aesthetic element of the implant procedure, i.e. the making and fitting the crown on top of the implant.
What kind of implants do we use
The appearance and health of your new smile is very important. The quality and safety of your new teeth is just as important. To fulfil our commitment to excellence, we choose premium products to offer you the best possible service before, during and after treatment.
With this in mind, we choose Nobel Biocare, a pioneer in dental implantology, as our preferred partner, because we believe in the Nobel Biocare value promise.
Collaboration with leading experts
Nobel Biocare takes pride in their close collaboration with leading experts around the world. Continuous product and clinical training for dentists and dental laboratories using the Nobel Biocare products ensures you are in good hands every step of the way towards your new smile.
Scientific excellence and innovation
Your well-being is key for us. That‘s why we use Nobel Biocare, who continue to invest in scientific research and innovation, and can look back on many years of scientific evidence for their products. Every new product is carefully engineered and tested to provide you with safe and long-lasting dental solutions. A tradition that translates into new quality of life for people like you every day.
We want you to be happy with your new teeth – year after year. That’s why Nobel Biocare offers us, your dentist, a lifetime warranty on dental implants. To learn more about the Nobel Biocare Warranty Program, please visit nobelbiocare.com/warranty.