Introduction to Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent solution for replacing one or more missing teeth, improving both your smile and your overall quality of life. Dental implants consist of a titanium root attached to the jawbone, topped with a crown or bridge. Over time, they bond with the jawbone to ensure stability and closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function. If you worry about your replacement teeth looking natural or becoming loose, implants are a great choice.

Why might I need a Dental Implant?

Dental implants can help with various issues like missing, damaged, discoloured, or failing teeth, as well as problems with crowns, bone loss, and receding gums. It helps to maintain your overall dental health. Replacing missing teeth is extremely important because it prevents bone loss, which can make your face appear older and may loosen nearby teeth.


What Makes Dental Implants The Best Option?

Implants look and feel like a natural tooth, ensuring a seamless experience.

Implants offer lasting stability and comfort, preserving the health of adjacent teeth.

Implants remain securely in place and do not risk loosening or falling out.

With proper oral care, implants can endure for many years.

Implants prevent bone loss and maintain jaw structure, supporting neighbouring teeth.

Types of Implants

At Westhill dental care, we offer various types of implants to suit your needs. Our team will talk to you about the different options available and recommend the best dental implants for you.

Single Implants

Multiple Implants

Implant Retained Denture

How to care for your implant?

Maintaining your dental implants is crucial for keeping your gums healthy and ensuring their longevity. Treat your implants like natural teeth, brushing and flossing regularly. Regular check-ups with your local Dartford dentist and hygienist are essential for optimal oral health and to maximize the lifespan of your implants.

Dental Implant Cost

The cost of a single tooth implant in the UK can vary. Different things affect this, like the type of implant and materials used. At Westhill Dental Care, we provide cheap dental implants, with patients typically paying between £1,000 and £2,800 for a single tooth implant on average.

Usually, the price of a dental implant covers the implant post, abutment, and crown. Extra expenses might include initial appointments, x-rays, and possibly bone grafting if needed.

It’s crucial to ask your dentist for a detailed quote to know all the possible costs. When looking for an affordable teeth implants choosing Westhill Dental Care ensures both affordability and quality care.

Get Your Beautiful Smile Back in 3 Easy Steps!

1. Consultation :

Speak with our dental experts over the phone to determine if our services are right for you. Then, book your initial consultation.
2. Planning and Treatment :

After a CT/3D scan, we’ll present your personalized treatment plan. Once you approve the plan, we’ll schedule your appointments and begin your treatment.

3. Brand New Smile :

By the end of your dental implants treatment, you’ll have a strong bite, renewed confidence, a beautiful smile, and a whole new life to enjoy.

How is an Implant Fitted?

Assessment :

Every treatment begins with an assessment by your Westhill Dental Centre’s dentist. They will discuss all available options, assess the best solution for you, and ensure you understand every step of the treatment process. This assessment includes an x-ray and, in some cases, a CT scan to visualize your jaw, confirm your gums are healthy, and ensure there is enough jawbone to place the implant.

The Treatment :

The implant is placed into your jaw in a straightforward procedure completed under local anesthetic. If you are nervous or have dental phobia, your dentist will ensure you feel comfortable throughout the process. If needed, sedation is an option with an additional cost. The implant will need three to six months to heal and integrate with your jawbone to provide solid support for the crown or bridge.

Depending on your treatment plan and your dentist’s diagnosis, a temporary crown may be fitted during your initial appointment. The “same day teeth” procedure allows you to leave the clinic with new teeth on the same day, which will remain in place until the final restoration.

Restoration :

Once your jaw has healed, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. This enables a dental technician to create your bespoke crown or bridge, color-matched to blend seamlessly with your other teeth. You may need a separate appointment between six weeks and six months after the initial treatment to ensure the implant has fully integrated before the crown or bridge is permanently fitted.

Your smile is now complete.

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What are dental implants and how do they work?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. This provides a stable foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures, restoring functionality and aesthetics to the mouth.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Ideal candidates for dental implants are those with good overall health, sufficient jawbone density to support the implant, and healthy gums. Patients should also be non-smokers or willing to quit, as smoking can interfere with the healing process. A thorough evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon will determine if implants are suitable for a specific patient.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Factors such as oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking can influence the longevity of implants. The crowns attached to the implants may need replacement due to normal wear and tear but typically last 10-15 years.
Are dental implants painful?
The dental implant procedure is generally well-tolerated, with local anesthesia used during surgery to minimize discomfort. Some patients may experience mild soreness or swelling after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Most people find the discomfort to be similar to that of other dental procedures, such as tooth extraction.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Caring for dental implants involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices like Brushing and Flossing, Regular Dental Check-ups, Avoiding Harmful Habits(smoking and chewing on hard objects) to protect the implant.

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