Wake up with your teeth – not next to them!
Trust implants from The Dental Health Centre in Grantham
Everyone seems to be talking about dental implants at the moment – so what are they and how can they help improve smiles? Colin Sutton, principal dentist at The Dental Health Centre has successfully placed hundreds of dental implants for patients across Lincoln and Lincolnshire, Grantham, Bingham, Newark and Sleaford since 2000.
Many patients keep their natural teeth for life, however teeth can be lost through accident, decay, or sometimes they do not develop. Patients at our Grantham dental surgery have a number of choices for replacing missing teeth, such as bridges, dentures or tooth implants.
Free 30-minute initial consultations with Mr Sutton will ensure you are fully conversant with the treatment options, the achievable results and the costs, so that you can make an informed decision about dental implants in Grantham.
What is an oral or dental implant?
look, feel and work like the real thing and are a long lasting solution for permanently replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Oral implants can also provide a secure anchor for dentures and they are colour-matched to the existing teeth.
An implant is an artificial root made from titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time, will bond with the jawbone to create a firm foundation to which a replacement false tooth, bridge or denture can be fixed.
How long do they last?
In a healthy mouth with healthy bone, implant fixtures (the metal part) should last as long as natural teeth. They need caring for as natural teeth do. The crowns or bridges supported by the implants can last a decade or more.
How long will treatment take?
Implant treatment using our 3D dental CT scanner can allow you to have a tooth removed, an implant placed and a provisional crown fitted on the same day. If you have no teeth or several remaining teeth that need to be removed, then if suitable a minimum of 4 implants can be placed and an acrylic temporary bridge fitted on the same day. This is a technique that is know as ‘Teeth in a day’ or ‘Same day smiles’. To find out if this option is suitable for you please discuss this with us when you visit. If you are unsuitable, we normally wait around two to three months after the titanium screw has been placed to allow full healing, before fixing a new tooth or denture.
What’s a 3D dental scanner?
The Dental Health Centre Grantham is one of very few dental practices to have invested in a scanner. Our state-of-the-art Sirona XG3D cone beam scanner makes implant treatment, safer, quicker and more accurate for our patients and makes us one of the most technologically advanced dental clinics in the area.