Dental implants prices Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Chester, Telford
What’s the cost of dental implants?
|1. BioHorizons dental Implants||£2000|
|2. Dental Implant Consultation||£60|
We offer dental implants in Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Chester, Telford. Dental implants are titanium screws that stand for the teeth roots. They perfectly reproduce lost teeth in combination with prosthetic crowns but due to the quite complicated and rigorous procedure of implantation and associated costs, they are still considered to be a quite exclusive solution which not everyone can afford. Is that right indeed?
What can make you surprised, the first dental implants from pure titanium appeared already in the 1960s. Since then the implant technology has been developed and popularized so much that every modern, important dental surgery makes them a part of its offer as a standard solution for patients with missing teeth, also for those at advanced age.
Over half a century the procedure of implants application has been known as a safe and – paradoxically – not a very invasive method. The percentage of integration of the best implant systems is currently up to 98.9% of all implantation procedures performed. The healing and integration process itself is also faster and faster.
The nanostructures used in innovative implants increasingly stimulate the jaw bones to integrate and at the same time facilitate the stable and permanent bonding of the elements of the prosthetic system with oral tissues.
How long does the procedure of tooth implantation take?
The implantation procedure itself is carried out under local anaesthesia at just one visit. After the surgery patient receives a number of recommendations that precisely determine how to proceed during first weeks when the mechanical connection of the implant with the bone is gradually subject to biological osseointegration (the implant then combines with the living tissue of the body).
For the first 3-4 hours patient applies ice packs to his face and for the next few days he avoids hot food and liquids, and for some time he gives up physical exercise and sport. The period of convalescence requires a special care for the oral hygiene.
Who can follow the procedure of implantation?
As the implant technology has been substantially developed over the last decades, we can presume that every adult who has successfully undergone medical consultation qualifies for the procedure. Implants can now be applied even by patients with cancer and stabilized diabetes. The only contraindication – and moreover just temporary for obvious reasons – is the age below 16 years because the skeletal system of immature people is not fully shaped yet and is still developing.
People with periodontal disease should first undertake the periodontal treatment. The preparation phase is also essential to patients who suffer from bone loss that occurred due to missing teeth, inflammation or for other reasons. Depending on the stage and type of adverse changes it is necessary to control bone regeneration before the implantation process is started by transplantation of bone blocks, lifting the bottom of the maxillary sinus or crestal splitting.
It is assumed that the atrophy of the toothless crestal bone in the transversal and longitudinal dimension begins after 3 months from extraction. The scale of bone loss depends on the individual characteristics of the patient, his genes, age, health condition etc, however it does not mean that implants cannot be applied in the longer term anyway.
As many as 2/3 of patients – despite bone loss – do not require additional procedures to rebuild bone tissue. The others are subject to the controlled bone regeneration with a special granulate. Bone augmentation makes it possible to apply implants at a later time. The reproductive process may take about 6-12 months. Thus: depending on how quickly you make the decision and act, filling the gap in a smile may take anywhere from a day to over a year.
Are dental implants forever?
Durability of implants is not limited by time but it depends on oral hygiene. Implant – like natural tooth – is protected from infections by surrounding gum. If the implants are exposed to bacteria from unremarked plaque, there is a risk of the gum inflammation – so-called periimplantitis. Chronic inflammation caused by the bacterial plate will lead to bone loss and – consequently – to loss of the implant.
From the reasons mentioned above the guarantees for implants are provided under condition of regular checks and cleaning the implants by dentist, which are performed at least twice a year (just like plaque should be removed from your teeth twice a year).