Dental implants are fixed in place. The teeth attached to implants do not move around and are not removable.
This means you can smile confidently and eat the things you like, without having to worry about unsightly gaps or loose dentures.
Implants are more popular than ever as a great long-term option to restore smiles.
I am so happy with the result and would 100% recommend implants. To me the cost of the treatment is more than offset by the confidence I now feel in smiling, eating and talking. Thank you Andy and everyone at Market Place Dentistry.
• Eat a normal healthy diet without difficulty
• Smile and speak confidently with replacement teeth that are fixed in place
• Implants last longer than any other type of replacement tooth, with 90-95% success at 10 years
• Implants help to preserve natural teeth because adjacent healthy teeth do not have to be shaved down as with bridges
• Gaps are eliminated which makes plaque removal easier, and prevents adjacent teeth leaning and tipping into the space
• Implants stimulate and preserve the jawbone, preventing it from receding away after a natural tooth is removed
• Implants are self-supporting and do not transmit strain to the natural teeth
Implants are the longest-lasting type of replacement tooth, with 90% success at 10 years. Many will last considerably longer than this if well maintained, making implants a great long-term option.
By comparison, tooth-supported bridges would usually achieve around 50-80% success at 10 years.
His professionalism and competence coupled with his warmth and easy manner made a quite daunting prospect a surprisingly comfortable experience. I’m now 6 months on and have to make a conscious effort to think which tooth is the implant. Overall I am thrilled with the service of Andy and the whole team, I could not recommend them enough.
Stacey didn’t like her missing upper teeth and didn’t get on with her denture. In addition to dental implants to replace her missing premolars, Stacey has had her teeth whitened and a metal-free Emax crown to replace her unsightly old porcelain-metal crown
Stuart came to Market Place Dentistry after years of dental problems. His teeth were worn and broken, and Stuart was not able to smile or eat confidently.
Over 5 months, Stuart’s lower teeth were rebuilt using Composite Veneers, his repairable upper teeth were restored with Emax Porcelain Crowns, and he had 7 Dental Implants fitted to replace teeth which were missing or irreparably damaged.
Stuart can now eat the things he likes, and smile with confidence. He was delighted with the results we achieved.
I have just had dental implants fitted across my three front teeth. This is quite a long process which in my case was from June to December. Although it is a long time, Andy and his team were brilliant throughout the whole time carefully explaining everything as we went along. The results are excellent, I would recommend this practice to anyone.
Thank you to everyone at Market Place Dentistry for a great job
Following a severe infection I had no choice but to have a front tooth extraction which also impacted adjoining teeth. The treatment options were an implant with bridge attached or a denture. I opted for the implant treatment where the process, costs and timetable were all well explained. After a fairly lengthy treatment plan including a bone graft the end result is a great success – a really important outcome with front teeth being so visible. I have been very impressed with Andy and the team and have no hesitation in recommending their services.
I decided to go for dental implants after the crowns holding my bridge failed. I lost my front teeth at 13 and had dentures for a long time and didn’t want to go back to them. The treatment is not a quick fix and takes several months and visits but the professional and sympathetic way it was carried out by Andy and his team, particularly Lesley, made the whole process much easier. I suffered some discomfort but no more than an extraction. I am so happy with the result and would 100% recommend implants. To me the cost of the treatment is more than offset by the confidence I now feel in smiling, eating and talking. Thank you Andy and everyone at Market Place Dentistry.
I decided on an implant as a long-term solution to replace a crown sitting above a stubborn abscess, with a gap alongside it.
The treatment was explained to me with discussions of the X-rays and details of each process making me feel totally involved. The end result was even better than I had hoped for, my abscess was removed, the bone density restored and the implant feels exactly the same as any of my natural teeth. I felt totally reassured and confident throughout the process and I don’t think anybody could have made a better job of it than Andy. There is a lot of work involved and it isn’t cheap but a near permanent solution to a troublesome tooth is a good investment in my case.
After losing a front crown Andy explained to me very comprehensively the options I could take.
I selected the Dental Implant option which has now been in place for some 8 months and I am delighted with the result.
Andy talked me through every step of the procedure making me feel wholly confident and at ease.
Should my second front crown decide it has served it’s time I will have no hesitation in having a further Dental Implant. That is how confident I am in the teams professionalism.
A dental implant is a titanium post which we use to replace a natural tooth root. The implant fuses to the jawbone to create a strong foundation for replacement teeth.
A dental technician makes a bespoke porcelain crown to fit precisely onto the implant, and to fit neatly into the vacant space, which provides a close replica for the missing natural tooth.
A small holding screw fixes the crown in place on the implant, going through an access hole in the crown and into the centre of the implant. We seal over the access hole at completion.
For dental implant treatment, we use local anaesthetic in the same way as other dental treatments. This means that you will be fully conscious and aware of what is going on, and the treatment is usually pain-free.
As you might expect with a minor surgical treatment, the area will be sore afterwards and you may experience some mild swelling or bruising. However, discomfort is usually easily managed with normal painkillers and the majority of our patients find that the area feels quite comfortable after just a few days.
Andy Berwick is the implant dentist at Market Place Dentistry. Andy has been working in this field since 2012 and has a keen interest in placing and restoring dental implants.
Together, Andy and the team at Market Place Dentistry can usually provide all your dental implant treatment from start to finish and aftercare, though for some complex procedures we may enlist the help of a specialist oral surgeon.
If your dentist has referred you to Market Place Dentistry, your own dentist may wish to fit the teeth to the implants themselves.
A dental implant to restore a single tooth starts at £2065. We will provide you with a personalised estimate and breakdown of fees before your treatment starts.
Implants usually have a higher upfront cost than alternative treatments (e.g. bridge or denture) but will almost always last significantly longer with a lower risk of complications. Because of this, implants are often less expensive than other treatments over the medium to long-term, and make an excellent investment for your dental health and quality of life.
A successful implant needs enough bone to support it. As part of your assessment, we will check how much bone is available for implants.
If there is not enough, we can usually add extra bone via a minor surgical procedure. We would stitch your gum over the top, and leave the bone for 4 months to mature. After this, we fit the implant into the bone that has formed.
The treatment would usually take between 4 and 10 months to complete depending on your situation. Most of this is healing time. For more information, download our information brochure
You need to look after your implants well in order to keep them healthy. This includes:
Cleaning around your implants effectively at home
Visiting the dental hygienist regularly
Visiting your dentist regularly to review the health of your implants