If you are looking for a dental implant specialist in Leicester then you're in safe hands at Forest House Dental practice.
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that is placed in the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth. The fixture can then hold a crown, a bridge or a denture. Dental implants can be used to replace:
Frequently Asked Questions - further down the page we have included a comprehensive set of answers to our dental implant patients most popular questions.
Most patients above the age of 18 can have implants. Sometimes older patients are worried they are not suitable to receive this type of treatment because of their age. The most important factor in deciding whether you are a suitable candidate for implants is your health and not your age. At your initial consultation, we will go through your medical history and dental history and carefully evaluate whether you are a suitable patient and create the best treatment plan to meet your needs.
Most of the dental implants we place are carried out through ‘keyhole’ type procedures that incur little or no discomfort at all. Different types of anaesthetic is used to eliminate any discomfort during treatment. If you feel too nervous, you can also consider having IV sedation to put you in a more relaxed state during the treatment. We can also arrange for you to speak to patients who already have received the treatment if you wish more reassurance.
Dental implants are the gold-standard way of replacing missing teeth. Implants will feel and look like natural teeth. Not only will they improve your appearance, but also your chewing ability will greatly benefit from this type of treatment.
Treatment time will vary depending on your particular situation. Some simple cases can take only a few months, the time required for the implant to integrate with your jawbone. Some more complex cases can take longer.
This depends on your particular case. Usually the maximum time required without teeth will be 1-2 weeks. But in the majority of cases we will provide you with a temporary solution if you should so wish.
We try our best to ensure our prices are competitive compared to other Leicester dentists. Our tooth implants start from £1500 each. Prices will decrease if more implants are needed (please note that that the abutment and crown are not included in this price and will be charged depending on the level of quality).
The total fee for tooth replacement with dental implants will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. It is important for you to know that you do not necessarily need an implant for each missing tooth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary that we examine your mouth. After a diagnostic examination, we will recommend the treatment that is best for you and what your investment would be for the procedure.
Yes, you can. We have a number of schemes to help you. We offer financing plans to help our patients spread the cost over a number of years.
Would you shop around for cheaper heart surgery? We are aware that implants are offered at a cheaper price abroad. We understand that often implant treatment is carried out abroad over a shorter period of time, not allowing enough time for the implants to integrate, increasing the chance of failure.
Dental implants have been shown to last over 10 years in 95% of cases. We have every indication that they can last for much longer. Most patients can expect them to last as long as natural teeth with correct maintenance. The first patient received his dental implants more than 50 years ago and they are still functioning today.
Yes! Maintaining care of the implants will help to assure the long-term success of your treatment. You will be responsible for daily plaque removal, which can be accomplished through brushing and flossing around your restoration. Our hygienist and I will show you how to properly care for your implants. You should visit the hygienist every three months if you want your implants to last a long time.