What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are used as a way to replace missing teeth, suitable for all age groups. Teeth can be missing for a number of reasons, for instance, you may have lost a tooth through a sports related injury or trauma or perhaps even had teeth missing since birth. Dental implants could be the long term solution you are looking for.

A dental implant is a titanium screw which is placed into the jaw bone, an abutment is then placed into the implant and allows for your final restoration to be fitted, which could be a single crown, bridge or implants can even be used to stabilise and secure a denture in place.

Dental Implants have been used since the mid 1960’s and in recent years are becoming more and more popular. We are able to show that implants are a safe, convenient way of replacing missing teeth and integrate with the surrounding bone.

Why Are Implants a Good Option?

  • Dental Implants are a long term solution to replace missing teeth.
  • Dental Implants look and function like natural teeth.
  • They can be used to stabilise & secure a denture.
  • The Implant stimulates the natural bone renewal process, which helps to maintain your facial features by preventing bone loss.
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A Step-by-Step Implant Journey

Step 1: Initial Consultation

This consultation is about us getting to know you and understanding your concerns and current situation and to see if implants are the right solution for you. We will discuss with you what Implant treatment entails and other treatment options that may be available for you.

Step 2: Clinical Assessment

At this appointment, we will take any x-rays needed, a 3D scan of your mouth may be recorded which allows us to precisely plan your treatment. A copy of your treatment plan will be sent to you including an estimate for the total cost of your treatment.

Step 3: Implant placement

If you are happy with all aspects of your treatment plan, we will book you an appointment to have your implant placed, this will be carried out within the practice, under local anaesthetic, should you require conscious sedation, we can arrange that for you.

Step 4: Construction of your final restoration

After the initial healing period, usually 3-6 months, we will expose the implant and place a healing abutment, we will then take an impression to get your final restoration made.

Step 5: Fit of your final restoration

The appointment that you have been waiting for, the fit of your new tooth or teeth.

Why Choose Us?

Here at Bewdley Dental Practice we pride ourselves on being a forward thinking practice, using state of the art technology to help us plan and carry out your clinical treatment. We understand that implant treatment can seem intimidating and with the help of our friendly, professional, approachable team we will be able to provide you with any support and reassurance that you may need throughout your implant patient journey to restoring your smile and confidence. We will also provide you with ongoing aftercare support.