Dental implant treatment provides a genuine life-changing solution to many dental problems and is one of the most exciting areas of modern dentistry to work in.
Replacing missing teeth
The loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a huge impact on everyday life, teeth function and self-esteem. People lose their teeth for many reasons, sometimes due to an accident, illness or poor maintenance. Other people simply inherit poor teeth. Whatever the reasons for tooth loss, it can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You may no longer eat many of the foods that you once enjoyed, you may be self-conscious about your appearance, you may stop smiling or you may experience pain from ill-fitting dentures.
Dental implants are a lasting solution to tooth loss and can be used in both aesthetic and functional treatments. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or would like a secure option to anchor dentures, dental implants could be the best solution.
What does the treatment involve?
- A titanium post is placed in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth
- This acts like the root of a natural tooth
- The implant is usually left for some weeks to allow the bone to form a strong bond to the implant
- Once the implant has integrated with the bone, an artificial tooth is attached for a natural look
- The artificial tooth is custom made to ensure the ideal colour, shape and size
Dental Implants offer some really exciting benefits to patients:
- Restoring the mouth as closely as possible to its natural state
- Increasing comfort by eliminating loose fitting dentures
- An end to restricting food choices due to loose fitting dentures
- Avoid filing down healthy neighbouring teeth (as with a conventional bridge)
- Preserve facial structure by virtually stopping deterioration of the jaw
- Providing a more natural smile and improving appearance and self-esteem
Dental Implant results before and after
Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Thank you Dr. Dhami for a very straightforward and professional approach to my tooth implant. The explanation and the procedure were first class.
Before Dental Implants
After Dental Implants
Service was excellent from start to finish. Everything was explained from the start and what to expect. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend getting new teeth! Thank you for your help. I can smile big again!
Dental Implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Prevention of bone loss, implants preserve facial appearance in many patients.
- No need to cut down or damage adjacent teeth to support the new teeth. Dental implants are therefore a non-destructive dental procedure
- Improved confidence in chewing: no more embarrassing moments with loose dentures, no more dental glue or soft liners. You can, once again, eat those foods that you love but may have been unable to eat.
- Comfort: dental implants feel like your natural teeth.
Why should I choose Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants over any other implant clinic?
Satinder’s treatment portfolio includes; all types of dental implant treatment, bone grafting, sinus augmentation and nerve repositioning to create adequate bone for implant placement in the very difficult and failed cases. Satinder treats all conditions ranging from the replacement of a single tooth to full mouth teeth replacement in upper and lower jaws (even in cases where they were removed many years ago). Long lasting success that includes optimal function and appearance is the main aim in every case.
Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading, Berkshire, is committed to continual professional development in the area of dental implants and Satinder regularly speaks and attends dental implant conferences around the world; keeping abreast of all the latest training and techniques in placing dental implants. He’s familiar with every dental implant system available and insists on using only the very best, high quality, cutting-edge implant systems.
It’s important when patients research dental practices offering dental implants, as a solution to missing teeth, they look carefully at the training and levels of experience each practice has to offer. At Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading, Berkshire, you’re guaranteed the very best dental implant service, including, first class post-operative care from our team of highly skilled dental implant specialists.
How many dental implants have you successfully placed?
What is the treatment timescale for dental implants?
How long do Implants last for?
What happens if the implant fails and are there any guarantees?
At Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading, Berkshire, we continuously audit our results, assess our performance, and invest in continual professional development for all our team. This has led to audited successful implant integration rates of over 99% and we’re always happy to share our figures with patients at any time.
Are there any down sides to dental implant treatment?
How do I know if I’m suitable for dental implants?
Is dental implant treatment painful?
For more complex procedures, such as multiple implants or cases requiring large bone grafts, sedation can be provided. Sedation is not a general anaesthetic, but makes patients feel very comfortable and relaxed, and they rarely remember much about the procedure afterwards. Dental sedation is particularly popular with nervous patients seeking dental implants. Please ask about sedation options at your first assessment.
We have more trained and experienced dental implant specialists than most dental clinics and this experience results in quicker, less painful dental implant procedures and is why we’re proud to say we have had many many satisfied dental implant patients passing through Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading, Berkshire, over the years.
How are the fees for Dental Implants paid?
What should I expect at my first dental implant appointment?
Do I need to have my tooth extracted by my dentist before coming to see you?
Will I have a gap in my teeth while the implants are healing?
I’ve had missing teeth a long time, can I still have dental implants?
Can I replace all of my teeth with dental implants?
What does teeth-in-a-day mean?
Can implants replace dentures?
Small dentures can be replaced with just a few implants, or complete (full) dentures can either be held in position with implants or replaced with implants altogether. Dental implants represent the most significant advance in dentistry in the last 50 years and transform patients lives.
How soon can I eat again once the implant has been placed?
Will I need to have bone grafting to have a dental implant?
When required, we use many different materials for bone grafting, which are chosen on a case-by-case basis as the best material for each patient. However, we now use synthetic, laboratory-made materials more and more, replacing the need for cow-derived products almost completely. These synthetic bone graft products are rapidly replaced by the body’s own bone so they disappear completely from the body within a few months.
What are dental implants made of?
Nervous about having multiple dental implants. Can dental implants be done under general anaesthetic?
What bone is used when having dental implants?
Synthetic bone graft is a term used to describe a procedure using a hydroxyapatite or other naturally occurring and biocompatible substance with similar mechanical properties to bone, to “build” bone so that dental implants can be placed. These procedures typically involve grafting (adding) these bonelike materials to the jaw, and waiting for the grafted material to fuse with the existing bone over several months.
Can smokers have dental implants?
We offer mouth cancer screening in Reading at Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants and the good news is that this increased risk is very slight and we successfully treat patients who are smokers every day at our dentists in Reading.
Is there a maximum number of dental implants I can have?
So, we can replace twenty-four teeth with dental implants when treating the whole mouth and have very well-developed protocols to make this as easy as possible for you and successful outcomes run to 99% of cases. We expect to be able to remove the remaining teeth and roots, place the implants and make a temporary set of teeth for you to go away with, all at the same time so you leave with a full set of new teeth.
I had bone grafting done for my lower jaw to prepare for multiple implants. Would you accept a case from bone grafting done by another dentist?
What is the risk of infection after having dental implants and is there a risk of chipping an implant?
With regard to chipping, the crown of the implant is made of ceramics or exceptionally strong zirconia materials. While it’s impossible to chip the zirconia, it is possible to chip the ceramics, as with any crown. At Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading, Berkshire, our highly skilled and highly trained dentists only fit crowns of the highest quality so t’s extremely unlikely you’ll experience any chipping. Regardless, we guarantee our crowns and would always replace at no additional cost to the patient.
Can I have tooth whitening on a restored tooth with a crown or dental implant?
Impressions are taken to make the trays you wear during the whitening process. They are worn up to three hours at a time, either while you sleep or during the day. After two to three weeks you’ll start to see the results with a whiter, brighter smile.
What is lateral sinus grafting?
With modern short implants, lateral sinus grafts are needed much less often than in the past. A careful examination of your mouth and special x-rays and CBCT scans can determine both whether the lateral sinus graft is required and if your sinus is healthy enough for it. For example, chronic sinusitis would need to be cleared up before a lateral sinus graft could be performed. Often these x-rays reveal sufficient bone to enable other less invasive techniques than a lateral sinus graft to be used.
Your Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants dentist will give you written advice and instructions on how to look after your mouth when a graft is carried out, and you will be provided with all the medication necessary to make the procedure safe and your recovery smooth.
Most lateral sinus grafts are carried out under a normal dental anaesthetic, although some patients prefer to be sedated for the procedure to make it even more comfortable.
What is the procedure for overdenture on two implants for the upper and lower complete arch?
What the treatment would cost you will depend on whether your current lower denture can be used to clip onto the implants or not. The lower denture needs to be almost perfect, so if you’ve had it for a long time, or if it is poorly extended, then a new denture will need to be made.
For your upper jaw the implant options for a full-arch treatment are either a fixed or a removable bridge. Although most patients initially think that a fixed bridge is preferable, a removable bridge stays in all the time except for the two times each day when you take the bridge out to clean it and the underlying implants.
If a bone graft fails how long should I wait before attempting a second graft?
We can find out at your assessment exactly what your situation is and then will advise on what can be done and when the best time for that would be.
Is there any chance of having an allergic reaction to dental implants?
We also have to be careful to look at the components that fit onto the implant including the crown. We have dealt with a number of patients who have such sensitivities and are well practiced in this to reassure you.
I am missing all my teeth in my upper jaw and have little bone left for implants. Is there any way I can still have dental implants without bone grafting or a sinus lift?
I have two missing teeth in my upper jaw, my second premolar and first molar. Can I have implants for this area of my mouth?
I googled the best dental implant system and both Straumann and Nobel Biocare came up but you don’t use these systems, why not?
No single implant system can do everything – there is no single “Best Implant System”.
We use a number of implant systems at Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading, Berkshire, which means we can choose the one which we feel is most suitable for the case being treated.
We place hundreds of implants each year and have a 99% success rate.
What is the difference between mini-implants and traditional dental implants?
Will my dental implants set-off airport security checks and will I need to carry x-rays with me when I travel?
Just as a patient’s metal fillings do not set off the detectors, neither will your dental implants.
I have an existing crown on my tooth, can I use this to top the new implant?
How much do dental implants cost?
After your initial visit or during your dental video consultation a plan of treatment will be devised and fees determined. The great news is we have many payment options available for our patients including dental implant finance options.
Do you want more information about Dental Implants in Reading, Berkshire?
Download our free information guide.
The Association of Dental Implantology (UK) https://www.adi.org.uk provides a lot more information.
To see if implants are appropriate for you, and to answer any questions you may have, please arrange an implant consultation with your dentist at Puresmile Reading Dental & Implants in Reading.