Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They are designed to match the colour, size, and shape of your existing teeth.
If you have a missing tooth or loose, ill-fitting dentures, then dental implants could be the solution for you! A dental implant can offer the closest artificial match to an entire missing tooth. An implant feels and acts just like a real tooth and when you’re smiling, no one will ever know the difference between your natural tooth and your implant tooth.
At Broadway Dental Boutique we prioritise your oral health and your comfort. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and technology to provide a comfortable and anxiety-free experience. With our personalised approach, and a commitment to patient well-being, each treatment plan is tailored to your unique needs. Your dental health is our top priority, and we’re here to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Book a implant consultation online, or call us on: 01293 428342.
During your consultation, we'll discuss your main concerns and explain the options available to you.
Treatment involves first placing the implant and then your new bespoke tooth is designed and fitted to match your smile.
We'll then discuss how to look after and maintain your new implant.
“I have used Broadway Dental Boutique for the past 2 years. With various dental injuries and some fillings, I’ve had a lot of dental work done, but the team at Broadway Dental have been outstanding for every procedure I’ve had done.
I give particularly high praise to Rushi who completed my dental implant. From start to finish everything was appropriately outlined, and everything was extensively explained when I had any questions. Also, I always felt comfortable despite some very involved procedures. I’m very happy with my implant – the attention to detail to the aesthetics helps it seamlessly blend in with the rest of my teeth. It’s great to have a normal smile again after more than a decade!”
How do implants work?
Dental implants replace the roots of your natural teeth and support a manufactured crown or bridge.
Your natural tooth consists of two parts, the crown, which is what you see in your mouth and the root, which is under the gum and holds the tooth in place. Dental implants are designed to best replicate this natural tooth structure, with the crown being made of porcelain to look like a natural tooth and the dental implant being made of strong titanium acting as the root. Titanium is well tolerated by the body and once implanted in the jaw, bone grows onto the surfaces of the implant effectively fusing it to the surrounding bone, creating a solid and strong base.
How do I know if I'm suitable?
Overall, healthy gums and jawbone are the main factors taken into consideration when deciding if dental implants are suitable for a particular patient. For those with less bone volume as a result of previous gum disease, there is the option of bone grafting. A sinus lift can also be used to help rebuild any missing bone on the back of the upper jaw. In both cases, this would add significantly to treatment time as healing needs to take place before implants can be fitted.
We assess your suitability when you come in for a new patient exam.
How long does it take?
Where the insertion of implants is relatively straight forward it usually only takes a short period of time. Following this, the implants will require some time to integrate with the jaw bone. This can take between 3 and 6 months depending on where they have been fitted. Temporary restoration and full dentures can be worn throughout the recovery process until it is possible to fit the final crown. Each treatment is unique and your requirements will be discussed with you. Long term care is vital and regular check-ups and other maintenance will be scheduled as required.
How long will they last?
With good levels of oral health and regular long-term care, they can last for 15 years or more.
Is it painful?
Implants usually take place under a local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain during the procedure, although you may experience some discomfort for a week or two afterwards. If you are particularly nervous or your case is more complex, then a sedative may be considered. Overall, placing an implant is generally easier than removing a tooth.