Dental implants are a long-lasting, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They are now considered the gold standard for replacement teeth. They can restore a patient's natural smile and boost their confidence. Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone to act like artificial tooth roots. Over time, they fuse to the jawbone and a restoration (false, yet natural-looking new tooth) is fitted on top.
Dental implants offer a custom-made solution that not only promises a high success rate but also significantly improves your quality of life. With a focus on achieving healthy teeth, our dental implants are designed to seamlessly integrate with your natural bone, ensuring durability and comfort.Book an appointment
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth and enable you to chew properly again and restore and maintain your facial shape. You may need dental implant surgery as a result of a missing tooth or tooth rot. We will advise you the various options of treatment plan for your specific replacement teeth needs.
Dental implants have been shown to have high levels of success over many years and are the modern alternatives to dentures (false teeth which need to be removed) and bridges (which often require shaving down other neighbouring teeth).
Dental implants alleviate the discomfort caused by removable dentures. Additionally, because they function like natural teeth, you can enjoy your favourite foods without experiencing pain.
With dental implants, you don't need to worry about removing or adjusting them regularly, they become a permanent part of your mouth and are much more convenient than dentures.
Dental implants can also be used to stabilise loose and uncomfortable dentures that may be causing jaw pain.
Implants are durable and with good oral hygiene, can last for many years, making them a cost-effective financial investment long-term solution in comparison to other tooth replacement options.
If you're interested in learning more about dental implants in Exeter and our treatment plans, our friendly team at Dental House Exeter are ready to assist you in your implant journey and selecting the ideal treatment option.
Natural look and feel: dental implants closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function
Implants don’t require interfering with the adjacent teeth (as a bridge would)
Implants eliminate the discomfort and inconvenience of having removable dentures or can be used to stabilise dentures
Enhanced chewing and eating: dental implants restore the biting force, which allows you to enjoy a variety of foods without restrictions.
Bone preservation: implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and also maintaining the facial structure.
Easy maintenance: implants can be cared for just like natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
Improved confidence and self-esteem: dental implants can restore your smile and boost self-confidence and self-esteem.
Losing a single tooth or multiple teeth can affect your dental well-being. The surrounding teeth may gradually weaken and shift from their positions, leading to issues such as bite problems, tooth damage, and jaw discomfort.
Dental implants Exeter offer a strong and stable solution to missing teeth. They can provide a fixed replacement option, which is the closest thing to putting a natural tooth back in your mouth. They can also be used to stabilise dentures. Implants can maintain bone structure and hence facial structure. They require cleaning in a very similar way to your own teeth, with brushing, flossing and dental check-up and hygiene visits.
To ensure we understand your concerns and your expectations, we invite you for an initial implant consultation to see if you're a suitable fit for the treatment.
Our implant dentist will listen to your thoughts and concerns, take a thorough examination, and be able to answer any questions you may have.
If you're considering alternative treatments, like a dental bridge or denture, we can discuss those alternatives with you. Once we've explored all the possibilities, we'll put together a customised dental implant treatment plan just for you. It's all about finding the perfect fit for your dental needs and preferences.
Implant Placement Dental implant placement is done under local anaesthetic, as it is a relatively minor surgical procedure. The implant is precisely and gently placed into the jaw bone.
Thorough post-operative advice is given to help ensure a smooth healing process. Sedation may be provided for very nervous patients, and this would be discussed at your consultation.
Sometimes, the restoration (false tooth) can be fitted at the same time as the implant is placed. Other times, the gums and bone are left to heal for between six weeks and six months. In these cases, a temporary replacement tooth may be provided, so you will not be left with a gap. This is discussed at your consultation.
Following implant placement, a process called osseointegration begins. This process is where the implant starts to fuse with the bone. This crucial integration typically takes around 8-12 weeks.
Once osseointegration is successfully achieved, the implant gains strength and stability.
Now that your implant is firmly anchored in your jaw bone, it's time for the last phase of your treatment—the placement of the final restoration. The type of restoration depends on the number of teeth being replaced. The bespoke restoration is carefully made by an expert dental implant technician and securely attached to the implant. Once complete, you can enjoy a natural appearance, comfortable feel, and full functionality.
How do I know if my mouth is suitable for a dental implant?
Most adults with good dental, general and oral health will be suitable for dental implants. However, every case is different so it’s important that you have a thorough assessment with our implant dentist.
How long does placing a dental implant take?
The entire process often takes as little as 3-4 appointments, over 3-6 months. Firstly, the dental implant is usually placed under local anaesthesia as this a relatively minor surgical procedure. Sometimes, the restoration (false tooth) can be fitted at the same time as the implant is placed. Other times, the gums and bone are left to heal for between six weeks and six months. In these cases, a temporary tooth may be provided, so you will not be left with a gap. Finally, the restoration is custom-built by an expert dental technician and fitted in your mouth.Trust us to guide you through the healing time with comprehensive care, leading you towards a brighter, more confident smile whilst in safe hands.
The entire process often takes as little as 3-4 appointments, over 3-6 months. Firstly, the dental implant is usually placed under local anaesthesia as this a relatively minor surgical procedure.
Sometimes, the restoration (false tooth) can be fitted at the same time as the implant is placed. Other times, the gums and bone are left to heal for between six weeks and six months. In these cases, a temporary tooth may be provided, so you will not be left with a gap. Finally, the restoration is custom-built by an expert dental technician and fitted in your mouth.Trust us to guide you through the healing time with comprehensive care, leading you towards a brighter, more confident smile whilst in safe hands.
Does placing a dental implant hurt?
People are often surprised with how little discomfort is experienced during treatment. Just after the dental implants are placed in the mouth, any discomfort can usually be managed at home with normal painkillers.
How much does a dental implant cost?
We understand the importance of budgeting for dental health, and we provide transparent information on dental implants cost, ensuring there are no surprises. Dental implants Exeter start from £2500. Full costs can be provided following an implant consultation where our implant dentist will assess the type of treatment required depending on the case.