We know how difficult it can be to live with missing teeth. It is difficult to socialise confidently, eat and even laugh freely. Would you like a permanent and secure solution to replace your missing teeth?
Dental implants are a straightforward solution to this.
If you have more than one missing tooth in a row, we may insert two or more titanium implants and then ‘span’ the gap between them with a custom made bridge. Each implant is a precision made hard wearing tooth root which is gently inserted into your jaw bone.
The bridge comprises of custom made teeth which are uniquely crafted to match the colour and contours of your other teeth.
The Planning Process
Your free consultation is with our Implant Surgeon, Dr Adam Glassford. At this appointment you will be able to discuss fully your concerns. He will assess your mouth, bone and gums and advise you about replacing your missing tooth with an implant. All your questions will be answered.
3D CT Scan
A 3D CT scan will be taken to assess your bone levels and allow precise planniing of your treatment. It is Gold Standard practice to provide a CT scan for implants, so that the position of your nerves and blood vessels can be precisely assessed for safe surgery.
Planning The Aesthetics
During treatment planning, each tooth in your smile will be assessed in relation to each other, and in relation to the proposed new implant crown. It will be discussed whether you are happy with the present colour of your teeth, or whether you would like to plan to whiten the remaining teeth prior to choosing the final implant crown colour.
The Implant Placement Process
Dental implants can be fitted in about an hour or so under local anaesthetic or with sedation. A temporary bridge is normally fitted immediately so you can continue life as normal. You may need simple painkillers after surgery. The implant will integrate naturally with your existing bone making it strong and secure.
Preparing the Implant Crown
The gum is then normally allowed to heal for up to 12 weeks. After this time, a detailed record is taken, the colour matched and the bite checked. This information is sent our world class ceramist and used to construct a porcelain crown.
Fitting the Implant Crown
The colour and layered translucency of the porcelain is created by hand and is unique for every patient. At your following appointment the new crown is fitted securely onto the titanium implant.
Leading Straumann Provider in the North
Dr Adam Glassford BChD Dip Con Sed(Ncle) Dip Imp Dent (RCS)(Eng.)(Adv cert)
Dr Adam Glassford is a highly experienced dental implant surgeon with a national reputation. He is the leading provider of Straumann dental implants in the North of England. He has a relaxed style and is passionate about helping anxious patients to feel at ease and receive treatment. He holds the Advanced Implant Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Diploma in Conscious Sedation from Newcastle University and has won the Restorative Patient Choice Award at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2015. Dentists from all over Yorkshire refer their patients and themselves, and other Dental Implant Surgeons refer their significantly complex cases to him.
World Class Ceramists
We use ceramists that have a worldwide reputation and lecture at international conferences in the UK and worldwide. Each bridge is unique, and carefully created by hand, layer by layer of porcelain.
Complimentary Hygiene Appointment
We want your implant to remain healthy for life! The best way to maintain health is with excellent oral hygiene. At the end of your implant treatment our hygienist will teach you the very best ways to clean around your new implant. After this, we recommend regular hygiene appointments for life to maintain the health of your implant.
Annual Implant Check
We recommend that you attend for an annual implant check to assess your implant with your surgeon.
There is a FIVE year guarantee of the bridge and implants*.
Straumann give a LIFETIME guarantee of the implant fixture*.
Subject to terms and conditions.
"A Valuable Investment"
"The service and experience offered by all staff at Andrea Ubhi Dentistry is excellent and very professional. All worries were dispelled and I was made to feel completely at ease throughout the whole process of having implants. I am so pleased with my new teeth and despite any initial concerns regarding procedure, costs, etc, consider it a valuable investment and has improved my confidence no end."
Costs for multiple implants start at £3250.
If you have further questions, please call our dedicated Implant Coordinator, Carmel Wood, on 01904 639667.