Is the treatment painful?

As dental implants are fitted under general anaesthetic you will not feel any pain during the procedure, however it’s not uncommon to experience some soreness in the following days.

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How much do dental implants cost?

Answered by John Smith

Having dental implants fitted is a multi-staged process and, covering everything from the initial procedure to fit the abutment, down to the actual crowns, dental implants will cost between £1,000-£3,000 depending on the exact nature of the work you require.

How long will my implants last?

Answered by John Smith

Dental implants aim to replicate the natural make up of a tooth and so, just as with the rest of your teeth, their durability will depend largely on how well they are maintained. If looked after properly, a dental implant should last for a good many years. That said, they do not come with a lifetime guarantee and neglect can lead to the same problems you might experience with any other tooth.

Given the nature of the procedure, you need to have healthy bone in your jaw in order for the implants to successfully fuse and become strong enough to support the replacement teeth. If the bone isn’t healthy enough, grafting may have to take place first. If you smoke, suffer from diabetes or certain other medical conditions (on which your dentist will advise you) the procedure may not be for you.

How long does the procedure take?

Answered by John Smith

This varies from case to case, but on average it will take about six months before teeth are ready to be fitted to the implants.

Is the treatment painful?

Answered by John Smith

As dental implants are fitted under general anaesthetic you will not feel any pain during the procedure, however it’s not uncommon to experience some soreness in the following days.

Are implants safe?

Answered by John Smith

In short, implants are perfectly safe. Though the treatment is advanced, it’s also very well established and the merits of the procedure should give you no cause for concern.