Dental Implants

The Preston Circus Dental Practice team have been carrying out successful dental implant treatments in Brighton for many years from our private clinic located close to the city’s main train station.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone.  The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years.  On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. X-rays and impressions (moulds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.  While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months.   Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.  With other implants, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor.  Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete.  After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch with our Brighton clinic team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacements for missing or damaged teeth that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone, a ceramic crown is screwed on that looks and performs just like the original tooth.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are a long-term solution, designed to last a lifetime with proper care. However, you will need to prioritise to your oral healthcare to ensure they last as long as possible.

Does it hurt when having implants fitted?

No, you won’t feel anything at all besides the scratch from the local anaesthetic injection. You may also experience a sensation of pressure and pulling, but no pain.

Where are the implants fitted?

We are one of the leading private clinics for dental implants in Brighton. Your surgery and aftercare will take place at our practice, which is within easy reach of Brighton train station.

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