Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent answer to tooth loss. They look and feel completely natural and are suitable for one or more missing teeth. This procedure has revolutionised dental treatment.

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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root made from titanium, a material which is totally accepted by our body, and placed in position where the tooth is missing. Upon a few months of undisturbed healing after placement, the implant is used as a new foundation to support the tooth replacement.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

  • No more loose dentures to trouble with
  • No more sticky denture glue in the mouth
  • No need to cut or drill your natural teeth
  • No need for root canal or nerve treatment of your teeth
  • No need to worry about dental decay on implants
  • Keep the jaw bone from shrinking
  • Complete confidence and stability
  • Enjoy the food you like
  • Easy to maintain
  • Just fill and look like your own healthy natural teeth

If you have any questions please have a look at our Dental Implant FAQ's or feel free to call us

Dr Teoh - Special Interest in Implant Dentistry

Our implantoligist Dr Teoh has more than 10 years experience in implant dentistry placing over a thousand implants.

Dr Teoh Implant Dentist at TheSmile Boutique PeterboroughDr Teoh qualified from The London Dental Hospital in Whitechapel, University of London, in 1989. He received his postgraduate training in implant dentistry at The Turner Dental School in Manchester and obtained Master of Science in Dental Implantology 1994. Since then he has been actively involved in Implant Dentistry both in UK and overseas. He also obtained Master in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (A special branch of Dentistry that replaces missing teeth with prosthesis) from the Kings College, London in 2005. Dr. Teoh has more than 10 years of experience in implant dentistry. He also is a Member of the Association of Dental lmplantology (UK) and a Fellow of International Congress of Oral lmplantologists (USA). His GDC number is 63125

 


FAQs about Dental Implants

What does a Dental Implant involve?

Foundation Stage: A simple surgery to place dental implant(s) into your jaw bone.

Construction Stage: Implant(s) placed in foundation stage is/are used to support the dental work after a period of healing (this period normally takes 3 months).

Maintenance Stage: just like any routine dental check up.

How do I know if Implants are right for me?

If you are in good health, whatever your age, as long as you have enough bone to support an implant, you are probably suitable. You will need to see our well-experienced dentist  who will check your general health history and assess your mouth and jaw bone. X-ray and models of your mouth will also be needed. Our implant dentists wilt then discuss the suitability of implant treatment with you and come up with a treatment plan of your specific needs,

Is the treatment painful?

Many patients think that dental implant surgery is a painful and time consuming procedure. To the contrary, the surgery is carried out with an atraumatic technique under sterile condition using specially designed equipment so that the implant(s) is/are placed with precision, accuracy and minimal trauma. The recovery is usually speedy with minimal discomfort.

How much does the dental implant treatment cost?

Clinical performance and research of dental implants showed that they are highly successful. Together with the advantages mentioned above plus the added bonus of preserving the natural teeth, gum and jawbone in your mouth. The quality of life that a patient enjoys with dental implant made it a highly cost effective treatment in long run when comparing with other treatment in spite of the higher initial treatment cost. After all, dental implant treatment is a sensible investment in your own well being.

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