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Why choose dental implants?

What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?

Missing or failing teeth can negatively impact your confidence and your daily life, including what you can eat. Implants are a popular, long-term solution that can restore your smile.

  • Natural-looking solution: Dental implants are titanium posts that are fixed into the jawbone. The bone gradually fuses to the implant, making it strong and secure so it can function like a natural tooth.
  • Implants are topped with a crown (false tooth) that’s matched to the shade, shape and size of your remaining teeth, making it feel comfortable and look natural.
  • Fixed and long-lasting: Implants are a fixed, long-term solution that can last 10 years or more, as long as they’re cared for properly. As implants are a fixed solution, you don’t need to worry about removing them to eat or sleep, and there’s no risk of them falling out.
  • Prevents bone loss: When you lose a tooth, the jawbone beneath it shrinks as it’s no longer stimulated by the tooth root. Over time, this can change the shape of your face, causing you to look older than you really are. Dental implants stimulate the jaw, just like natural teeth, preventing further bone loss.
  • Enjoy your favourite foods: If you have missing teeth, you may struggle to eat chewy or hard foods, such as apples, crunchy vegetables, and some meats. Dental implants restore your bite and allow you to chew properly, so you can enjoy more of your favourite foods.
  • No need to prepare healthy teeth: Unlike some treatments to replace missing teeth, dental implants don’t require preparing any of your neighbouring, healthy teeth.

 

Why you might choose an alternative solution:

Dental implant treatment is a long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, but it’s not for everybody. Sometimes people choose to opt for an alternative. This is because:

  • Having implant treatment requires multiple procedures and your mouth needs to heal between the implant and false tooth being fitted. So, implant treatment can take longer than other solutions, such as dentures.
  • Not everyone is suitable for dental implants, for example, if you have had radiotherapy around the jaw, or diabetes which isn’t well controlled you may not be eligible. Your dentist will need to assess your suitability during your initial consultation.
  • If you don’t have enough natural bone in your jaw to support the implant, you might need a supporting treatment such as a bone graft or sinus lift first. This can add time and additional costs to the procedure.
  • Dental implant treatment involves complex surgery, meaning the work involved can cost more than alternative solutions, such as fitting dentures. They’re also made from high-quality materials including ceramic or porcelain, while a denture is usually made from plastic, which can affect the cost.

 

Why choose Bupa Dental Care for your implants?

At Bupa Dental Care, you can rest assured, that you’re in the hands of an experienced implant dentist. Other benefits include:

  • We’re the number one provider of private dental care in the UK1
  • We offer dental implants at over 2702 practices across the UK and are very experienced at delivering this treatment
  • All our implant dentists have undergone further postgraduate training and are fully qualified to offer dental implants
  • Access to modern technology including iTero scanners and 3D CBCT scans at many of our practices
  • We offer transparency from start to finish. We’ll talk to you upfront about the cost of implants and what to expect, so you have clear expectations
  • We have dedicated implant clinics that solely focus on implant treatment. The dentists place implants all day, every day and are highly skilled in this field

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1. LaingBuisson, Dentistry UK Market Report, 5th ed. If you require verification, please email marketing@bupadentalcare.co.uk

2. Correct as of April 2022

* Free initial consultations are to discuss options and suitability for treatment. Subsequent clinical examinations and diagnostic tests required, and any associated costs will be discussed prior to treatment commencing. 2. Consultations subject to availability.



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