Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a safe and reliable method for replacing missing teeth, whether you have lost one tooth or several teeth, we have a solution for you.

Dental Implants Are a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

Titanium dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. Over time, the bone and implant fuse together, which allows us to anchor a crown, bridge or even a denture on top of the implants which looks and functions the same as real teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Stays firmly in place
  • Restores a person’s ability to chew and speak
  • Improves appearance and confidence
  • Helps prevent jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss
  • Preserves the health of surrounding bones and gums
  • Keeps nearby teeth stable and prevents them from moving into the gaps

Implants at The Nightingale Clinic

Dental implants are a routine procedure at our dental practice. Depending on what is the best option to restore your oral health, our dentists can place:
  • Single implants
  • Multiple implants that support bridges
  • Implant-supported bridges

Our Implant Process

The dentists at our practice are very thorough and place implants with care and precision. If you become a dental implant patient, you can expect our dentists to follow a thorough process.
Step 1: Patient Consultation and Exam

Our initial appointment addresses your precise requirements, needs and suitability for dental implants. We start with a discussion about your oral health, what aspects of your smile feel troublesome and what you hope to achieve from treatment. The details of this conversation help inform our approach to treatment.

Next, we perform a clinical examination and assessment of your teeth and surrounding structures. A CBCT scan and X-rays will be required to confirm a diagnosis and evaluate your situation.

Step 2: Create a Treatment Plan

We thoroughly examine the information gathered in step one and use it to determine the protocols of available dental treatments and which treatment options can best address your concerns.

We will advise you of all your viable treatment options and help you determine which one is the best one for your particular needs.

Step 3: Dental Implant Placement
At your implant placement appointment, we fit the implant securely into your jaw. We pinpoint the exact positioning of the implant using the CBCT scan, ensuring optimal comfort for you.
Step 4: Implant Integration
Following implant placement, there is a period where the jawbone heals around the implant, essentially fusing the two together. The length of time it takes for integration depends on the particular treatment and any unique considerations for the patient. Typically, this process takes between two and eight months. In the meantime, we add a temporary crown or denture over the implant while it heals. You will have a temporary crown or denture in the meantime whilst you heal.
Step 5: Placing the Permanent Restoration
Once the implant is firmly anchored into the jawbone, our team can remove the temporary restoration. Your permanent restoration will be a bespoke crown, bridge or denture — which will be determined when we create your treatment plan. Depending on the details and requirements of the treatment plan, it may require an additional two appointments to secure the permanent restoration in place.
Step 6: Aftercare
We will provide you with dental implant aftercare protocols to direct you on the particulars of caring for your dental implant. Keep up with your regular hygiene appointments and routine examinations, so we can continue caring for you and your implant. These follow-up appointments help ensure you are happy and comfortable with your dental implant.

Candidates for Dental Implants

Dental implants are a solution when natural teeth are lost to injury, disease or decay. Patients interested in implants must be in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to support an implant. Some patients may require a surgical procedure called a bone graft to build up the bone prior to dental implant surgery.

Learn About Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental implants can make you feel like you have a mouth full of natural teeth, but it’s not the only option to repair any gaps caused by missing teeth. Get in touch with our helpful team to get our recommendations on how we can make your smile whole again.