Dental implants

At The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic in Malton, we are experts in replacing teeth. If you're missing one or more tooth? Loose dentures? Nervous about smiling? Lost confidence when speaking in public or even with friends? Fed up with choosing 'denture-friendly foods'?

Dental Implants could be a solution; and we offer free consultations too!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and a specially modified surface allows a biological bond (osseointegration) to form with the bone. This gives the same stable foundation as a natural tooth. After the implant is placed, usually some time elapses during healing. New teeth as crowns or bridges can now be connected to them, and the gum shaped to encourage the best desired cosmetic outcome.

Implants can also be used to stabilise and secure a full denture.

Our implants are provided by Andy Tannahill BDS V.U.Manc who has been placing and restoring implants for over ten years and studied the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at The Royal College of Surgeons, London.

The benefits of implants

  • Implants look and feel just like natural teeth – you shouldn’t notice any difference.
  • Implants provide permanent stability and comfort without affecting healthy teeth.
  • Implants won’t come loose or fall out.
  • Implants can last for many years if you maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Implants prevent ageing bone loss, by stimulating your bone structure and stabilising the surrounding teeth.

What types of implants are there?

There are several different types of implant available depending on your needs. Your The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic dentist will discuss all the options with you to find the best solution.

Single dental implant

Parkdale Single implant

An implant is a great choice for a single missing tooth, whether it’s visible or not, and the results can be life-changing. A single implant provides the foundation for a crown, which will be created at The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic to match your teeth exactly.

Multiple dental implants

Parkdale Multiple Implant

If you’re missing more than one tooth, there are a number of options available to you at The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic. In some cases a single implant can support two replacement teeth, or two implants can support a fixed bridge if you have several missing teeth. A bridge is a long-lasting, natural-looking solution which will help preserve the health of the rest of your teeth and jaw.

Same day teeth

Hawkins Dental Implants

Same Day Teeth is a process at The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic where patients can have implants placed and fully functioning teeth attached in the space of one day. With the latest technological advances, it is possible to remove a tooth and place an implant immediately into the extraction socket. 

Implant secured dentures

Patients In Waiting Room

Dentures can be uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. With advances in Implant Dentistry, The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic now offer innovative techniques for denture stabilisation, ensuring they are comfortable and will not slip.

Oral surgery

If you have had missing teeth for a while then loss of bone in your jaw or bone atrophy is the body’s normal response to tooth loss, infection, gum disease of other trauma. This may mean you need some treatment before the Implant can be placed. The team here at The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic will advise you of this.

How is an implant fitted?

Assessment: Every treatment begins with an assessment from your local The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic dentist who will be performing your implant treatment. They will discuss all the options with you, make an assessment of the best solution for you, and ensure you understand every step of your treatment. You will have an x-ray and, in some cases, a CT scan to help visualise your jaw, ensure your gums are healthy and that there is enough jaw bone to place the implant.

The treatment: This is when the implant is placed into your jaw. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic. If you are particularly nervous or have a dental phobia, your dentist will make sure you feel absolutely comfortable with the treatment, and can provide sedation if needed.

The implants will need three to six months to heal and integrate with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for the crown or bridge.

Depending on your treatment and your dentist’s diagnosis, a temporary crown can be fitted at the same time as your initial appointment. Same day teeth is a modern procedure which enables you to walk out of the clinic with brand new teeth in just one day. These will stay in place until the final restoration appointment.

Once your jaw has healed, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. This enables a dental technician to build your bespoke crown or bridge, which will be colour matched to blend seamlessly with your other teeth.

Restoration:It may be necessary to have a separate appointment between six weeks and six months after your initial treatment, to allow the implant to fully integrate. This ensures that your jaw has completely healed before the crown or bridge is permanently fitted.

Your smile is now complete.

How do I look after my implant?

As with natural teeth, good oral hygiene is important for preventing gum disease and prolonging the life of your implants. You do not need to remove the teeth fitted to your implants, but clean them as you would your natural teeth. A high standard of daily care, along with regular check-ups with your local The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic dentist and hygienist, will help to ensure your mouth stays healthy and your implants last as long as possible.

Contact The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic today to find out more about dental implants and how they could work for you.

Treatments

Replacing teeth

Our The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic dentists can help restore your confidence with replacements for missing teeth: from single implants to bridges, only you will know they’re there.

Treatments

Smile styling

Our The Smile Rooms Dental & Implant Clinic dentists are experienced in restoring smiles and cosmetic dentistry. We use smart technology and expert techniques to achieve your dental goals.