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Implantology Explained

  1. What are Implants?

  2. Can anyone have implants & do they hurt?

  3. Are they safe, and how long will they last?

  4. Are the implanted teeth difficult to clean?

  5. Can I take the teeth out if they are fixed to implants?

  6. What problems can occur with Dental Implants?

  7. How long does the treatment take to complete?

  8. Can I have a tooth extracted and have an implant at the same time?

  9. Are there occasions when this is not possible?

  10. Will I need an implant for each missing tooth?

  11. Why do I need a consultation, and what does it involve?

  12. Can I choose whether or not to go ahead with the treatment?

  13. Is a CT scan required before I can have implants?

  14. What is the most accurate and safest method?

  15. What are the advantages of having a CT scan?

  16. Can implants be placed without a CT scan?

  17. What do CT scans cost?

  18. As I am travelling from quite far, so is there any way I can avoid travelling for an initial consultation?

  19. How experienced are the DentalcarePlus Implantology Team?

  20. Why are our charges so much lower than most other dental clinics?

  21. What are the usual UK prices?

  22. Where can I find dental implants at the lowest cost?

  23. Can I have Dental implants on the NHS?

  24. What is guided surgery?

  25. Why would I need guided surgery?

  26. Is guided surgery expensive?

  27. Do I have to travel to a CT scanning centre for the scans?

  28. Do you remove teeth before placing implants or would this have to be done elsewhere?

  29. I have no teeth left, can I still have implants?

  30. Do I Need Bone Graft Before Having Dental Implants?

  31. I Am Having All My Remaining Teeth Extracted - Do I Need To Have 1 Implant For Every Missing Tooth?

  32. Do I Have to Be Put Out for the Treatment or Can I Be Awake?

  33. Do You Open On The Weekend?

  34. Are dental implants a good treatment for sensitive teeth & can they be placed immediately after extraction?

  35. I want one implant at a bottom, back tooth and am thinking of teeth on 4 implants, do you do that?


Dental Articles


“ALL ON 4” Implants -
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What are CEREC Crowns?

CEREC is a modern technique which enables a ceramic crown to be designed, made and fitted in a single dental appointment. Read Full Article

How Many Teeth Can Be Supported By A Dental Implant?

One or two implants can often be used to support a number of teeth when combined with an implant retained denture or bridge. Read Full Article

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Dental bridges do not last indefinitely but taking the correct steps to care for your dental bridge and improve the length time which will it will last. Read Full Article

What are the latest studies into the advancement of dental implant technology?

Titanium oxide is now the commonly used material in the manufacture of implants, and this has shown to reduce infection due to the material’s antibiotic properties. Read Full Article

3D technology to insert implants in a single surgical operation:

Imaging the mouth with a 3-D CT scan allows the insertion of a complete dental implant in one day, instead of waiting for six months between placing the implant and the crown. Read Full Article

What is 3D computerized tomography (CT) scanning?

CT scans are also known as CAT scans (Computerized Axial Tomography) and are similar to conventional X-ray imaging, but instead of imaging the outline of bones and vital organs, a CAT scan forms a full three-dimensional computer model of the jawbones. Read Full Article

How does guided surgery assist in implant placement?

Guided dental surgery based on three dimensional scans, new biomaterials, and what dentists call immediate 'loading' of the crown on a dental implant. Read Full Article

What is soft tissue grafting?

When you lose gum tissue to periodontal disease, your gumline recedes, making your teeth appear longer than normal. Read Full Article

What is bone grafting?

This procedure is performed when disease has destroyed the bone surrounding your tooth root. Read Full Article

What is guided tissue regeneration?

This allows bone destroyed by bacteria to re-grow. In one approach, your dentist places a special piece of biocompatible fabric between existing bone and your tooth. Read Full Article

What is periodontal disease?

The early stages of periodontal disease (gingivitis) are seldom painful and causes relatively minor symptoms like red, swollen and bleeding gums. Read Full Article

What are the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

In the earliest stages, periodontal disease causes few signs or symptoms, and you may not be aware of a problem until your gums become soft and bleed slightly when you brush your teeth. Read Full Article

What are the causes of periodontal disease?

Periodontitis begins with plaque. This invisible, sticky film forms on your teeth when starches and sugars in food interact with bacteria normally found in your mouth. Read Full Article

What are the treatments for periodontal disease?

Your gum tissue should fit closely around the teeth, but when periodontitis destroys supporting bone and tissue, your gum tissue weakens allowing bacteria-filled pockets to form around your teeth. Read Full Article

Can periodontal disease be prevented?

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is a program of good dental hygiene throughout your entire life. Brush your teeth at least twice daily; in the morning and evening, and floss at least once a day. Read Full Article

Complementary and alternative medicine:

Because nutrition plays a major role in oral health, many complementary and alternative therapies focus on supplying your body with certain nutrients. Read Full Article

The History of Modern Day Dental Implants: Read Full Article

Bruxism - Read Full Article

Receding Gums - Read Full Article

Dry Sockets

A dry socket is a painful, foul smelling post-operative condition that sometimes develops over the course of the first several days following a tooth extraction. Read Full Article

What is Osseoinegration - Read Full Article

Implant-Supported Overdentures - Read Full Article

Post-Extraction Implant Placement - Read Full Article

Longevity of Dental Implants - Read Full Article

Preventative Dentistry - Read Full Article

Price Comparison Article

A comparison of costs between the cost of dental treatment abroad, and the cost of treatment in the UK DentalcarePlus clinic. Read Full Article