Dental Implants

Dental implants

singleAlso known as screw-in teeth, dental implants replace missing teeth via the placement of a small titanium insert into the jawbone, providing a foundation for crowns, bridges and dentures much like a natural tooth root would. In a nutshell, dental implants are your third set of teeth.


Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth. They can be used to replace single teeth, several teeth or even a complete jaw. They’re also used to stabilise dentures from moving. The benefits of dental implants over conventional methods of tooth replacement include the preservation of the gum and the supporting bone. They also help distribute force over your remaining teeth, lengthening their lifespan.

Scott Arms Dental Practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental implants in the Birmingham and West Midlands area – including Coventry, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Worcester.

The benefits of dental implants

  • Comfortable alternative to dentures: Stabilise wobbly dentures or even replace them entirely with dental implants, providing unmatched comfort. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, in effect becoming part of it. You’ll never need to use adhesives again. Sculpted to your individual needs, dental implants look and feel natural.
  • Smile with confidence: Implants replace missing teeth and complete your smile, dramatically improving aesthetics.
  • Chew your food with ease: The new titanium tooth root provided by the implant is very strong and stable, allowing you to eat normally – enjoy the feeling of biting into your meals once again!
  • Look younger: As well as a great smile, dental implants stimulate bone and maintain facial structure via the process of osseointegration, delaying another of the signs of ageing. Look younger for longer.
  • Can last a lifetime: With proper care, dental implants are the permanent solution to missing teeth because they integrate with the bone. Alternatives such as traditional bridges and dentures are not nearly as stable, will need to be replaced after less than 10 years, and cost more to maintain. Also, implants help distribute force over your remaining teeth, lengthening their lifespan, whereas traditional bridgework requires damaging adjacent teeth.

How are implants placed?

The 5 stage process for tooth implant placement is outlined below. More on the implant procedure.

  1. Free implant assessment

    Come in for a friendly chat and examination with one of our implant dentists.

  2. Diagnosis with CT scan or X-ray

    Here we plan for successful implant treatment by modelling with impressions, CT scanning, X-rays and other sources of information.

  3. Implant placement

    The titanium implants are placed below the gum using a simple 5-minute technique, which is easy and comfortable.

  4. Implant stabilisation period

    The teeth implants are left for 12-14 weeks to integrate with the bone (known as osseointegration) and become strong and stable.

  5. Placing new teeth

    The final prosthetic teeth (crowns, bridges or dentures) are completed and placed onto the implants.

Dental implant options and costs

Here are common options for tooth replacement with dental implants in Birmingham.

The price is subject to the number of teeth replaced and implants used. Those with higher quality and quantity of jawbone may need fewer implants to achieve the required stability. The price also depends on which implant system is used – we offer Straumann dental implants, recognised now as the best dental implant system on the market. We have also been a top placer of Biomet 3i dental implants, one of the top implant systems of the United States.

More info on implant prices.














Block bone graft

A block bone graft is done when there is a large section of bone that is missing. That area of missing bone is usually the outer wall of bone that faces your cheek. A block bone graft is needed when there is no way to put particulate bone particles into a “hole” like an extraction socket. Please talk to our dentists to find out more.

(Images courtesy of Dr. Dara Cotton.)


Value for money

The price may seem steep, but considering what you get for it you shouldn’t let it deter you. Other reasons include:

  • No hidden costs

    You’ll pay one price for all implant work – this includes any crowns, bridges or dentures. However, an x-ray/radiograph will cost an additional £30 if you need it (many do).

  • Interest-free finance

    Spread the cost over up to 3 years with our 0% APR financing if you can’t afford to pay in one go.

  • More cost-effective than the alternatives

    Alternatives like traditional bridges and dentures are less stable, therefore they have higher maintenance costs and will need to be replaced much sooner. Traditional bridgework also requires filing down adjacent teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, not to mention being more comfortable, functional and attractive. Thus you’ll get more for your money in the long run.

Simply put, if you have missing teeth, dental implants are one of the best investments you can make in your quality of life.


Implant cases


The following cases were performed by Dara Cotton, one of our dental implant dentists. Read more about Dara.

Case 1: Implant-retained bridgework

Upper arch teeth removal and replaced with implant-retained removable bridgework.




Case 2: UR4 implant




Case 3: Simple implant

Simple implant to replace the missing UL4.





Why Scott Arms?

  • Over 30 Years of Implant Experience

    Dr. Phil TangriDr. Phil Tangri is our implant expert at the Scott Arms Dental Practice. Since completing extensive postgraduate training in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (London), he’s placed thousands of implants over 30 years with a success rate of 98%.

    Phil has been the practice owner since taking over the practice in 1994. He has been fundamental in helping Scott Arms grow into one of the largest and most highly reputable practices in the West Midlands.

    Our other implant dentists Dr. Richard Ostins (Over 10 years of implant experience) and Dr. Dara Cotton.

  • Latest Techniques and Technology

    Phil Tangri is one of the top users of Straumann dental implants in the UK – one of the top implant systems in the world. Straumann implants have a microtextured surface documented by 15 years of research – providing for enhanced tissue preservation and bone integration. Phil also regularly attends courses to learn the latest techniques in implant dentistry. This ensures that you’ll get the highest quality work.

  • Patient Satisfaction

    The Scott Arms dental team is dedicated to quality care and patient satisfaction. Here are the thoughts of a patient who’s had success with us in the past.

    I would strongly advise people who are as I was to take steps to see the staff at Scott Arms practice, they will not be disappointed. I was told that after treatment I would be able to eat apples, and it has proved to be so. I am enjoying my meals once again. It has indeed proved a good investment of time & money

    D. Boden
    I would strongly advise people who are as I was to take steps to see the staff at Scott Arms practice, they will not be disappointed. I was told that after treatment I would be able to eat apples, and it has proved to be so. I am enjoying my meals once again. It has indeed proved a good investment of time & money

    D. Boden


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To find out more about dental implants contact us on our dental implants Birmingham helpline: 0121 357 5000 or book an appointment online.