Dental implants

Dental implants in Birmingham

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace single or multiple teeth.

Also known as screw-in teeth, dental implants replace missing teeth via the placement of a small titanium insert into the upper or lower jawbone, providing a foundation for crowns, bridges and dentures much like a natural tooth root would.

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 and helping to distribute force over your remaining teeth, lengthening their lifespan.

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

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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.

Birmingham Dental Implants Procedure - Scott Arms

How are implants placed?

The 5 stage process for tooth implant placement is outlined below.

  1. Free implant assessment: Come in for a friendly chat and examination with one of our implant dentists who will develop a personal treatment plan.
  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.At Scott Arms Dental Practice we use a computed tomography scanner (a type of medical imagining device) to give us a 3D representation of your jawbone. The image is formed by arranging the cross-sectional pictures taken by the device in stacks, allowing us to fully assess each aspect of the bone. With this advanced technology, we are able to determine optimum dental implant positioning according to personal bone measurements, which can be accurately measured to the nearest 0.1mm. Furthermore, the diameter and length of each dental implant can be selected according to the bone depths and widths measured by the CT scanner.In some situations, low bone density can limit the availability of dental implant treatment. However, a CT scanner will highlight areas of low bone density to your dental implantologist who can then treat the site accordingly; normally we will be able to gently compress the bone during implant placement to help compact it around the implant. In some situations, however, a bone graft may be recommended to help give the implant extra stability.
  3. Implant placement: Placing a dental implant is a surprisingly quick procedure. Our highly experienced dental implantologists take only approximately 15 minutes per implant, the same time it would take to have a small filling done.A small incision is made in the gum where the dental implant is to be placed. This is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, though intravenous sedation can be provided if you’d prefer. Once a small area of bone is made visible the implant site can be prepared. The implant is placed into the newly made hole and the gum is then closed over it and secured with stitches. X-rays will be taken during this appointment to ensure optimal implant placement.If necessary, a temporary tooth can be provided at this appointment so you don’t have a gap during the stabilisation period. This can be in the form of a bridge or a denture.
  4. Implant stabilisation period: Over the next couple of months the dental implant will begin to incorporate into the bone. Known as osseointegration, this process is the reason dental implants are so strong and long-lasting.At the next appointment the implants are uncovered and small abutments are attached. The gums will begin to heal around these abutments while the implants start to experience pressure when you chew. Allowing the implants an adequate integration time before they are exposed to force is what provides such successful results.X-rays and more putty moulds may also be taken at this appointment to check that the implants are healing nicely and to begin designing the final crowns.
  5. Placing new teeth:After a second short healing phase the final crowns will be ready for placement. At this appointment, any temporary crowns can be removed and the final ones fixed into place on top of the implants. The dentist will make sure that you can bite correctly on them and that they feel comfortable before delivering thorough hygiene instructions so you can adequately care for your new implants.The implantologist will want to see you again in a few weeks’ time to see how you are getting on with the new implants and provide any necessary aftercare.
  6. Aftercare: After dental implant placement you’ll recieve instructions on how best to look after your dental implants and prevent infection or failure.

How long do implants last?

With routine check-ups and the following of home care instructions as advised by your dentist, implants should last many, many years.

What is the success rate of implants?

The success rate is 96% in a healthy person. Should an implant fail to integrate, we will replace it at no extra cost should this be necessary.

 

Before and After Dental Implants in Birmingham - Scott ArmsBenefits of dental implants 

Confidence – Improving your smile with dental implants gives you a new lease of life, improving social, romantic and professional relationships – no more covering your smile in selfies. 

Function – Dental implants allow you to eat, speak and smile with ease (and confidence). 

Health – Improving the function of the mouth allows you to enjoy and maintain a healthy diet. 

Preservation – Filling in any gaps with dental implants helps preserve the health of gums and teeth. 

 

 

Dental implant costs

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Can’t afford to pay in one go?

Spread the cost of dental implants over up to two years. No interest, no hidden fees. Please contact us for details.

 

Why choose us for dental implants in Birmingham?

If you’re looking for a patient-centred dental practice, you’re in the right place. 

Whether it’s through general dentistry or implant treatment, we have the skills and tools to completely transform your smile and increase confidence. 

Dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for all of our patients, we take time to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible from the minute you walk through the door. 

Book your free implant assessment!

Looking to improve your smile?

Get high-quality dental implants at our clinic in Great Barr, Birmingham. If you have loose or missing teeth, dental implants could be for you. Book a free assessment by calling us on 0121 357 5000.

Our implant dentists Dr Phil Tangri, Dr Dara Cotton, Dr Richard Ostins, Dr Nikki Gallagher, and Dr Adam Higgins have extensive expertise in helping people to regain their smiles.
We have placed thousands of dental implants in Birmingham since 1990, which is more than almost any other dental practice in the West Midlands.

Book a free assessment by calling us on 0121 357 5000.

Testimonials

Very good experience, as usual, from this practice, have had dental implants in past from this dentist, which I am very pleased with, very strong implants, expensive, but well worth it, dentist's always pleasant and friendly, and put you at your ease, if you are nervous. Would recommend.

Feb 17, 2024

I. Travel travel from north Wales for my treatment. Arranging an appointment is quick and easy. Hardly any wait when l arrive. Grest service. Highly recommend anyone for dental implant treatment. Great service.

Feb 25, 2024

I chose to go to Scott Arms dental practice to have dental implants as they had been recommended to me by friends and my husband had also used them previously after being given negative information by his usual dentist about a tooth which ‘couldn’t possibly be saved’ and which he now still has thanks to Scott Arms dentist. I went with a few problems that needed attention before the implant work could begin and these were dealt with very satisfactorily and with little discomfort to myself. I had a few appointments and each time i visited I was pleasantly greeted by both the reception staff and my dentist. He always treated me with respect and tried to put me at ease as I am a bit nervous at my appointments. My dental implants are now fitted and I am very pleased with them and even though they were only fitted a few weeks ago, they feel just like my own teeth and obviously fill the gaps which I previously had. I would like to say a very big thank you to all the staff and to ‘Guv’ my dentist for his patience and hard work.

Feb 28, 2024

 

Dental Implant FAQs

After your initial consultation with our dental implants in Birmingham specialists, and you’ve been deemed suitable for the procedure, it’s time to get ready for your new smile. 

You’ll undergo a CT scan or X-ray so we can correctly model your implants. We’ll then secure the titanium implant, which will be left for 12-14 weeks to fully integrate with the bone. 

The crown, bridge or denture will then be placed onto the implant.

Our services for dental implants in Birmingham are second to none and we expect implants to offer a permanent solution to safely replace missing teeth.  

However, for a long-lasting look, an effective at-home routine is needed. 

Just like with your natural teeth, the correct maintenance and regular visits to your dentist will prolong the life of the implant. 

While it may be tempting to cover up signs of gum disease with a quick fix, it’s advised you get any gum disease seen to first. 

The dental implant has a better chance of securing to the bone if the tissue is healthy, and future problems are less likely to arise. 

Meticulous oral hygiene is paramount when it comes to maintaining the health of your gums and therefore the lifespan of your dental implants. 

Learn more about getting dental implants in Birmingham by contacting the team today.

Generally speaking, if a person had good health and is able to undergo surgery for routine bridgework or routine tooth extractions, the same person can receive dental implants. If the patient is taking any form of medication they should alert us in the medical questionnaire that we use. There are very few medical conditions that would prevent you from having an implant.

No. Implant placement is a very gentle procedure, normally carried out under local anaesthetic and, in some cases, a mild sedative.

Approximately 20 minutes for each implant placed.

There may be some slight discomfort and perhaps swelling for a short period which can be relieved with painkillers. Most of our patients report little or no discomfort.

In the rare case of an implant not integrating with the bone, the implant will have slight movement which the dentist will be able to detect.

In most cases the implant would be replaced. We would advise you based on the clinical factors involved.

We would only ask you to contribute to the cost if you have manifestly ignored our instructions in caring for the implant, or have not allowed us to provide remedial treatment. We offer a maintenance programme covering check ups, routine care and cover for implants starting from £8.49 per month.

Normally after 24 hours. We will advise you- this really depends on each individual case.

Like natural teeth and gums, implants need a good oral hygiene programme and regular checks by your dentist. We will provide full written instructions on how to care for the final restoration.

We are one of the largest practices for Dental Implants Birmingham and the West Midlands area, but we do treat patients from all over England.

You can floss as soon as your teeth are fitted, it is important to maintain a very high standard of oral hygiene to ensure long term implant success. Follow up care: Implant oral hygiene instructions You will need to see the hygienist at regular intervals, as advised by your dentist, following completion of the implant. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene around dental implants to ensure their long term viability. The margins should be cleaned twice daily with a medium to soft toothbrush and tepe brushes used to remove debris that forms between the teeth. As part of your ongoing oral hygiene regime, you should regularly visit the dental hygienist who will help you to maintain care of your implant work. Your genetics may predispose you to certain uncontrolled medical conditions including gum recession. It is therefore important that you maintain an excellent standard of oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene is the key to the long term success of your dental implants.