Dental implants are a modern way of replacing a missing tooth. The process involves the surgical placement of a titanium ‘root’ into the site of the missing tooth. This is then used to support a new crown.
In a healthy mouth, implant have been shown to be a very successful alternative to a bridge or denture. Not every patient is suitable for implants as there must be sufficient bone present for the implant to be placed in the correct position, and often a cone beamed CT scan is taken to assess the remaining bone volume as part of the planning procedure. Smoking has also been shown to be a contraindication to implant treatment.
The treatment will take approximately 4 months in straightforward cases, and it is important that any decay or gum disease has been treated prior to any implant treatment, and that patients are able to clean their teeth effectively.
Each patient will be assessed on an individual basis and costs will be outlined following diagnosis. Below are designed to indicate costs for implant treatments and are subject to change. For more information on fees, please contact us.
*Price will alter for precious metals
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 896300
UCLan Dental Clinic
University of Central Lancashire
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm