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A dental implant is the best way of providing a replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions like one of your own teeth. It is a small titanium screw that anchors a crown, bridge or denture. You simply have to clean it using standard tooth-brushing and flossing techniques.

Dental implants can allow removable dentures to be dispensed with completely by replacing them with fixed bridgework similar to natural teeth with not only an aesthetically pleasing appearance but also complete natural function. Where a denture is required, it is fixed to the implant allowing the wearer to feel confident that it is secure. In most of our cases, the treatment is very quick (usually taking less time in the chair than a crown or root treatment), is virtually pain-free, and the recovery is normally simple and straightforward. Most patients report less discomfort after an implant is placed than following an extraction by their dentist.

3 great reasons to choose Charlton Road Dental for your dental implants

1) Expertise, experience and maintaining standards

At Charlton Road Dental we have over 50 years combined implant experience with Dr Simon Ernst being nominated by his peers to Fellowship of the International Team for Implantology. We provide general and specialist dental services. This creates a greater understanding and appreciation for your general and dental health and wellbeing when proposing and completing treatment. We continuously audit our results and assess our performance, and we always strive to excel. Our audited implant success rates are over 99% and we will be happy and proud to show you our figures at any time. This is an exceptional figure and it is down to both the skill and experience of our team, and to the quality of the equipment we use.

2) Very Best Technology Available

We are equipped with multiple digital scanners and the most advanced state-of-the-art technology available in the UK. They allow us to have a precise understanding of your individual situation and carefully plan the position of your new implant teeth. This information creates ideal outcomes, reduces risks, simplifies the patient experience in the dental chair and truly takes Charlton Road Dental to the highest levels of implant dentistry.

3) Proven Quality

We have extensive experience with maintaining the main implant systems and many of the smaller systems on the market. However, when it comes to our own implant preference, we solely use Straumann implants and original Straumann components. With over 40 years of scientific experience and over 5 million implants placed, Straumann is one of the most frequently used dental implant systems around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Costs?

A future model: In the long term, cheap dentures are not always the most cost-effective solution. The initial costs of an implant treatment vary depending on the complexity of each case: how many implants are needed, is bone augmentation required?

A cost plan can only be developed once these issues have been addressed. Factors to be considered include the surgery itself, lab work, the prosthesis and the dentist’s and dental technician’s fees. Although associated with greater initial investments, in many cases dental implants may offer a more economical solution in the long term.

Risks?

Individual cases: Depending on medical or other conditions of each patient, potential risk factors may vary. Bad oral hygiene, limited healing of the wound due to pre-existing conditions (for example diabetes and osteoporosis) may reduce the odds of the implant remaining in place. Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.

Pain?

Individual solutions: Dental implants are generally inserted under local anaesthetic to help minimise discomfort during the operation. If you experience any doubts about the condition of the implant site after the procedure, please make sure to consult with your dentist.

Satisfaction?

Feel good: According to a survey carried out with 10,000 patients in Germany (Riegl Survey 6), 66 percent of those questioned were “extremely happy” with their implant-supported restorations, 31 percent indicated they were “happy.” Of patients having conventional restorations, only 42 percent claimed to be “extremely happy” and 44 percent said they were generally “happy”.

Quality?

Scientifically tested: Long-term surveys have shown that Straumann implants have a survival rate of up to 98 percent. Patients can count on reliable solutions as Straumann makes no compromises on quality.

Aftercare?

Cleaning: Clean first, then implant, then clean again. Impeccable oral hygiene is vital before an implant can be placed. After insertion, patients should be aware of the fact that teeth need to be carefully looked after, irrespective of whether they are real or artificial. Diligent oral hygiene helps to ensure satisfactory results. Regular check-ups and preventative appointments at the dentist are also necessary.

Age Group?

Never too old: As soon as the jaw has stopped growing it is possible to insert implants. In young patients, dental implants can therefore only be used once their jaw bones are fully developed. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors.

Why Straumann?

There are a growing number of low-cost manufacturers who offer “look-alike” components intended for use with Straumann implants instead of the tested & validated original components.

Straumann implants & components have a demonstrated success rate of 97% over 10 years. Copycat components do not have the clinical data to support their claims of equivalent performance. There is no assurance that copycats offer equivalent precision, material quality, design and long-term performance.

The Straumann life long guarantee does not apply where non-original components are used with Straumann implants. Here at Charlton Road Dental we use ONLY STRAUMANN implants. However, through many years of experience, we have serviced many other brands of
implant and are happy to provide our services with yours.

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