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Getting a dental implant may sound intimidating, but the actual procedure is quick and more comfortable than you think. Our implant dentists will ensure that the implant site is thoroughly numb before beginning so you will not feel any pain.
You want to experience the benefits of dental implants, but you may be understandably anxious about the procedure. The dental implant placement process is fast and you won’t feel any pain during the treatment. It also has a high rate of success, so you can relax knowing that you are in skilled hands. We want to help you feel comfortable in the dental chair. That’s why we offer sedation for anxious patients. Ask us about it before your treatment.
Once you are numb, the work begins.
First, the dentist makes a small incision in your gums to expose the bone.
Next, they will carefully drill out a tiny hole using the precise depth, circumference and angulation measurements calculated during the treatment planning phase.
After that, the implant screw is placed into the hole and covered with a healing cap.
The dentist closes the gum tissue back over the surgical site and secures it.
All of this happens very quickly. Although your procedure will take a little longer if you are getting multiple implants at one time, most single implant appointments take less than one hour.
There are three main types of implant restorations:
A crown is usually made of dental ceramic, so it looks and feels just like a real tooth. This restoration covers a single-tooth implant.
Bridges are an ideal way to replace multiple teeth with just a few strategically placed implants. Dental bridges are made from dental ceramic and contain units of two or more false teeth.
An implant denture is removable just like a regular denture except for special attachments on the inside which snap onto implants for added support and stability.
The implant dentists here at Allsopp Dental are Dr Jonathan Allsopp and Dr Mandeep Soorae. Dr Allsopp has nearly 25 years of experience in placing dental implants and Dr Soorae has been placing implants for over five years. Both have received advanced training in placing Straumann dental implants. Dr Allsopp has been placing dental implants since 1998 and is a member of both the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).
We use the latest dental implant technology to ensure accuracy, comfort, safety and outstanding results. There are no messy dental impressions in our practice; we take digital scans with the Cadent iTero Intraoral Scanner & Digital Impression System. To create the most accurate treatment plan for your dental implant placement, we will take a special 3D X-ray using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Digital guided surgical templates ensure accuracy during dental implant placement.
At your private in-person consultation with our team, we will discuss what you can do to prepare for your dental implant appointment. We will review your medical history and we may recommend an oral hygiene appointment. We will answer all of your questions and address every concern you may have.
You can get started today by filling in a booking request form and then sending us a few photos of your smile. We will then contact you to arrange your free remote dental implant consultation.
The time frame varies, but most implant cases take four to twelve months from start to finish. The appointments are brief, but there is a bit of wait time in between to allow your implant site to heal properly. As we are a private practice, you can start your implant journey right away - book your free remote consultation today.
You can facilitate the healing process after getting a dental implant by:
Our Walsall dental team will give you customised suggestions for making your recovery a comfortable one.
You won’t feel a thing when we place your dental implants. Our doctors administer local anaesthesia prior to treatment to numb the implant site. There may be some minor discomfort and swelling after the procedure, but this is easy to manage. Many patients say that getting an implant was much easier than they expected.
The actual procedure for placing dental implants does not take much time at all. While the exact time varies depending on the complexity of the case and the number of implants, most single-implant appointments are completed in less than an hour.
You will have to consult one of our implant dentists in person to find out how many implants you need. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, then Dr Allsopp or Dr Soorae may recommend multiple implants to support a full dental bridge or denture.
We offer intravenous (IV) sedation for our patients who struggle with dental anxiety. Please let us know before your dental implant procedure if you would like to have dental sedation.
Bone grafting is necessary when there is not enough bone in the jaw to support an implant. Artificial or donor bone tissue is surgically placed at the site where the implant will go. Grafting is normally done as a separate procedure many weeks before implant placement to ensure that there is a sufficient foundation for the implant.
Here’s how to plan and schedule dental treatment at Allsopp Dental.
Send us your details or give us a call. We will then send you a link for so you can send us just a few photos of your teeth.
Take a few pictures of your smile and then upload them through the link we give you. We will review your photos before your free remote consultation.
We will arrange a call to review your treatment plan, answer your questions, and chat through what treatment would be possible for you.
Your first COVID-safe visit to our practice costs only £100 and will include all essential assessments and diagnostic imaging.
Before proceeding with your treatment, we will review your medical and dental health, discuss treatment considerations and schedule any other necessary treatment such as an oral hygiene appointment.