Raise Your Smile with Implant Treatment at Northlight Dental

Posted 22nd February 2024

Missing and failing teeth can be the source of considerable anxiety. Hiding your smile because of visible gaps or not being able to enjoy the foods you love can be so disheartening. Those with poorly fitting and uncomfortable dentures often report a dramatic drop in their general quality of life.

Dental implants have revolutionised the replacement of missing teeth, offering solutions that are as natural as possible. Dr Sunil Passan of Northlight Dental addresses commonly asked questions for those considering implant treatment.

What is a Dental Implant?

Essentially, a dental implant is a small sturdy, titanium post that acts as the root would for a natural tooth. It is placed in the jawbone beneath the gum line, providing a base for a replacement tooth or teeth.

Over time, the implant fuses with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, creating a stable foundation. This not only allows the implant to hold a replacement tooth or bridge firmly in place, but also helps maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. The result is a durable and long-lasting solution that can help restore function and aesthetics making eating, speaking, and smiling feel completely natural again.

Is the Treatment Painful?

In the majority of cases, having a dental implant placed is much easier than you think. In fact most patients following the procedure report that having the tooth removed was worse!

For a simple case, the procedure can take less than half an hour and is carried out under local anaesthetic, usually requiring minimal pain relief afterwards. Patients normally return to work the next day.

How Long Before I Get a Tooth?

Treatment usually takes around four months. Where more advanced procedures are required, then it may take a little longer.
In some cases, ‘immediate smile’ treatment may even be an option. This is where the failing tooth or teeth are removed, and a new implant tooth is fitted the same day.

But Do Implants Last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last several decades. Our highly experienced dentists have placed over 3000 dental implants over the last 10 years, with an over 97% success rate.

This All Sounds Expensive…

Everyone deserves access to quality dental care. That’s why we offer flexible financing options. Using our interest free payment plan, patients can get the treatment they want from as little as £119 per month, that’s less than the cost of a latte per day!

Why Choose Northlight?

We believe in a personalised treatment and a ‘One Size Fits One’ approach. During the initial consultation, we will discuss any specific needs. Following a thorough examination, a detailed treatment plan is provided outlining the procedures required, timelines, and costs.

At Northlight Dental, we’re not just about restoring teeth; we are about restoring confidence. We have commitment to excellence and a passion for changing lives using state of the art treatments.

Take the First Step with A Free Video Consultation

We understand that often the first step on any journey is the hardest. Dr Passan is available for a free video consultation to discuss your dental concerns and how we can help. Just use the QR code to book an appointment for an informal chat.

Alternatively, call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01908 584461 to find out more and schedule a consultation at our beautiful practice in Aspley Guise. We offer evening and weekend appointments for those with a busy schedule.

Start Raising Your Smile Today!