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'The place to go' for dental implants in Halifax

Get the best smile of your life with professional dental implant treatment in a warm and welcoming environment

Having had significant hygiene issues resolved a number of years ago, the professional and friendly manner of past and present staff has seen me remain as a confident patient.

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Dental implants, at-a-glance:

BEAUTY

Make your smile look like new

Fill in the gaps and maintain your tooth alignment

STRENGTH

Enjoy a strong and stable bite

Support for a custom restoration so that you can chew food and speak with confidence and comfort

SAFETY

Professional experience since 1996

Treatment backed by decades of advanced dental studies

DURABILITY

Long-lasting results

Implants have a high success rate with the potential to last for many years

PERSONALISED CARE

Ongoing support for a healthy smile

Oral hygiene advice and regular dental implant health check-ups in a dental practice that puts you first. Dental sedation available for your comfort

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Cost of dental implants

Treatment time

0% interest finance

just £240 per month

payments spread across

10 months

treatment time

6 months on average

Included in your treatment cost

  • Check-up and a cleaning

    A professional check-up and cleaning are included during your dental implant consultation

  • X-rays and CBCT scanning

    All the digital diagnostic imaging needed to give you an accurate diagnosis and design your treatment plan with precision

  • Dental implant surgery

    Careful dental implant placement by an experienced implant dentist. We can arrange for your treatment to be done with dental sedation, if you are nervous about the surgery

  • Aesthetic and functional restoration

    A custom-designed crown, bridge or denture to complete your implant treatment and help you smile with confidence

Are you tired of seeing those empty spaces in your smile?

Dental implants could be the perfect solution for you, and our Halifax dental implant team is ready to help.

An implant can help anyone who has lost a permanent tooth and wants to replace it with a long-lasting solution. Implants are currently the closest thing to natural teeth that modern dentistry has produced, and they can help you to enjoy a complete, stable, comfortable and beautiful smile.

A dental implant is a sturdy titanium post that is placed beneath the gums where a natural tooth used to be. Implant posts have threads, much like screws, which help them to become snugly embedded in the bone. This means that most of an implant is not even visible; it is hidden below your gums with only a small portion visible above them. 

After an implant has thoroughly integrated with the surrounding bone tissue, the dentist then covers the exposed top of it with a dental restoration. The result is something that looks like a whole natural tooth.

Benefits of dental implants

How can dental implants help you? Explore some of the benefits that can result.

Complete your smile.

Like other tooth replacement options, dental implants fill in the empty spaces to give you a complete and youthful-looking smile.

Prevent bone loss.

Implants do more than simply replace teeth; they also replace tooth roots. This is important because tooth roots help stimulate the bone in your jaw to prevent it from shrinking. When you lose permanent teeth, the bone in the area can eventually dissolve, causing your smile to shrink in height. Because a dental implant replaces an entire tooth, it functions very much like a tooth root and can help preserve bone levels in your jaw to maintain the shape of your smile.

Improve your oral health.

Leaving those gaps in your smile can lead to a host of dental health problems. Filling them with dental implants, however, can help keep the rest of your teeth in healthy alignment.

Boost your confidence.

Having a complete and healthy smile can help you to feel more confident in the way it looks. When you replace your lost teeth with dental implants, you will likely feel proud of your new look and you will want to smile at every opportunity.

Eat all of your favourite foods.

If you are missing even just one tooth, then you likely know how difficult it can be to chew certain food items. When you have dental implants, you can more confidently and comfortably eat a whole range of delicious and healthful foods including items such as nuts and seeds, uncooked carrots and whole apples. Dental implants make it easy to say 'yes' to any food and enjoy it without worrying about which side of your mouth you chew on.

Dental implants - your treatment journey

Here is what you can expect when you visit us to restore your smile with dental implants.

Consultation

The first step is visiting our practice for an initial consultation and professional dental cleaning. Implant dentist Neill will carefully evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone and assess the fit of your bite and let you know if dental implants are right for you. We will answer your questions and provide you with a quote for the cost of your treatment. If you decide to move forward with the treatment plan we propose, then we will waive the cost of this initial consultation.

Treatment planning

The next step is planning the course of your dental implant treatment. We will start by taking a CBCT scan (three-dimensional X-ray) of your jaw. This image will help Neill determine the optimal placement of your implant during your surgery. Neill will then fully explain the recommended treatment plan and what you can expect. At this point, we can now schedule you for dental implant surgery.

Implant placement

The actual process of placing an implant does not take long. Your implant surgery will likely take only 30–60 minutes. If you struggle with dental anxiety, then we can arrange for you to be mildly sedated during your treatment. We will begin by ensuring that you are comfortable and that the treatment site is sufficiently numbed with local anaesthesia. Neill will then make a small opening in your gums, create a tiny hole in the bone underneath, place the implant inside and then close up the gum tissue around the site. 

Healing

The healing stage is a very important part of your dental implant treatment. It generally takes around three to six months for the bone to heal and firm up around a dental implant. Before you go home after your surgery, we will provide you with detailed instructions for making a quick and comfortable recovery and explain how you can help your implant treatment site to heal rapidly. We may need to call you into our practice shortly before restoring your implant to place the abutment, a cap that connects your implant to your restoration.

Restoration

Once your implant has finished healing, we will fit you for your restoration. We will scan your teeth with an intraoral scanning device to take a digital impression of your implant and the neighbouring teeth. This scan will help us design a custom restoration for your implant to complete your smile.

Which dental implant restoration do you need?

A dental implant is a post that is hidden beneath the gums and bone tissue.

The restoration is the portion that is visible in the place where a natural tooth used to be. The implant supports the restoration, and the restoration is what fills in the gap in your smile.

There are three main types of dental implant restoration: crowns, bridges and dentures. Which type of restoration is right for you depends on how many teeth you need to replace.

  • Crowns

    Crowns are the restoration of choice for single dental implants. A crown is what makes your implant look like one of your natural teeth. Crowns can be made from precious metals such as gold, but they are more commonly made from porcelain nowadays since it most closely resembles natural tooth enamel.

  • Bridges

    You may need a bridge if you are missing one or more teeth in a row. A bridge consists of dental crowns that rest on natural teeth at either end with a false tooth suspended between them to fill in the gap. You could even get a bridge that is entirely supported by dental implants.

  • Dentures

    Even if you need to replace all of your teeth with a traditional removable denture, getting a couple of implants could help you to have a stronger and more stable bite. The implants would provide attachments for your denture to snap onto so that it stays securely in place instead of sliding around on your gums.

Dental implant treatment in Halifax at Skircoat Green Dental Practice

At Skircoat Green Dental Practice, our dental implant treatment is backed by extensive professional experience, and it is provided in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Principal Dentist Neill has practiced in various fields of dentistry and oral surgery since 1996, and has a Master’s degree in dental implant treatment. Associate Dentist Tobias has a PhD and MSc in Periodontology, which is the study of the gum and bone tissue which surround teeth. With their knowledge and insights, Neill and Tobias are beyond qualified to provide dental implant treatment.

You can rest assured that you are in great hands when you entrust your dental implant treatment to Neill and the rest of our team! 

You will always feel welcomed (and never rushed) here at our Halifax dental practice. Our practice environment is calm and unhurried, providing you with the perfect atmosphere where you can feel safe asking questions and expressing your concerns about your dental health. 

We also make it a point to keep our facility accessible to all and well-appointed with the latest in dental technology and equipment so that we can provide the highest quality of care possible.

For modern dental implant care, visit Skircoat Green Dental Practice. Call us today or book a consultation online to begin your journey to a whole new smile!

Frequently asked questions about dental implants

  • Does it hurt to have dental implants placed?

    No, getting dental implants placed is not painful at all. This is because implants are placed after the dentist administers a local anaesthetic injection. Your mouth will be numb in the treatment site, so the dental implant surgery will not hurt. It also does not take long to place a single implant—your treatment may likely be completed within just half an hour. While it is normal to experience some post-operative discomfort, this is surprisingly minimal, and our dental team will explain what you can do to minimise the discomfort and heal quickly.

  • Is my teenager old enough to get a dental implant?

    The short answer is: it depends. Dental implants can only be placed in mature bone tissue that has stopped growing. This is because if an implant is placed in the mouth of a young person who is still going through crucial facial development, then the position of the implant can change over time. If your teenager has lost a permanent tooth, then they are probably anxious to fill in the gap, and a dental implant could be an excellent replacement. But if your teenager's jaw and facial development have not yet finished, then they may need to wait a few more years. In the meanwhile, your teenager could get by with a temporary solution like an adhesive bridge, or partial denture.

    Visit a dental implant dentist to have your teenager's mouth examined to find out if they are ready to get an implant.

  • Can I get dental implants if I smoke?

    Yes, it is still possible to get dental implants if you smoke tobacco. However, it is important to be aware that smoking can affect your body's ability to quickly heal after dental implant surgery. Smoking reduces circulation in the tissues of your mouth and this makes it harder for your gums and bone tissue to heal around an implant. Talk with a dental implant dentist to discuss your unique dental health needs and find out how smoking may impact your implant treatment.

  • Will anyone be able to tell that my implant is not a real tooth?

    Because dental implants are hidden beneath the gums and covered with lifelike restorations, they look just like natural teeth, and no one would ever be able to tell that your implant is not a real tooth. The only way others would know is if you tell them. Even then, they may not believe you!

  • Can I get dental implants instead of a denture?

    You could choose to get one or more dental implants in place of a removable denture, or you could even get dental implants to help anchor a denture in place. By consulting with a dental implant dentist, you can learn about all of your tooth replacement options and find out which treatment (or combination of treatments) is best for you.

  • Are there any risks associated with getting dental implants?

    In comparison with more routine dental treatments, dental implants have an extremely high success rate, and careful surgical planning can significantly reduce the chance of complications. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks of getting an implant. Some of these include inflammation around the treatment site, infection, dental implant failure and damage to nerves in the area. The good news is that such complications are rare and your chances of experiencing such an adverse outcome are low, provided you work with an experienced dental implant professional and follow the aftercare instructions you are given.

  • How long do dental implants last?

    While there is not a guaranteed minimum for the length of time that your dental implants will last, you can expect to get many years out of them. An implant is meant to be a long term replacement solution, provided you take good care of it. Like a car it may need maintenance and care within its lifetime which is why we recommend regular checkups following placement.

  • What can I do post-surgery to help my implants heal?

    • Soft diet for 10 days.

    • Leave out any dentures, unless otherwise instructed.

    • Pain relief – Ibuprofen and Paracetamol (if possible).

    • Ice on to the area as soon as possible

    • You may swell, more than you think.

    • Hot salty water mouthwash after food.

    • Rinse with Corsodyl twice a day.

    • Do not lift your lips or play with the area.

    • If you bleed, gently bite on a cotton handkerchief. If this does not stop after 20 minutes call the practice.

    • Return in 10-14 days for a review and maybe to have the sutures removed.

  • What should I do if my dental implant feels wobbly?

    A wobbly dental implant can be a worrying sign, so contact us right away if you suspect that your dental implant is loose. Healthy dental implants are so firmly rooted in the bone tissue that they cannot be moved. If your implant does wiggle, this suggests that it has lost some support from the bone. This does not automatically mean that your implant is doomed to fail, however. Prompt intervention by a dental implant dentist could help you save your implant.

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Skircoat Green Dental Practice
341 Skircoat Green Road
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX3 0LX

opening times

Monday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Friday

8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

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