If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, you may be interested in using dental implants to replace them. At PDC Dental Implants in Barnsley, we only use Nobel Biocare implants – one of the world’s leading implant brands.
The company was set up by the father of dental implants, Per Branemark, in 1981, and it remains a market leader. At our Barnsley dental practice, our implants are placed by leading implant dentist Dr Alex Jones.
We understand that treatment with dental implants is a big decision, and we believe it is an excellent investment in your smile and your future. Here are some common questions about implants – if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Barnsley practice. We are always happy to help.
What are dental implants?
Implants are small titanium screws that replace the root portion of a missing tooth. Titanium is highly compatible with the human body, promoting bone growth and preventing the common problem of bone loss that can arise after tooth loss.
At our Barnsley practice we can use implants to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or even all your missing teeth. Restoration work is completed by adding crowns, bridges or dentures on top.
Who can have implant treatment?
Most patients are suitable for treatment with dental implants, although if you have gum disease that will need to be treated first. Smoking can also affect your implants’ chance of success, so we always advise patients to give up before implant surgery.
Will it hurt to have implants?
Implant placement should not be painful. Most patients only require local anaesthetic, although sedation is also option at our Barnsley dental practice for nervous or phobic patients. Any post-operative bruising should be manageable with over the counter painkillers (always follow the dosage on the packet).