Do you find it difficult to eat your favourite foods?
Are you embarrassed to smile due to a missing or loose tooth?
Are your dentures loose and do you worry about them falling out?
The good news is that we can help you!
We can enable you to smile with confidence and finally eat the foods that you have always wanted with dental implants.
Dental implant treatment is an effective, long-lasting way to replace one or more missing teeth, and can offer an alternative to dentures. They can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place.
Dental implants are as close as you can get to replacing your natural teeth, both in appearance and performance, and they provide a permanent solution for missing teeth. An important advantage of dental implants over traditional bridges is that implants don’t affect the gums of the remaining teeth, so they’re kinder to your gums than a denture or a plate.
We are proud to offer dental implant treatment at Lindley Dental in Huddersfield by our Associate Dentist, Will Yu. We can also accept patient referrals from dentists. If you are a dentist wanting to refer a patient to our practice, please visit our dental implant referral page.
What are dental implants?
Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act just like tooth roots. These posts eventually fuse with the bone, providing a firm foundation for a crown or bridge. Titanium is used as it’s a strong, biocompatible material that is well-tolerated by the body.
A crown or bridge is then placed on top of the implant, which gives you a natural-looking tooth. Dental implants can last for many years, and they can be a great way to improve your oral health and well-being.
You need to maintain good oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine, they can last for over 15 years.
Dental implants can make a dramatic difference to your smile – look at this transformation below.
Implant Before and Afters
Benefits of dental implants
There are many benefits to having dental implants, including:
- Natural-looking results
- Increased chewing ability
- Improved speech
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved overall oral health
- Keep adjacent teeth in place
- Long-lasting results
- Prevents shrinkage of the jawbone
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Why have a dental implant?
Teeth can be lost for many reasons, including gum disease, dental decay, and injury. If you have a missing tooth, it can greatly impact your self-confidence, especially if the gap is visible when you smile. While there are different options available for replacing missing teeth, implants are a great solution as they are long-lasting, secure, and strengthen your jaw. Implants are also incredibly versatile and can even be used to retain dentures.
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What is involved in having dental implants treatment?
Patients interested in implants are well looked after through their journey by our dental nurse, Jessica Bellerby. Initially, she will arrange a time to talk to you over the phone to tell you more about the treatment and answer any questions you have.
Dental implant assessment
If following your phone consultation, you would like to get dental implants treatment, we will arrange a face-to-face consultation with our implant dentist, Will Yu. This appointment is an hour long and costs £150. Will assesses the general condition of your mouth and evaluates the quantity and quality of bone where the dental implants will be placed. We draw up your treatment plan, which is tailored to your needs, and is costed individually. You will have chance to ask questions and chat through any concerns you may have.
Placing the implant
We always use anaesthetic and make sure you are completely at ease when having the implant placed. We place a temporary crown or bridge at the site to keep the area protected while the implant fuses and heals. It takes a few months for the implant to fully fuse to the jawbone. Once it has healed, we arrange for the restoration to be fitted.
Preparing for the restoration
Whether you are having a crown, or a bridge affixed to your implant, we will take impressions so we can create perfect replacement teeth. These impressions are then used by a dental lab where your new teeth will be made from tooth-like porcelain. Once they have been crafted and sent back to us, we arrange for the fitting.
Fitting the replacement teeth
The fitting makes the treatment worth the wait when you can see yourself with a full smile again. We test the crowns or bridge before fitting in place to check the fit and make sure that you are completely happy with the results. We then fix them in place to the implant abutment using a special dental adhesive.
Meet the team
BDS (Manchester) 2009
Dip Imp Dent RCSEd Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 2018
PgCert Dsam (Distinction) (Edinburgh) 2021
William is our implant dentist whose practice is limited to implants, oral surgery, and sedation.
William has an interest in “immediate-implant” placements which significantly reduces the completion time-scale for his patients. He has worked with many different implant systems over the years, and often uses the newer techniques of bone and gum grafting which improve patient comfort.
William is fully trained in sedation and has completed a post-graduate certificate in dental sedation and anxiety management, from the University of Edinburgh in 2021.
Although he describes dental implants as his main hobby, he also enjoys keeping fit and movie-marathon nights with his wife, Hannah and newborn daughter, Iris May.
GDC number: 238973
I joined the practice in April 2021 but have been a qualified Dental Nurse for 12 years. Outside of work I spend time being a mum to my 4 year old son and enjoy nights out socialising.
Dental implants costs
We will provide you with a detailed treatment plan and costing at your initial consultation. However, as a guide, dental implant replacement of one tooth is approximately £2,800.
Looking after your dental implants
Just like your natural teeth, implants will last longer if you keep up with a regular and thorough cleaning routine. While the replacement teeth are resistant to bacteria, the supporting gum tissue and bone are not. Keeping your mouth clear of bacteria will ensure your implants last just as long as your natural teeth.
If you find it hard to eat your favourite foods, you are embarrassed about smiling or worry about your loose dentures, we can help you. If you would like to know more about dental implants or wish to book a telephone appointment with Jess.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the average cost of dental implants in the UK?
The average cost of dental implants in the UK can vary based on several factors, including the number of implants needed, any preliminary procedures required, the location of the dental clinic, and the expertise of the dentist. Generally, a single dental implant in the UK can range from £2,000 to £3,000. It’s essential to consult with a dentist to get a personalised quote based on your specific dental needs.
Can NHS pay for my dental implants?
Dental implants are not usually covered by the NHS. In most cases, dental implants are considered a cosmetic procedure and fall outside the scope of NHS coverage. However, there might be exceptional cases, such as when implants are necessary for medical reasons or specific health conditions. It’s best to consult with your dentist to understand if you qualify for any exceptional coverage.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades, often for a lifetime. However, the longevity of dental implants depends on individual factors, including oral hygiene practices, overall health, and lifestyle. Regular dental check-ups and good oral care habits significantly contribute to the extended lifespan of dental implants.
Are dental implants painful?
The process of getting dental implants is typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring the area is numb and patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some patients might experience mild discomfort or soreness after the surgery, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Generally, the discomfort is manageable and short-lived.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
Most dental implant procedures are performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area where the implant is being placed. This helps ensure patients do not feel pain during the surgery. In some cases, for patients with severe dental anxiety or for complex procedures, sedation or general anaesthesia might be used. It’s best to discuss sedation options with your dentist before the procedure.
How soon after tooth extraction can you get an implant?
The timeline for getting a dental implant after tooth extraction can vary. In some cases, an implant can be placed immediately after extraction, but this is not always feasible. Generally, the socket needs time to heal and for the bone to fuse with the implant. Your dentist will assess the healing progress and determine the appropriate timing for placing the implant, which can range from a few weeks to a few months after extraction.