Are Dental Implants Safe?

It’s one of the first questions our patients ask us, and one of the easiest ones to answer. Dental implants – which are an ingenious solution for tooth loss – are entirely safe and have a success rate in excess of 90%. But what else do you need to know about them? We’ll cover it all in today’s blog.


Are dental implants painful?


To place a dental implant, the patient needs to have a small incision in the gum. A metal screw is gently inserted to form the base of the implant, followed by a temporary crown, and a permanent crown once healing has taken place.


Tooth implants are a kind of minimally-invasive surgery, so we use a local anaesthetic to numb the area before carrying out the procedure. Afterwards, you may have some sensitivity and tenderness in the area, which is usually managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

Are dental implants expensive?


At our Derby dental practice, all our treatments are priced according to the skill and expertise of our dentists and the materials and technologies we use to carry them out. We believe we offer fantastic value to our patients and pass on this expertise through the quality of our care and treatments. Tooth implants are also a permanent solution, so you’ll save money in the long run, even if they require some upfront investment.


Are they noticeable?


Unbelievably not! That’s because we match your crown to the natural colour, shape and size of your smile. Your tooth implant will blend in seamlessly – even if it’s at the front of your mouth. It’s all to ensure a confident result you can smile about.


Are dental implants functional?

Yes. In fact, they’re just as durable and strong as your natural teeth are. That’s because they ‘implant’ into your jawbone and gum tissue, meaning the false tooth has a strong foundation. You’ll be able to restore bite and chew function once again, and enjoy a healthy, varied diet.


Are they permanent?


Yes. Your tooth implant should last a lifetime with high standards of oral care: that’s brushing and flossing, plus dental check-ups as advised by your dentist.


Are dental implants available for all teeth?


Yes. You can replace a single tooth, many teeth or all your teeth through tooth implant technology.


Talk to our Derby dentists today


Got more burning questions about tooth implants? Want to begin treatment? Or interested in a discussion with a professional dentist? Get in touch with our team today.