What are Dental Implants?


A dental implant is a small screw made of titanium. This acts as an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. 

Dental implants are a great fixed solution for some people who want to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The titanium is compatible with the human body so they integrate well with the surrounding bone, with intolerance occurring only in very rare cases.

The implant is inserted by a short procedure under local anaesthetic. It knits painlessly with the bone, forming a solid basis for long-term restoration. Implants can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures.

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Restore gaps

Restore gaps in the front or back of the mouth with the crowns that sit on dental implants. This will provide a beautiful natural appearance to match your other existing teeth.

No Damage

Dental implants preserve healthy bone within the jaw. When your natural tooth is removed, the bone within the jaw that supported it dissolves away. Dental implants help to conserve that bone and avoids the caved-in appearance of a shrunken jaw thus helping to maintain the shape of your face.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Look Younger

Improve your appearance, as dental implants are second best only to healthy, natural teeth and are the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

Fix dentures

If you currently use a denture, then dental implants provide a fixed tooth replacement and there is no need to remove them at night. This helps to eliminate most of the key concerns of denture wearing and improves self confidence.


Dental implants options?

Implants are available for different reasons:

Single tooth replacement: if you just have one tooth missing, a single implant with a crown on the top will be required. A single implant could also be used to replace a tooth after extraction.

Multiple tooth replacement: if you have one or more teeth missing.

Implant retained dentures: implants can be used to secure a full denture in the mouth.

A denture can be retained using implants. For example, if bottom teeth become painful and require extracting due to gum disease, dental implants can be placed after extraction and connected to a bar. A clip will be attached to a denture and then clipped on to the bar. The final denture is stable and prevents resorption which can occur after dental extractions.

How successful are dental implants?

Success rates of dental implants do vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed and the individual circumstances of the patient but dental implants can have a success rate of up to 98% and if properly cared for they can last a lifetime.

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Email: reception@middletonbankdental.co.uk

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To speak to someone or to book an appointment:
Middleton Bank Dental: 0161 653 0930

Can I get dental implants?

Yes – Our highly skilled and professional team in Middleton can provide a full treatment of dental implants in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas.

Advantages of dental implants?

There are many advantages to having dental implant treatment. (which are sometimes also known as tooth implants) Some advantages are listed below:

  • Reduced bone loss – normally, the bone surrounding the root of your natural tooth is maintained by a renewal process that occurs naturally in the body. If a tooth is lost, the body ceases to renew around the vacant area and bone loss (atrophy) may occur. The dental implant stimulates the bone growth and so restricts the amount of bone loss that occurs.
  • Improved function – Once dental implants have fully settled within your jaw, they function just as well as you natural teeth, and therefore you will no longer have to worry about the stability of your dentures.
  • Better aesthetics – a dental implant should indistinguishable from your surrounding natural teeth.

Are implants right for me?

Dental implants can be placed in patients of any age providing that they have fully developed jawbones and that they have a sufficient quantity and quality of bone tissue available. Successful candidates for dental implants must also maintain good oral hygiene to remain suitable for dental implants.

Certain circumstances may mean that dental implants are not suitable for you:

  • – Heavy Smoking – this may slow down or hinder the healing process after implants have been placed.
  • – Excessive alchohol intake – the gums may not heal as well.
  • – Periodontal gum disease – all active gum disease must be treated prior to any implant procedure to ensure the long term success of the treatment. Periodontal disease causes bone loss which could jeopardise the success of treatment.
  • – Immuno-compromised individual.
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Middleton Bank Dental

Phone: 0161 653 0930
Email: reception@middletonbankdental.co.uk
Address: 1a Long St, Middleton, Manchester M24 6TE

What our patients say?

Fantastic service! I had a tooth extracted after suffering a lot of pain and discomfort for a short time. The staff were very friendly and saw me as soon as possible. As this is the first tooth I have had extracted, I was slightly nervous but the the team, from the Receptionist to Nurse to Dentist, made me feel so at ease and the Dentist extracted the tooth so confidently and quick. I would recommend this dental practice to anyone, as they were just a lovely team and very professional.
I’m extraordinarily happy. The care and consideration that I’ve been shown from the whole team at Middleton Bank Dental has been amazing! Fabulous!
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Will I have enough bone for dental implants?

Your bone level and density will be assessed using dental x-rays and a CT scan is necessary. Information about nerves that should be avoided during the procedure can be gathered. If you do not have enough bone for dental implants, bone grafting and tissue regeneration procedures may be possible to carry out.

How long do dental implants last for?

Dental implants can last a lifetime depending on how well they are looked after. Supporting or neighbouring teeth can still be damaged by trauma or affected by gum disease and poor oral hygiene. A good oral hygiene regime and regular visits to the dentist for reviews and scale and polishes should extend the lifespan of your dental implants.

Will dental implants hurt?

Dental implants are always placed under local anaesthetic so are completely pain free for the patient during treatment. After treatment some discomfort may be experienced, but should not continue. Your dentist will discuss these issues in more detail upon your consultation visit.

Dental implant procedure?

  • Consultation – You will need a full assessment to discuss the whole procedure and to determine whether you would be a suitable candidate for the treatment. Your dentist will discuss all of the options available to you and provide you with a custom treatment plan. It is likely that you will need a CT scan.

Order of treatment:

  • 1. Damaged tooth removal
  • 2. Dental implant placement
  • 3. Bone growth and healing
  • 4. Artificial tooth placement

Will a dental implant be suitable for me?

If you are looking for a fixed, long term solution for a missing tooth or teeth then dental implants may be the perfect solution! If you think that this is something you would like to know more about we would be happy to arrange an appointment so that we can provide all the information you need to make a decision.


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