THE PRACTICE IS NOW OPEN AS NORMAL:

As you can imagine, we are working hard to contact everyone who had their appointment cancelled during the enforced shut down. If we have not yet been in touch, we havent forgotten you! Do feel free to call us to reschedule your appointment. Please bear in mind, your appointment may need to be booked further into the future than originally planned. We are trying to be as accommodating as possible and thank you all for your patience during this extremely busy and difficult time.


We have already welcomed many patients back to the practice and they will have noticed we have added to, and improved our cross infection safety procedures. Please be aware, that despite most of our treatment returing to normal, we will need to see you for a short assessment appointment prior to any treatment (not routine appointments) and can only offer hand scaling when seeing the hygienist.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Book an Appointment Online

call us on 01452 524024

64 Cotteswold Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 6RH

appointments@cotteswoldhouse.co.uk

Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants in Cheltenham & Gloucester

If you’re looking for a natural looking, usually permanent and secure way of replacing a missing tooth or teeth, then a dental implant or multiple dental implants could be the ideal option. It is one of the most exciting advancements in dentistry that has allowed millions of people to regain teeth in place of those that have been lost.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw bone, then restored with a crown or bridge.

Dental implant treatment is usually carried out by an oral surgeon, although many practitioners have undergone extensive implant training and some even limit their practices to only implants. Implant treatment can take several months depending on your situation and there are a few different phases. Treatment can be done under sedation if required.

Dental implants in gloucester

The usual process is:

 
  • Examination/X-rays of your head, jaw and teeth/possible CT scan
  • Impressions of the teeth
  • Occasionally blood tests and medical examination
   

Surgical phase:

 
  • Small incision made in gum
  • Implant placed – then gum tissue is stitched
  • Following surgery there may be some swelling & discomfort
  • 2-6 months later the second stage of surgery is performed – the area is made numb locally, the implants are then exposed, then a temporary restoration is placed.
  • Impressions are then taken to make the crown(s)/bridge to restore the teeth
  • Around 3/4 weeks later, the new teeth are fitted
  • Over the following year you will need to be seen regularly by your dentist and hygienist to ensure the implants are functioning properly and need regular maintenance thereafter.
 

Sadly implants aren’t for everyone.


Many factors can mean that you may not be the ideal candidate. These include:
  • Smokers
  • Insufficient bone
  • Medical conditions
  • Lack of commitment
  • Osteoperosis treated with bisphosphonates
  • Gum disease
  So why not book an appointment to discuss what dental implants can do for you? Give us a call on 01452 524024 to find out more.

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