1. They are fixed into bone and look and feel like natural teeth so you (or anyone else!) should not even notice that you have a missing tooth.
  2. As the implant is fixed into bone, chewing efficiency is greatly increased and you will not even notice that you’re biting onto an implant.
  3. Also, as the implants are fixed into bone, you do not need to worry about taking them in and out like dentures.
  4. Unlike a bridge, dental implants are placed on their own and do not require any drilling of the adjacent teeth.
  5. When a tooth is removed, the bone in the area shrinks and the adjacent teeth can drift. A dental implant counteracts this bone loss by stimulating bone structure and stabilising the surrounding teeth.
  6. Dental implants have been used for over 30 years and have excellent success rates.

Your Dental Implant Journey With Us

What to expect during your Dental Implant treatment.

Our skilled team at combe road dental can help you avoid the stress of tooth loss through long lasting and easy to clean dental implants. Feel free to enquire today!

Book a consultation

Consultation to assess patient suitability, take x-rays and send for a scan

Placement of Your Implant at Combe Road Dental

The formal healing period for dental implants is between 2 and 6 months

Once your gums have healed sufficiently, we will invite you back to Combe Road Dental to have your restoration fitted.


Frequently Asked Questions

A dental implant is a single titanium screw placed in your jaw bone to which a false tooth is then attached. Dental implants are not only used to replace single teeth but can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth, often to provide a new full set of replacement teeth.

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic, so the procedure is not painful.

Just like with any other dental procedure, local anaesthetic takes away any painful sensation for a number of hours so that you can comfortably undergo the procedure without the risks that are carried by the use of general anaesthetics (where you are not conscious).

Following the procedure, it is normal to experience some discomfort for 2-3 days after which symptoms should begin to resolve. In this time, you should carefully follow postoperative instructions to ensure quick and uneventful healing.
Over-the-counter painkillers (analgesics) are often recommended and are sufficient to get you through this period comfortably. After a few days, and from thereon in, you will feel no sensation from your implant.

We could never tell you an implant will last forever because they can suffer the same problems as teeth like gum disease and fracture – but they have one of the best success rates in dentistry if you look after your mouth.

A lack of bone does not mean that you will not be able to have an implant. We can carry out grafting procedures to replace lost bone to make an implant possible.

This really is dependent from patient to patient – but if you have missing teeth often implants can be the gold standard replacement option for reasons described above.

Sometimes implants can be placed as soon as a tooth is extracted, but if the tooth has been infected we may want to wait for the infection to heal before an implant is placed. We may also want the bone to fuse to the implant before the ‘crown’ is placed.