Somerset Implant Centre is situated in Wellington Dental Practice. We are one of the leading providers of dental implants in the south west of England. Our ethos is to provide only the best treatment and care to our patients, within our state-of-the-art treatment centre. We have an onsite 3D cone beam CT scanner to allow for the most precise planning of your implant treatment. We only use Straumann Dental Implants, they are a world leader and originate from Switzerland.
We are proud to have Mr Andrew Armstrong, a very experienced dental implantologist, running the practice. Andy has undergone extensive training in all aspects of dental implantology and offers a full spectrum of dental implant services, including bone and gum grafting and sinus lift surgery. For nervous patients or when long and complex surgery is planned Andy can provide sedation to help you through the procedure.
The most common alternatives to dental implants are denture and bridges. Getting a bridge requires attaching false teeth to your existing teeth. This involves filing or modifying the teeth on either side of missing teeth in order to support the bridge which can have implication is future. Also, they often require replacement which makes it more costly option over time.
Dentures are false teeth attached to plastic or metal plate which are placed in the mouth and are removable. They are cumbersome, uncomfortable and limit your dietary intake. Also, with time they might wear or become loose fitted causing slippage and imprecise fittingissues. Whereas dental implants are apermanent solution to missing teeth. They are comfortable, effective, aesthetically pleasing, look and behave just like natural tooth, do not impact surrounding teeth and less costly in the long run.
A person who can undergo tooth extractions or bridgework can undergo dental implant treatment. The location and the amount of bone available in the implant area is normally the major factor to be considered for any case. Normally implants are suitable and best option for most cases but its best to have a consultation with our dentist to check for suitability and ask any questions you might have for the treatment.
Your dentist should be able to give you a rough estimate about time after your first consultation. Nowadays in some casesteeth are fitted as the same time as the implants.Check with your dentist to see if it’s suitable for you. Normally the false teeth are fitted after 2-3 months after placing the implant. In some instances it might take longer due to complexity of the case but your dentist should be able to let you know about this during your treatment.
They look exactly the same as your natural teeth