Dental Implants

The next best thing to natural teeth

Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth, they are permanent replacements for failing or missing tooth roots. For anyone with missing or failing teeth, dental implants can totally restore natural oral function, appearance and confidence.

Dental Implants will restore your smile and last a lifetime

Dental implants are made of titanium and are supports for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges and dentures. They enable the restoration of a natural smile, improving comfort and confidence. For many dental problems implant treatment is increasingly the preferred option and the results are nearly always superior to dentures. When properly cared for, implant supported restorations can last a lifetime.

Expertly fitted by experienced dentists

Dermot McNulty, who is the dental implant dentist at Bath Spa Dentistry, has been practicing Implant Dentistry since 1987. He was the first dentist in the West of England to complete the Diploma in Implant Dentistry and has since become a Lecturer, Examiner and Cohort Director of the prestigious course.  Dermot opened Bath Spa Dentistry in 2003 with a view of providing Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants in Bath. Dermot has over 25 years of experience in Dental Implant Dentistry combined with a 98% success rate, so you can be confident that you are in the right hands.

Latest Technology to reduce the dental implant process by weeks

Bath Spa Dentistry is one of the few dental implant practices to have a Cerec system capable of producing perfect dental restorations in a single appointment. Without this kind of machine you would need to leave with temporary crowns on your dental implants and return a few weeks later once the final crowns return from the lab. Having a Cerec machine ‘in house’ means that long waits and temporary crowns are a thing of the past. Through the combination of our Cerec System and state of the art CBCT scanning, we are so confident in the efficiency, accuracy and quality of our dental implant process that we have lowered the price of our dental implant treatments.

Prices starting from £2200 for a single implant

We are able to offer a single implant complete with a crown from as low as £2200.00. Our prices reflect the quality of implant, efficiency of the procedure, experience of the dental implantologist and overall experience. We provide ongoing support and aftercare for our implant patients to ensure that your replacement teeth will last a lifetime.

Flexible payment options including 0% finance

If the cost of treatment is holding you back, we have a range of different ways to pay, including an interest free option.  For further information contact one of our Treatment Co-Ordinators, who will be able to assist you with this.

Tooth Loss

There are a number of reasons why teeth either need to be removed or simply fall out. These can include tooth decay, advancing gum disease, accidents and inherited conditions or advanced wear and tear due to ageing. Teeth can also be congenitally missing, leaving spaces throughout the mouth, other causes may also be tooth loss as a result of serious infections such as failing root canal treatment.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implant treatment is the replacement of tooth roots with supportive posts. Usually made from titanium, a dental implant can be used to replace single teeth, several teeth or form the basis of a complete reconstruction of a collapsed mouth. Titanium is the most bio-compatible material we know and once placed, fuses to the jaw bone fully. It is because of this unique characteristic, that dental implants can be considered permanent.

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Single Tooth Replacement

Implants can be placed into the jaw bone in a number of ways for tooth replacement. Traditionally the implant is positioned after a tooth has been extracted and the socket has fully healed. The implant is left to heal under the gum for a period of three to four months after which it is uncovered, a post attached and the final porcelain crown made in much the same way as if it were a normal tooth.

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Replacement of many teeth

When replacing more than one tooth, the same rules apply as for single teeth. However because the implants can be joined or splinted together with bridges, it is not always necessary to replace each tooth with an individual implant. Guidelines for the upper and lower jaws are slightly different.  Below are some examples of tooth replacement options.

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Dental Implant Process

We will see you for an initial consultation appointment and discuss your individual requirements. Usually photographs and x-rays are taken at this stage (if required). An outline treatment proposal is then formulated and sent to you prior to a further discussion.

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Bone Grafting & Regeneration

Occasionally because of infection, shrinkage of bone following extractions or simply from the wearing of a denture, there is insufficient volume of bone into which an implant can be placed in the ideal position. In such cases, the options are to either widen the bone using special techniques at the time of implant placement or re build the bone using a bone graft.

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Fixed Implant Supported Bridgework

In this scenario the teeth are usually replaced with eight or more dental implants spread throughout the mouth in either upper or lower jaw.

It may be necessary to first remove the teeth so that temporary dentures are worn, or certain key teeth can be kept in place to support a temporary bridge whilst implant treatment is progressing.

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Same Day Teeth

It is now possible to provide fixed teeth in one day, whereby teeth in the upper and lower jaws are removed, implants placed and previously constructed bridge connected to the implants. This is securely fixed in place.

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Zygomatic Dental Implants

Zygomatic implants are used in the upper jaw when there is insufficient bone for ordinary implants. They provide support for implant bridgework where there has been a substantial amount of bone loss from the upper jaw, and ordinary implants cannot be used on their own to support a bridge.

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Dental Implant Costs

There are many factors that will impact the cost of a dental implant procedure. A rough guide for a single dental implant is from £2,200.00, complete with abutment (post) and crown, however if you are having a full lower or upper jaw replaced a bridge can be used to reduce the number of dental implants required.

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Maintenance

Implant success at Bath Spa Dentistry is more than 98%.

If an implant fails it may be replaced, but will need to advise you on your particular situation.

Peri-implantitis is a condition that dental implants can develop. This is when the bone or mucosa around the implant becomes inflamed and sometimes the implant is lost as a result.

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Cerec - Bespoke Ceramic Restorations

Find out about how Bath Spa Dentistry are using state of the computer aided digital technology to create bespoke ceramic restorations at their James Street West practice.  These can be made and fitted on the same day as your appointment, without the traditional 2 week waiting time. 

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Read what our customers have said

“Two and a half years ago, I was experiencing problems with my upper front teeth.

I had experienced a series of abscesses and my dentist recommended that I had the teeth extracted and replaced by a denture.

At this point, I was recommended to Dermot McNulty with a view to considering dental implants.

A preliminary consultation was conducted to determine the best way forward including X-rays to indicate bone density.

The initial stage was the extraction of the teeth and insertion of a temporary denture. Antibiotics were prescribed along with painkillers.

No further work could be undertaken for a period of six months until my mouth and jaw had become stable. Regular check-ups were undertaken during this six-month period to ensure the absence of infection. This was a difficult period, eased significantly by the care and attention of Dermot and his staff.

The next stage was the insertion of implants which were part of an eighteen-month process of regular visits. I maintain six monthly check ups and recently all implant crowns were removed to evaluate the health of the gums, which proved to be satisfactory.

The overall conclusion is that I am delighted with the outcome and although my case has been a long process, I do not regret undertaking the treatment. I would strongly recommend the procedure to anyone who has dental problems and believe it is highly preferable to dentures.” – Carole D