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Dental Implants

Implant at Eastgate dental is carried by Dr Mukesh Soni and his team.

Why choose us?

Dr Mukesh Soni
BDS MSc Manc (GDC no: 64451)

Dr Mukesh Soni has been practising for 30 years. He is one of the few dentists to attend the Royal College of Surgeons Diploma in Implant Dentistry.
“He has trained in America and Europe alongside some of the world’s leading dentists to bring you the very best treatment available in the UK”.
He has placed over 8,000 dental implants, over 5000 crowns, veneers, bridges and routinely provides dental sedation for nervous patients. He has over 10 years experience in “same day teeth” with Dental Implants.

About dental implants

A dental implant is a long-term, discreet solution for replacing missing or failing teeth. Having missing teeth can impact the way you eat and speak, which can knock your confidence.

A dental implant itself is a titanium screw that is placed directly into your jawbone, replacing your missing tooth root. After it’s fitted, the bone surrounding your implant will gradually fuse to it, holding the implant firmly in place. A false tooth (a crown or denture) is then fitted to the top of the implant. The false tooth or teeth are similar in shape, size and colour to your existing teeth, meaning your implant will blend in naturally with your smile.

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Dental implant procedure

Dental implants are usually fitted during two separate procedures. The first being to fit the implant itself into the jawbone, and then the next four to eight months later to fit your new permanent tooth or teeth onto the implant.

You’ll usually be able to have the procedure in your local practice, under a local anaesthetic. If you feel particularly anxious about the treatment, your dentist might be able to offer you sedation to help you relax during the procedure.

Who are dental implants for?

Dental implants are suitable for most adults who are in good health, but there are some lifestyle habits that may affect your suitability, such as if you smoke, have gum disease or have had radiotherapy around your jaw. You can’t have dental implants if you’re under 18 because the jawbone is still growing.

Before you have implant treatment, you’ll need a clinical assessment with an implant dentist to check you’re suitable. They’ll assess your mouth, take X-rays and go through a full medical history to make sure implants are the right solution for you.

Some people don’t have enough bone in their jaw to hold an implant naturally, which means you may need a supporting treatment before having an implant placed, like a bone graft or a sinus lift. If this is needed, your dentist will go through the process with you in detail and make sure you’re fully informed about the procedure.

Benefits of dental implants

Many people choose to have dental implants because they’re discreet and long-lasting. We know people feel self-conscious if they have missing teeth. With an implant, hopefully you can get your confidence back – whether it’s in your smile, how you eat or when you talk.

Some of the benefits include:

Discreet: Implants are matched to the shape, shade and size of your other teeth, so they look natural and feel comfortable

Fixed and long-lasting: Implants can last as long as your natural teeth as long as they’re cared for properly. They’re also fixed into your jawbone, so you don’t need to worry about removing them like you do with other solutions, such as dentures

Prevents bone loss: Dental implants function like natural teeth, stimulating your jaw and preventing bone loss

Restores function: You’ll be able to enjoy all your favourite foods which you might not be able to with missing teeth, like apples and meat. They also don’t impact your speech.

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What our clients say

Never felt so relaxed at the dentist before, friendly, welcoming staff who provide an efficient service

Karen

I had a fulling and extraction carried out in the same appointment. It was all carried out very professionally and am very happy with the service

Dal

I had a fulling and extraction carried out in the same appointment. It was all carried out very professionally and am very happy with the service

Jules

Excellent, Ashmi and Sophie were so good. I am quite a nervous patient, but was continuously at ease by Ashmi running through the procedure before, during and after. Thank you.

Peter

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