A dental implant is an excellent, increasingly popular, permanent solution for missing or extracted teeth. An implant is a titanium tooth root that is gently placed into your jaw to act as an anchor for a single crown, bridge or to hold in a denture. Unlike a bridge that relies on adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth, a dental implant does not place any stress on any other teeth in the jaw and is closest fixed replacement option to a natural tooth. Implants help restore function and aesthetics so patients can eat, chew and smile confidently without a fear of denture loosening out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.
We will carefully assess each patient for the suitability for implant treatment before formulating any treatment plans. We use cone beam CT scans, so we can assess the quality and density of the bone the proposed implants are to be placed into, along with accurately locating any anatomical structures. Such careful and meticulous planning ensures surgeon can accurately pinpoint vital structures and carefully position the final implants.
Dental implants require enough bone density in the jaw to hold and support the implant. For patients who do not have enough bone, we can carry out bone augmentation and sinus lift procedures to build up the bone.
Many of our clients who previously had dentures or bridges now come to us to be upgraded to Dental Implants.
Dental Practices across the UK were allowed to open their doors to patients on the 8th June and we are pleased to announce The Bretton Dental Practice is open to offer a limited range of dental treatments.
The treatments available depend on the official advice of the Government and Chief Dental Officer for England.
Prioritising patients in need
The Bretton Dental practice is open to see patients, however, due to strict social distancing protocols and limitations of PPE, we are only able to see emergency patients who have been phone triaged by our team. People in the greatest need of seeing a dentist will be seen first and we will prioritise all emergency appointments before any routine appointments are made
Please do not visit the practice without a pre-arranged appointment, as you will not be seen. In the interest of safety to our staff and other patients, only patients that have been triaged on the telephone will be offered an appointment to attend the practice.
If you have a routine appointment scheduled at the practice in the future please call us on 01733 262623 prior to attending as this may have to be rescheduled in line with government guidance.
Speak to us if you need support
Please continue to call us for advice about any dental issues. Our teams are always available to offer you support by phone and will advise when you may be able to be seen if you are in pain.
Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Our reception team will explain these to you when the appointment is made.