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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. An implant is an artificial root made from ultra-pure titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time, will bond with your jawbone to create a firm foundation to which a replacement false tooth, bridge or denture is fixed.

When can teeth implants be used?

Tooth implants can be used for a wide range of treatment from one implant to replace one missing tooth, two implants to secure a loose denture, through to multiple implants to replace all the teeth in the mouth. 

Can anyone have oral implants?

Yes, if you are over 18 and in reasonably good health. Our thorough assessment will determine whether dental implants are the right option for you. At your implant assessment consultation, your mouth would first be examined and then appropriate x-rays, models and photographs taken. If implants are appropriate, a full treatment plan would be developed together with an estimate of the costs of providing the treatment. 

Why should I have implant treatment at Bite Dentistry?

Our implant dentist Eimear O’Connell has successfully placed more than 200 dental implants for patients across Edinburgh, Fife, Lothians and beyond. She is the first woman to ever be president elect of the Association of Dental Implantology. There are only a few female implant dentists in the UK and even fewer as successful as Eimear, which means she is well known and well respected by her peers.

How many dental Implants will I need?

This depends on how many teeth you have missing. As a general rule we can 'bridge' between implants, so if you have four teeth missing in a row we could place two implants at each end and suspend two teeth between them. If you have no teeth at all, then it is possible to provide a new full set of teeth with just four implants.

How long does treatment take?

Advances in implant technology means that you can now have new teeth in a day. The technique is called immediate loading and you can have your implants placed and temporary crowns fitted. If you are not suitable for the immediate loading technique, then treatment from beginning to end usually takes around a year. Once your new implant has been placed we normally wait around three to six months to allow full healing, then we can add your perfectly crafted and colour-matched new tooth.

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implant treatment starts from £2000 and finance options are available. Over time, dental implants will prove to be the most cost-effective solution to replacing missing teeth. We offer flexible finance options, such as interest free credit.

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Here at Bite Dentistry we provide the best, most effective and long-lasting solutions for people of all ages, from the beginning of their life through to the end.

We can help every type of patient from someone who is missing just one tooth, through to people who have no teeth at all and everyone in between. If you would like to know more about any of our treatments, our friendly team can take you through all the options available to you. Please complete the form or contact us on: 0131 2284030

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