Implant FAQ What to Expect

At Winning Smiles we provide all types of dental implants for single missing teeth, or for  a full set of teeth in one or both jaws using Implant Retained Dentures or Implant-Bridges

We can even provide full jaw teeth replacement in a day.

Why Dental Implants?

Implants are based on a titanium ‘root’ which is immune to decay and ultra strong. It provides comfort, confidence in eating and social situations. Implants are now getting less expensive and even more functional, meaning that up to 90% of people will now be suitable for Dental Implant procedures.

How long does it take?

Using advanced dental implants, in certain cases we are able to provide ‘teeth in a day’ to replace a full upper or lower arch with replacement teeth. This has become more feasible in recent years, with the march of technology.

Where the Dental Implants need time to bond with the jaw, then we would provide temporary teeth for anything up to six months.

Does it hurt?

Although it looks like it should hurt, we use Local Anaesthetic delivered by the ‘Dental Wand’ which is a painless injection system from the US. It’s brilliant; patients rarely feel anything at all. The main reason is that we’re not dealing with live nerves.

It may be get a little uncomfortable if having to keep your mouth open for extended periods. But you’re in control, so we always take breaks when needed.

Plus you can have sedation if you wish, at no extra charge.

After effects

The next day after your implants are placed pain is minimal but the gums can be sore when pressing on them until fully healed (1-2 weeks)

We provide Oral Sedation if you wish using Temazepam. Similar to Valium – these tablets are faster acting and the effects only last for 2-  hours. We do not charge for this service.

You are able to talk and walk – though you would be a bit wobbly with the Sedative effects.

How long do implants last?

Studies have shown that clean implants in healthy, non smoking mouths last much longer than implants with plaque and debris around them.

Clean and well kept implants in non smokers can last over 20 years.

Implants that are not kept clean or in a patient who smokes can last only 6 or 7 years.

Patients who have gum disease

If you have lost your teeth because of gum disease then you may also find that your implants don’t last for 20 years. We can – and do – always advise on these long term risk factors.

One benefit of having a set of implant teeth that are removable is that it is much easier to keep them really clean – to help them last the distance.

On-going maintenance?

We encourage all our implant patients to visit the hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how ‘at risk’ they are of losing their implants long term.

The Free Consultation

At your consultation we will spend about half an hour talking to you about your dental problems and what solutions are available to you. We will also look at your mouth to help us to see what the issues are with our own eyes.

Don’t worry. We will not be poking and prodding you, or taking moulds, or bombarding you with xrays and salesy-talk.

The best thing about the consultation is that you get to meet us face to face and have a real conversation about what you wish to achieve – and where relevant – what has stopped you from coming before now.

By the end of the consultation you will

  • Have a reasonable idea of whether you are suitable for this treatment -over 95% of patients are
  • Have a very good idea of what your financial investment will be for this treatment
  • Know that we are very easy to talk to, won’t patronise you or put pressure on you, and appreciate that many of our patients are very nervous about our profession
  • Know whether we can work within your time-frame ie many patients come because they have a specific event which they want to smile at like a family wedding, holiday etc

If you are happy to proceed with the next step (there is never any pressure to do this) then we will book your next appointment which is our full clinical investigation and the CT scan.

We set out to be a friendly practice and try to provide everybody with advice on what’s right for them, at an affordable cost. We hope our dentist reviews give that impression.

The Free Consultation

Without seeing things for ourselves, we can’t tell people what their options are.

And so with that in mind, we are happy to offer free consultations, as this is a big decision for most people. We are careful to take budget, comfort and appearance into account when explaining all the available choices and there is never any pressure to proceed, and certainly not on the day.

We set out to be a friendly practice and try to provide everybody with what’s right for them, at an affordable cost. We hope our dentist reviews give that impression.

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Dental Implants Price List

The following costs for Dental Implants are correct when written, but they can change. We will provide written pricing for each ‘cosmetic treatment’ as part of our free consultation.You don’t have to be a member to have treatment at Winning Smiles.

Dental Plan£21.85/month
Treatment TypeMember Pricing From
Routine Examination£77
Small x-rays£25
Airflow Stain Removal - All Teeth£40
OPG (Large Panoramic X-ray)£109
New Patient Examination + two x-rays£140
Full Case Assessment - Implants£179
CT Scan£189
DenturesMember Pricing From
Temporary Denture£439
Partial Acrylic Dentures£470 - £840
Chrome Denture£1,700
Full Dentures (per jaw)£1,729
Dental Implant TreatmentMember Pricing From
Implant ret denture reline£279
Implant removal£495
Implant bridge pontic£715
Minor Bone Graft£650
Cosmetic Dental Implant, Surgery and Crown£2,350
Implant bridge 5 teeth£4,900
Lower Removable Implant Denture on 2 Implants£5,859
Lower Removable Implant Denture on 4 implants£9415
Upper Removable Implant Denture on 4 Implants£9415
Implant Full Arch Acrylic Bridge / All on Four / Teeth in a Day£13,500
Implant denture bar£1,259
Implant Full Arch Ceramic Bridge£19,000

Or, call us on 01708 697 805 to book your free consultation.