Dental Implants

replace missing teeth with implants

Dental Implants look and feel just like natural teeth.

A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, usually made from titanium. It is inserted into the jaw bone under local anesthesia with the aim of achieving immediate close contact with the surrounding bone.

Over time, further growth of bone onto the implant surface enhances the stability of the implant. This then establishes a foundation for the long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

We provide implant treatment for a wide range of issues from the replacement of a single tooth through to the replacement of an entire set of teeth as part of a more complex case. We also undertake bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. Additionally, we provide remedial work or replacement of previous dental implant treatment that may be causing problems or failing.

A Dental Implant

Meet our Dentists

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VIREN VITHLANI

Specialist Periodontist in training
Viren has a special interest in treating nervous patients with advanced gum disease, cosmetic root coverage for gum recession and regenerative periodontics. He also has extensive experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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Sunny Kotecha

Specialist Prosthodontist in training
In addition to general practice, Sunny has gained extensive experience in various hospital positions. These include oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics and endodontic and oral and maxillofacial surgerys.

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Mr Daniel Saund

Consultant Oral Surgeon
Daniel is fully trained to provide treatment under sedation and has extensive experience in the management of nervous patients. He has a special interest in the management of jaw joint problems and dental implants.

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Implants are suitable for most adults

Who is suitable for dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for most adults with good general health. They can only be used once the jawbone has stopped growing.

Habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems associated with initial healing and thereafter may be bad for the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each implant.

However, each case is different and if you do have any medical problems then speak to your clinician prior to starting any treatment – it is only in some circumstances that health problems prevent the use of dental implants altogether.

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A wide range of treatments

Our expertise

We provide implant treatment for a wide range of issues from the replacement of a single tooth through to the replacement of an entire set of teeth as part of a more complex case. 

We also undertake bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. Additionally, we provide remedial work or replacement of previous dental implant treatment that may be causing problems or failing.

Dental Implant Fees

Dental Implants Price
Implant placement from £1,450
Implant crown from £1,000
Single implant with crown £2,450
Bone grafting £395 – £1,995
Sinus lift £550 – £1,995

Are you worried about teeth?

We understand that having one or more missing teeth can be a difficult and sometimes traumatic experience.

Lift your appearance and smile with confidence.  A dental implant will not only give you back a confident smile, it also transfers the chewing power back to the jaw bone. This is vital for healthy bone stimulation and maintains the shape of your face.

Dental Implant Consultation

Consultations are held on Saturdays at our clinic in Leicester.
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What are the benefits of dental implants?

Improve your ability to eat, speak and laugh

Dental implants brings back the benefits and sense of security that come with having strong healthy teeth. You can bite with confidence into that apple and enjoy your favourite foods.

Feel care free with friends, family and in public

Feel confident and carefree once again while interacting with people – whether it’s a business discussion, chatting freely with friends and family, or simply enjoying the pleasure of a kiss.

Enjoy life without pressure sores and instability

Whether fixed or removable, an implant-borne full prosthesis is the best choice, providing a natural look and a high level of comfort. Conventional options quite often cause irritation, pressure sores and in many cases instability.

Lift your appearance and smile with confidence

A natural-looking implant-borne full denture not only gives you back a confident smile, it also transfers the chewing power back to the jaw bone. This is vital for healthy bone stimulation and maintains the shape of your face.

Conservative treatment

Unlike conventional bridgework, the placement of dental implants does not involve the reduction of adjacent tooth tissue to accommodate the bridge fixture

Success rates

With proper care, implant treatment can be very long lasting and can have a success rate of up to 98%.

  • Improve your confidence
  • Implants look just like natural teeth
  • Enjoy your favourite foods again
  • 98% success rates (with proper care)

Implant videos

Multiple tooth loss

Multiple tooth loss

Single tooth loss

Single tooth loss

Fixed restoration with 4 6 implants, all straight

Fixed restoration with 4 6 implants, all straight

Removable denture with retentive attachment system on two implants

Removable denture with retentive attachment system on two implants

Thank you Sunny and Daniel for giving me my smile back, I love my teeth. I’m so happy. 
Yasmin M

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An overview of the implant process

This is one of the most important features of dental implants. Once in place and supporting teeth, everyday functional forces (eating, smiling, talking) stimulate the surrounding bone, which responds by becoming stronger and denser.

From routine dental x-rays, it is generally possible to judge the height of bone available for implant placement; however, more advanced imaging techniques are sometimes needed to determine the equally important bone width.

A CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scan shows all of the information required about your bone, including quantity and quality, but most importantly the presence of anatomical structures that must be avoided. It will also indicate if grafting or sinus lift procedures are required.

Bone grafting is a treatment that’s used to strengthen the area of bone your dental implant will be inserted into.

This involves taking bone from elsewhere in the mouth, and placing it in the area to be strengthened. Alternatively there are other sources of bone such as bovine (derived from cow), porcine (derived from pig) or synthetic materials that have been specially prepared to make them safe for use in humans.

Should you need a dental implant placed in your upper jaw above the back teeth, but there isn’t enough space to fit one, it is possible to increase the height of bone available by creating new bone in the sinus via ‘a sinus lift procedure’.

This involves moving the sinus membrane upwards to create space in your bone for your new tooth. Once the membrane has been moved, a bone graft will fill the space that’s been created to make a suitable space for your dental implant. A sinus lift may be carried out prior to or at the same time as implant placement depending on requirements

For routine cases, from the time of implant placement to the time of placing the first tooth/teeth, treatment times can vary between 3-6 months.

The availability of better quality bone can be used to decrease treatment time, whilst more time and care must be taken with poorer bone. Bone grafting or sinus lift procedures are more complex and can therefore extend treatment times beyond six months. If you need a large volume of bone it will take longer to mature than a small amount.

Well-maintained implants placed into adequate bone can be expected to last for many years and possibly for your lifetime. However, just as you would expect conventional crowns, bridges and fillings to need occasional repairs or replacements, your implant-supported teeth may also have similar maintenance requirements over the years.

Once the implants, surrounding soft tissue and new teeth have settled, it is the quality of your personal attention to oral hygiene and willingness to attend regular maintenance reviews that will have most influence on how long they will last. Poorly cared for implants can lead to bleeding, soreness, gum infections and possibly loss of the implant.

After the first year of function there is a low risk of failure as long as your health, both general and around the implant is maintained and no excessive forces are exerted on the implant. Generally an implant can be replaced should it fail either at the same time or at a later stage, occasionally additional procedures may be required.

There is no upper age limit for patients to undergo implant treatment, provided they continue to enjoy reasonably good health.

The cost of a single tooth replacement with an implant-supported crown starts from £2,450.

An individual treatment plan, with detailed costs, will always be provided and explained to you before you commit to having implant treatment.
There are many implant systems available and we use implant companies with many years of supporting research and a reputation for quality. We usually place Straumann implants and use bone regeneration materials manufactured by Giestlich.

Implant reviews

Trevor Finney
Implant patient
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Sunny and Daniel have been the ones to sort out 2 implants for me. I have found both of them to professional, and very personable. I was kept well informed about every stage of my treatment. Sunny even delayed his holiday by 1 day to finish my treatment. FULLY RECOMMENDED FAMILY PRACTICE! !!

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