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Dental Implants

Thinking about dental implants? Below is a selection of frequently asked questions to help you decide whether dental implants might be the right option for you. Our friendly team is always on hand to help if you’d like to speak in person. If you decide you’d like to find out more, we offer free dental implant consultations with our in-house implantologist Dr Neel Kothari. Ask at reception or give us a call on 01223 835845.
A dental implant is a “root” device, made of titanium, used in dentistry to replace missing teeth by supporting restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. Implants are placed into the jaw bone underneath the gum. When replacing a single tooth, a crown is fitted upon it, which will emerge from the gum line as the natural tooth would have done. Implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth by securely fixing a bridge or denture to them. In this case, one or more implants may need to be used.
Dental implants allow patients to eat and smile with confidence, as they provide a long-term and predictable way to replace missing teeth. Because they are rigidly fixed to the jaw they provide excellent strength for chewing and do not damage other teeth in the way that conventional bridges do.
If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may be a candidate for dental implantology. At High Street Dental Practice we look at your overall health rather than your age before deciding your suitability for the procedure. In order to successfully place an implant we also need to assess your jaw, especially in the area the implant would be positioned. In the initial consultation, which we provide free of charge, preliminary checks of the jaw’s bone structure, the surrounding teeth and the health of your gums are undertaken. During the initial consultation, we will also discuss with you all of the available options and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages they hold.
Dental implants are fixed firmly in place and unlike dentures do not need to be removed at night-time or for cleaning purposes. They will not move when eating and they function just like your natural teeth. This means that it is easier to eat and to speak clearly. ‘Dentures’ and ‘implants’ are both valid options and the decision on whether to have dental implants will be different for each patient. In many cases, implants can be used in combination with dentures in order to help secure loose dentures from moving.
Typically treatments take between 3 to 6 months, but this varies from patient to patient. Due to the high quality of modern-day dental anaesthetics, the treatment itself is generally regarded by most patients as ‘reasonably comfortable’. Following dental implant surgery, common analgesics such as ibuprofen and paracetamol are usually recommended for the first few days following surgery.
Treatments involving dental implantology usually require around 9 visits. This involves a number of appointments needed for accurately assessing each patient, planning the treatment, carrying out the surgery, ensuring that the implants are satisfactory and fit for purpose, as well as reviewing the treatment a few months after it has been completed.
Dental Implants have been tried-and-tested for well over 35 years. They are backed by a well-established scientific evidence base and studies show that over 90% of implants placed last for more than 15 years. With good oral health, as with your natural teeth, implants may last even longer.
For most patients we offer a 2-year guarantee for implants carried out at our practice. However, there are certain things outside of our control that can affect the success rate of your treatment, such as smoking, trauma or undiagnosed medical conditions, for which we may not be able to offer our standard guarantee.
On rare occasions implants fail to ‘integrate’ with the jaw bone. Certain medical conditions and social habits such as smoking can affect the success rate of this integration, so it is important that these are discussed with your dentist in advance. If an implant fails to integrate it can take up to 6 months before the jaw is ready for another attempt at placing a dental implant.
No. Once the implants have bonded with the jaw bone they should function very much like your natural teeth.
You should look after your implant in exactly the same way that you look after your other teeth. This should include brushing twice a day and cleaning in between the teeth daily. Your dentist can advise you of the most appropriate cleaning techniques for this, such as using dental floss, tape or brushes to clean in between your implants and teeth.
The usual cost for a single dental implant is £2,300. Each patient is given an individual cost estimate and fee guide prior to treatment. In many cases where more than one implant is required a reduction in fees is offered in order to reflect a reduction in our overall costs.
Simply call in or ask at reception to be booked in for a free of charge dental implant consultation with our in-house implantologist, Dr Neel Kothari.
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(5.0 of 5) - 84 Reviews
(5.0 of 5) - 84 Reviews
November 19, 2019
5/ 5stars
would recommend very high for the sawston practice. for example: my hasband hadnt been to a denits because of bad expices for 9 years,yes he had to have alot of work done,but he even says now he isnt scared to visting the dentits. and all the stuffnare lovely,so perlight and very welcoming.
November 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
Friendly and efficient
October 29, 2019
5/ 5stars
fanstastic and friendly
September 8, 2019
JBG
5/ 5stars
Caring, professional and extremely diligent, with reasonable prices for private patients. Couldn't recommend highly enough. A real asset for Sawston.
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Responded on September 8, 2019
Cheers John. We are also lucky to have patients like yourself with us!
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 8, 2019
mf
5/ 5stars
This dental practice is really good ,I have been a patient there for few years now i had problem with tooth that was troubling me ,I saw Barry Healy at the practice ,Barry did fantastic job for me putting me at ease ,a most profesonal dentist ,all the staff at the practice are very attentive kind & professional & helpfull ,thank you HIGH STREET DENTAL PRACTICE SAWSTON.
Source: Google
Responded on September 8, 2019
Thanks Michael, we appreciate your kind words!
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
August 21, 2019
mf
5/ 5stars
This dental practice is really good ,I have been a patient there for few years now i had problem with tooth that was troubling me ,I saw Barry Healy at the practice ,Barry did fantastic job for me putting me at ease ,a most profesonal dentist ,all the staff at the practice are very attentive kind & professional & helpfull ,thank you HIGH STREET DENTAL PRACTICE SAWSTON.
Source: Google
Responded on August 22, 2019
Thanks Michael, we appreciate your kind words!
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
August 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
August 20, 2019
g
5/ 5stars
Great dentist, thanks
Source: Google
Responded on August 23, 2019
Thank you very much for leaving a review for our practice. We will pass your kind words on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
August 12, 2019
JBG
5/ 5stars
Caring, professional and extremely diligent, with reasonable prices for private patients. Couldn't recommend highly enough. A real asset for Sawston.
Source: Google
Responded on August 12, 2019
Cheers John. We are also lucky to have patients like yourself with us!
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
July 8, 2019
KT
5/ 5stars
Fantastic and friendly team, I always look forward to my visits, which is saying something considering it's a dentist!
Source: Google
Responded on July 8, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice and we are so glad you have had a positive experience with us. We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
July 8, 2019
PP
5/ 5stars
Recently visited this dental practice for the whitening of my teeth. Was greeted and made at easy by the lovely receptionist. The process was a great experience, the dental practitioner was very thorough when explaining the process of teeth whitening which made it easier for myself to understand. Overall this is a great dental practice for all to visit the service and care by the team provided was brilliant. Highly recommend those that are hesitant as this would be a great place to visit.
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Responded on July 8, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice and we are so glad you have had a positive experience with us. We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
July 1, 2019
5/ 5stars
had couple of dentist and this is best one
July 1, 2019
5/ 5stars
Friendly competent staff
July 1, 2019
5/ 5stars
Appointment at 10.40am, seen on time. No problems back in six months.
June 28, 2019
5/ 5stars
excellent service, friendly and welcoming staff. appointments arranged to fit in with my availability. thank you so much
June 28, 2019
5/ 5stars
Excellent and thorough dentists, friendly and helpful reception staff. I am a very nervous patient but I am always treated patiently and well.
June 27, 2019
5/ 5stars
So friendly and give good service and advice
June 26, 2019
5/ 5stars
Fantastic service - always very kind and understanding. Barry in particular has been excellent on each visit.
June 26, 2019
5/ 5stars
Good communication and swift and friendly service
June 25, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very friendly which makes visiting easier
June 25, 2019
5/ 5stars
Hard to improve on an already great service. All the team are friendly, helpful and make me feel at ease.
June 24, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always a very professional and caring experience
June 24, 2019
5/ 5stars
Excellent practice
June 24, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 22, 2019
5/ 5stars
Pleasant and professional. Highly recommend.
June 22, 2019
5/ 5stars
This is a lovely practice, had a warm welcome from the receptionist, Jo. My hygienist sarah was very thorough and gave me a professional service with excellent advise on after care. I would highly recommend this dental practice and they offer Saturday appointments for all us busy working people!!!
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
Fantastic staff, excellent facilities, been coming for nearly 40 years and will continue.
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
This practice are always friendly and very professional.
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
Been visiting for years. Like the friendly team.
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
I'm happy with the service provided and information given to me. Very friendly staff!
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always welcoming, friendly and approachable. We have been patients for nearly 30 years receiving outstanding treatment.
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always welcoming and thorough
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very friendly staff with good sense of humour. Usually get seen on time and very efficient service . I would recommend the practice to anyone looking for a dentist.
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Angela is a star.
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always a pleasure and puts my mind a rest, really professional
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 20, 2019
DS
5/ 5stars
Source: Google
Responded on June 20, 2019
Thank you very much for leaving a rating for our practice and we are so glad you have been happy with your experience with us. We will pass your rating on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
June 19, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 19, 2019
5/ 5stars
Aiways a good experience at High Street Dental
June 19, 2019
5/ 5stars
Ilove coming to the dental practice at sawston it is such a friendly and relaxed place to visit you forget that you are actually here for dentist work,I had very bad memories of my previous dentist.jo louisemandy Sarah annie and Lou etc I couldn't fault them all,its a real pleasure coming here,
June 19, 2019
5/ 5stars
Staff extremely friendly, helpful and punctual. Would thoroughly recommend.
June 19, 2019
PP
5/ 5stars
Recently visited this dental practice for the whitening of my teeth. Was greeted and made at easy by the lovely receptionist. The process was a great experience, the dental practitioner was very thorough when explaining the process of teeth whitening which made it easier for myself to understand. Overall this is a great dental practice for all to visit the service and care by the team provided was brilliant. Highly recommend those that are hesitant as this would be a great place to visit.
Source: Google
Responded on June 19, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice and we are so glad you have had a positive experience with us. We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
So attentive and caring - wouldn't dream of leaving
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
Excellent service.
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
Ex cellent service as always.
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
Really lovely people ...friendly and put u at ease but very professional.
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always great service with informative discussion about issues and treatment.
June 18, 2019
NR
5/ 5stars
First rate treatment with excellent staff - thank you!
Source: Google
Responded on June 18, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice - it is much appreciated! We are very pleased that your experience has been positive and will pass on your comments to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
They are so welcoming and friendly
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
As a nervous patient, I wasnt too happy but was put at ease quickly. Treatment was painless. Will not be too apprehensive next time.
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always a lovely welcome from annie when arriving which makes me relax as always nervous at the dentist ...great experience round highly recommend
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
First rate treatment with excellent staff - thank you!
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
Fantastic and friendly team, I always look forward to my visits, which is saying something considering it's a dentist!
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
I find this dental practice excellent in all respects from the reception staff , to the hygienists and the dentist.
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great dental practice, excellent dentistry and lovely staff who really help to put you at ease
June 17, 2019
5/ 5stars
Barry and Tracy are great and make you feel very comfortable
June 17, 2019
KT
5/ 5stars
Fantastic and friendly team, I always look forward to my visits, which is saying something considering it's a dentist!
Source: Google
Responded on June 17, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice and we are so glad you have had a positive experience with us. We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
Despite having problems with an extra nerve in my tooth the practice has done everything they can to fix me.
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
I am very happy with the treatment I have received from this dentist. The receptionists are always very friendly and helpful.
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
Excellent as always. Friendly happy staff. I am always greeted with a lovely smile from Jo and Tracey. Sarah is my hygienist, lovely lady who looks after me. Neil is brilliant always goes the extra mile. Great atmosphere. Been visiting since 1981.
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
Struggled for a while with my previous dentist but have finally found a practice I'm 100% happy with. All the staff are absolutely brilliant! I would recommend to anyone looking for a local dentist. Thank you for all your help, my teeth are starting to feel like teeth again! :)
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
Polite, welcoming staff and professional care
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
Neel is a very kind, gentle and considerate dentist which is great for those of us with a nervous disposition!
June 8, 2019
LM
5/ 5stars
What a lovely dental practice. It has been a pleasure dealing with Neel and Anya over the past few months, always warm and friendly to talk to. I look forward to working with you and watching the practice grow even further over the coming months. Highly recommended.
Source: Google
Responded on June 8, 2019
Many thanks for your kind review. It is much appreciated! We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
May 21, 2019
LM
5/ 5stars
What a lovely dental practice. It has been a pleasure dealing with Neel and Anya over the past few months, always warm and friendly to talk to. I look forward to working with you and watching the practice grow even further over the coming months. Highly recommended.
Source: Google
Responded on May 21, 2019
Many thanks for your kind review. It is much appreciated! We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
May 14, 2019
DK
5/ 5stars
A very friendly service, great for families and they always have time for you - highly recommended.
Source: Google
Responded on May 14, 2019
Many thanks for your kind review, I will pass the message on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
May 14, 2019
JL
5/ 5stars
Always a pleasure producing work for such a nice team. Keep up the good work guys!
Source: Google
Responded on May 21, 2019
Many thanks for your kind review - it is much appreciated! We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
May 14, 2019
VD
5/ 5stars
A pleasure to work with Neel and the team for the last 5 years. Great communication and never any issues.
Source: Google
Responded on May 21, 2019
Many thanks for your kind review - it is very much appreciated! We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
March 4, 2019
CB
5/ 5stars
Super friendly and professional. Barry gave me all the options and then worked hard to save my tooth from a crown. He was very gentle and very understanding.
Source: Google
Responded on March 4, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice. We are very pleased to hear that you have had a positive experience and will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
March 4, 2019
MB
5/ 5stars
Wanted a second opinion after suffering with severe sensitivity following a filling at a previous dentist and was recommended by a friend. I usually dread going to the dentist, as does most, but thanks to Louise, i was made to feel very comfortable and i wouldnt hesitate to use this practice again
Source: Google
Responded on May 21, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our practice. We are so pleased that you have had a good experience with us and we will pass on your comments to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 4, 2019
LJ
5/ 5stars
Fantastic service, they were very informative, very thorough with my teeth and gave some really great advice whilst ensuring my appointment did not feel rushed.
Source: Google
Responded on February 4, 2019
Thank you so much for your comments, I will pass this on to the rest of the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 4, 2019
RW
5/ 5stars
High Street Dentists are fantastics. Angela worked wonders to save my tooth and prevented me from needing a crown. Always a friendly and professional service. I have recommended them to so many people
Source: Google
Responded on February 4, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice. We're so glad you've had a positive experience and thank you for recommending us, we really appreciate it. We'll pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
December 4, 2018
S
5/ 5stars
I'd highly recommend High Street Dental Practice to others. The team there are friendly, welcoming and absolute professionals. When it comes to treatment options they have always been fair, open and honest which I'm thankful for.
Source: Google
Responded on December 4, 2018
Very much appreciated, I will let the team know and I am sure they will be glad to hear this.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
November 6, 2018
ST
5/ 5stars
Highly recommended!!
Source: Facebook
November 4, 2018
JH
5/ 5stars
Excellent, warm and friendly service every visit. I travel quite a way to be seen by the team and it’s always worth it. Keep up the great work!
Source: Google
Responded on December 4, 2018
Thank you so much for leaving us a review, your dentist also says you have been a great patient to treat and really appreciates how for you travel to see us!
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
November 4, 2018
JT
5/ 5stars
Neel and the whole team couldn't be more professional. A friendly welcome at reception and prompt appointment. I have always been made to feel very relaxed and all of my options clearly explained.
Source: Google
Responded on December 4, 2018
Thanks for the review, I will pass this on to the rest of the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
August 31, 2018
JAH
5/ 5stars
So happy with the professionals at the practice. Given me the confidence to keep going back when advised ��
Source: Facebook
June 4, 2018
AGU
5/ 5stars
having lost faith in my previous NHS dentist, I tried this practice.I received marvellous treatment, they are friendly patient and caring and seem very competent.
Source: Google
Responded on October 4, 2018
Thank you very much for your kind review. We're very happy that you've been pleased with the treatment you have received at our practice and we will pass your comment on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
June 4, 2017
LJ
5/ 5stars
Very helpful,friendly, experienced & efficient
Source: Google
Responded on October 4, 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice and for your kind words. We will pass your comment on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
June 4, 2017
JF
5/ 5stars
This a private practice; but they never find things to charge you for..unlike my old NHS dentist. Really friendly calm dentists and staff. Highly recommend
Source: Google
Responded on October 4, 2018
Many thanks for taking the time to review our practice and we're very happy you've had a good experience with us. We will pass your comments on to the team.
High Street Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
February 16, 2017
RC
5/ 5stars
Always been looked after in a friendly professional way for over 30 years. A BIG thank you from the Carder family :-)
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