Dental Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth for adults of any age. A single tooth, several teeth or a whole set can be replaced. Dental Implants are widely regarded as the 'next best thing' to healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. A long term solution, Dental Implants can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
At Hayden Dental we use a state of the art Implant manufacturer, Straumann. Straumann is one of the global leaders in the manufacturing of Dental Implants and their system accounts for over 4 million of the Dental Implants placed in the last 30 years. The Straumann implant itself has a lifetime warranty against mechanical failure
Our Principal Dentist, James Hayden is an experienced Implantologist and places all our dental implants on-site in Carmarthen. Having gained his certificate in Dental Implantology in 2012, he has since chosen to further his studies in Implant Dentistry and is currently completing a part time Masters Degree with a group of experts at the University of Edge Hill, Liverpool. James was also part of an academic team, who recently had an article 'Factors affecting the complexity of dental implant restoration - what is the current evidence and guidance?' (Wright, Hayden et al 2016) published in the British Dental Journal.
Implant treatment at Hayden Dental costs from £2,000 per implant. Ask your Dentist for further more information, or if you would like to consider having Dental Implants. We offer a free initial consultation. A more detailed Full Implant Assessment is necessary before the procedure can be booked, which costs £95.
Our Implant Treatment Coordinator is Natalie Stanton, who will happily explain the process further and answer your questions, either by phone - 01267 236 091, or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
James Hayden BDS (Birm) MJDF RCS (Eng)
A dental implant permanently replaces the root of a missing tooth, leaving the healthy neighbouring teeth intact. The implant acts as a support for the implant crown allowing chewing forces to be transmitted to the jaw, which also helps to avoid bone resorption over time.
With a conventional bridge, healthy neighbouring teeth must be ground down to support a bridge to replace the missing tooth. This results in a loss of natural tooth surface, and bone deterioration may occur as the bridge does not transmit chewing forces to the jaw.
A dental implant is also a cost-effective option. The cost difference between an implant and a traditional 3-unit fixed dental bridge is thought to balance out at around 7 years.
When a tooth is missing, a replacement solution should be sought as soon as possible to avoid unwanted movement of the adjacent teeth, over-eruption (growing down) of the opposing teeth, loss of bone, and the resulting functional implications.
The main advantage of a dental implant-supported restoration is that the healthy neighbouring teeth can remain intact, meaning their long-term health is unaffected, and the surrounding bone can be better preserved in the long term.
Implant-retained dentures are removable, but are anchored by attachments to the dental implants, so say goodbye to loose, annoying dentures when you're eating, speaking or snoozing.
The firmer more secure retention that is possible with implant-retained dentures means that you can return to natural eating habits - biting into an apple for example, or just experiencing tasting food as you did pre-dentures.
Your implant-retained dentures will be firmly and securely retained, with the implants fixing them to your jaw bone. This meaning that sore spots, discomfort and swollen gums will be a thing of the past.
Implant-retained dentures are dentures, which clip on to Dental Implants, allowing greatly improved security and retention. Patients who have previously struggled to get on with traditional dentures, have found implant-retained options to greatly improve their daily life, returning to eating and tasting normally.
Implant-retained dentures are stable and strong, since the implants are attached to the jaw bone, meaning no more loose teeth whilst eating or talking. They are comfortable, and much less likely to rub or cause sores, and no fixative is required. Implant-retained dentures tend to be less bulky that traditional sets, which can be a great help to people who struggle with a strong gag reflex.
There are different methods of fastening your dentures to your implants, including press stud-like locators, magnets, and milled bars. You Dentist will discuss these options with you and advise as to the best option for you.