Implant Journey​


Here’s a rundown of what to expect from your dental implant treatment at The Croft Dental and Implant Practice, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions.

Step 1

Implant Placement

Implant placement will be the first step in your treatment. Our implant surgeon will inject a local anesthetic into the jaw bone and place a titanium post in the missing tooth’s site.

The process takes one to two hours and is generally painless thanks to the local anaesthetic. You may feel some discomfort when the implant is placed, but this will pass soon and healing will be quick.


Biological Integration

When the implant has merged with the bone, it is said to be biologically integrated. This normally takes 8-12 weeks. This integration could take up to a year in a small number of circumstances.

The implant will offer a robust and sturdy platform for the new crown or bridge once it has integrated with the bone.

Step 2

Step 3

Restoring the Implant

We will be able to restore your implant once it has integrated with the bone.

Following the creation of molds of the implant’s position, the final “teeth” can be individually designed, manufactured, and cemented or screwed into the implant. They will look, feel, and function just like a real tooth once they are in place.

Dental Implant FAQs

A dental implant is used to replace a lost tooth. A titanium post is carefully inserted into the jaw to replicate the function of a tooth root, and a crown is then fitted to the titanium post, mimicking the appearance and chewing functions of your lost natural tooth.

The following are the primary problems that may cause your implant therapy to be delayed or even prevented:

  • Lack of bone density
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth grinding, a condition in which a person grinds their teeth excessively
  • Autoimmune illness
  • If you've received radiation in the area of your jaw

If you have or suspect you have any of the conditions listed above and are interested in dental implants, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We will be able to assess your condition and devise a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

The dental implant is placed under local anaesthesia. If you are a nervous patient, we can also administer sedation should you prefer it. After that, a little incision in the gum is done, and a tiny hole in the jaw bone is formed into which the titanium post is softly put. We would then either cover the implant with your gums and wait 10-12 weeks for it to recover before constructing the crown that sits on top of it, or we could build and fit a crown right away. Every patient has different needs, and we will customize each plan to meet your specific requirements.

We urge that you take a 48-hour break from strenuous activity, alcohol, and smoking. Each patient recovers differently, and minor face swelling and bruising have been reported in certain circumstances, but we will advise and accompany you throughout your treatment to help you avoid any side effects.

We will schedule a CT scan for you during the early phases of your treatment to see how much bone is available. If we discover you don't have enough bone, we can perform a grafting treatment either before or after your implant is placed. All of your alternatives will be reviewed with you before you begin therapy.

We hold regular sedation sessions at the practice, so it's simple for us to arrange if that's something you want. Simply mention it during your complimentary dental consultation.

Dental Implant Fees

Dental Implant FeesPricing
Implant ConsultationFree of charge
CT Scan£120.00
Single Implant PlacementFrom £1,200.00
Implant Bridge replacing 3 teethFrom £3,500.00
Implant Retained dentures per archFrom £5,000.00
Full Arch Teeth in a DayFrom £11,500.00
Same Day Implants SingleFrom £2,000.00
Bone RegenerationFrom £250.00
Sinus GraftFrom £500.00
Sinus LiftFrom £700.00
SedationFrom £350.00

We want everyone to have a smile they can be proud of. At The Croft Dental & Implant Centre, we are glad to be able to offer 0% financing or 12 monthly installment payments for Dental Implant treatment. For more information, click here.