Dental  ImplantsINFORMATION LEAFLET
Your referralWe are pleased to see patients from other practices for restorative dentaltreatment. You will remain a patien...
What are dental implants?Dental implants are a new and exciting addition to the options available to us.Implants are a way...
Can anyone have dentalimplants?The main restriction to implants is whether there is enough bone toaccommodate them. If tee...
What happens first?At your first appointment we will carry out a full examination and discuss yourdental problems with you...
How to make an appointmentPlease call in or telephone us on 0161 320 4230. Our reception staff will bepleased to make you ...
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  1. 1. Dental ImplantsINFORMATION LEAFLET
  2. 2. Your referralWe are pleased to see patients from other practices for restorative dentaltreatment. You will remain a patient of your own dentist and continue to seethem for your regular dental care.The DentistAndrew Shelley BDS MFGDP(UK) DPDS MGDS RCSEdFFGDP(UK) FDS RCSEd Dip Rest Dent RCS EngAndrew Shelley is a general dental practitioner of 29years experience qualifying from the University ofManchester in 1979. He holds several postgraduatequalifications including fellowships of the Royal Collegesof England and Edinburgh.Andrew formerly taught final year dental students at theUniversity of Manchester. He now teaches on coursesfor qualified dentists and is an examiner for the RoyalCollege of Surgeons of England. Our state of the art surgery facilities -2-
  3. 3. What are dental implants?Dental implants are a new and exciting addition to the options available to us.Implants are a way of replacing missing teeth by implanting a titanium root intothe jaw bone. New teeth can then be built up on the implants. Implants aresometimes the best solution for difficult restorative problems because they areone way of avoiding wearing a removable denture or cutting into the otherteeth to make a bridge. Dental implant replacing a missing upper toothThere is some very useful further information about dental implants on theNobel Biocare Website at www.nobelsmile.co.ukWhat does dental implanttreatment involve?In most cases placing dental implants involves a simple procedure which iscarried out under local anaesthetic with only mild discomfort afterwards. Thereis usually a healing period of 3 to 6 months after which new teeth may be builtup on the implants.How successful are dentalimplants?Dental implants have a succesrate of some 97%. They are considered to be one ofthe most reliable dental restorations available. -3-
  4. 4. Can anyone have dentalimplants?The main restriction to implants is whether there is enough bone toaccommodate them. If teeth have been missing for a long time then sometimesthe bone has shrunk back. However this is not always the case and theseproblems are usually solved with procedures such as bone grafting.There are other restrictions such as medications you may be taking or othermedical conditions you may have. We will always discuss this before startingtreatment.What if I have completedentures?Many people have difficulties with complete dentures. Typically the upperdenture is fine because it has good suction from the palate but the lower denturemoves around when speaking or eating. Other people just don’t have the gumto support upper or lower dentures successfully. A simple solution for the looselower denture is to place two implants near the front of the lower gum and fit two“press stud” type attachments to the underside of the lower denture. Thedenture then clicks firmly into place. Alternatively we can use more dentalimplants and can even replace both upper and lower dentures completely withfixed bridges. This is very close to getting back your own teeth. Two dental implants placed to support a complete lower denture -4-
  5. 5. What happens first?At your first appointment we will carry out a full examination and discuss yourdental problems with you. We may well need x-rays and casts andphotographs of your teeth before we can formulate your treatment plan. Inall but the most simple cases we will need to have a second meeting withyou to discuss the options available and the details of your treatment planincluding the costs.How much do dental implantscost?This depends very much on the case but we have given a guide to our feesbelow. However simple or complex your treatment may be, work will onlybegin once you are totally happy with your treatment plan and the costsinvolved. • Consultation £65.00 • Small X-rays £7.00 each • Large X-rays £30 each • Study casts £35 • Single tooth replacement with an implant £2000 • Complete upper and lower dentures including 2 lower implants and attachments £3800 • Complete upper or lower bridgework on 6 implants £12,000 -5-
  6. 6. How to make an appointmentPlease call in or telephone us on 0161 320 4230. Our reception staff will bepleased to make you an appointment at a convenient time. The Practice Our practice is situated on Stockport Road in Denton about 250 yards South from Denton Centre “Crown Point”. There is easy parking on side streets and a public car park very near on Town Lane. The practice is easily accessible via the M60 motorway. If you are coming from the South, take junction 25 and follow signs for Denton. This will take youdirectly to the practice after about 3 miles. If you are coming from the North take junction 24 and then take the M67 motorway. Take junction 1 of the M67 then turn right at the T junction at the top of the slip road. This road will take you directly to the practice in just under half a mile.Andrew ShelleyDental Practitioner117 Stockport Road,Denton,ManchesterM34 6DH0161 320 4230 -6-

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