Why choose single dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent treatment to replace single or multiple missing teeth because they look and feel like natural teeth.
The procedure to place implants and replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth is straightforward as there is often little need to treat surrounding teeth and once a crown is placed over the implant it will appear indistinguishable from the natural teeth. Meaning that you can eat virtually anything, talk and laugh without worrying and feel confident socially and at work.
Benefits of dental implants
- Improved self-esteem and confidence levels
- They look, feel and act like your natural teeth
- Ideal long-term solution to tooth loss
- Very high success rates
- Chew your favourite foods again
- They help preserve your surrounding teeth and bone
Clinical expertise in advanced dental implant techniques
Holmes Dental Care has an enviable reputation for implant dentistry across Cardiff, South Wales and beyond. Our principal dentist Dr Barry Holmes has been placing implants successfully for over 10 years with success rates of over 99% and is experienced in advanced reconstructive techniques that often accompany dental implant procedures. He was one of the first dentists in South Wales to attain a Masters Degree specifically in implant dentistry (for which he achieved distinction from the University of Bristol) and is well regarded as the study club director for ITI South Wales and registered mentor for the Straumann Dental Implant System (the Swiss company that is the global leader in dental implant technology) as well as full member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and Royal College of Surgeons, ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI (Association of Dental Implantology).
Dental implant treatment
Dental Implant treatment usually involves a number of stages beginning with an initial consultation and planning phase where a comprehensive assessment is undertaken by Dr Barry Holmes.
This stage is followed by a preparation phase where a small titanium screw (the implant) is placed into the jawbone. The titanium implant fuses with the jawbone to form a strong ‘root’ for the new tooth. Next, a healing cap is fitted to the implant to extend the root and allow the gum to heal. During the final phase a crown is attached to the post to fully restore the appearance and function of the missing tooth. The implant and crown will perfectly match the appearance of the surrounding natural teeth and it’s unlikely anyone will be able to tell the difference.
When one or two teeth are missing, a single implant is used per tooth, however if we are replacing a row consisting of three or more teeth, it is often possible to reduce the number of implants used by attaching ‘bridges’ to connect the replacement teeth. Dr Holmes will create a bespoke treatment plan for your
dental needs based on a detailed assessment of your situation.
Payment options to suit every pocket
Finance options (including 0% interest free over 6 to 12 months and low cost finance over longer terms) are available for all dental implant treatments. To find out more about dental implants book an appointment or free virtual consultation.
Would you like to know more about Implant treatment?
If you want to know more about dental implants, have a question about a treatment, wish to book an appointment or would just like more information, call us and attend an implant consultation or book a free virtual consultation with Dr Barry Holmes where you will find out more about implant dentistry and the best treatment options for your situation. As an experienced and highly skilled general dental practitioner and implantologist, Dr Holmes can provide any solution even if dental implants are not deemed to be the most suitable solution.
Implants are small titanium screws that replace the root of a tooth beneath the gum line. The titanium screw is inserted into the jaw and, after a few months, it fuses to the bone. Capped with ceramic crowns or bridges, dental implants provide a long-lasting and natural looking solution to missing teeth. Dental implants can look and feel like the real thing and can help to restore your smile and if properly cared for can last a lifetime.
Not everyone is suitable, but the majority of people are and implants are often more affordable than most people think. Find out if you are suitable by booking an implant consultation with us.
The planning stage of implant treatment is the most crucial stage, as we need to ensure that treatment matches your requirements and lifestyle. The planning stage typically takes around two to three weeks, and includes a ‘case presentation’ where we will discuss every aspect of your treatment before treatment begins. This can be presented via virtual consultation if this suits you where there is ample opportunity to ask questions and seek clarity of treatment details. You are more than welcome to bring a partner, family member or friend along for the presentation should you wish. Implant treatment duration can vary from 3 to 6 months for straightforward cases up to approximately 12 months for highly complex cases. However, the benefits of dental implants will last for many years.
Dental implants require the same care as normal teeth. If excellent oral hygiene is maintained, with regular brushing, flossing and frequent dental and hygienist visits then implants can last a lifetime.
Before & After
My first implant has been completed today – a lower left 5 premolar. Barry and his staff have taken care to make it a pleasant experience and kept me well-informed and comfortable throughout. My thanks to them all.Dr JC, had implants
I had lost a few back teeth over the last few years and I’ve been aware and very conscious of the gaps. I had a plate put in place but it proved to be uncomfortable and cumbersome in the mouth. Over the last year, I’ve undergone treatment for 2 implants which are now complete. I have had an amazing experience. I’ve been looked after well by Barry and all the staff involved in the process. Just having my new teeth is fantastic. This will give me new confidence and a fabulous new smile. Thank you.SD, had implants
I am writing to you with regard to the treatment that I needed to be done to my front teeth because my former dentist had done a really bad job on my teeth that it caused me to look for another to set it right.
When I first visited your practice there was a warm welcome from your staff and when I started my treatment that was done over a period of time it was done in a very professional manner and in a nice clean surgery. I was informed every step of the way what was going to be done and I am very pleased with the result.
I would like to say a very big thank you to you an your staff for the work done and support given to me over the course of my treatment and would recommend you to others.JM, had implants