Placing implants does involve surgery, however modern anaesthetics are more than capable of ensuring you will not feel anything at the time of surgery. Also the mouth has a great blood supply so healing is relatively rapid. Following the surgery there is usually some mild discomfort and swelling, the amount is dependant on the duration and complexity of the procedure, but a more important factor is your individual response which varies from person to person. I always prescribe some pain killers that are more than sufficient to minimise any post operative discomfort.

‘I thought I would get a lot of pain as Paul placed two implants and did bone grafting all at the same time. Paul gave me some painkillers to take afterwards and I took one that afternoon and evening. But I was surprised, as the next day I was completely pain free.’

Mrs C

‘It was not how I imagined it at all – I never felt a thing either when it was done or at all afterwards.’

Miss F

‘As a very nervous patient I was expecting to get bother afterwards, but never needed any of the tablets gave me.’

Mr L

Implants are not cheap, however as long as you are not a smoker and do not have severe gum disease they have a better than 98% success rate at 10 years. My price for a single restored implant and implant tooth starts at about £2900. But this price could be higher if other procedures such as bone or gum grafting are required. I also guarantee all my work 100% for two years.

‘I looked at having my implants does with several dentists before I decided to go with Paul. He was the most expensive one, but I chose him because of his reputation and felt most comfortable having my implants with him. The service and end result was worth every penny.’

Mrs G

‘I decided to have my implant as I hated wearing my denture which I’d had for years. The price had always put me off, but Paul was able to offer me finance, meaning I could spread the cost. Definitely recommend Paul.’

Mr P

There is the quick way and the best way. Implants are not a quick fix, but by taking time and doing them properly, a successful long lasting outcome with fewer problems is more likely. The modern way to do implants is to do them in as few surgeries as possible. Ideally I like to remove a failing tooth, place the implant and do any other associated procedures all at the same time. Following this a period of 3-4 months is needed to allow adequate healing before the final tooth can be placed.

‘I lost some teeth when I was 16 and had no bone left to be able to have implants. Paul had to build the bone first, to then later be able to put the implants in. This took nearly a year from start to finish, but I am delighted with my new teeth!’

Ms L

‘I was sent to Paul as my dentist doesn’t do implants, he took the tooth out and put the implant straight in. I had to wear a denture for four months which was awful as I kept playing with it with my tongue. But once the new tooth was put in, it felt like my own tooth.’

Mr B