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Dental Implants

Do you feel nostalgic for the days when you could eat a crunchy apple? Do people misjudge you because you are reluctant to smile?

Ill-fitting dentures and loose or missing teeth can make your social life a misery, sap your self-confidence and stop you from enjoying your food. If you can relate to these experiences you’ll be delighted to hear that they can now be overcome.

Principal dental surgeon, Chris Smirthwaite, has been placing dental implants at The Smile Centre in Liskeard, Cornwall for many years with great success so you can be assured that his wealth of experience underpins our procedures. Consultations with Chris and one of our implant co-ordinators will ensure you are fully conversant with the treatment options, the achievable results and the costs, so that you can make an informed decision.

Just think of all the great things our teeth add to our lives – they give our face shape, they help us to communicate, to eat, to whistle and to sing; but most of all our teeth give us the confidence to show what makes us unique - our smile.

Visit us for a 30-minute dental implant consultation to find out more. Book now

Reasons for dental implants

  • Replace a missing tooth or teeth
  • Restore the mouth’s function
  • Provide a secure anchor for dentures & bridges

When teeth are lost the bone that held them in your jaw will shrink. Placement of dental implants can preserve this bone, maintaining the shape and structure of the lips and cheeks preventing the ageing ‘caved in’ look of older people with poorly fitting dentures.

The key benefits of dental implants here in Liskeard, Cornwall

  • Allow you to smile, eat and chew with confidence
  • Prevent that caved in look seen with poorly fitting dentures
  • Reduce wear & tear on the teeth near the gaps
  • The most cost effective, longest lasting solution out there

Dental Implants FAQs

Why choose The Smile Centre for implants?

Chris Smirthwaite, our principal dentist, has a wealth of experience of gently placing dental implants and has an enviable success rate. You can rest assured that your dental implant placement is in safe, reliable hands.

Do you have any payment options?

Yes, we offer interest free finance to help spread the cost of implant treatment at The Smile Centre Liskeard. Ask us for details at your 30-minute initial consultation.

What are dental implants?

An implant is an artificial root made from ultra-pure titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time, will bond with your jawbone to create a firm foundation to which a replacement false tooth is fixed.

When can teeth implants be used?

Tooth implants can be used for a wide range of treatment from one implant to replace one missing tooth, two implants to secure a loose denture, through to multiple implants to replace all the teeth in the mouth.

Can anyone have oral implants?

Yes, if you are over 18 and in reasonably good health. The main limitation is the amount of bone available. Our thorough assessment will determine whether dental implants are the right option for you.

Am I suitable for dental implants?

The suitability for dental implants is assessed on an individual basis. At your implant assessment consultation, your mouth would first be examined and then appropriate x-rays, models and photographs taken. If implants are appropriate, a full treatment plan would be developed together with an estimate of the costs of providing the treatment.

Do dental implants hurt?

No. All treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and for very nervous patients we can offer dental sedation. A break down of the aftercare needed will be provided and we will be here to answer any questions during your healing time.

How long do dental implants last?

With the right care and maintenance a dental implant can last for more than 25 years. Dental implants are considered and designed to be a permanent solution to missing teeth.