Implants Overview


At Loughborough Orthodontic and Implant Clinic, we offer the full range of dental implants, from single implants to a complete new smile. Implants are the gold standard of dental restorations as they are fixed straight into the jawbone, which ossifies around the newly fitted teeth, strengthening the bond. If looked after properly, dental implants can last for decades or even a lifetime, allowing you to eat, talk and smile with confidence.

Though other dental restorations are more affordable, none come close to dental implants in terms of function, durability, and a natural appearance. We restore your smile by offering dental implants for incisors and molars.

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The benefits

Though other dental restorations might look almost as natural as implants, and restore function to a large degree, dental implants have several important benefits, including:

  • Last for decades
  • Each implant prevents bone loss
  • Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
  • A long-term investment in your quality of life
  • Implants preserve the natural shape of your face
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Your Journey

1. Consultation

Consultation is our chance to get to know you, understand your dental concerns, assess your teeth, and agree on a personal treatment plan. Taking your medical history into account, we will agree on the best way to achieve your goals.

2. Treatment

This is where we bring all our skill and experience to bear. From bridges to braces to implants, your expert clinician will deliver the treatments agreed during your consultation, making sure you are comfortable and at ease.

3. Aftercare

Though some treatments are walk-in, walk-out processes, other dental procedures require downtime and carefully considered aftercare. We will advise you of activities, substances, and medications to avoid, while ensuring you know the best way to look after your treated teeth.


A dental implant is a replica of a tooth affixed to a titanium screw, which is fused directly into the jawbone. The jawbone ossifies around the new tooth, creating a bond as strong as your natural teeth. Implants are the longest lasting and most durable dental restoration available. Much like natural teeth, well-looked-after implants can last for decades.

Dental bridges are an effective restoration solution and are more affordable than implants, but a dental implant has several advantages that a bridge can’t match:

  • They are far more durable
  • They fuse directly with the jaw
  • They support the bone health of your mouth
  • Unlike a dental bridge, an implant won’t cause damage to the surrounding teeth

Your jawbone’s strength is dependent on its interaction with your teeth, and where teeth are missing, those sections of jaw can lose bone density and volume, weakening the shape and structure of your jaw and changing the shape of your face. Implants replicate the function of teeth, strengthening the jawbone and preventing bone loss.

The surgical procedure is minor and is carried out using local anaesthetic. Any post-surgical discomfort can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

If you are generally healthy and you have sufficient jawbone to support an implant, you are highly likely to be suitable. Our expert clinician will examine your mouth and jaw, consult your medical history, and take X-rays to ensure a dental implant would be right for you.