Dental implants have solidified their position as an effective method of replacing missing teeth available today. In fact, many of our patients with dentures and bridges now request to have their appliance secured or replaced with implants.
An implant may be preferred to other solutions because it is placed in the jaw. A small titanium screw is inserted into the jaw under local anaesthetic, where it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue and becomes an anchor for a prosthetic tooth.
After a period of healing, your dentist will attach a crown to the implant, leaving you with a natural-looking and feeling replacement tooth.
At Rightwell East Dental Practice, we use an advanced medical imaging technique called cone beam computed tomography or CBCT. These scans help us to assess the quality of bone in the jaw and place implants more accurately.
When we lose a tooth, the bone that held it in place begins to break down. By placing a dental implant and transferring chewing force back to the jaw, you can stimulate the bone tissue and encourage the growth of new cells.
If too much time has elapsed since your tooth was lost, you may no longer have dense enough bone to accommodate a dental implant. In this case, we can offer you an additional procedure such as a bone graft or sinus lift.
Dental Practices across the UK were allowed to open their doors to patients on the 8th June and we are pleased to announce The Rightwell East Dental Practice is open to offer a limited range of dental treatments.
The treatments available depend on the official advice of the Government and Chief Dental Officer for England.
Prioritising patients in need
The Rightwell East Dental practice is open to see patients, however, due to strict social distancing protocols and limitations of PPE, we are only able to see emergency patients who have been phone triaged by our team. People in the greatest need of seeing a dentist will be seen first and we will prioritise all emergency appointments before any routine appointments are made.
Please do not visit the practice without a pre-arranged appointment, as you will not be seen. In the interest of safety to our staff and other patients, only patients that have been triaged on the telephone will be offered an appointment to attend the practice.
If you have a routine appointment scheduled at the practice in the future please call us on 01733 333990 prior to attending as this may have to be rescheduled in line with government guidance.
Speak to us if you need support
Please continue to call us for advice about any dental issues. Our teams are always available to offer you support by phone and will advise when you may be able to be seen if you are in pain.
Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Our reception team will explain these to you when the appointment is made.