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Suffering from tooth loss? Here’s everything you need to know about dental implants

Phillips & Co Cosmetic Dentistry, Darlington, answers all our dental implant questions.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 29.03.2023

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Our smile plays an important role in our confidence.

If you’re struggling with the fear of your dentures moving out of place or have suffered from tooth loss, it can knock your self-esteem making you want to hide your smile.

But no one should have to feel worried about smiling, or even eating when it comes to it. And that’s exactly what the team at Phillips & Co Cosmetic Dentistry help with every day – to restore your bite, smile and confidence.

Their team of experienced dental practitioners constantly develop their skills to offer the latest premium dental treatments through a tailored plan in a beautiful and luxurious setting that we guarantee you’ll see results from.

And one treatment that helps with tooth loss is dental implants – a life-changing investment that will help you have a smile you’re proud of. Phillips & Co Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Owner, Dr Scott Phillips, is here to tell us everything we need to know about getting dental implants.

HLN TOP TIP: Phillips & Co Cosmetic Dentistry is kindly offering our readers a free consultation worth £75 by quoting ‘High Life North’ upon booking.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a permanent way to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant replaces the roots of the lost teeth with a titanium implant, onto which several solutions may be affixed, such as a single crown, a small bridge or even a full arch bridge depending on the patient’s needs. A dental implant can also be used to fix in place very loose dentures for greater functionality and improved comfort.

What happens during the dental implant procedure? 

We usually carry the procedure out under conscious sedation, which allows patients to be nice and relaxed. We then place a titanium implant into the bone where we want to replace the tooth. The procedure varies greatly from patient to patient depending on their health and needs, but that is the general gist.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

This again depends on the needs and health of the patient. Some implant cases can be planned and carried out within 24 hours, while others may require 6-18 months from start to the complete finish of the case


How much do dental implants cost?  

Standard costs are from £2,900. Discounts are available, as well as payment plans and finance options to help spread the cost of treatment.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper aftercare and initial placement, implants can last a lifetime. The commonly quoted figure is around 15-20 years for the average case.


Is it true your teeth need to be shaved down to get dental implants?

Not true at all, there are no teeth where we would place an implant.


Are there different types of dental implants?

There are many manufacturers and materials available for dental implants, we only use premium brands of SLA Surfaced Titanium Dental Implants. There is the strongest evidence for success with this and we only want the best results for our patients.

To book a consultation or for more advice, visit www.darlingondentistry.co.uk or email: [email protected]

To see Phillips & Co Cosmetic work their magic, follow Dr Scott Phillips’ Instagram and the practice’s Instagram.


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