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Dental Implants Manchester – How Much Do They Cost And Why?

March 27, 2017

Whether you opt for dental implants Manchester or dental implants Didsbury, unless it’s an extreme medical condition, they aren’t available courtesy of the NHS. As a result implants are the domain of the private dentist. Stockport patients therefore, or indeed any other patients in the country, will probably realise that dental implants don’t come cheap. But why are they so expensive and how much do they cost?

Dental Implants Manchester – How Much Do They Cost And Why?

There are a number of factors that dictate the high price of dental implants, so let’s take a closer look at a few of them…


A dental implant is in effect a precision instrument designed to mimic the tooth. As a result it needs to be incredibly light, but also exceptionally durable – after all, it’s going to have to take the full force of a bite. This can be anything up to 200lbs per square inch. In order to achieve this implants need materials such as titanium and high-grade dental porcelain that are long-lasting and strong so they won’t fracture, crack, or warp. The downsides of this are that super-materials don’t come cheap.

Training and experience

When you’re looking for a dental implant dentist, it’s imperative that you choose one with experience. Because dental implants require surgery, like all surgical procedures they aren’t entirely without risk. Choosing an experienced implant dentist significantly reduces that risk so your implants have a greater chance of survival. Experienced implant specialists take years to hone their craft and have attended many training courses, usually at their own expense. In addition because the area of dental implants is ever evolving, training is ongoing. Therefore when you pay for dental implants in Manchester per se, you’re really paying for peace-of-mind.

Equipment cost

Because dental implants in Didsbury are state-of-the-art, they require state-of-the-art technology to assist. Equipment such laser-guided surgical kits help the dentist to accurately pinpoint exactly where to place the implant to avoid key areas such as facial nerves, Other equipment such as 3D imaging gives dentists an overall view of the whole mouth in 3D form to help identify bone depths and density; and sedation equipment carefully delivers the right amount of sedative to keep the patient relaxed but responsive for pain-free dentistry. All of this comes at a cost which is reflected in the price of dental implants.

Now you know why they cost what they do, how much should you expect to pay?

Anywhere between £900 and £2000 per tooth is a good guide. While finding a private dentist Stockport to fit your implants may sound expensive, it’s worth remembering that well-fitting dental implants have been proven to last for over 40 years, so in effect unlike other forms of missing teeth replacement, you only have to make the payment once. On top of this, once dental implants are fitted they are virtually hassle-free. Just treat them as you do your normal teeth.

If you’d like to find out more about how dental implants Manchester or dental implants Didsbury can change your life, then come and talk to Dr Shi Karim and the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics about our affordable payment plans. To book a consultation contact us on 0161 4860 743 today.

Implant Problems – When You Need A Manchester Emergency Dentist

March 24, 2017

Despite the fact that one of the most advanced forms of missing teeth replacement is dental implants, Manchester patients should be aware of the fact that success can never be guaranteed. There are a variety of problems that can arise, sometimes years after the initial placement. In some cases patients might need to seek advice and/or help from a Manchester emergency dentist. Our emergency dentist Didsbury takes a closer look at the most common dental implant problems and what can be done.

Implant Problems - When You Need A Manchester Emergency Dentist

Osseointegration failure

The process of osseointegration is pivotal to initial implant success. In effect it’s the connection of the bone tissue with the titanium screw as they fuse together as one. This is what creates the super-strong platform. In 95% of cases it occurs as a natural process with no problem, but in the remaining 5% there may be complications. Signs are a loose implant. Osseointegration failure could be down to poor lifestyle choices, health problems, or both. To avoid bone fusion issues dentists should be certain that the implant is being placed into a healthy body and more importantly a healthy mouth. If you experience loose dental implants, Manchester patients should contact a Manchester emergency dentist immediately.


Despite the fact that dental implants are designed to be strong and long-lasting they have their own personal Achilles heel and that’s bacteria. Bacteria is a real problem for dental implants and it can attack the bone surrounding the implant causing it to become loose. In most cases it occurs within the first few months after surgery, but there have been cases where peri-implantitis has taken hold a decade or so later. It’s usually caused by improper dental hygiene (eg, failure to clean the teeth effectively) or through ongoing smoking. Generally peri-implantitis is painless and the first thing patients feel is a loosening of the implant or a slight bump around the implant base. Again patients should seek advice immediately. The dentist will have to remove the implant, clean out the area, and after a possible bone graft to build up the area, refit a new implant. All of this can take a great deal of time and expense. Because of this, our emergency dentist in Didsbury suggests that  initial prevention is far easier and better on the wallet than cure.

Tissue and nerve damage

With the advancements in available dental technology this problem is far less common. It occurs when the implant has been poorly placed too close to a nerve (usually by an inexperienced dentist). Symptoms can include facial pain, short or long-term facial numbness, or a tingling sensation in the cheeks, gums, lips, or chin. Seeking a Manchester emergency dentist can help; however as a form of prevention, patients requiring dental implants in Manchester need to make sure the dentist performing the procedure is highly-experienced.

Although it’s important to understand what can go wrong, dental implant success remains very high (somewhere between 95 and 98% for most dentists). Provided patients carry out any necessary due diligence and follow after care instructions laid out by the dental team, they shouldn’t be seeking an emergency dentist Didsbury, any time soon.  For further details on dental implants Manchester, contact Church Road dental on  0161 486 0743 and book a free, no obligation consultation.

Natural Ways to Fix and Prevent Gum Disease

March 23, 2017

 teeth health smile dentistYour smile is one of your best assets and dentists agree that gum disease is a major concern. While a myriad of different chemical toothpastes and mouthwashes claim to preserve your smile, your dentist might not tell you about the growing number of effective natural treatments that can benefit your teeth and fix gum disease.

– Increase your vitamin D intake to strengthen teeth and gums. As well as taking supplements, harness the rays of the sun.

– Blend herbal oils with the same anti-bacterial properties to enhance treatment. Try peppermint with wintergreen, orange or eucalyptus. Mix with four parts baking soda and one part salt for an effective toothpaste or make a powerful mouthwash with sea salt and water.

– Your dentist may be aware stress can exacerbate gum disease as proven by university trials. Look to meditation and breathing techniques for better gum health as well as avoiding sugary foods.

“Switch to natural treatments and save yourself from the dentist’s tools.”

Read more:

How To Treat Gum Disease Naturally?


What Constitutes Calling A Manchester Emergency Dentist

March 20, 2017

Most UK people understand the seriousness of a health-related issue that necessitates the difference between a trip to the A&E department or a visit to your local doctor. However the criteria for calling  a Manchester emergency dentist is often a little less clear.

Thankfully for most of us, dental emergencies are few and far between but the question is… at what point should you contact your emergency dentist? Is it when you have toothache or experience problematic dental implants? Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics explains.

What Constitutes Calling A Manchester Emergency Dentist

Our Church Road dental care is such that we always allow time in our schedule for dealing with dental emergencies. Depending upon the severity of your condition we’ll endeavour to give you an appointment the very same day.  Broadly speaking, dental emergencies fall into two categories. These are…

  • Visible damage to teeth or
  • The onset of pain caused by underlying issues

Tooth damage is a relatively common occurrence and can range from a chipped tooth when unexpectedly biting down on something crunchy or hard; through to complete missing teeth as the result of an accident. In the first instance it probably won’t constitute a call to our resident Manchester emergency dentist in the middle of the night and instead it’s best to contact us at your earliest convenience where we can treat it cosmetically. The same situation might be said for loose or missing dental implants. Manchester-based practices will usually adopt the same format of assessing each situation individually and making a decision on when to treat, based on this.

The second type of dental emergency is when a patient experiences dental pain. Usually the result of underlying dental problems, pain levels can range from mild to severe. Here at Church Road, dental care extends to dealing with all types of dental pain. More often than not, if it can be brought under control using over-the-counter pain killers then it’s best to do so, and to contact us first thing in the morning where we’ll schedule you in an appointment (usually that same day). On the other end of the spectrum patients may experience sudden excruciating pain (often caused by an abscess) that needs immediate attention. This being the case you shouldn’t wait to contact us. Our Manchester emergency dentist has the ability to treat the cause of the pain in order to alleviate it sufficiently so you can have further treatment the very next day.

So there you have it! The bottom line is that you should never have to suffer with tooth problems or tooth pain and this is what our emergency dentist is here for. If in doubt, contact us and then we’ll make a professional decision based upon the symptoms and conditions.

At Church Road, dental care extends beyond dealing with dental emergencies and patients can rely on the highest quality preventative, cosmetic and restorative dental procedures including dental implants. Manchester patients therefore can rest assured that whatever their dental needs, they’re in safe hands. If you are experiencing dental problems and/or would like to speak to an experienced dentist then contact us on 0161 486 0743 today.

Pain-Free Dental Solutions With Dental Sedation Manchester

March 17, 2017

Most people are likely to feel apprehensive about undergoing dental implants in Manchester because let’s face it, it’s an invasive procedure and you probably wouldn’t be human if you didn’t. But what if you were extremely nervous about attending gentler, less invasive treatments such as a dental check-up or when being fitted with orthodontic braces? Manchester patients who feel this way can rest assured that they are not alone.

According to the British Dental Association as many as one in three of us suffer from some type of dental anxiety. One solution that dentists have up their sleeve is a technique known as dental sedation. Manchester dentists use it to calm and relax nervous patients; but what exactly is it and how does it work?

Pain-Free Dental Solutions With Dental Sedation Manchester

Otherwise known as sedation dentistry it’s designed to take away most, if not all of a patient’s anxiety, enabling them to truly relax in the dentist’s chair. It can be used on a wide number of procedures from simple hygiene cleans through to root canal therapy and dental implants. Manchester dentists have the ability to control the levels of anaesthetic administered which can keep a patient in a wide variety of states. These range from minimal sedation where patients are fully awake but relaxed, to moderate sedation where patients remain awake but have no memory of the procedure; through to deep sedation where patients are on the edge of consciousness, through to full blown general anaesthesia where patients remain unconscious. In most forms of dentistry only minimal and moderate sedation are used. So how is it administered?

Inhaled sedation

Firstly you can inhale the anaesthetic which is in the form of nitrous oxide. More commonly known as ‘laughing gas’ it keeps the patient in a relaxed and carefree state. The ‘gas’ wears of quickly with no side effects and dentists can easily control the amount of gas administered to ensure the patient remains at the right level of consciousness throughout the procedure.

Oral sedation

Oral sedation is administered in pill form and typically it’s Halcion. This is a member of the Valium family of drugs and is designed to make you feel drowsy. Usually taken one hour before the appointment/treatment it’s used in minimal to moderate sedation cases. Unlike inhaled sedation it takes a few hours to clear from the body so it isn’t advised that patient’s drive home.

IV sedation

Used to put anxious or nervous patients in a moderate state of dental sedation, Manchester patients will find that dentists utilise this method for patients undergoing relatively invasive procedures such as root canal therapy or dental implants. Manchester dentists often prefer it to oral sedation because just like inhaled sedation, the anaesthetist will have better control over the levels of sedation. As a result levels can be adjusted accordingly to keep the patient as comfortable as possible. Because the anaesthetic is received via a catheter in the back of the hand, it’s also fast working.

Whether you need a simple filling, dental implants, or braces, Manchester dentists have the procedures in place to make you feel as calm and relaxed as possible. So if you feel anxious or nervous in any way, then tell us and we can help. For further information on how we help anxious patients why not contact us on 0161 486 0743 today and don’t let a fear of the dentist stop you from having necessary or vital treatment.

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