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Dental Implant Treatment in Ipswich

Loose and Missing teeth can affect what you can eat and make the choice of food you choose more difficult. In addition it can also affect your smile which in many people has an affect on their confidence.

Dental implants are a permanent solution to the problem of loose and missing teeth. The look and feel just like your natural teeth and you don't remove them like dentures.

If looked after correctly, dental implants can last you a lifetime.

benefits of dental implants Ipswich

  • replaces missing teeth.
  • maintains bone*
  • maintains your youthful appearance.
  • restores your natural smile.

PRGF(Plasma Rich in Growth Factors)

There is now a new technique which is available at GB Dental which uses plasma rich growth factors. These encourage quicker  healing. To do this we take a sample of blood prior to the procedure. This is separated into fractions and the plasma is used in the implant surgery. Studies show that the healing is much improved and a lot quicker. This technique is also being used in a variety of different medical procedures. (

Immediate Implants - Teeth In A Day

Advances in technology and patient demands for an instant solutions. It is now possible to place implants and crowns or or bridges on the same day. We can even extract teeth, place implants and then fit a crown to the implant in a single day too

This enables patients to convert from failing natural teeth or dentures, to fixed crowns without the conventional intervening stages detailed above. We can't offer this procedure to everyone but we can discuss your options when you have your initial consultation.


This is a modern way of providing fixed teeth in a jaw where there are no natural teeth on 4 implants thus reducing the cost. A temporary bridge can be made at the same appointment and the final bridge fitted after healing. (


Are implants safe and how long will they last

Yes implants are a safe and widely practiced treatment. Well cared for implants can last as long as your natural teeth. How well you look after your implant and whether you keep up your regular maintenance appointments will have the biggest impact on how long they last.

Just as with your natural teeth, if you don’t look after your implants they will develop a coating similar to what happens to neglected natural teeth. If left untreated, this can lead to infection and gum disease. You can equally get all these problems with natural teeth. If your implants are well looked after and if the bone they are fitted to is healthy, you can expect them to last for many years.

Do Implants hurt

Generally speaking no it won’t hurt, in fact placing an implant is often easier than taking the tooth out and is usually done using a local anaesthetic. You won’t any pain at the time but, however just like after an examination, you may well feel some discomfort during first week or so after the surgery.

Can anyone have implants?

The majority of patients can have dental implants, and if you are healthy enough to have routine dental extractions you should be able to receive implants. In rare instances a lack or loss of bone may mean implant treatment is impossible. Smokers may suffer from additional problems associated with dental implants and treatment may be refused if smoking cannot be reduced or stopped.

How long do implants last?

Once an implant is restored, functioning and being looked after it should last for a good period of time. Individual implants have a success rate of nearly 95%, which increases for the bridges they support. It is important to bear in mind though that implants are not guaranteed to be 100% successful.

What are the costs?

Dental implants vary in cost depending on the extent of the treatment required. A single tooth implant is currently charged at £2000, but a full costing will be provided during your consultation.

What do if I do not have enough bone?

A thorough clinical examination with the help of x-rays, models and maybe a CT scan helps us to determine whether you have enough bone for an implant. Should the bone volume be inadequate, we can offer a number of different techniques:

  • Guided bone regeneration. Some of the bone is saved from the drilling process and is combined with additional bone material which will act as a scaffold to enable the new bone to develop sufficiently.
  • Block grafting. Bone is taken from elsewhere in your mouth and is fixed into position to build up the thickness of the area where we will place the implant.
  • Sinus augmentation. Sinus floor augmentation consists of making small holes above your upper teeth. Before lifting the mucosal lining of the sinus and holding this up using implants. The bone and some other material is packed around the implants and the wound is closed up.
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