When you think about advanced dental care, you can rely on us to provide a high quality, patient-centred service.
Occasionally your dentist may diagnose potential problems requiring complex or advanced treatment planning to return you to good oral health. Or you may want to change the physical appearance of your teeth to give you more confidence when you smile. The dentist may recommend you accept a referral for consultation with a member of our Specialist and Referral team.
In taking a referral, you are under the care of a vastly experienced team with many years experience in their field. Whether the treatment is for corrective or aesthetic reasons your expectation should always be the same – to receive clear advice and treatment options with no obligation to proceed.
We do strongly recommend seeing your dentist for a full dental examination prior to referral. Your dentist will propose a full range of options but you may of course request referral. Please ask a member of the team for current consultation fees (where applicable).
High Street Dental Practice is proud to offer Implants in Shepton Mallet and surrounding areas.
Dental implants are a permanent way of replacing missing teeth! they feel, work and look very much like your own teeth.
They can be used to replace individual or even a full set of missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial or prosthetic tooth root which is placed into the jaw. Once this implant is in position, a tooth that has been built to match your own teeth is fixed onto it.
Following assessment of your suitability for dental implants, you will be referred to a dental practitioner who has undergone extensive training in Implantology.
This skilled procedure starts with the placement of a prosthetic root implant, which is usually made of titanium, into your jaw under local anaesthetic (if you are particularly nervous you can be sedated). After 3-6 months, when the jaw has healed, an impression is taken so that one of our trusted dental laboratories can build your new tooth to the exact size, shape and colour required. This is then tried in place and if you and your dentist are happy it is fixed securely to the artificial root.
It is very important to maintain a routine of good oral hygiene following an implant to make sure the surrounding teeth and gums stay healthy. If you follow the advice of your dentist and hygienist carefully, your implant will last for many years.
We also offer convenient payment plans.
If you would like further information contact the practice team today.