Dental Implants from an award-winning practice in the heart of Suffolk
Losing a tooth can have an enormous impact on your life, both psychologically and medically. You may feel self-conscious of your missing tooth when you smile, find it uncomfortable to eat your favorite foods or have started to experience physical effects such as headaches, one tooth can have a surprisingly big effect.
Dental implants are long lasting tooth root replacements that simulate the root of a pre-existing tooth. They are one of the most effective and reliable methods for tooth replacements and the closest alternative to having your own teeth back.
The natural appearance and function of the implants means that no-one will ever know you have them, allowing you to enjoy the food you love, speak and smile with confidence – with potentially life changing results.
After a thorough assessment of your teeth and general health, we will take a 3D CT scan, this is to check the accurate placement of the implant and minimise any complications.
Once all this information has been gathered you will be invited for a complimentary consultation in our client lounge with Dr van Staden and you will meet our treatment co-ordinator.
They will fully explain your treatment options, show you photos, gather relevant information, explain what to expect, time scales and outline the cost of the treatment.
They will answer all your questions and make sure you are happy to proceed.
At this point Dr van Staden will create a personalised, transparent treatment plan with extensive explanations and costings and send this to you either by post or email.
Your treatment co-ordinator will always be on hand to answer any questions you have, however big or small.
Once you have decided to proceed the implant can be placed. This is done under local anaesthetic. Following the procedure any discomfort can be easily controlled with painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
The implant is usually then left for several months to bond with the bone, providing a strong, stable platform. Once healed, replacement teeth can then be attached to the implant, returning you to a confident smile.
In some cases it may be possible to attach temporary replacement teeth at the same time as the implant.
Why Choose Us?
We are proud to have an outstanding record of successfully treating and caring for our implant clients.
Dr van Staden has been confidently placing implants since 2006.
He is a director for Dentinal Tubules, which provides training, continuing professional development and study clubs for dental professionals throughout the UK. This gives him access to the latest dental advancements and specialists from around the world.
He has been a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for many years.
He has passionately sought further training under the guidance of internationally renowned dentists and implantologists in the UK, US and around the world, in order to provide the best level of care for his clients.
Good health and happiness is what life is all about, so when it comes to your smile, Christchurch Dental is here to deliver first class dental implant treatment and care and a smile you will love.
At Christchurch we have adopted and patient-focused philosophy which means you will be listened to and not dictated to.
We will get to know each other so you will feel progressively comfortable and confident with each appointment.
By listening to you , giving step by step explanations and delivering outstanding dentistry we want you to know that you could not have chosen a better practice for your implant placement.
‘After having Derek install two implants and a big dental bridge, I can smile with confidence. Wow, what a magician!!
Derek always has a warm smile and a great sense of humour. A joy to visit the dentist!
The team are also excellent. Thank you.’