Dental Implants in York

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, fill unsightly gaps and greatly improve both the aesthetics and function of a smile.

Our expert implant dentists based in York are well-trained in the latest implant procedures; they use the highest quality materials and the most modern technology to deliver a unique dental experience. Dental implants in York are an advanced treatment which patients tend to have many questions about.

Dental implants in York

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What is a Dental Implant?

When a tooth is removed or lost, whether it is due to dental injury or decay, a dental implant can be used to replace the root portion of the tooth. Made from titanium alloy, the Dental implant is surgically placed directly into the jawbone after which they can support dental crowns and bridges or dentures to restore long-term function.

What does Dental Implant treatment in York involve?

Initially, the Dental Implant dentist will ensure there is sufficient bone to support the dental implant. Then, if this is found to be the case, the Implant dentist will begin treatment by placing you under local anaesthetic or using dental sedation for the more nervous patient, to ensure a painless procedure. A small hole will then be drilled into the jawbone using a special dental implant drill, wherein the titanium implant is fitted and left to heal for around 3 to 6 months. During this time a temporary tooth will be attached. Then, once integration of the Dental Implant is complete the Implant dentist will be able to fit a crown, bridge or denture according to your wishes.

How long does Dental Implant York treatment take?

The length of dental implant treatment will differ per patient. However, on average you can expect treatment to take around 1-2 hours for each dental implant procedure. Our team will be able to advise on when appointments are necessary and if you will need to take any time off work.

What if I need a bone graft for my Dental Implant treatment?

A dental bone graft is an additional procedure implemented when there is insufficient jaw bone to support a Dental implant. This is usually due to instances where the patient has suffered from gum disease, lost teeth but not had the missing teeth replaced or where with time the jaw bone has resorbed. In the past it was not possible to use Dental implants in places where there was insufficient jaw bone however modern advances in Implant dentistry have seen this change. We can take bone grafts from other areas of the body or can use artificial bone graft substitutes to help compensate for any deficiency in bone quality or quantity to facilitate the placement of dental implants.

Our team of Implant dentists at Fresh Dental Smile Clinic York are happy to discuss all the considerations for replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

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Are Dental Implants a better option than dental bridges & dentures?

Though each restorative method has its advantages dental implants in York are often considered a better cost-effective solution due to the level of stability and comfort Dental Implant treatment offers. One of the major benefits of Dental implants is they transmit chewing forces to the jaw bone, which helps to maintain and prevent further bone loss in the jaw. If there is no Dental implant as with conventional bridges and dentures, the bone may recede and over time the shape of the face may change.

Whereas dental bridges are anchored onto neighbouring teeth for support, dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone to allow much better-chewing ability and function. Dental bridges and dentures also tend to require neighbouring healthy teeth to be prepared in some way, usually by way of filing. Dental Implants, in contrast, are placed into the jawbone usually without any need to disturb adjacent teeth.

Removable dentures can be loose and poorly fitting and need to be taken out at night to be cleaned. Dentures can be made more stable with mini-dental implants or normal-sized dental implants. Dental implants, on the other hand, can mimic the stability of natural teeth and are permanently fixed.

Possible Complications with Dental Implants in York

The Dental implant may fail to integrate with the jaw bone and this can cause a failure, but this occurs in only rare cases. Our Implant Dentist in york assesses each Implant case individually to consider possible risks and problems of Implant surgery in advance.

Am I too old for a Dental Implant? Is there an age limit for implants?

No, you are never too old for a Dental Implant. As soon as the jaw has stopped growing an implant can be placed. Therefore in younger patients implants can only be placed when the jaw bone is fully developed. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit for implants as long as there are no significant medical risk factors.

If you would like to consider replacing gaps or missing teeth with Dental Implants in York discuss your options with our award-winning team at Fresh Dental Smile Clinic in York. Book an appointment for a Free consultation with our implant dentist on 01904 623 687. 

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Where are we based?

Our practice is based in Rawcliffe, on the outskirts of York. Take a look at our location using the interactive Google Map below.


Liv Smith
Liv Smith
21. March, 2024
Made my teeth perfect in love with them now best I’ve ever seen the process was quick and easy
Emma Steele
Emma Steele
27. February, 2024
I am amazed at my smile after having my braces off today and 4 months earlier than anticipated due to Jenny's expertise! I look completely different and can smile with confidence. Thanks to Jenny and team for a friendly and professional experience. I would highly recommend Fresh Dental Smile Clinic. Thank you
Peter Carbert
Peter Carbert
7. February, 2024
I’ve been going here for nearly 14 years having previously had a dental phobia. I’ve probably had 100+ visits in this time including regular visits for Invisalign/straightening. I’ve never ever had any issues here, always a friendly and calming experience to the point I’m no longer nervous about visiting. Highly recommended!
Kelly Corlett
Kelly Corlett
30. January, 2024
Excellent service in a calm relaxed environment.
21. January, 2024
highy recommend
Parisa khan
Parisa khan
21. January, 2024
Great dental practice, very good level of care and expertise. Straight to the point and delivers what they say. Ethical and honest dental care. Well worth the investment.
Jackie baron
Jackie baron
18. January, 2024
I asked for a emergency appointment was seen very fast everyone was so nice and friendly I would highly recommend and I’m now very happy to be free from pain
Frances Burbidge
Frances Burbidge
8. January, 2024
Fantastic dental practice, Jenny and the team are so warm and friendly, Jenny always puts me at ease and the surroundings are very calming, clean and modern, I would highly recommend Fresh Dental Smile York.