Commonly asked questions about dental implants in St. Albans


It is only through asking questions and knowing what to expect from dental implants in St. Albans that patients can best prepare for the procedure and receive optimal results. Before any significant procedure, such as dental implants in St. Albans, conducting thorough research is the first critical step. Knowing what questions to seek clarification on before scheduling a consultation appointment for dental implants in St. Albans at UK Dental Specialists is a great way to ensure you get all the information you need from a reliable source. The last thing we want is for a patient to have to encounter unexpected problems.

There are a few good reasons why patients with missing or broken adult teeth should have these replaced with artificial teeth replacement implants. Permanent artificial teeth minimise the risk of a patient’s gum condition deteriorating, protects jawbone quality, and gives a patient back full chewing, biting and speaking capabilities. On top of all these plus points, dental implants look just like natural teeth, so there is no need to feel self-conscious about having to wear dentures.

What to know before getting a dental implant

How safe are dental implants?

Artificial tooth replacement implants are generally considered one of the safest and most effective of dental treatments. This is because an experienced implant dentist will first ascertain patient suitability for the procedure (yes there are a few conditions that need to be met with). In addition to this there has been much advancement made in the development of the materials and processes utilised in the implantation procedure, to promote its safety and comfort for the patient.

It is also critical that a patient chooses an implant dentist with the required relevant training and not just an ordinary practising dentist. It is suggested that a patient enquire about special training received and for certification with reference to this particular dental procedure.

Is it easy to see that I have dental implants?

It is not easy to distinguish whether someone has received permanent artificial teeth, as these are designed to replicate the look and function of natural adult teeth – complete with root (metal rod surgically implanted into the jawbone and the artificial crown or cap placed on top). An experienced implant dentist will be able to colour match the cap to the exact shade of the rest of your teeth so that it blends in perfectly.

How long do the artificial teeth implants last?

It is only natural for a patient to want to know the service life of a dental solution that comes at a cost. Unlike alternative tooth replacement solutions, the shelf life of dental implants is comparatively long, but the condition is that patients have to take the responsibility in maintaining a strict and thorough oral care regime at home.

Would you like to be more confident about your smile or improve chewing and biting functionality? Find out more about aesthetically pleasing artificial teeth replacement implants from our qualified and experienced implant dentists at UK Dental Specialists, and how these are a great option to fill in the gaps left open by lost teeth, can help you resume eating a full range of foods and can protect gum and jawbone health.