Dental Implants Hatfield
We are proud to be a leading Hertfordshire provider of premium quality, long lasting and affordable dental implants at our state-of-the-art Hatfield clinic.
Our principal dentist, Dr Karen Andrews (GDC No: 64155) has a special interest in implantology and acquired her diploma in implantology in 2007 and in 2008 she embarked on some major training at the world renowned Pankey Dental Institute in America.
Distinctly Dental is regulated and monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and all our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC), so you can rest assured you're safe in the hands of our expert dental implant team.
Since 2008 Karen has been successfully placing and restoring dental implants for patients from Hatfield, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden and other parts of Hertfordshire.
Why choose our implants?
We are extremely proud of the excellent reputation we have gained over the years for our dental treatments and service and offer the following main benefits:
- Karen has a fantastic implant success rate
- We offer a free implant consultation with no obligation or pressure to proceed with treatment
- We offer 0% Interest free credit to help spread the cost of the treatment (max of 12 months)
- We use a fantastic implant system with over 30 years of research and development behind it
- We have a state-of-the-art award winning practice
- Our patients rate us as 'Outstanding' on Working Feedback
- Our patients have rated us 4.8/5 (5*) on Google My Business
- Our practice is easly accessible for people outside Hatfield as it is close to the A1M
- We offer plenty of free parking
"Karen and her team are fab. I have been put my faith in Karen and her team for over over 15 years - even preferring to travel 100 miles for my 6-monthly check ups, rather than find another dentist. Karen really does cater for cowards.
She and her team stepped me through a decision to have a surgical implant, managed my anxieties post and during surgery (and let me choose the music to listen to!); and gave patient centered after care, including friendly and informative 'check-in' phone calls and texts, which I still rave about today.
Karen is an absolute professional and the technology she uses and continuing professional development she undertakes to ensure her patients receive the best level of (pain free) care is impressive. Great work, team!"
Tooth implants allow you to recover the natural function of your teeth and your beautiful smile after tooth loss. Our teeth play an essential role in our lives.
Once a tooth is lost it can severely affect our eating habits, self-confidence and appearance. Dental implants (usually made of titanium) can be used in several scenarios:
- They provide a way of replacing teeth. They are fully functional replacements that look and feel like your natural teeth.
- They can act as an stabiliser for your denture to be "clipped" onto which makes the denture more secure and comfortable to wear.
- They can act as an anchor for bridges or crowns.
The implant is biocompatible and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth is. As your mouth heals, approximately two to three months after surgery, the bone and implant will begin to fuse together. It can then be used to fasten ‘false teeth’ into position.
Dental implants have changed the lives of many of our patients. Replacing your missing teeth will not only benefit your facial appearance but also your oral and general well-being. They can help you to speak and eat with confidence and prevent further damage to your existing teeth.
Dental implant options explained
A Dental Implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed gently into bone to replace a root of a tooth.
There are 3 parts to a Complete Single Dental Implant:
- Dental Implant
- Abutment (or Post)
- Dental Crown
If you have missing teeth, be it 1 tooth or 32 teeth there are always only 4 options available to you:
- Do nothing
- Wear a removable denture
- Have a bridge
- Have Dental Implants placed with either a crown, bridge or denture fixed on top.
If you do nothing there are obvious consequences such as ‘a toothless smile,’ and less chewing power which means more strain is placed on the remaining teeth. Less obviously; the teeth around the missing tooth usually move, so the tooth behind or in front can tilt and drift into the gap. The opposing tooth can keep growing down or up into the gap. This will adversely affect the bite and can lead to further tooth loss.
Wearing a denture conveniently replaces the tooth or teeth but has the disadvantage of having to be removed for cleaning, often they can be loose, get food underneath, strip gums or give less chewing power all depending on the quality of remaining teeth and gum available.
A bridge is where the missing tooth or teeth are attached to the remaining teeth. This is usually done with metal wings that are bonded on or full crowns. A full assessment of the teeth on either side needs to be carried out to assess the suitability of a bridge.
The ultimate option is having dental implants with a fixed bridge or crown as this feels like having your own real teeth back. Unlike a bridge a Dental Implant does not affect the teeth on either side by cutting them, bonding to them and placing more strain on them.
At Distinctly Dental all the advantages and disadvantages of each option are discussed in detail so that together with the patient the best option is found for each individual. If you are interested in dental implants I do carry out free consultations so please do contact the surgery and arrange an appointment if you wish to do so.
Dental implants prices and 0% Finance
To keep our prices as affordable as possible, we have ensured our dental implant prices are extremely competitive compared to other expert dentists in Hatfield and Hertfordshire.
Prices therefore start from £1,500 and we also include a free consultation and offer 0% Credit Finance over a maximum period of 12 months. Please see our finance page for our 0% finance terms and conditions.