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Eilertsen Dental Care

Dental Implants in Inverness

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With more than twenty years of experience in dental implants in Inverness, Eilertsen Dental Care has the unique blend of experience and the most prestigious qualifications available in this field. Dr Eilert Eilertsen has been placing implants regularly since the early 90s and and now placed several thousand implants. Dr Jennifer Eilertsen became the second lady in Scotland to pass the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Don't wait any longer to restore your smile and regain your confidence! Book your consultation for dental implants at Eilertsen Dental Care today and let our friendly team guide you towards a brighter, healthier future. Finance options are available, subject to terms and conditions.

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Introducing Our Implantologists for Dental Implants

Dr Eilert Eilertsen
GDC NO : 49827 BDS (Dundee) 1976

Dr Eilert Eilertsen Dentist GDC NO : 49827 BDS (Dundee)1976 - Dental implants in Inverness

Dr. Eilert Eilertsen graduated from the University of Dundee in 1976, and opened his first practice in Dingwall in 1978. He has maintained a special interest in restorative dentistry and implantology since 1994.

Dr Eilertsen is qualified to perform bone grafts and sinus lifts and routinely uses dental sedation for nervous or apprehensive patients

He carried out his training with Dr Hilt Tatum the originator of the sinus bone graft operation.He also trained with Dr Ashok Sethi one of the foremost implantologists in the UK.

He has placed many thousands of dental implants so therefore has vast clinical experience and some of his patient testimonials can be read under the testimonial section.

Dr Jennifer Eilertsen
GDC NO : 176355

Dr Jennifer Eilertsen Dentist GDC NO : 176355 - Dental Implants in InvernessBsc(Hons) BDS(Dundee) MJDF RCS (Eng) PG Cert Sed UCL (Eng) Dip IMP Dent RCS (Eng)

Dr. Jennifer Eilertsen graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 having already completed an honours degree in Human Anatomy. Having completed the MJDF, she is a member of the joint Faculty of General Dental Practice and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Jennifer is most interested in cosmetic and Implant dentistry.

She recently became the second lady in Scotland to complete the prestigious Diploma in Implant dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a rigorous 2-4 year programme based in London-the gold standard qualification in this field held by only a handful of clinicians in the country.

Jennifer has also trained in facial aesthetics and provides ‘Six Month Smiles’ cosmetic braces and holds a post graduate certificate in Sedation with the Eastman Dental Institute. This provides the perfect adjunct for implant dentistry and is also very helpful for any nervous patients.

Outwith work, Jennifer loves triathlon. She became hooked on fitting this in around her career when she won the age group sprint distance world championships in Vancouver during her elective at university. She treats her triathlon with the same dedication and attention to detail as her dentistry and says the two things can compliment each other as require such different skill. She has competed across the distances now and helps to run her husbands locally based club and race team at the weekends.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth. They are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth.

What Dental Problems Can Implants Address?

Dental implants can address a range of dental problems and serve as a versatile solution for various tooth-related issues. Here are some of the common dental problems that dental implants can effectively address:

  1. Missing Teeth: Dental implants are primarily used to replace one or more missing teeth. They provide a stable and natural-looking replacement option that restores both function and aesthetics.
  2. Single Tooth Replacement: When you have a single missing tooth due to decay, injury, or other reasons, a dental implant can be used to replace it without affecting adjacent teeth. This helps maintain the integrity of your natural teeth.
  3. Multiple Teeth Replacement: Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth, whether they are adjacent to each other or scattered throughout the mouth. Implants can support dental bridges or individual crowns to restore your smile.
  4. Full Arch or Full Mouth Rehabilitation: For individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth, implant-supported full arch or full mouth restorations can provide a fixed and stable solution. This can involve the placement of multiple implants to support a fixed bridge or denture.
  5. Denture Stabilisation: For those with removable dentures, implants can be used to secure them in place. This prevents slipping, discomfort, and the need for messy denture adhesives, offering a more secure and functional option.
  6. Improved Chewing and Speech: Dental implants restore proper chewing function, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods. They also help maintain clear speech by preventing the movement and shifting of replacement teeth.
  7. Bone Preservation: Implants stimulate the jawbone just like natural tooth roots, which helps prevent bone loss. This is particularly important for maintaining facial structure and preventing the “sunken” look that can occur with missing teeth.
  8. Enhanced Confidence and Aesthetics: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, providing a boost in confidence and improving overall facial aesthetics. They blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
  9. Longevity and Durability: Dental implants are known for their durability and longevity. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective long-term solution.
Structure of a dental implant - Eilertsen Dental Care

Who’s Eligible for Dental Implants?

  • Healthy Gums and Jawbone: Candidates for dental implants must have a healthy gum and jawbone foundation. These structures play a vital role in supporting the implants. Gum disease or significant jawbone loss may require treatment before implantation.
  • Adequate Bone Density: Sufficient bone density is crucial for implant success. In cases of bone loss, bone grafting procedures can often restore the necessary density.
  • Good General Health: Candidates should be in good overall health. Certain medical conditions and medications may affect the success of dental implants, so a thorough health assessment is necessary.
  • Non-Smokers Preferred: Smoking can hinder the healing process and increase the risk of implant failure. While not an absolute disqualifier, non-smokers are often preferred candidates.
  • Age Consideration: Age alone doesn’t disqualify anyone from dental implants. What matters is overall health and the condition of oral structures.
  • Commitment to Oral Hygiene: Candidates must commit to proper oral hygiene to maintain their implants. Regular check-ups and diligent care are essential for long-term success.
Who Are the Candidates for Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a host of advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as bridges or dentures. Here are six key benefits of dental implants:

  • Enhanced appearance: Dental implants are designed to look just like your natural teeth. We can customise them to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile and a boost in self-confidence.
  • Clearer speech: Unlike dentures, which can move around in your mouth, dental implants are securely fixed in your jawbone. This stability allows you to speak clearly and confidently.
  • Greater comfort: As a permanent solution, dental implants don’t require any adhesives or other products to keep them in place. This makes them a far more comfortable choice than other tooth replacement options.
  • Improved ability to eat: Dental implants function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods without worrying about your teeth slipping or falling out. This not only improves your overall nutrition but also your enjoyment of food.
  • Better oral health: Unlike bridges, which require the grinding down of adjacent teeth, dental implants don’t involve altering your existing teeth. This helps to protect the health of your remaining natural teeth and improve your overall oral health.
  • Durability: With the right care, dental implants can last for many years, if not a lifetime. This makes them a cost-effective long-term solution compared to other tooth replacement options.

So, if you’re considering dental implants, you’re on the path to a healthier, happier smile. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

The Process of Getting Dental Implants

The placement of dental implants typically involves several stages, and the process may vary depending on individual circumstances. Here is a general overview of how our personalised dental implants work:

  • Initial Consultation and Treatment Planning: The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with us. During this consultation, our dentist will assess your oral health, including the condition of your jawbone and the number of missing teeth. They may take X-rays, CT scans, or 3D images to evaluate the bone structure and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Based on the evaluation, we  will develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. We will discuss the procedure, potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes. The treatment plan will also include details about the number of implants required, the type of restoration, and the timeline for the procedure.
  • Implant Placement: Once the treatment plan is finalized, the dental implant procedure begins. Sedation options may be available for individuals who experience dental anxiety or require more extensive treatment. During the implant placement, our dentist makes a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the underlying jawbone. We then create a small hole or socket in the bone, carefully positioning it to ensure optimal stability and alignment. The implant fixture is placed into the socket and securely anchored in the jawbone.
  • Osseointegration and Healing: After the implant placement, a process called osseointegration takes place. Osseointegration is the natural biological process where the implant fixture fuses with the surrounding bone tissue. This integration provides a stable and solid foundation for the prosthetic tooth. The duration of osseointegration can vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on factors such as bone quality and individual healing capabilities. During this healing period, it is essential to follow proper oral hygiene practices and any post-operative instructions provided by our dental professional to ensure successful osseointegration.
  • Abutment Placement and Restoration: Once osseointegration is complete, a second minor surgical procedure may be necessary to expose the implant fixture and place the abutment. This procedure involves making a small incision in the gum tissue to access the implant. The abutment is then attached to the implant fixture, and the gum tissue is sutured around it. After a short healing period to allow the gum tissue to heal around the abutment, the final restoration is fabricated. This can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a bridge for multiple missing teeth. The prosthetic tooth is custom-designed to match the colour, shape, and size of your existing teeth, ensuring a natural-looking result.
  • Follow-Up Care and Maintenance: Once the dental implant process is complete, regular follow-up visits to us are essential to monitor the healing process and ensure the long-term success of the implants. These visits typically involve routine check-ups, cleaning, and evaluation of the implants and surrounding oral structures. It is crucial to maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, as well as attending regular dental check-ups. Our dental professionals may provide specific instructions on caring for your dental implants, including recommendations for oral care products and techniques.

Types of Dental Implants and Treatment Options

We offer various types of dental implants and treatment options, customised to cater to individual needs:

Aftercare and Recovery for Dental Implants

After undergoing a dental implant procedure, it’s essential to understand the importance of aftercare and recovery to ensure the success of the treatment. Here’s a friendly guide to help you navigate this crucial period.

  • Discomfort: It’s normal to experience some discomfort, such as swelling, bruising, minor bleeding, and pain at the implant site. However, these symptoms should subside within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relief can help manage any discomfort, but if the pain persists, it’s important to contact your dentist.
  • Oral Hygiene: Good oral hygiene is paramount during the recovery period. Regular brushing and flossing should continue, but be gentle around the implant site to avoid disturbing it. Your dentist may also recommend a mouthwash to help keep the area clean.
  • Diet: Diet can also play a significant role in recovery. In the initial days following the procedure, stick to soft foods and liquids to avoid putting pressure on the implant. As healing progresses, you can gradually reintroduce harder foods.
  • Lifestyle: Smoking and alcohol can hinder the healing process, so it’s advisable to avoid these, especially in the first few days after surgery.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Ensure you attend all of our follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress and address any potential issues promptly. These appointments are an opportunity to ask any questions and to get reassurance about the healing process.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost

When considering dental implants, it’s important to note that costs can vary based on individual cases and specific treatment plans. Generally, dental implant costs start from £3,500. Factors such as the number of implants needed, any additional procedures, the type of restoration, and the complexity of the case can influence the overall cost. An initial dental implant consultation with us will provide you with a more accurate estimate tailored to your unique needs, ensuring transparency and helping you make an informed decision about your oral health investment.

We believe that financial considerations should not be an obstacle to receiving the treatment you need and desire. That’s why we provide:

  • Overview of costs: We provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved in the dental implant procedure, ensuring transparency and no hidden surprises.
  • Payment plans and 0% finance: We offer flexible payment plans and 0% financing options to make dental implants affordable for our patients. Terms and conditions apply. Book an appointment with us, and we will explain the details to you.

Recommended Reads on Dental Implants

Ready to transform your smile and restore your confidence with dental implants? Here are some recommended reads. Whether you’re seeking insights on the benefits, the procedure, or aftercare, these articles are your gateway to becoming an informed decision-maker regarding dental implants. Click here to read now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does dental implant hurt?

Usually implant treatment is no more painful than having a tooth extracted. Often we place implants using a surgical guide that we can create from your CT cone beam scan. This enables us to place implants through a small punch hole like keyhole surgery this means that the treatment is virtually painless.

Can I get the implants placed on the same day as extraction?

We are now working with a new system which often enables us to place the implants directly in the socket where your own tooth was sitting. It does depend on which tooth is causing the problem and how badly infected the tooth was.

If you are suitable for this treatment it does have some advantages including only needing one surgery and it making the best use of your existing bone before it resorbs.

Should I get my own dentist to take out the tooth before I discuss implants with you?

It is probably best to let us see you as early as possible if you are considering implants. If we are extracting prior to an implant, the tooth needs to be removed as delicately as possible to make sure your own bone is retained. If your dentist is experienced at removing teeth prior to implants then that is great but if not it may be preferable to have the tooth removed at our surgery as well as the implant placement.

I am nervous about having treatment can I have sedation?

Dr Eilert Eilertsen has been using intravenous sedation since 1976 and Dr Jennifer Eilertsen has completed a PG Certificate in Sedation from the Eastman institute in London. We are well equipped to carry out sedation and routinely recommend it for implant procedures or other larger treatments. It allows you to relax whilst the treatment is done. Sedation makes you feel very at ease during the treatment and the time will past extremely quickly. It is an easy way of having treatment completed and many patients opt for sedation.

What are implants made from?

Implants are made from titanium. Bone has a natural affinity for titanium which enables it to grow around the implant effectively becoming part of your bone.

Can all dentists place Implants?

The General Dental Council allows any dentist that has suitable training to carry out implant treatment. Dr Eilertsen did his first implant training in 1994 and in the last twenty years has placed thousands of implants. He is one of the most experienced and accomplished implantologists in Scotland. He is a mentor for other dentists wishing to acquire implant skills. Dr Eilertsen places implants for many dentists in the Highland region.

Dr Jennifer Eilertsen has been placing implants since 2014 and was in the unique position to be fully mentored for her first 50 placements which is the training standard the FGDP(UK) recommends. She recently became one of few clinicians in the country to be awarded the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Is there a guarantee?

If an implant should fail to integrate initially we will replace it free of charge. The only exception to this is in smokers.

Can anyone get dental implants?

In general, most healthy individuals with good oral health are suitable candidates for dental implant treatment. However, a comprehensive dental evaluation is necessary to determine if you are an ideal candidate.

Will I be without teeth during the implant process?

Our dentist will provide temporary tooth replacements during the healing period to ensure you don’t go without teeth. These can be removable dentures or temporary crowns.

How long is the recovery period after dental implant surgery?

The initial recovery period after dental implant surgery typically lasts a few days, during which you may experience some swelling and discomfort. The complete healing and osseointegration process can take several months.

Can smokers get dental implants?

Although smoking can increase the risk of complications and hinder the healing process, smokers can still get dental implants. However, it is strongly advised to quit smoking or at least reduce smoking to increase the chances of successful implant integration.

Is there an age limit for dental implant treatment?

There is no strict age limit for dental implant treatment. As long as you have good oral health and are suitable for the procedure, dental implants can be considered at any age.

What are the interesting facts about dental implants?

Dental implants have revolutionised the field of dentistry, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution for individuals with missing teeth. While many people are familiar with the concept of dental implants, there are numerous interesting facts that make this tooth replacement option even more intriguing. Here are 10 of them.

Can you save money by getting dental implants in Turkey?

The prospect of jetting off to Turkey for dental implants, a nation celebrated for its rich history, scenic beauty, and more recently, medical tourism, is an increasingly popular concept. There’s no denying that on the surface, Turkey offers tantalisingly low prices for dental implants, which can appear as a boon for those seeking to combine a bit of sightseeing with their dental procedures. But while the immediate cost savings are clear, is it a financially sound decision in the long run? Click here to explore.

Can dental implants loosen over time?

There are many reasons for dental implants might get loose, what affects them, and how to keep them secure. Click here to discover the full details and make sure your implants last.

What’s the worst that can happen to your dental implants?

Potential challenges of dental implants include failure due to poor integration, infections leading to inflammation and bone loss, the threat of peri-implantitis compromising stability, and possible nerve or tissue damage during placement. Click here to read the details, and how we can help you minimise these risks.

Do I need bone grafts for dental implants?

The need for bone grafts in dental implant procedures depends on the individual’s jawbone health. While not every patient requires a bone graft, they play a pivotal role in creating a strong foundation for successful implantation.

Can I Have Dental Implants with Receding Gums?

Yes, it’s possible to have dental implants with receding gums, but several factors need consideration.

Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implants, Eilertsen Dental Care stands out for several reasons:

  • Expertise and experience: Our team of dental professionals have extensive training and experience in implant dentistry, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.
  • Advanced technology and materials: We utilise state-of-the-art technology and high-quality materials for our dental implants, enhancing their longevity and aesthetic appeal.
  • Patient satisfaction and testimonials: Our patients’ smiles speak for themselves. We have a long list of satisfied patients who have regained their confidence and oral health through our dental implant treatments.

Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for your dental implants now. Book a consultation with us and take the first step towards restoring your smile with professionalism, expertise, and personalised care.

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What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.

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We are conveniently located at 📍Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness📍If you want to visit us for your dental implant treatment from Inverness or a nearby area such as Westhill, Allanfearn, Viewhill, Nairnside, House of Daviot, Leys Castle, Culcabock, Inshes, Culloden, Cradlehall, Smithton, Raigmore, or Haugh, reaching us at Cradlehall Business Park is quite straightforward by car or bus. Bus routes including 2, 3, 6, 27, and M39 have stops close to our practice.