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Everything you need to know about Dental Implants in Jersey

18 May 2016 | Dental Implants Everything you need to know about Dental Implants in Jersey Image

Does the thought of having your missing teeth replaced feel like a daunting prospect? At the Cosmetic Dental Group here in Jersey we have over twenty years of experience in placing dental implants. Dental implants are the best alternative to your natural teeth and can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth, to stabilise wobbly, uncomfortable dentures and are a permanent solution to your missing teeth woes.

Principal dentist Jeremy Willetts has a special interest in implant dentistry and looks after all of our implant cases. Jeremy’s knowledge and experience in dental implants began in 1989 after training as an oral surgeon. Furthermore he later went on to complete a year long pupillage with the world-renowned implant surgeon and pioneer, Dr. Hilt Tatum.

Implants at The Cosmetic Dental Group

Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence.

A dental implant is a screw-like structure made of titanium that is placed into the bone of the jaw. It acts like the root of a tooth to support a crown, bridge or denture. Implant restorations can be matched to complement existing teeth so that no one need ever know it’s there!

Life benefits:

  • When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels.
  • Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual
  • Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth while improving the cosmetic appearance of your smile


“This testimonial gives me a great opportunity to say that I am immensely grateful for the effort and care that went into my treatment and for the excellent result. I receive lovely compliments about my teeth even from people who didn’t know what they looked like before. Thank you so much.”

Are dental implants suitable for everyone?

Whilst the majority of people would be suitable for dental implants, to be 100% sure there are a few things that Jeremy would need to evaluate first;

  1. Your medical and previous dental history.
  2. How you feel about your existing teeth and what you hope to achieve with dental implants.
  3. An internal and external examination of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues.
  4. X-rays to look at the bone levels of your jaws and the underlying health of your remaining teeth.

Following on from these checks, Jeremy will then be able to give you his full professional opinion on whether you would be suitable for dental implants or if he feels that an alternative solution would be better.

How quickly will you have your new implant?

Implant treatment normally has two main steps. Firstly the implant is placed and then allowed to heal for anywhere between 4-6 months. This allows the titanium implant to integrate fully with the bone that it has been placed in. Once this process of ‘osseointegration’ has been successfully achieved the implant can then be restored with a crown, bridge or a denture.

We find that the average time from initial assessment to fitting the final implant is around about six months.

Do you need to have sedation for dental implant treatment?

Sedation is an option for our patients who have implant surgery and we find that the majority of our patients choose to have their implants placed whilst they have ‘twilight sedation’ which sends then into a state of deep relaxation.

Are dental implants difficult to look after?

Caring for your dental implants is very much like caring for your own teeth. Our Dental Hygienists have vast experience and training in implant care and as part of your dental implant treatment you will automatically see one of them for implant care advice, oral hygiene instruction and post-operative care.

How expensive are dental implants?

We can never put an exact cost on dental implants as each person is different with different needs and desired outcomes.

What we can absolutely say though is;

  • Dental implants are an investment in the overall health and longevity of your smile
  • With dental implants you are investing in a confident smile
  • Having your dental implant treatment carried out by us here at The Cosmetic Dental Group means you are investing in a wealth of experience in dental implant surgery, coupled with a high rate of treatment success plus advanced post- operative care.

 “Dear Jeremy,

Just to let you know that I did not have one moment of discomfort during or since my procedure with you.

I can hardly believe how easy it has all been

Very Many Thanks


There are many other benefits to having your smile restored here at The Cosmetic Dental Group in Jersey such as;

  • A warm and welcoming environment
  • Over 20 years of experience in placing dental implants
  • A dedicated and full time Dental Hygiene Department
  • A team that are committed to their ongoing professional development
  • All of our Dentists are full members of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • A range of payment options

 You will also be pleased to know that for anyone considering dental implants we offer complimentary non-clinical consultations* where you can find out more about dental implant treatment face to face with one of our dentists.

 “If I were to sum up the practice in 3 words I would say patient focused, outstanding in its’ field and a practice which just gets it right. Ok, that’s more than 3 words but I needed to say it all”

To answer even more of your implant questions, including a patient case study, an infographic and a Q&A with Jeremy why not download our FREE guide to replacing missing teeth here

(* this consultation is non-clinical and does not include an oral examination)

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  • 'I’d just like to say how much I enjoy knowing I’m coming to the practice because when I come, I’m received right royally really. It’s a case of ‘how are you’ and a smile, the girls take my coat and it’s just so lovely. When you visit everybody is so responsive and wanting you to enjoy your session.'

  • 'Having a lovely white smile projects a really healthy, attractive image that creates a positive response from everyone. I am really thrilled with the results and will be more than happy to recommend The Cosmetic Dental Group to my friends and clients. They have a really good reputation so I know they will be in good hands.'

  • 'As my dental appointment approached I was awash with trepidation. I needn’t have worried as the wonderful, welcoming staff and practitioners made my visit a dental delight! My dreaded visit turned out to be positive, painless and palatable! So much so, I’m paying them another visit in 6 months time.'

  • 'I am extremely pleased with the speed and quality of the work I have had from Jonathan Wood- a complete transformation with no pain at all.'

  • 'Straight teeth, better pronunciation, and a fuller lip. Jonathan explained everything as we went along, and the before and after photos were gob smacking - what a difference!'

  • 'I feel like my teeth are 100% better than they were before. I am very pleased. It’s like a weight off my mind. I didn’t know how conscious I was and so now having had the treatment, it has given me that little bit more confidence to smile freely without thinking of my teeth.'

  • I could not recommend the Cosmetic Dental Group enough! They have been fantastic 👌 I was very nervous at first due to a previous experience, however, Caroline and the team have been fantastic and made this process a lot easier than I ever thought it would be. I don’t think I showed just how happy I was with my teeth when I left each time as in honesty I had never known what good looks like. However the amount others have noticed and said how good they look is a complement to the great job they have done and now I do know what good looks like! It has helped others I know to sign up to sort their teeth and I will continue my treatment with the plan going forward having seen the benefits and taken in the advice I have been given.

  • 'Just a short note of thanks for dealing personally with my problem. I felt so much better within a day and want you to know that I do appreciate the time taken and 'gentle' approach.'

  • 'Two words but packed with more gratitude than you will ever know….thank you.'

  • Meeting and being treated by Jonathan Wood changed my life. Jonathan was recommended to me by a friend who told me that she was sure he could help me. Over the years I had investigated having my bite corrected and was told the same thing again and again. My bite was difficult to fix. One dentist told me that teeth would need to be removed and even then, he could not guarantee that the treatment would be successful stating that it was highly probable the teeth and jaw would shift back to their original starting point. There was no jaw surgery or extraction of teeth. Eighteen months later the braces came off and I felt like a new person both physically and emotionally. I'm not sure you can put a price on what I have gained. I will be eternally grateful to Jonathan, his wonderful assistants, and the friendly, warm team at the Cosmetic Dental Group.

  • 'Having undergone quite major dentistry over the past year, I can highly recommend The Cosmetic Dental Group.'

  • 'CDG comes highly recommended, the entire team are professional, friendly and know their stuff. Well worth a visit.'

  • 'It’s not a case of not affording to go, you just can't afford not to go. They make going to the dentist pleasurable.'

  • 'All the staff at The Cosmetic Dental Group are very friendly and professional. The dental work I needed has been completed by Dr Willetts, and I am very pleased with the result. The cost was a lot less than I had originally been quoted, and no need for a visiting Consultant as Dr Willetts had the necessary expertise.'

  • 'I've had such a great experience. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a way I would understand. I feel as though I have had much more for my money and time compared to other dentists I have been to.'

  • 'Katie is always punctual, well turned out, she greets you with an amazing smile and makes you feel so at ease. She is so professional and courteous and clearly is incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of dental hygiene. She is very thorough yet efficient at the same time.'

  • 'I now have a smile that people comment on all the time and am more than happy with all the treatment I received. I would recommend the practice to anyone.'

  • 'The Cosmetic Dental Group are an absolute gem! Always friendly and helpful, the surgery is a pleasure to attend.'

  • 'The staff there are fabulous and worked hard to accommodate my desire to get my teeth finished before going on holiday. I would definitely recommend this practice, as I now feel confident in my smile! Thank you for being so brilliant, friendly and accommodating.'

  • 'All of the staff are really kind and friendly and in particular, I must thank Jonathan Wood for all the time and hard work he has put in to my teeth. I am very glad that I came here and would definitely recommend it to others.'

  • 'The Dental Health Plan at the practice has also been really good for me as it’s a great way of having your regular appointments paid for so you don’t have to think about it. You pay for the plan monthly, which is very reasonable and obviously for that you are getting your two examinations and two hygiene visits.'

  • 'If I were to sum up the practice I would say patient-focused, outstanding in its’ field and one which just gets it right.'