We are pleased to see patients from other practices for restorative dental
treatment. You will remain a patient of your own dentist and continue to see
them for your regular dental care.
Andrew Shelley BDS MSc MFGDP(UK) DPDS MGDS
RCSEd FFGDP(UK) FDS RCSEd Dip Rest Dent RCS Eng
Andrew Shelley is a general dental practitioner of more
than 30 years experience qualifying from the University of
Manchester in 1979. He holds several postgraduate
qualifications including fellowships of the Royal Colleges
of England and Edinburgh.
Andrew formerly taught final year dental students at the
University of Manchester. He now teaches on courses
for qualified dentists and is an examiner for the Royal
College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Our state of the art surgery facilities
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a new and exciting addition to the options available to us.
Implants are a way of replacing missing teeth by implanting a titanium root into
the jaw bone. New teeth can then be built up on the implants. Implants are
sometimes the best solution for difficult restorative problems because they are
one way of avoiding wearing a removable denture or cutting into the other
teeth to make a bridge.
Dental implant replacing a missing upper tooth
There is some very useful further information about dental implants on the
Nobel Biocare Website at www.nobelsmile.co.uk
What does dental implant
In most cases placing dental implants involves a simple procedure which is
carried out under local anaesthetic with only mild discomfort afterwards. There
is usually a healing period of 3 to 6 months after which new teeth may be built
up on the implants.
How successful are dental
Dental implants have a succesrate of some 97%. They are considered to be one of
the most reliable dental restorations available.
Can anyone have dental
The main restriction to implants is whether there is enough bone to
accommodate them. If teeth have been missing for a long time then sometimes
the bone has shrunk back. However this is not always the case and these
problems are usually solved with procedures such as bone grafting.
There are other restrictions such as medications you may be taking or other
medical conditions you may have. We will always discuss this before starting
What if I have complete
Many people have difficulties with complete dentures. Typically the upper
denture is fine because it has good suction from the palate but the lower denture
moves around when speaking or eating. Other people just don’t have the gum
to support upper or lower dentures successfully. A simple solution for the loose
lower denture is to place two implants near the front of the lower gum and fit two
“press stud” type attachments to the underside of the lower denture. The
denture then clicks firmly into place. Alternatively we can use more dental
implants and can even replace both upper and lower dentures completely with
fixed bridges. This is very close to getting back your own teeth.
Two dental implants placed to support a complete lower denture
What happens first?
At your first appointment we will carry out a full examination and discuss your
dental problems with you. We may well need x-rays and casts and
photographs of your teeth before we can formulate your treatment plan. In
all but the most simple cases we will need to have a second meeting with
you to discuss the options available and the details of your treatment plan
including the costs.
How much do dental implants
This depends very much on the case but we have given a guide to our fees
below. However simple or complex your treatment may be, work will only
begin once you are totally happy with your treatment plan and the costs
Small X-rays £8.00 each
Large X-rays £30 each
Study casts £35
Single tooth replacement with an implant from £2000
Complete upper and lower dentures including
2 lower implants and attachments from £3800
Complete upper or lower bridgework
on 6 implants from £12,000
How to make an appointment
Please call in or telephone us on 0161 320 4230. Our reception staff will be
pleased to make you an appointment at a convenient time.
Our practice is situated on Stockport Road in Denton about 250 yards South
from Denton Centre “Crown Point”. There is easy parking on side streets and a
public car park very near on Town Lane.
The practice is easily accessible via the M60 motorway. If you are coming from
the South, take junction 25 and follow signs for Denton. This will take you
directly to the practice after about 3 miles. If you are coming from the North take
junction 24 and then take the M67 motorway. Take junction 1 of the M67 then
turn right at the T junction at the top of the slip road. This road will take you
directly to the practice in just under half a mile.
117 Stockport Road,
0161 320 4230