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Terms & Conditions

Our practice aims to provide dental care of a consistent quality, for all patients. We have management systems to help us, which define each practice member’s responsibilities when looking after you.

In proposing treatment we will take account of your own wishes. We will explain options, where appropriate, and costs, so that you can make an informed choice. We will always explain what we are doing.

We will do all we can to look after your general health. We will ask you about your general health, and about any medicines being taken. This helps us to treat you safely. We keep all information about you confidential.

Contamination control is essential to the safety of our patients. Every practice member receives training in practice systems for contamination control. Wherever possible single use disposables are used. Reusable equipment is sterilised by autoclave. We will always be polite and courteous in our dealings with you and treat you with respect at all times. We expect the same consideration from our patients in return. We reserve the right to refuse to treat any patient who is abusive or discourteous to any member of staff.

Our normal payment procedure is to ask you to pay a proportion of the cost of your treatment at each visit. The final payment being due on your last appointment. We are happy to give estimates of the total cost of a course of treatment before that treatment begins, and will keep you informed of any changes as treatment proceeds. Patients can choose to pay by either cash, debit or credit card. We no longer accept personal cheques.

Please give as much notice as possible if you have to cancel an appointment in an emergency. Please call on 01256 584485. For a genuine emergency cancellation, there will be no charge. With other cancellations, we will try to fill your allocated time with another patient but reserve the right to charge ( at a rate of half our normal hourly fee ) if we are unable to do so.

Whenever possible, please contact us about emergencies during normal surgery hours. If you need to be seen the same day, please get in touch as early in the day as possible. In the case of an emergency out of hours, phone the number below, and you will be put in touch with our dedicated paging service where you can leave a message for the on call dentist. If treatment is necessary, we will do our best to arrange it within 24 hours. Emergency Telephone (01256) 584485

We aim to make your treatment as pleasant as possible every time you visit us. However if you feel you have not been treated as you would have liked, or are dissatisfied with any aspect of our practice, we want to know. It is only through hearing from you that we can help and improve our service. Please mention your concerns in the first instance to your dentist. If they can not be resolved immediately and to your satisfaction, we may request your comments in writing. This practice operates an in-house complaints procedure for both Private and NHS patients, which adheres to nationally agreed criteria. More information is available from reception.

This practice stores patients data on computer and is registered with the data protection agency as a user of computerised records.

The registration number is Z7349265. More information is available from the DPR web site at www.gov.uk/data-protection. More information about our practice and services as well as general advice on dental care is available on our web site at www.hookdental.com

Caring dentistry for all the family
Get in touch:

Stanley House, London Road, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9GA

Tel : 01256 762353

Dental Implants

Am I suitable for implants?

Usually, if you are over 18 and in reasonably good health, you will be suitable for dental implant treatment at Hook Dental in Hampshire. Smoking reduces the success rate for dental implants but doesn’t preclude treatment.

What is a Dental Implant?

An implant comes in two parts. The first is an artificial root made from titanium that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time (3-6 months), will bond or integrate with your own jaw bone. The implant is placed via a small surgical procedure that is carried out painlessly under a local anaesthetic (the area made numb).

The second part is what is visibly attached to the dental implant root. For those missing one tooth, a natural-looking crown will be created to perfectly match your existing teeth. If you have a full set of dentures, a full arch of teeth can be permanently attached to four or six dental implant roots - you don’t need one implant root for every missing tooth you have.

Free initial consultation

You are invited to visit us at Hook Dental for an initial free consultation to assess your suitability for dental implant treatment. At this consultation we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each dental implant option so that you can make an informed decision about your care. We may take some simple x-rays at this appointment.

For simple cases this 30-minute consultation may be enough to determine your suitability and you can proceed to treatment. For more complex cases this visit will be followed up with a full case assessment. This thorough appointment will determine whether dental implants are the right option for you. At your implant assessment consultation, your mouth will be examined and then appropriate x-rays, models and photographs taken. If implants are appropriate, a full treatment plan will be developed together with an estimate of the costs of providing the treatment. This process may take a few visits and there is a charge for this more involved treatment planning exercise, which we will explain before we proceed.

If you wish to proceed, we will arrange for you to be seen by our resident implantologist, Amir Savage, who will place the titanium implant. You will return to your own dentist for the dental implant supported crown, bridge or denture to be crafted and fitted.

For complex cases requiring more extensive planning and perhaps bone grafting or sinus lifting, we use our implant partners at Elmsleigh House Implant Clinic in Farnham. Here you will have the implant root placed and any associated more advanced procedures and then return to us for the dental implant supported crown, bridge or denture to be crafted and fitted.

What if I’m not suitable?

Everyone is different and if you aren’t suitable for implants at Hook Dental, we promise to do all we can to find an alternative treatment to restore your smile.

What does it cost?

Dental implants are one of the most expensive dental procedures carried out by any dentist but the effect they can have on rebuilding your smile and your confidence can be priceless. At Hook Dental we regularly provide implants to replace single teeth as well as more complex multiple teeth cases.

We have replaced full upper and lower arches and the cost of these cases varies hugely. We won’t proceed with treatment without agreeing a fee before we start. As a guide a straightforward single implant crown will be in the region of £2,500 complete. More complex cases are harder to estimate and need to be quoted individually, but as an example, patients at this practice who have had a full upper or lower set of fixed implant crowns have paid in the region of £24,000 and a removable lower denture stabilised with two implants in the region of £8-9,000.

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To find out how we can help you, call us on 01256 762353, email us or request an appointment and we will be in touch.