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Dental Implants

When teeth have been lost, dental implants are the perfect way to restore a smile that will look every bit as natural as your own teeth did. At our emergency dental clinic in London we have helped many people replace teeth using expertly fitted dental implants.

The different types of dental implant

We will offer you a selection of different types of dental implants. After you've had an initial consultation with one of our implant specialists, they will advise you on what will be best in your case. Some of the most common options will be:

  • The single implant – the replacement of a single tooth with an implanted one
  • Implant supported by a denture – dentures that are fixed with tooth implants
  • Multiple implanted teeth – you may be offered an implant supported bridge where several teeth need to be replaced
  • The 'all on four' implant option - our skilled dentist will produce a set of implanted teeth in just one day

The dental implant process:

There are several stages dental implants and the whole process should take usually between three to nine months.

  • First you will have a full examination assessment and any treatment necessary prior to your implants. At your first consultation your dentist will discuss the options with you, take x-rays and models of your new teeth will be prepared. The treatment plan will be set out with timings and costings.
  • Next comes the placement of your implant : this stage is a simple surgical procedure which is done in a dental laboratory. This will be done under local anaesthetic and sedation can also be given if it is needed. If the bone in the jaw this week there are a few ways in which this can be tackled depending on how the tooth implant is to be placed.
  • The period of integration : your new dental implants should take anywhere from between six weeks to six months to fully fuse with the jaw-bone. While this is taking place temporary dentures or bridgework can be used while you wait for your new teeth to be fitted. Sometimes temporary teeth will be fixed to the implants and this procedure is entitled 'immediate loading'.
  • The phase of restoration : Once the implant has been integrated then your implants can be placed to work alongside other options such as removable dentures, a single crown or a large or a small bridge. Your dentist and technician will work together to produce exactly the right restorations for you.
  • Maintenance: after your implant treatment you should go back to cleaning your teeth regularly and as instructed by your dentist. The dental hygienist will also be able to give you advice on proper maintenance and care and how to keep your new smile healthy. keep your appointments with the dentist who will assess the health of your bones and the integrity of the teeth that have been implanted and the soft tissues of your mouth.

The Benefits of tooth implant:

  • Protection for your teeth: A dental implant will keep the other teeth from moving into a space that is empty and that in turn will prevent overcrowding and other dental problems.
  • Give you a great appearance : Having an implant will maintain the shape of your face because without a full set of teeth that facial structure will begin to sag and to droop. dental implants will prevent this happening and will also prevent bone loss.
  • No More fillings : Your newly implanted teeth will not develop cavities but you will need to keep them clean and maintain them just as you would your natural teeth.
  • Correcting problems with bite: if you have lost teeth it's very likely that your bite will have been altered. With implanted teeth and a new and stable artificial root to those teeth you will be able to enjoy foods that you thought we're permanently off the menu and also your other teeth will not be put under undue strain.
  • Confidence restored : Your implanted teeth will be indistinguishable from your natural ones so that you will be able to speak and to smile again confidently.
  • Maintenance: You will need to continue to brush your teeth twice every day and to floss and of course to see your dentist for regular check-ups on a 6 monthly basis.

Dental implant may not be suitable for:

  • A person who is younger and who's whose jawbone is not yet fully developed.
  • A pregnant woman.
  • Somebody who smokes because there will be healing complications.
  • Somebody who has had treatment with higher-dose radiation therapy in the area of the head the neck or the jaw.
  • anybody who has a habit of tooth clenching and tooth grinding because that will cause excessive pressure on an implant and likely lead to failure of that implant.

Why you should choose us for dental implants.

  • Our experienced and dedicated staff – Our extremely skilled teams constantly update their skills and knowledge with the latest advances in dentistry so that you always have the best results.
  • Truly personalised treatment and care – we treat every patient as a unique case for whom we produce a bespoke treatment plan.
  • Consultations that leave no stone unturned – we go with every patient to discuss every detail of the treatment we're going to perform so that they truly understand everything connected with it and can make the right personal decision.
  • The best quality of treatment – we offer hassle-free and the best quality treatment to every patient at every stage of their life.
  • Very competitive prices: We are confident that our prices for dental implants are competitive, and with our payment plans can work with any budget

See our prices page for a guide to the cost of your dental implant surgery

Here are some frequently asked questions about dental implants:

Who would be a good a good dental implant candidate?

Someone who has:

  • Good oral hygiene and healthy teeth and mouth
  • Sufficient bone in the jaw to offer support to the implants
  • Strong and healthy gum tissue
  • Good general health

Who would be a good a good dental implant candidate?

  • Good oral hygiene and healthy teeth and mouth
  • Sufficient bone in the jaw to offer support to the implants
  • Strong and healthy gum tissue
  • Good general health

Are tooth implants safe?

A lot of science and technology has gone into making dental implants safe and provided you had healthy gums and a strong jaw-bone structure they will be completely safe. Once the implants have been done however it will be up to the patient to maintain good oral hygiene and keep regular appointments to see the dentist. Before any implant surgery is done the dentist will do a thorough investigation so that he or she can be sure but you have the best chance of a successful outcome

Does it matter what age you are when you have dental implants?

There are no age limits where dental implant success is concerned. patients who are over the age of 70 often use dental implants to replace loose partials and full dentures and are delighted to find that they can chew, speak and enjoy life again as they did before they lost their teeth.

Is having dental implants painful?

Having dental implants will involve a certain amount of discomfort but most patients find that very easy to tolerate. Any discomfort or pain after the procedure can be managed with over the counter medication to reduce inflammation such as ibuprofen. Ice packs can also be used.

What steps are necessary to take care of dental implants?

Your dental implants will need to be brushed in the same way as your natural teeth are. You need to see your dental hygienist and your dentist on a regular basis for review and for maintenance of your implants.

How will dental implants improve the way I look ?

When you have missing teeth or broken teeth you may feel very self-conscious and it will definitely have an impact on your appearance. If you have tooth implants your teeth will look and feel like natural teeth once again and no one will be any the wiser. Your confidence will definitely improve if you can replace missing or cracked teeth with implants.

How long does a dental implant procedure take to complete ?

Generally we would say that dental implants take anywhere from six through to nine months and will include having two surgical procedures. Firstly a titanium tooth root has to be placed into the empty tooth socket and then at the second surgery the new crown will be fixed onto that artificial root.

How long does a dental implant last?

If you carry out a good oral hygiene regime with regular brushing and flossing and regular dental and hygienist visits then your dental implants could last you for a lifetime. Book your appointment now to see one of our dentists who will explain how dental implants work and answer any questions that you may have.

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