FEEL CONFIDENT & LOOK YOUR BEST
As one of London’s top cosmetic dentists with over 20 years experience of implants, we understand the need for people to feel confident and look their best in a competitive world and dental implants are the best medical and cosmetic solution for tooth loss.
We can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, enjoy the ability to eat any food without the fear of dentures dislodging, and above all, feel the confidence of a newly restored smile.
Implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth. The implant, which is made of titanium, is fitted in bone where the tooth root would normally be. When fully integrated to the bone, a post (or abutment) is attached to the implant and a crown, bridge or denture is then placed over the abutment to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are fitted in-house by our registered Specialist, Dr Cohen. With over 20 years experience of placing and restoring dental implants he specialises in aesthetic treatments and whole mouth cases, which can involve implants with bone and gum grafting.
As leaders in this field we also offer Teeth-in-an-hour, All-on-4® treatment concept and Same Day Implants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial substitute or replacement for the root of the natural tooth. It is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in the jaw-bone to support a crown or bridge or to secure a denture firmly in place. An immediate implant can be placed following an extraction or loss of tooth due to injury.
The implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. This process is called osseointegration and means that the once the restoration is complete, the new implant crown, bridge or denture will be secure and well supported.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
- Reduced bone loss
- Improved function
- Improved dental hygiene
- No interference to adjacent healthy tooth structure
- More aesthetically pleasing
Why choose dental implants?
As one of London’s top cosmetic dentists we understand the need for people to feel confident and look their best in a competitive world and dental implants are the best medical and cosmetic solution for tooth loss.
When fitting dental implants, the dentist can ensure that the replacement teeth blend in exactly with existing teeth. The immediate effect is totally natural allowing a confident smile with no worrying side issues such as avoiding certain foods or the dangers of the teeth slipping or looking artificial.
Dental implants also have long lasting benefits. If many teeth are missing, over time the jawbone can experience shrinkage and this will result in facial features that look shrunken and less attractive because of the bone loss. This effect is often seen in people who have worn dentures for many years. The dental implants replicate the natural function of bone tooth roots and keep the aging face more fully formed and attractive.
How long should a dental implant last?
Dental implants should last a lifetime if normal dental hygiene is practiced. Simple good practice of cleaning the teeth, flossing and dental check ups should ensure that the dental implant will last as long as a natural tooth.
Will having dental implants hurt?
We appreciate that not many people look forward to visiting the dentist, and some patients may even find it difficult to get the dental treatment that they need due to dental phobia.
We will take every step to ease your anxieties and concerns by introducing you to our team, discussing your needs and guiding you through your treatment, all at your own pace. Usually the dental implant procedure will be carried out under simple local anaesthetic – where you will be fully awake but your mouth will be numb. The Dentist can also prescribe a sedative to be taken beforehand if you are particularly anxious. On occasion this work may also be carried out under general anaesthetic, but either way the implant procedure is a relatively painless operation.
What happens in a dental implant procedure?
The dentist will first cut a small hole into the gum and then drill a hole in the jaw bone. The titanium dental implant is then fitted into the hole and the gum is stitched. Once in place, the dental implant is left to heal and begin the process of fusing with the jawbone.
The healing and fusing process can take between approximately 6 weeks to 7 months depending on the individual. During this time the dentist will give you temporary dentures or bridgework to wear so that there is an immediate visual improvement.
Once the mouth has healed the dentist will then be able to fit the replacement teeth onto the implant. The dentist will ensure that the replacement teeth fit perfectly and comfortably and match the mouth and existing teeth.
What if I don’t have enough bone?
The gum and bone tend to shrink away once a tooth has been lost, however, new techniques and materials allow these tissues to be replaced.
What is the difference between mini implants and conventional implants?
Mini- implants are thinner and weaker than conventional implants and are particularly useful for stabilising loose dentures or making a temporary fixed restoration during more complex implant treatment.
Who is suitable for dental implants?
Most people are suitable candidates for dental implant surgery, providing they have fully developed jawbone structure and sufficient bone density. In the case of having insufficient bone density, dental implants can still be fitted by the use of extra bone grafting techniques. The dentist will advise on a course of action to resolve other potential problems. Heavy smokers and drinkers who wish to have dental implants will be advised to quit or cut down before dental implants can be fitted as tobacco and alcohol interferes with the dental implant healing process.
How much does it cost?
Prices start from £2695. We also offer interest free flexible payment options.
How do I get started?
Contact us for a Consultation and we can show you how dental implants can change your life for the better.