With dental implants, a dentist can permanently replace missing teeth. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London we can treat even the most complex of implant cases where additional work is needed to rebuild bone density prior to implant placement.
We accept referrals from other dentists from across London and beyond for implant surgery. Particularly in the case of complex procedures, it is not always possible to carry them out in a general dental practice. Moor Park is fully equipped for such procedures and is staffed by a unique collection of dental specialists.
Choosing dental implants is a big decision, which could be one of the most important choices you make. We understand that you will have questions about implant treatment; if you can’t find what you are looking for here, our team will be able to answer your queries when you come to our London clinic for your first consultation.
How do dental implants differ from other tooth replacement products?
Dental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing teeth, and are the only way to replace tooth roots. They integrate with your jaw bone, helping to prevent bone resorbtion as well as holding your new teeth firmly in place.
What does surgery entail?
Implant surgery usually just requires a local anaesthetic, although we can also use conscious sedation if you are nervous. Treatment under general anaesthetic can be provided on a day patient basis at a local London hospital.
The placement of dental implants is intricately planned before surgery, so the actual procedure won’t take too long.
Can I have new teeth straight away?
This depends on your individual circumstances, and will be discussed by your dentist at your initial consultation. Sometimes new teeth are attached on the same day, other times a healing period of approximately six weeks is necessary.
Dental implants are the only permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London we can treat even the most complex implant cases, giving you back a fully functional jaw full of teeth as well as an attractive, natural-looking smile.
How dental implants work
If you ask any dentist to name the most exciting innovation in the world of dentistry of the past three decades, dental implants may well be the answer you get. Extensive research and development has been undertaken in the field of implantology for the past 30 years, enabling dentists to provide a long-lasting, realistic, and cost-effective solution for patients with one or more missing teeth.
The long-term success rate of dental implants is upwards of 90%, and every year more and more people are reaping the benefits of permanent tooth replacement.
Dental implants are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out here at our Londondental clinic under local anaesthetic or sedation. Patients requiring general anaesthetic can be treated as day cases at a nearby hospital.
Once they are in position, your implants will mesh with your jaw bone, creating a very strong bond on to which your new teeth will be attached. Sometimes, this can be completed as a “same day” procedure, whilst in other cases you will require a second appointment at our London clinic approximately six weeks after your implants are fitted. This varies from case to case and will be discussed by your dentist at your initial consultation.
Your dental implants and new teeth will look and function in just the same way as natural teeth, enabling you to enjoy a full and healthy diet once more, with none of the restrictions associated with traditional dentures.
At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we offer treatment with dental implants to patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. Thanks to the unique and skilled team at Moor Park, we are able to treat even the most complex implant cases.
We welcome referrals from dentists across London and beyond. Any dentist who refers their patient to our clinic will receive full and detailed reports at all stages of treatment.
Many patients considering dental implants have a head full of questions. Below are some common questions and answers on the topic of implants; you are also welcome to ask any additional questions you may have or raise any concerns during your time at our London dental clinic.
Are dental implants for everyone?
In 2016, more people than ever before are able to have treatment with dental implants. Previously, low bone density (common in patients who have worn dentures for many years) was a barrier to treatment, but thanks to the skill of oral surgeon Dr Bhat at our Londondental clinic, even complex cases that require bone regeneration can be treated with relative ease.
How do dental implants work?
Implants are the only way a dentist can replace the root of one or more missing teeth. They are placed straight into the jaw bone in an operation under local anaesthetic or sedation here at our London clinic. Over time, they integrate with the bone, providing a strong anchor for new teeth in the form of crowns, bridges, or dentures. General anaesthetic is also available for particularly nervous patients. In this case you will be a day patient at Bishop’s Wood Hospital.
Will I struggle with eating?
Not at all. After healing and restoration have taken place, you will be able to eat whatever you like – not just soft foods.
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- Chapple et al, J.Clin. Periodontol Volume 42, Issue S16 April 2015, Pages S71–S76
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Thanks to advances in materials and techniques, dental implants are now available to an increasing number of patients – even those who may have previously been told by a dentist that bone loss prevents them from having such treatment. London specialist clinic Moor Park Dental can treat even highly complex implant cases where there has been some degree of bone resorbtion.
We accept referrals from dental practice across London and beyond. If you want to see how dental implants could give you a second chance not just at a beautiful smile, but also at a fully-functional jaw, we welcome you for an implant consultation.
In many ways, the diagnosis and planning of dental implants cases are the most important part. When patients are referred to our London centre, implant surgeon Dr Bhat will perform a detailed clinical examination, using x-rays and CT scans as necessary, to assess your level of bone density and aid in the implant planning process.
We use the latest technology at our Londondental centre, to enable exceptionally precise planning of your dental implants. This means that the minimum number of implants will be able to support the maximum number of teeth, whilst withstanding all the forces generated by biting and chewing.
The actual placement of the implants is relatively simple thanks to the intensive planning that is undertaken beforehand. In most cases we find patients only need local anaesthesia, although we also provide treatment under sedation, and can carry out the procedure under general anaesthetic in partnership with a local hospital.
A healing period of approximately six weeks is usually required after your dental implants are placed. When this is complete and they have meshed with the jaw bone, your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth.
Dental implants are the only permanent way for a dentist to replace missing teeth. Here at Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we welcome referrals for patients in need of implant treatment. Our skilled team is able to restore even complex cases, when bone loss has led to the need for a bone graft or sinus lift procedure prior to implant placement.
How dental implants work
Here at our London centre, we use dental implants to provide a predictable and modern solution to tooth loss. There are numerous reasons patients present to their dentist with missing teeth, from accident and injury to tooth decay and gum disease.
Thanks to the unique collection of specialists at Moor Park Dental in London, should you require additional treatment – for example for periodontal disease (advanced gum disease) – our in-house periodontist will work closely with our implant dentist to ensure you have the perfect customised treatment plan.
Put simply, dental implants are replacement tooth roots. We place them directly in your jaw bone in an oral surgical procedure that, in most cases, only requires local anaesthetic (although sedation is also an option if you are nervous or dental phobic).
Once they are in position, dental implants form a very strong bond with your jaw bone. Because they are made out of titanium, which is osteoconductive, implants also support bone growth, and help to prevent the bone loss that often goes hand-in-hand with missing teeth.
Thanks to the modern materials and techniques used at our London clinic, this healing period has been reduced dramatically to approximately six weeks, compared with six months in the past.
Some people are suitable for “same day” fitting of teeth and implants – this will be discussed and decided on a case-to case basis.
Dental implants are an excellent way for a dentist to replace one or more of your missing teeth. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London our skilled implant surgeon can treat even complex cases, giving you back full confidence in your smile and full functionality in your jaw.
Moor Park Dental Centre accepts referrals for implant placement from dentists from across London and beyond. Whilst we understand that the concept of having oral surgery may be daunting, we believe that choosing to have dental implants could be one of the most important choices you can make.
There are several benefits to be gained from using dental implants to restore your missing teeth. Any dentist will advise you that missing teeth should be replaced one way or another; otherwise, your remaining teeth will move into any gaps, causing potential oral health issues as they can become crooked, twisted, and more difficult to clean, increasing your chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and ultimately of further tooth loss.
Dental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing teeth. At our London clinic we can place implants under local anaesthetic or sedation. If you require general anaesthetic for your implant placement you will be treated as a day patient at a local hospital.
Unlike standard bridges, those held in place by dental implants do not require any work on adjacent teeth. If your surrounding teeth are strong and healthy this removes the need for destruction of healthy tooth structure, whilst if those teeth contain large fillings or are decayed, they may not be able to support a standard bridge.
Traditional dentures have a tendency to become loose as your jaw bone starts to shrink. Implants prevent this, because they are in direct contact with the jaw bone, thus preventing bone loss.
If you have missing or failing teeth, dental implants offer you a second chance to smile. At Moor Park Dental Centre we accept referrals for implant treatment from practices across London and beyond. Read on to discover how we can help you to get your smile back. . .
How dental implants differ from other tooth replacement options
Dental implants have several advantages when compared with traditional tooth replacement options such as unsecured dentures or traditional bridges. Probably the biggest advantage is, of course, that implants are permanent. With prudent aftercare they will last you many years – perhaps even a lifetime.
Implants also help to prevent bone resorbtion, which is a common side effect of having missing teeth or wearing traditional dentures for a period of years. They are made from titanium, which supports and encourages bone growth, and which is highly compatible with the human body.
Implant placement in London
At our Londondental centre we can treat even the most complex of implant cases. When first you come in for a consultation you will be examined by our implant dentist and oral surgeon Dr Bhat. He will conduct a thorough clinical examination and will take x-rays and scans as necessary to aid with diagnosis and planning.
You will be provided with a suggested treatment plan, including projected costs, a copy of which will also be forwarded to your dentist. If you decide to go ahead with the suggested treatment, you will be called back to our London clinic for implant placement.
In most cases implants are placed under local anaesthetic, although we do offer treatment under oral or intravenous sedation, too. You can also be treated under general anaesthetic if you so wish; this will be carried out on a day patient basis at Bishop’s Wood hospital.
Dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking way for a dentist to restore your smile. At London clinic Moor Park Dental Centre we can perform even complex implant surgery, under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation, depending on your individual preference.
How dental implants work
Teeth are made up of two parts – roots and crowns – and dental implants are the only way a dentist can replace the root portion. Essentially, they can be considered bionic tooth roots. An oral surgeon will place them directly in your jaw bone in a small operation here at our London clinic. Over time they will firmly integrate with your jaw bone, thus providing an unrivalled stable base on to which your new teeth will then be attached.
The advantages of treatment with dental implants
Dental implants have a lot of advantages over traditional bridges and dentures. Unlike a standard bridge, which requires support from surrounding teeth, bridges secured by implants don’t need any work on adjacent teeth. This preparatory work, often involving filing surrounding teeth down to receive crowns that hold a false tooth in between, can result in the loss of a lot of healthy tooth structure. Implant-retained bridges prevent this.
Implants support bone growth. Made out of titanium, which is osteoconductive, they also help to prevent the problem of bone loss, which is a common side-effect of having missing teeth or wearing traditional dentures for a considerable period of time.
The teeth attached to your dental implants will both look and act just like natural teeth. This means that not only will you have newfound confidence in your smile, but also you will be able to bite, chew, and speak with confidence. There is absolutely no danger that your new teeth will become loose and fall out.
We accept referrals from across London and beyond for dental implant surgery.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat, who is a specialist oral surgeon and also a specialist prosthodontist (a dental professional who creates realistic restorations for lost or damaged teeth).
Moor Park Dental Centre accepts referrals from dental practices across London and beyond. If your dentist has referred you to our clinic for dental implants, it may be that you have a complex case requiring additional procedures such as bone grafts or sinus lifts, or it may be that your own practice does not offer implant treatment.
Why we lose teeth
At our London clinic we see patients who have lost teeth for all manner of reasons. Tooth decay, gum disease, accidents and injuries involving the mouth or face can all lead to tooth loss. In many cases, dental implants offer the perfect replacement.
Many patients lose teeth because fear of the dentist has prevented them seeking treatment until it is too late. Our London practice is fully equipped to offer treatments, including implant placement, under sedation, and your practice may refer you to us if this will help you to get the treatment you need.
The advantages of dental implants
Dental implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement options, not least that unlike with standard bridges there is no need to do any work on adjacent teeth to support your false tooth or teeth. This means that more healthy tooth structure overall is preserved.
With implants, your new teeth – be they dentures, a bridge, or crowns – will be firmly held in place, with no danger of them become loose and uncomfortable. You will also be able to eat whatever you like, and your new teeth will look completely natural.