An investment in dental implants is more than just an investment in your smile. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we believe that implants are, more often than not, the ideal way to replace missing teeth, restoring not just an aesthetically pleasing smile but also the full functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth.
Standard tooth replacements – dentures and bridges – replace the crowns of the teeth, but not the roots. Without the roots in place, the jaw bone is likely to resorb (shrink) and this, coupled with receding gum tissue, leads to many of the problems experienced by denture-wearers – difficulty eating and speaking, and a loss of confidence in social situations because of the fear of your teeth falling out.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. Made out of titanium these small screws are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone. There they form a strong bond with the bone and hold false teeth in place with a strength similar to that of a natural root.
More than that, they also actively prevent bone loss and gum recession. These factors combined mean that whether you have a denture, a bridge, or a single crown, the teeth attached to dental implants will stay firmly in place with no danger of becoming loose. This means you can eat whatever you choose, smile and speak with confidence.
London dental implants
At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, our implant team can treat anything from a simple single implant and crown placement to a complex full-mouth restoration involving extra work to rebuild your jaw bone density.
We place dental implants under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation at our London dental practice.
If you require general anaesthetic for implant placement, you will be treated as a day patient at a nearby London hospital.
In some circumstances, dental implants and new teeth can be placed at the same time. In other cases it is better to leave your implants to heal and mesh with your jaw bone for a few months, after which your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth – crowns, a bridge, or dentures.
Dental implants are an excellent solution to tooth loss. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we can treat anything from simple to complex implant cases, providing you with a permanent way to replace lost teeth.
Complete dental implants treatment requires two specialist skills: oral surgery (a dental professional who is trained to perform minor to moderate surgical procedures) and prosthodontics (the creation of realistic looking and acting dental restorations, such as bridgework or dentures).
At Moor Park Dental Centre in London our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat, who is both a Specialist Prosthodontist and Specialist Oral Surgeon. Thanks to this unique combination of skills, he is in an excellent position to provide treatment with dental implants, no matter how complex your case may be.
We accept referrals from dental practices across London and beyond for patients who are interested in treatment with dental implants.
Benefits of dental implants
There are several benefits to be gained from treatment with dental implants when compared with traditional tooth replacements – dentures or bridges.
Unlike traditional bridgework, no work is needed on any adjacent teeth. That means that if you still have some teeth in your mouth, you won’t need to lose any healthy tooth structure.
Neither traditional bridges nor dentures replace the tooth roots; dental implants are the only way a dentist can do this. These bionic, titanium tooth roots are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, which is carried out here at our London clinic.
Over a period of a few months they will mesh with the bone, not only providing a firm base on to which your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth, but also helping to preserve bone density. This means that with dental implants you will not experience any of the problems so common in denture wearers, such as loose and unwieldy false teeth that fall out unexpectedly and inappropriately.
With implants, your new teeth will be held firmly in place. You will be able to eat whatever you like, helping you to maintain a good diet, and will be able to smile, laugh, and speak clearly with confidence.
Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss, but for many years patients with low bone density were excluded from treatment. It is true that implants require a good level of bone density to maximise their chances of success, but at Moor Park Dental Centre in London our implantologist, Dr Bhat, can treat even the most complex of cases.
We accept referrals from dentists across London and beyond. If your dentist has raised concerns about the level of bone density in your jaw, you can ask to be referred to Moor Park Dental Centre in London to find out how we can help you.
How bone density is lost
Low bone density is commonly seen in patients who have few or no natural teeth left, and who may have worn traditional dentures for years. Advanced periodontal infections can sometimes also affect your level of bone density.
When you come to our London dental centre, Dr Bhat will perform a thorough clinical examination. This may involve the use of a CT scanner to assess your levels of bone density prior to working out a customised treatment plan.
Many patients who lack bone density will benefit from bone grafting procedures, which may utilise your own bone from elsewhere in your mouth or may use donor material – human, animal, or synthetic.
Bone graft procedures add at least six months on to a standard dental implants case, but will maximise your implants’ chances of success.
Placing dental implants immediately or very soon after tooth loss helps to prevent bone shrinkage. Implants are made from titanium, which is highly compatible with the human body and is supportive of bone growth.
After your dentist has placed your dental implants, your jaw bone will grow around them. This creates a very firm anchor, akin in strength to that of the natural tooth roots, on to which crowns, dentures, or bridgework can then be attached.
As long as you take good care of your dental implants and new teeth, visiting your dentist regularly for maintenance appointments, they will act like natural teeth and serve you well for many years.
Dental implants are the only permanent way by which a dentist can replace natural teeth. Moor Park Dental Centre in London offer implant treatment at all levels, from replacing a single lost tooth knocked out in an accident to performing a complex full-mouth restoration.
There are numerous advantages to choosing dental implants as a way to replace your missing tooth or teeth. At our London dental clinic we believe they are often the most practical and reliable solution to tooth loss.
With dental implants, you can be sure of predictable, secure results. Unlike standard dentures, which only replace the crowns of your teeth, dental implants replace the roots. They are made from titanium, which is used both because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body and because it actively supports bone growth.
The loss of bone density is a common side-effect of losing many or all of your natural teeth, and is frequently seen in patients who have worn traditional dentures for several years. Over those years, they may have had to return repeatedly to their dentist to have their dentures relined or otherwise adjusted, because they have become loose, unwieldy and increasingly uncomfortable, often rubbing the gums until they become sore and making it difficult to eat or speak clearly.
Dental implants prevent this, and hold your teeth firmly in place. If you have already experienced a loss of bone density, we will discuss bone grafting options when you come for your consultation at our London dental clinic.
Traditional bridgework is also often used to replace missing teeth, but also has disadvantages when compared with implants. A standard bridge requires crowns to be placed on adjacent teeth, which often means the loss of perfectly healthy tooth structure. Dental implants negate this problem, holding your bridge firmly in place.
When a dentist places dental implants, they are in effect giving you a second chance at a mouth full of healthy teeth. If your dentist has referred you to our London clinic for implant treatment, a copy of your proposed treatment plan will be sent both to you and your regular dentist.
There are many advantages in choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth. At Moor Park Dental Clinic in London we are able to treat everything from simple single implant and crown placements to complex full-mouth restorations, which may require additional bone grafting procedures to rebuild the density of your jaw bone prior to implant placement.
Whatever treatment you come to our London dental clinic, you can be assured of a warm welcome and the highest standards of patient care and professional treatment at all times.
All the dental implant work at Moor Park Dental Clinic, London, is carried out by Dr Bhat, who combines the specialities of prosthodontics (the creation of dental restorations such as fixed bridgework) and oral surgery. Because both of these specialisms are important in implant treatment, Dr Bhat is an excellent candidate for treating patients with dental implants.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are bionic tooth roots. They are made out of titanium, which is highly compatible with the human body and which encourages bone growth. This helps to avoid the problem of bone loss that is commonly seen in patients with several or all of their natural teeth missing.
In most cases, a healing period of a couple of months is required before your permanent new teeth are attached to your dental implants. In some cases, we are able to offer “same day” implants – you should discuss this with your clinician when you come into our London dental practice for your initial consultation.
Depending on your clinical need and your personal preferences, your new teeth may be crowns, an implant-retained bridge, or an implant-secured denture.
Dental implants: the placement process
Most patients at our London clinic only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants. Because your implant dentist intricately plans each implant’s placement prior to surgery, it is a fairly simple process from a patient’s point of view.
We also offer conscious sedation at Moor Park Dental Clinic, which we are fully equipped to provide. Patients who need general anaesthetic will be treated as day cases at a local London hospital.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. At Moor Park Dental Clinic in London, our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat, who is a specialist not just in oral surgery, but also in prosthodontics (the creation of dental restorations, such as bridgework or dentures).
There are numerous benefits to choosing dental implants over other common tooth restorations. Alongside their permanence is the fact that they are the only way a dentist can replace tooth roots. When the tooth roots are missing, it is common for bone loss to occur. Because implants replace the roots and are made from titanium, which is osteoconductive (encouraging of bone growth) they can help to prevent this problem. We treat anything from simple to complex cases at our London clinic.
But what if bone loss has already occurred? Many patients who have worn traditional dentures for several years notice that their false teeth become looser and looser with the passing of time, making eating and speaking difficult, causing the gums to become sore, and even falling out unexpectedly, which can affect both your confidence and your social life.
An excellent solution, which we offer at our London dental clinic, is to use dental implants to stabilise your dentures.
When you come for your initial implant consultation with Dr Bhat at our London clinic, he will use CT scans to check your bone density.
If you are found to have experienced significant bone loss, it is often possible to rebuild your bone density using a bone graft or a sinus lift. This is an additional oral surgical procedure that will incur additional costs, and will add a few months on to your overall treatment time. However, it will be worth it because it will maximise the chances of your dental implants being successful, and will help your dentist to restore a jaw of natural looking, natural acting, fully functional teeth in the longrun.
After your additional consultation with Dr Bhat both your dentist and yourself will be sent a proposed treatment plan, including projected costs. We will ensure you are happy before starting any treatment.
Dental implants are an increasingly common method by which a dentist can replace your missing teeth. Here at Moor Park Dental Clinic in London our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat, a highly experienced implantologist who can treat even the most complex of cases.
Dr Bhat is a specialist in both prosthodontics and oral surgery. A prosthodontist creates dental restorations – bridges, dentures etc – whilst an oral surgeon can perform minor to moderate surgical procedures, a skill that is very important in implant placement and reconstruction. Thanks to this unique combination of skills, Dr Bhat is highly in demand for the placement of dental implants.
Dental implants in London: the process
At our London dental clinic we accept referrals from dentists across the capital and beyond. If your dentist refers you to us for the placement of dental implants, you will first meet with Dr Bhat for an hour-long appointment, during which you will be able to ask any questions you may have as well as discussing your concerns and individual needs.
To aid with diagnosis and planning of your dental implants, Dr Bhat may take x-rays and in some cases CT scans. A suggested treatment plan and a written report will then be drawn up, a copy of which will be sent directly to you as well as to your regular dentist. This will include estimated costs; a fee is also payable for this initial consultation.
We will give you time to read through and digest your treatment plan, and will get in touch with you soon after your appointment to check if you are happy or if you require further information.
Dental implants in London: placement
In most cases, the placement of dental implants requires only a local anaesthetic. Thanks to the intricate planning that goes on prior to implant surgery, the actual process is fairly simple from a patient’s perspective, and your implant dentist will make sure your implants are placed in the best position to support your new teeth.
Sedation is also available if required. Your new teeth – crowns, dentures, or a bridge – will be attached after a healing period.
If you are considering using dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you are likely to have a number of questions that you need answers to before you consent to implant treatment. At London clinic Moor Park Dental Centre we believe that in many cases, implants are the best option for those patients who have lost some or all of their natural teeth.
Here, we look at the many advantages of dental implants, and the considerable benefits they can have in your life.
London dental implants: the options
At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we can treat even highly complex implant cases where bone loss has already occurred. When the root portions of your teeth are missing, your jaw bone will start to resorb, losing its density and making the placement of dental implants more complex.
Even if your dentist has previously said that you are unsuitable for implant treatment because of bone resorbtion, you should get in touch with the team at our London dental clinic. By using additional procedures – bone grafts and/or sinus lifts – to rebuild your bone density, we may still be able to provide successful implant treatment. On average, a sinus lift or bone graft adds six months on to your overall treatment time, but patients who have had this treatment believe that it is worth the wait.
When it comes to the actual placement of dental implants, we offer treatment under either local anaesthetic or, for nervous and phobic patients, conscious sedation here at our London clinic. Conscious sedation isn’t like the general anaesthetic you may have received in hospitals; you will be awake and able to cooperate with your dentist, but will be extremely relaxed.
General anaesthetic can be provided if necessary at a nearby London hospital.
The advantages of dental implants
Dental implants are permanent, and the only way a dentist can replace tooth roots. They help to prevent bone loss because they are osteoconductive, and they will hold your new teeth – a single crown, a bridge, or dentures – firmly in place. This means you can eat a full, healthy diet, laugh, smile, and speak with confidence.
At London clinic Moor Park Dental, we believe dental implants are often the best way for a dentist to replace missing teeth. Of course, we understand that choosing to have implant surgery is a big decision, and dental implants are a big investment. However, we believe that they are one of the best investments you can make – in your future as well as in your smile.
If you are considering using dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you are likely to have a number of questions regarding your potential treatment. We have gathered together some common questions and answers about implants, but if you can’t find the answer you need here, get in touch with our London team, who will be happy to help you.
1 How do dental implants differ from normal dentures?
Dental implants are the only permanent way a dentist can replace your missing teeth. They should be thought of as replacement tooth roots rather than replacement teeth. Your dentist will then fit new teeth – dentures, a bridge, or a single crown – to the abutments on top of your implants.
2 Implants seem expensive compared with other options. How long will they last?
At our London clinic we like to see dental implants as an investment. Their initial cost will soon be offset because, unlike with standard dentures or bridges, you won’t need to have them frequently adjusted or replaced. So long as you visit your dentist regularly for maintenance appointments, your implants will last you many years – perhaps even a lifetime.
3 Can I trust my implant dentist?
A mixture of skill and experience are key to successful implant treatment. At our London specialist clinic, our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat, who is not just a specialist oral surgeon, but also a specialist prosthodontist – a dentist who creates realistic-looking, realistic-acting tooth restorations.
4 Does implant surgery hurt?
No. At our London dental centre we can place dental implants under local anaesthetic, or conscious sedation. If you require general anaesthetic, you will be treated as a day patient at a nearby London hospital.
Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients who have lost one or more teeth. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we have a highly skilled team of implantologists who can treat even the most complex of implant cases, where additional work is required to rebuild the density of your jaw bone prior to implant placement.
Perfect dental implants require excellent skills in two specialist areas of dentistry: oral surgery, and prosthodontics. An oral surgeon, as the name suggests, specialises in mild to moderate surgical procedures involving the mouth and jaw, whilst a prosthodontist specialises in reconstructing missing teeth. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat, who is fortunate enough to be a specialist in both prosthodontics and oral surgery, thus the perfect candidate for implant treatment.
We accept referrals from other dental practices across London and beyond where patients require treatment with dental implants, particularly complex cases requiring bone regeneration.
Bone shrinkage or resorbtion is an extremely common side effect of losing your natural teeth. It is commonly seen in patients who have worn standard dentures for a period of years, and is the main reason that dentures become loose and hard to live with over time. When the jaw bone resorbs it can make placing dental implants more complex – but by no means impossible. If you have experienced bone loss, get in touch with our London implants team to find out more about how we can help you.
The advantages of dental implants
Dental implants have many advantages over standard dentures and bridgework. Not least, of course, is their permanence; implants have a high success rate (90% or more) and with proper aftercare and regular visits to your dentist can last you for the rest of your life.
Because they are made from titanium, dental implants prevent the aforementioned problem of bone loss, and will keep your new teeth firmly in place. Full functionality will be restored to your jaw, like having a set of healthy natural teeth back.
To book a London dental implant consultation, get in touch today.