Dental implants can offer significant life benefits to people who wear dentures. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, we can use implants to replace all of the teeth in one or both jaws, either stabilising your dentures or replacing them with an implant-retained bridge.
There have been dentures of one form or another used for centuries to replace lost teeth. Whilst the early forms were crude, to say the least, modern dentures are more realistic in terms of appearance and action than ever before. However, they do still have a tendency to cause problems. Most of these issues can be alleviated if not entirely eliminated by placing dental implants.
Denture problems explained
If you currently wear standard dentures, you may already be well aware of some of the problems associated with them. When your dentist first fitted your dentures, they will have been comfortable and, although they may have taken a little time to get fully used to, will have given you back a lot of functionality in your jaw in terms of eating and speaking.
Over time, however, you may have noticed that your dentures seem to be getting increasingly loose. This can affect what you eat, can impact on your speech, and can even limit your social life if your teeth become so slack they could fall out.
The main cause of these denture woes is bone resorbtion. When the natural tooth roots are missing, the jaw bone starts to shrink back, altering the fit of your dentures. Gum tissue often recedes too, and your dentures may start to rub your gums, making your mouth sore and your life miserable. But there is a solution. . .
Dental implants to secure dentures
At our London dental practice, we can carry out bone grafting procedures to rebuild your jaw bone density prior to placing dental implants.
We place dental implants under local anaesthetic or sedation at our London clinic, and can then either attach your denture or an implant-retained bridge to them, restoring both function and appearance.
Moor Park Dental Centre accepts referrals from across London and beyond for dental implants.
If you are considering using dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you are likely to have questions about your treatment options. Moor Park Dental Clinic in London offers advanced implant solutions from renowned implant dentist Dr Bhat. Below are some common questions about implant treatment; if you cannot find an answer to your question here, the team at our London clinic will be more than happy to help you.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Made from titanium, they are small screws or posts placed in direct contact with your jaw bone, where they will integrate with the bone and provide a stable anchor for new teeth – crowns, a bridge, or dentures.
Can anyone with missing teeth have dental implants?
Thanks to modern dental advances, dental implants are a viable option for more patients than ever before. If your own dentist has told you that you lack the bone density to support implants, you can ask to be referred to our London clinic, where we can often offer additional treatments to rebuild your jaw bone prior to implant placement.
Dental implants should be placed in a healthy mouth, so if you have underlying conditions such as periodontal disease, these must be addressed first. Thanks to the unique collection of dental professionals at our London clinic, we are also able to treat advanced periodontal (gum) problems.
Does implant placement hurt?
Not at all. Many people only need local anaesthetic for implant placement, although we do also offer treatment under conscious sedation for patients of a nervous disposition, or those who require more extensive procedures.
If you prefer to be treated under general anaesthetic, you will be seen on an outpatient basis at a private London hospital.
Can I have my new teeth right away?
Sometimes, your dentist can fit temporary new teeth at the same time as your implants. In other cases, a healing period is required for full integration to take place. The advanced techniques used at our London dental clinic have reduced implant healing time from approximately six months to just over two.
Dental implants could be the ideal solution to your tooth loss. Moor Park Dental Centre in London offers a full range of implant treatments, from a single implant and crown to replace one missing tooth to a complex full-mouth restoration involving the placement of several dental implants and either a bridge or denture.
Thanks to the skill and experience of our implant dentist, Dr Bhat, we are even able to treat cases where bone loss has occurred, providing either a bone graft or sinus lift to rebuild your bone density prior to implant placement. If your dentist has told you that low bone density prevents you from having dental implants, you can ask to be referred to Moor Park. We accept referrals from dentists across London and beyond.
Advantages of dental implants
The prevention of bone loss is one of the key advantages of dental implants. When the natural roots of the teeth are missing, the jaw bone begins to resorb or shrink back, which in addition to making implant treatment more complicated can also cause traditional dentures to become loose, and can even alter the entire structure of your face.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, made out of titanium, which integrate with your jaw bone to help prevent bone loss in addition to holding your teeth firmly in place.
Loose dentures can cause a range of difficulties with eating, speaking, and with confidence. Whilst many of us have chuckled at online videos of a gran or grandpa’s teeth slipping out when they blow out their birthday candles, few of us would find it funny if we were the ones losing our teeth. By securing your dentures with dental implants, you can be confident they will stay exactly where they should.
London dental implants
Your dental implant journey begins with a consultation with Dr Bhat at Moor Park Dental Centre in London. Using CT scans and x-rays as necessary, he will ascertain your current level of bone density before drawing up a customised implant treatment plan.
We can place your implants under either local anaesthetic or sedation at our London clinic.
Choosing dental implants as a tooth replacement option benefits more than just your smile – it can change your life. Moor Park Dental Centre in London offers advanced implant treatment, including complex cases where patients lack bone density. To find out more about the positive impact implants can have, join us for a consultation.
With dental implants, a dentist has a permanent way to replace your missing teeth. Implants themselves are small titanium screws or posts that act as bionic tooth roots. Under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation, your London implant dentist will place the necessary number of implants in direct contact with your jaw bone.
Over the next few weeks and months, the implants will mesh with the jaw bone and will create an anchor for your new teeth – a crown, bridge, or denture – that is akin to that of natural tooth roots. Your dental implants will hold your new teeth securely in your jaw, and will also help to prevent the jaw bone from shrinking.
Dental implants have a number of benefits when compared with standard bridges and dentures. Traditional bridgework requires support from adjacent teeth, and this can involve the loss of healthy tooth tissue in order for crowns to be placed.
Modern dentures both look and function in a similar way to natural teeth, but with nothing to secure them to the jaw bone they can often become loose, which can cause a range of issues.
With dental implants, no work is needed on any remaining natural teeth because the implant fully supports a bridge. In the case of dentures, they will be held securely in place, enabling you to eat what you want, speak, smile, and laugh with confidence.
We welcome patients who are currently struggling with loose dentures for implant consultations at our London dental practice. Denture stabilisation has helped many denture-sufferers to get their quality of life back.
Moor Park accepts referrals from dentists across London and beyond. Our implant dentist, Dr Bhat, can treat even the most complex of cases where additional work is needed to rebuild density in the jaw bone prior to implant placement.
If you have lost one or more teeth, you should consider dental implants as a tooth replacement option. Moor Park Dental Centre in London offers high-quality implant treatment for anyone who has lost one or more of their natural teeth. We believe it is one of the most effective solutions to tooth loss.
Why should I replace my teeth?
Missing teeth raise obvious aesthetic concerns, particularly if you have gaps in your smile line. Tooth loss can also cause other health concerns, both dental and general. When even one single tooth is missing, your additional teeth can become twisted, tilted and more difficult to clean as they move into the gap. This can cause hygiene difficulties and could even result in further tooth loss.
If several teeth are missing you can have difficulty eating, speaking clearly, and can suffer a serious blow to your self-confidence. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London we can use dental implants to successfully alleviate all of these problems, giving you back the full functionality and aesthetic beauty of a healthy mouth.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants are the only way to replace the roots of the teeth, which is important not just in making sure that your new teeth function naturally and stay where they should, but is also crucial in preventing shrinkage of the jaw bone. As well as causing issues with the fit of standard dentures, this bone loss can alter the whole appearance of the face, creating a prematurely aged appearance as the skin around the jowls sags and the lips lose their natural support.
By choosing dental implants you can avoid many of the issues commonly experienced by denture-wearers. Implants will enable you to speak clearly, eat what you want, and smile with confidence.
Does implant treatment hurt?
No. Many patients at our London dental clinic only require local anaesthetic for this procedure, although sedation is also an option.
How do I get my new teeth?
Join us at Moor Park Dental Centre in London for a consultation with our implant dentist, Dr Bhat. Your journey towards new teeth starts here.
Dental implants are growing rapidly in popularity as a way to replace missing teeth. Moor Park Dental Centre in London accepts referrals for both simple and complex implant procedures, and welcomes new patients for consultations.
The advantages of dental implants
There are many advantages to choosing dental implants over standard bridges or dentures. First, implants are the only permanent way a dentist can replace your missing teeth. They are designed with longevity and functionality in mind, and with proper aftercare could last you for the rest of your life.
Secondly, dental implants are the only way to replace lost tooth roots. Small titanium posts or screws that are placed in your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out here at our modern and fully-equipped London dental centre, implants mimic the functionality of a natural tooth root, both holding your new teeth firmly in place and helping to prevent bone resorbtion, which is a common side-effect of losing your teeth and is common in those who wear standard dentures.
It takes a few months for your dental implants to fully integrate with your jaw bone, a process known as osseointegration. After that time, and with your permanent new teeth in place, you will be able to enjoy all the functionality of a healthy jaw, including:
- Being able to speak clearly and confidently
- Facing no dietary restrictions, thus making it easier to maintain good nutrition
- A boost to your confidence because there is no danger your teeth will become loose.
London dental implants
Moor Park Dental Centre in London is able to treat both simple and complex implant cases. Your journey towards new teeth will begin with a consultation with our implant dentist, Dr Bhat, who will take x-rays and scans as necessary to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning.
Placement of dental implants can be carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation at our London practice. For those patients who require general anaesthetic for oral surgery, this will be carried out at a nearby private hospital on a day patient basis.
Your implants can be restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures, depending on your needs.
Dental implants are the only permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. Moor Park Dental Clinic in London offers implant treatment to patients with one, some, or all of their natural teeth missing. We offer treatment from anything from a single, simple implant and crown restoration to complex full mouth restorations involving bone grafting procedures to rebuild your jaw bone density.
We welcome referrals from dentists across London and beyond whose patients are in need of dental implants.
Benefits of dental implants
In addition to being the only permanent way a dentist can replace your natural teeth, there are numerous other benefits to dental implants. They are the only way to replace the tooth roots, and thus are able to prevent bone loss.
Bone loss is common in patients with several or all of their teeth missing. It’s also one of the main reasons traditional dentures become loose, because with nothing to take the place of the tooth roots the jaw bone starts to resorb.
Loose dentures can cause problems with eating anything but soft foods, with speaking clearly, and with confidence if you fear your teeth could fall out. This can have a negative effect on your social life.
Dental implants help to prevent all of these problems, by integrating with the jaw bone and holding your teeth firmly in place at all times. Dentures can still be removed – your dentist will show you how to take them out and securely reattach them – but otherwise they will stay where they should.
London dental implants
Successful treatment with dental implants requires the blending of two dental specialisms: oral surgery, and prosthodontics (creating dental restorations such as dentures). Dr Bhat at Moor Park in London is a specialist in both these field, making him an excellent candidate for your implant surgery.
Thanks to the advance techniques used at our London dental practice, the usual healing period for our implant treatment is a little over two months, compared with standard healing times of up to six months.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, come for a consultation with Dr Bhat at our London clinic.
Dental implants were once denied to people who had suffered bone loss. At Moor Park Dental Clinic in London our implant dentist, Dr Bhat, can treat even complex cases where additional work is needed to regenerate the jaw bone prior to implant placement.
If your own dentist has told you that you lack adequate bone density to receive dental implants, you can ask to be referred to our London clinic for treatment from Dr Bhat. Alternatively, you can self-refer.
Reasons for bone loss
Bone loss is commonly seen in patients who wear traditional dentures, and those who have had all or most of their teeth missing for a considerable time. This happens because, when the roots of the teeth are lost, the jaw bone starts to resorb. Bone resorbtion is one of the main reasons traditional dentures become loose over time – neither dentures nor dental bridges alone replace the roots of the teeth, meaning the bone is likely to shrink and, in the case of dentures, they are likely to need frequent adjustment.
Dental implants are bionic tooth roots, which both hold your teeth firmly in position and help to prevent bone loss. Made from titanium, which is supportive of bone growth, they will fully integrate with your jaw bone and act in a similar fashion to natural roots.
Dental implants for those with bone loss
As part of your initial implant consultation at our London clinic, your dentist will use CT scans to assess your current level of bone density. If you are found to have bone density that is too low to support dental implants, we can provide a range of bone grafting procedures designed to rebuild your jaw bone to adequate levels.
This will add a few months on to your overall treatment time, but will be worth it because it will maximise the chances of your dental implants succeeding.
At our London clinic we can restore one, some, or all of your teeth using dental implants, and can provide both implant placement and bone grafting procedures under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation.
General anaesthetic is available at a nearby London hospital.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. At Moor Park Dental Clinic in London, our highly-skilled implant dentist can treat anything from simple single implant placement to a full-mouth restoration, where extra procedures are required to rebuild your bone density.
Unlike conventional dentures or bridges, dental implants replace the root portions of the teeth. This is important for two reasons: first, it ensures your new teeth are held in place with a similar strength and durability to that of natural tooth roots. Secondly, because the implants are made from titanium and are put in direct contact with the jaw bone, they actively prevent bone loss.
Bone loss is one of the main reasons behind common denture woes, such as loose teeth that have a tendency to fall out and cause problems both eating and speaking. Titanium supports bone growth, meaning during a healing period your dental implants will mesh firmly with your jaw.
Once healing is complete (which, with the advanced techniques we use at our London dental clinic, should be in just over two months, compared with the standard six month healing time) your dentist will attach either a bridge, denture, or crown to your dental implants. This will restore not just aesthetic appeal to your smile, but also the full functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth, meaning that you can:
Because we are able to treat complex implant cases at our London dental practice, where additional bone grafting work is required to rebuild your jaw bone density prior to implant placement, we are able to help patients whose own dentist has told them low bone density precludes them from implant treatment.
You can ask to be referred to Moor Park by your own dentist – we welcome referrals from across London and beyond – or can self-refer to us. The first step on your dental implants journey will be to have a consultation with Dr Bhat, our implant dentist. He will use scans and x-rays as necessary to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning, and will create you a customised treatment plan.
There are many advantages to using dental implants instead of standard bridges or dentures to replace missing teeth. Moor Park Dental Centre in London provides implant treatment for patients with one or more of their natural teeth missing, provided by leading implant dentist Dr Bhat.
Missing teeth should always be replaced, for the sake of your dental and general health. Dental implants are a modern and permanent way to do so.
Traditional bridgework usually requires crowns to be placed on adjacent teeth in order to support a false tooth or teeth in between. All too often, this requires the destruction of perfectly healthy tooth tissue, which weakens those teeth and can lead to future problems.
Modern dentures are more realistic in terms of appearance and function than ever before, yet many wearers still experience problems. These include denture sore mouth, difficulty eating anything but a soft food diet, issues affecting speech, and confidence concerns as loose dentures have a tendency to slip and even fall out.
Neither traditional bridges nor dentures replace the roots of missing teeth. Dental implants are different; bionic tooth roots made out of titanium, they are placed in the jaw bone under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation here at our London dental clinic.
Titanium supports bone growth, meaning dental implants actively prevent the bone loss that is so often behind common denture issues. They also hold your teeth firmly in place – an implant-retained bridge means surrounding teeth can stay healthy and strong.
When you come to our London clinic for an implant consultation with Dr Bhat, he will carry out a clinical consultation, including taking x-rays as necessary. He will also discuss any concerns you may have about treatment, and will create a suggested treatment plan including estimated costs.
A copy of Dr Bhat’s report will be sent to you and to your regular dentist, and a member of our team will be in touch with you to ensure you are happy with the plan and answer any further questions you may have.
Thanks to the advanced techniques at our London clinic, the healing period for implants is just over two months.