Increasingly, people are becoming aware of the wonder of dental implants. In the past, people who had lost their teeth could only look forward to dentures, but that is no longer the case today at Moor Park Dental in London. If you decide to come to us, you will have the chance to achieve a stable, aesthetically-pleasing and more functional replacement of your lost teeth with dental implants in London.
The science of dental implants
Many people are curious about the science of dental implants and though this method is fairly modern, the science has been around for many years. Modern dental implants in London are made using titanium.
Titanium is a reliable, long-lasting and bio-compatible material. In 1952, a scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark discovered this property by accident. He was studying blood flow in bones using titanium equipment. After his study was finished he went to remove the equipment from the bones but found they had fused in place. That was because of the titanium.
This unique property of titanium is why it is used to make dental implants. This is also why dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent. Once in place, your dental implants in London can last the rest of your life as long as you take care of them well, just as you would your natural teeth.
Modern dental implants
Today most dental implants in London are used to replace either single or multiple missing teeth. The implants first used in the pioneering system of dental implant placement were a one-size-fits-all design. The original implants were all the same width with only the length being changeable. The original surface of the implants were smooth and polished, which did not work as well as the implants we use today.
Modern dental implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit the different teeth they replace. Their surfaces have been improved to enhance the success of the healing process, so you can enjoy greater stability and durability from your dental implants. Instead of being smooth or machined, they are generally roughened by sandblasting, which is known to significantly increase the surface area to which bone can fuse and attach to.
If you have lost a tooth or teeth, have you ever thought about having them replaced with dental implants instead of a bridge or dentures? In the past, a bridge or dentures were the only options available to us, and while they help to restore the appearance of your teeth, they cannot restore their full function. All this has now changed and dental implants can offer you a new and better way to restore both the appearance and the function of your teeth.
If you are already wearing dentures or have had to have a bridge fitted you may be experiencing the day to day problems that go with them. You may have problems eating certain foods or find that your teeth move when you are talking. Over time your dentures will inevitably become looser as your jawbone shrinks and you find that you have to rely on dental fixatives to keep them in place. This shrinkage is a natural process, and is the result of having had a tooth or teeth removed.
Dental implants in London, giving you more to smile about
Although we assume that our bones are static and never change, this is incorrect; our bones are constantly being built up and renewed, the process depends on the effects of exercise and load bearing. Because dental implants are fitted into the jawbones, they take over the function of the original tooth and its root. In effect, you will have your very own bionic teeth, once they become fully integrated with the bone, which means that your jawbones will continue to stay in good shape for longer.
There are a number of different types of dental implants that can be used, depending on the location of the implant and the health of your jawbone. In the past, dental implants may have taken six months or more to become fully integrated. Recent developments to the materials and design of dental implants now mean that your treatment may well be completed in just two months, you may even be able to receive the implant and a temporary tooth on the same day. If you would like to know more about having dental implants in London, book a consultation with Dr Joe Bhat.
When you lose a tooth, you also lose the bone that supported it in your jaw. The human body likes to conserve energy, and if something is no longer being used, it disappears. In bones, this is due to a process called resorption. Unfortunately this bone loss can affect your oral health and your appearance. As the bone shrinks, your face develops a sunken look and your remaining teeth can all start to move out of their proper alignment. If you have lost all your teeth, dentures cannot prevent the resorption process, which is why false teeth gradually become looser over time, even if they fitted perfectly when they were first made.
Thankfully, there is now a way of replacing teeth that prevents this bone loss, as well as the loss of support to the muscles of the lips and cheeks. Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry in many ways; they have become the gold standard in tooth replacement and offer a number of benefits to anyone who has lost teeth. At Moor Park Dental in London, dental implants are now becoming the preferred solution to tooth loss for many patients.
A long term and reliable solution to tooth loss
Dental implants offer a versatile answer to a range of tooth loss problems. From a single missing tooth through to a full set of dentures, dental implants can be used to support them all. Once fitted, and properly cared for, they are a secure and predictable way to restore the function and the appearance of your teeth and have a very high success rate.
Even if you have been wearing dentures for some time and have now lost a lot of bone in your jaw, you may still be able to have dental implants fitted without having to have a bone graft. As with any technology, dental implants are always being improved to work more effectively and in new ways. At our practice here in London, dental implants are being used for patients who have previously been told that they were unable to have them fitted. If you would like to find out more about what is now possible, and if they are a suitable option for you, please contact us.
Until it happens to you, tooth loss is one of those things that you may never have thought about. Once you have lost a tooth or teeth, it’s all that you can think about. You may become self-conscious about talking or smiling, and eating certain foods becomes impossible. Of course tooth loss is an age old problem, although it is not always a problem of old age.
You may be shocked to know that more teeth are lost to gum disease than decay, and periodontal disease can occur at any age if your oral hygiene is poor. In the past, dentures and bridges were the only available solution to tooth loss, but they can only ever be partially effective as they cannot restore the full function of your own teeth.
Keeping up appearances and restoring function
All this has now changed, in London, dental implants are helping many people restore both the appearance and more importantly, the function of their teeth. The big problem with dentures is that over time they will inevitably become looser, this is due to the gradual loss of the bone in the jaw. This bone loss is the result of the natural teeth being removed.
The natural stimulation from biting and chewing that helps to stimulate the continued renewal of bone is lost once the tooth root is removed.
Dental implants prevent this from happening and help to ensure that the your jaws remain in good shape for many years to come. A dental implant consists of two or three different parts, depending on the type that is used. The most important part is the titanium screw, which is fitted into the jaw. Some implants can be placed at the same time that a tooth is removed.
In some cases, the implant must be allowed to become fully integrated into the jaw; however, improved methods now mean that you may be fitted with a temporary tooth at the same time as the implant is placed. At Moor Park Dental in London, dental implants and a temporary tooth can often be placed, and we are often able to fit dental implants for patients who have previously been told that they are not suitable for implants due to the loss of bone in their jaws.
Tooth loss is an age old problem that has affected people from every walk of life, from kings and president to mere mortals like you and me. There are many reasons why we lose our teeth. Accidents and injuries, tooth decay and, the biggest cause of all, gum disease; all can leave us with a toothless smile and problems with eating. Whatever the cause of your tooth loss, the end result is the same, a gappy, unhappy smile and a limited diet.
For many years, dentures and bridges were your only answer to missing teeth; both have their drawbacks. To fit a bridge, teeth on either side of the gap must be ground down in order to support the bridge on which the crowns sit, resulting in the loss of two more of your own teeth to replace the missing ones. As we all know, dentures can let you down at crucial moments. We must all have seen at least one elderly relation struggling to talk or eat with badly behaved teeth.
Dental implants, getting to the root of the problem
Thankfully, missing teeth need no longer be a source of discomfort or embarrassment now that dental implants have joined the ranks of tooth replacement options. In London, dental implants are proving to be a very popular solution to tooth loss. The biggest benefit from having dental implants is the protective effect that they have in maintaining the structure of your jaws. Our teeth form a dynamic interaction with our jaw, the natural stimulation from biting and chewing helps to keep the bones strong and healthy.
When a tooth is removed, this process stops and our jaws naturally begin to shrink. Dental implants help to prevent this from happening because they become part of the jaw and take over the same role as the original tooth root. Because dental implants restore both the function and the appearance of your teeth, you will find that you can enjoy simple things like eating crunchy food or talking and laughing with confidence, secure in the knowledge that your teeth will not be a source of embarrassment. To find out more about dental implants in London, book an appointment with Dr Bhat and discover the secret to well behaved teeth.
Dental implants have increasingly become a popular tooth replacement option among dentists and patients. With a success rate around 98 percent, dental implants provide a strong, comfortable and effective alternative to your missing teeth.
At Moor Park Dental, we provide durable natural looking dental implants in London. Our experienced dentists, led by Dr Joe Bhat, are highly trained and experienced in implant dentistry and they have successfully placed many dental implants over the years. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, dental implants provide patients with a range of long-term benefits in addition to a stable and healthy smile.
Why choose dental implants?
While there are other tooth replacement options available, dental implants have many advantages over conventional bridges and dentures. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically implanted into your jawbone. Once the implants fuse with the jawbone and heal over a period of week, they are then topped by natural looking tooth replacements. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that looks and function much like your natural teeth.
Unlike dentures, you don’t need to remove them to eat or clean and there’s no need to attach them over your gums with adhesive. As they fuse with the jawbone, dental implants provide a permanent and cost-effective solution to tooth loss. If you take good care of them as you would for the rest of your teeth, they will last a lifetime.
More importantly, when you lose teeth the jawbone deteriorates, causing your face to appear sunken over time and the rest of your teeth to begin shifting into your mouth. Since dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, they stimulate the jawbone and encourage further bone growth. This helps preserve the natural shape of your face. Last but not least, while dental bridges require grinding down your healthy teeth for support, dental implants do not compromise your existing healthy teeth.
Don’t let tooth loss keep your from smiling
To find out if dental implants in London are right for you, please contact our friendly team today. We are here to help you restore your smile and your confidence!
Our patients often wonder what to expect with dental implants in London. A successful implant requires teamwork from all involved – the patient, the dental laboratory who fabricates the abutment and restoration and our surgeon who surgically places the implant. Each member of the Moor Park Dental team will follow a carefully prepared treatment plan to ensure clear communication so that the result meets our patients’ expectations and desires.
During the last 30 years, the use of dental implants has changed dentistry hugely. Implants are no longer considered experimental and it is rare to come across patient cases where they cannot be used at all.
Dr Joe Bhat
Dr Joe Bhat has been practicing for 25 years, making him a highly experienced and respected choice for your dental implants in London. During his career, he has become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has also done a three year full-time specialist training program at the London Dental School. This culminated in a Master of Clinical Dentistry from the University of London and Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons.
At Moor Park Dental, Dr Bhat is our specialist for the management of complex restorative problems and in the placement and restoration of dental implants.
Dental implant treatment at Moor Park Dental could not be easier. Firstly, our patients with get a one hour appointment with Dr Bhat. He will discuss your concerns and needs for your dental implants in London.
This consultation appointment will provide everything you need to know about your procedure and will include x-rays, written reports, a treatment plan and cost estimates. The written report from Dr Bhat will be forwarded to your regular dentist, along with a copy of the report sent directly to you.
Every case of dental implants in London is different and some will be more complex than others. Some may require an in-depth CT scan for Dr Bhat to make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Once you have received your proposed treatment plan, you can get in touch with our team to book in for the next step to your dream smile at Moor Park Dental.
We are happy to give some of our patients the option for same day dental implants in London. Moor Park Dental can give you a new set of teeth in just one day. This technique uses four to six implants in each jaw, depending on the needs of the case and on whether a fixed denture or fixed crowns and bridges are desired. The ‘same-day’ concept can also be used for single teeth in some cases, but more commonly relates to a complete jaw or set.
Same day dental implants in London are a quick, safe and cost-effective dental treatment for anyone whose self-confidence and quality of life are affected by missing teeth. They can even work on people who have a lack of bone, although some bone grafting is sometimes necessary.
How do same day implants work?
At Moor Park Dental, a new ‘fixed’ set of teeth is screwed onto your dental implants that have been placed in just one day. Initially these are a provisional set of teeth that look and feel great and are then replaced with a more permanent set one to two months later. If you have no natural teeth left, or would like your few remaining teeth replaced with a more attractive and long-term solution, then this implant solution is a great option for you.
An initial consultation and various diagnostics including x-rays, CT scan and dental impressions will determine your bone structure and whether you need any extractions in preparation for your same day dental implants in London. Several planning appointments are required and then the implants are inserted into the jaw in such a way that they will completely fuse to the natural bone over time. An initial fixed denture is usually fitted on the same day and the final fitting is perfected after a few months.
Aftercare of same day dental implants
It is vital that you take good care of your dental implants, so regular maintenance visits with your dental hygienist and a commitment to good home dental care is essential for long term success. Your dental implants in London, could last you many happy years if you pay close attention of your oral health.
Dental implants are an artificial root replacement that is used to support one or more prosthetic teeth. Usually, dental implants replace missing teeth that have been removed due to injury, disease or decay. They are usually considered to be more comfortable than a crown or a bridge, which is why dental implants in London are becoming increasingly popular at Moor Park Dental.
Dental implants can be used to replace either a single missing tooth, more than one or an entire set of teeth. At first glance, dental implants can seem more expensive when compared to other solutions like bridges, but in the long run they become better value for money as they last longer and maintenance costs are generally much lower.
Can I have them?
Unfortunately, not everyone can have dental implants in London. Your oral health must be fully assessed by one of our experienced dental implant dentists at Moor Park Dental first.
Pros and cons
From the medical point of view dental implants are superior to other teeth replacement options, as they look,feel and function like your own natural teeth.
Unlike bridges, dental implants in London don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support, which can help protect remaining teeth from damage. And, unlike dentures, bone loss is usually avoided since dental implants actually replace the tooth and its root.
Another bonus is that you’ll care for your implants in the exact same way you do for real teeth; with diligent oral hygiene and regular dentist visits you can ensure your implants last for many years to come.
It is always important to consider all angles when deciding if dental implants in London are the right choice for you. A dental implant treatment can be more intrusive than other treatments. Final restoration will depend on good positioning, so it must be very precise, sometimes to a fraction of a millimetre. Because of the invasive nature of preparing an implant site, oral hygiene is extremely important. The hygiene levels at Moor Park Dental are exceptional, but neglected oral health, smoking or bad diet on the part of the patient can lead to failed treatments, making further treatments very difficult or even impossible in some cases.
If you’ve lost teeth, then you may have resigned yourself to a lifetime of denture use. Maybe you have never considered dental implants as a viable option, believing the process to be long and painful, with several months of wearing dentures between dentist visits. Not long ago, you would have been right. Thankfully things have moved on a long way and today the idea of getting dental implants in London in a single day is a reality at Moor Park Dental.
How are same day dental implants possible?
We are hesitant to call the traditional method of implants ‘the old method’, but we can certainly call same day implants ‘the new method’. We recognise just how much easier they are for our patients who have experienced tooth loss.
Both the traditional methods and the same day methods have equally high success rates – that being about 95%.
Why don’t they need any healing time?
Normally dental implant treatment involves placing a dental implant, waiting for the jaw and gums to heal, and then attaching a crown on top. Now a days, evidence shows that if a wider and tapered dental implant is placed into healthy bone, then a crown can be immediately placed on top, with the same level of success.
Our dentists will use all the available bone to achieve the required stability for immediate dental implant placement.
Of course, it is not just any clinic that can do this. Moor Park Dental is equipped with the expertise and technology to carry out same day dental implants in London. The combination of our highly trained dentists and tried and trusted dental implant systems, is what makes same day dental implants in London possible.
Can I have same day implants?
Previously those who had experienced tooth loss and whose jawbone had consequently degenerated, would need to have their jawbone built back up prior to implant treatment. This usually involved a bone graft. One of the main benefits of same day implants at Moor Park Dental is that, in most cases, bone grafting is no longer needed. This means faster implants and quicker results.