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Dental Implants in London
Why has my dentist referred me to a Specialist?
A Specialist is trained to diagnose and manage straightforward to more complex cases, which cannot always be provided in a general dental practice set-up.
A Specialist Prosthodontist is trained to reconstruct missing teeth with one of many options available like a fixed bridgework, dental implants or a more complex design denture framework. A Specialist Oral Surgeon is trained to perform minor to moderate surgical procedures which is a skill used extensively in implant reconstruction of the mouth for fixed teeth. Dr Joe Bhat at Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre is a Specialist in both these fields and has 16 years experience practicing just Implant Dentistry.
Why should I consider an implant?
A perfect solution to single or multiple tooth loss, dental implants offer secure and predictable results, giving patients complete confidence in their dental restorations. Whether you have lost teeth due to an accident or due to underlying oral health issues, dental implants or an implant borne denture could provide the answer.
In London, dental implants are fast becoming a more popular alternative to dentures and offer a number of advantages over other treatments. Unlike traditional bridgework, dental implants do not require adjacent, often healthy teeth, to be "ground down", thus preserving as many of your natural teeth as possible. In addition, implants also have a positive effect on the jaw bone, helping to maintain its natural shape and fighting gum loss which is so often apparent in the wearers of traditional dentures.
Dental implant treatment is an ideal solution to tooth loss for adults, providing new teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth to enhance your confidence and give you a great smile.
What can I expect at my first visit?
London dental implant treatment at Moor Park could not be easier. A one hour appointment with Dr Joe Bhat will be arranged to discuss your concerns and needs. This may include x-rays, written reports, a suggested treatment plan and cost estimates. A fee is payable for this appointment, please call the practice to ask for details. The written report will be forwarded to your regular dentist with a copy of the report and fees sent directly to you. Naturally, some cases will be more complex than others and you may require a CT scan in order for Dr Bhat to arrive at a definite diagnosis and plan. Once you have received your proposed treatment plan it is usual for us to contact you to check if you require further information.
A dental implant procedure in London is usually carried out under local anaesthetic. For those of a nervous disposition we offer oral or intravenous sedation or treatment under general anaesthetic as a day patient at Bishop's Wood Hospital.
Thanks to modern materials and techniques, treatment time for dental implants has dramatically reduced to just over 2 months compared to 6 months previously. We may also be able to offer "same day" implants depending on your case.
What are the costs and payment policy?
The cost of implant treatment will vary depending on the nature and location of the missing tooth site and whether there is any need for bone augmentation to improve long term success.
An estimate of the cost of your treatment will be provided on the day of your consultation. Payments will be made at the end of each visit.