Author: Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre
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.
If you have been referred to our London dental centre for dental implants, you are likely to have some questions about what treatment entails. Below are answers to come common queries; if you can’t find an answer to your question here then please get in touch with a member of our team, who will be more than happy to help you.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. They are made from titanium and are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here at our modern London dental centre. After a healing period, permanent new teeth are attached to the top of your implants.
Operation? Does that mean I need a general anaesthetic?
No. In most cases we find that the placement of dental implants requires just a local anaesthetic. However, if you are anxious or nervous about dental treatment, we can also provide implant placement under sedation at our London clinic.
Do I get my new teeth straight away?
In most cases, your dental implants will be left to heal for a few months before permanent new teeth are placed. During this time your implants will mesh with your jaw bone, providing anchorage for your new teeth that is as strong as natural tooth roots. Temporary teeth may be fitted, or you may be able to continue wearing your old dentures until healing is complete, so you need not worry about being left toothless.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
The advantages of implants are numerous. They are the only permanent way a dentist can replace your missing teeth, and the resulting restorations will look and act just like your natural teeth. That means you can eat and smile with confidence, with absolutely no danger of your teeth falling out.
Dental implants are the only permanent way that a dentist can replace your missing teeth. At Moor Park Dental Centre in London, our implant work is carried out by Dr Bhat. In addition to being highly experienced in implant dentistry, Dr Bhat is a specialist in both oral surgery and prosthodontics – the field of dentistry that deals with the restoration and replacement of teeth.
At Moor Park Dental Centre we accept referrals from across London and beyond from dentists with patients requiring dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Implants are small titanium screws that replace the root portion of one or more missing teeth. Titanium is used because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body, alongside the fact that it is osteoconductive – supportive of bone growth.
The placement of dental implants requires a minor oral surgical procedure, which is carried out by oral surgeon Dr Bhat here at our modern London dental clinic. Once your implants are in position, they will be left to heal and integrate with your bone for a period of months. After healing is complete, your permanent new teeth – be they crowns, a bridge, or dentures – can then be attached to abutments on top of the implants.
The advantages of dental implants
Dental implants have numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. As well as the aforementioned fact that they support bone growth – thus preventing the problem of bone loss that commonly occurs when teeth are missing – they create an anchor for your new teeth that is just like that provided by natural tooth roots. This means that your new teeth will stay firmly in place, and you will be able to eat a full, healthy diet – unarguably beneficial to your dental and general health and wellbeing.
The new teeth attached to your implants will look entirely natural, giving you renewed confidence to smile.
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