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Category: Dental Implants

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).

dental-implantsMoor 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-implantsDental 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?

dental-implantsImplants 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.