Dental implants in London with Moor Park Dental
Dental implants are a transformative treatment that can last you for the rest of your life. Implants are so durable and permanent because they work with the natural function of the jawbone to effectively restore missing teeth.
Dental implants in London and elsewhere act as artificial tooth roots that can support a range of different tooth replacement options.
Here at Moor Park Dental, oral surgeon Dr Joe Bhat is highly skilled in dental implant treatment, so much so that he is referred to by over 300 other dental practices in the UK. We’re confident that you’ll receive quality care when you choose to have dental implants in London with us.
How dental implants can protect your natural teeth
If you have experienced tooth loss, dental implants to fill the gaps can actually help to protect the rest of your natural teeth. As implants provide the same stimulation to the jawbone that a natural tooth root does, the jawbone is encouraged to remain dense and strong.
Whether you have lost a single tooth or more, over time your jawbone will begin to shrink and change shape, along with your gums. This can put your remaining teeth at risk of damage.
The implant procedure
To have a dental implant placed you will need to undergo a minor surgical procedure to create a hole in the jawbone. The implant is screwed into this hole, with the aim of having as much contact between the titanium implant and the jawbone to encourage the two to fuse together over time.
Once the healing period is over, a single false tooth, bridge or dentures can be attached to replace any number of missing teeth.
Dentures that are loose fitting and troublesome can be supported by dental implants that firmly fix the dentures in place, bringing a whole new world of practicality and usability.
Implants can function just like natural teeth but without being susceptible to tooth decay. If they are looked after properly they can last a lifetime.
Most people won’t be able to tell you’ve had dental implant treatment as the final result is a natural look and feel.