Dental implants – the best way to restore your smile
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.