What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants can give you new teeth that look and function just like the natural original. With implants you can eat anything you want and smile with complete confidence. They also help preserve your facial contours by preventing bone shrinkage, which occurs when teeth are missing.
Implant treatment for one, or even several, missing teeth has distinct advantages over other methods of tooth replacement. They are more comfortable and it’s easier to eat than with dentures, plus you don’t get that ‘hollow’ facial look.
Dental implants are small, tissue-compatible titanium fixtures, which are inserted into the jawbone. After a period of natural bonding, the implants serve as the ‘root’ anchor for new superstructure crowns bridges or dentures.
Assessing Patient Suitability
Not all patients are suitable for implant treatment. An initial clinical examination of your gums, teeth and jawbones plus x-rays will be required to evaluate suitability and assess the type of procedure necessary.
Following that, a comprehensive cost quotation will be prepared for you. The treatment stages typically take six to eight months and could last up to two years.
Planning your treatment
The treatment can be carried out by the London Dental Surgery Centre on a surgery-only basis. With this type of treatment your own dentist will be involved in the planning and building of the superstructure crown or bridgework.
Alternatively, we can undertake the whole process without the need to involve your own dentist.
Our Implant Dentist
Dr Barry Sims provides our dental implant treatment at London Dental Surgery Centre. Dr Sims is able to carry out all aspects of Implantology, from single tooth cases to full mouth reconstructions and bone grafting with on-site, state-of-the-art, Dental CT scanning. An implant consultation is £120.