Dental implants London W1
At the Orthodontic Centre we have access to the latest technology and training, allowing us to provide dental implants of the best quality available. Dental implants are a secure and comfortable solution to missing teeth, able to replace teeth that have incurred trauma or decayed beyond repair. While the procedure to fit implants can take some time, it is an advanced system that allows patients to maintain good oral health and enjoy a natural-looking smile.
How do dental implants work?
If you need a false tooth or teeth, patients will usually be given dentures which are kept in the mouth by using a plate or bridge. However, dental implants are actually attached to the jawbone, providing a secure root for the false tooth itself. The titanium screw that makes up the “root” part of dental implants will eventually fuse with your jawbone, providing a secure base for your new teeth.
How are dental implants fitted?
First the dentist will assess if bone supply in the jaw is enough for the titanium screw to be attached. Once this has been ascertained, the implant can be attached by making a small incision in the gum and drilling a hole in the jaw. This is where the “root” will go. The whole procedure is very safe and is carried out under local anaesthetic. Once this has healed your false teeth can be fitted securely to the false roots, to give you a natural and comfortable smile.
Why are dental implants better than dentures?
When you lose a tooth bone density can often decrease around the gap, which isn't prevented by wearing dentures. This can cause problems when you eat and even affect the shape of your face. Dental implants prevent this bone loss and provide you with a level of stability that is unparalleled. Dental implants also allow the patient to maintain better oral hygiene, as long as they brush daily and use dental floss and mouthwash.
Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants can treat a whole host of dental problems, provided they have enough bone tissue to support the implants. Dental implants may not be suitable, or may be more likely to fail, in patients who smoke, are heavy drinkers, suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or have gum disease. However, in the last two cases, the conditions can be treated and then the patient will be able to have implants fitted.
If you would like further information about our dental implants service, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements. We treat patients here at our practice in Harley Street, many patients find us following a search for dental implant clinics in the London W1 postcode.