Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant (or fixture) may be used to support one or more false teeth and can be used when the root itself has failed. Dental Implant a screw that can act as a replacement missing  tooth.  It is installed in the jawbone.

Implants interface with the bone of the jaw or skull to help  support crowns, bridges, dentures or to act as an anchor. Made out of titanium, implants are compatible with body tissues and form an intimate bond to bone during healing. Currently, there is a lot of evidence from studies and from clinical experience directing towards the safety and convenience in using implants as a way to replace lost teeth with natural-looking results.

With the advancement in technology and procedures, placing dental implants is considered to be a reliable treatment with results similar to a natural looking teeth.


 Pre-requisite for Dental Implants

You must make sure you have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant, before getting it. A bone graft may be required in cases where the bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant. Alternately, if there is not sufficient bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, you may need a sinus lift.

 Benefits of Dental Implants procedure

Dental implant provides sufficient support that acts as a natural tooth as you eat, chew, smile, talk, unlike dentures. They are designed for a long-term solution for missing teeth and has become the regular tooth-replacement option.

Being attached to the interior jawbone, implants are not subject to decay and they don’t put stress on surrounding teeth, both of which are common problems with dental bridges. In addition to replacing lost teeth, implants also support the facial skeleton and, indirectly, the soft tissue structures – gum tissues, cheeks and lips. This means they also help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density.

 Can I have Dental Implants

Our experienced dentist, Dr. Punit Shah  will assess and plan dental implant placement and restoration — the making of crowns, bridgework or dentures that are attached on top of the implants and are visible in your mouth. Dr. Shah will be able to give you a rough timetable at the start of your treatment.

Placing an implants will consist of a surgical procedure in which precision channels are created in the jawbone, often with the help of a surgical guide. This is often easier than taking a tooth out and is usually done using a simple local anesthetic. Typically, you will not feel any pain during surgery. The implants are then fitted into the sites, so that they are in close contact with the bone. Generally, they require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have tooth restorations attached to them for the process to be complete.

If you have single or multiple missing teeth, please call us on 0208 371 4386 or visit us on: to book your Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Shah

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