Dental implants can give the patient new teeth that look, feel and function just like the genuine original for restorative, reconstructive or cosmetic needs. They allow the patient to regain the ability to eat, smile, speak with complete confidence, and improve their appearance.
Implants are solid and long-lasting. They provide permanent fitting and chewing strength. Unlike bridges, no invasive re-modelling of adjacent healthy tooth structures is required.
Implants also help to preserve facial contours by preventing the degenerative bone shrinkage which occurs when the teeth are missing, thus preventing that ‘hollow’ facial look. Full or partial denture wearers are particularly attracted to the beneficial results, which are possible as a denture can be kept very stable with permanently fitting implants instead of using denture adhesives.
What is a dental implant?
Dental Implants help in replacing missing teeth. They are the next best thing to natural teeth. Dental Implants are titanium inserted in the jaw and are fixed with crowns on top to give the feel of natural-looking teeth.
Am I a suitable candidate for a dental implant?
A few medical conditions prevent implants, but these are rare. There is no age limit, and elderly patients are often quite suitable. However, implants need enough good-quality bone to lock into. Specific individuals may not have enough bone in the right place, or the bone may be too fragile to support an implant. Bone grafting procedures can sometimes overcome this.
Are implants safe and long-lasting?
Dental Implants are a safe procedure and last for many years. There is aftercare which is required. Our experienced dentist will go through the aftercare with you.
What if I smoke?
Smoking can affect the healing of an implant. However, this does not prevent smokers from having implants successfully placed and restored. Please speak to our dentist to find out more.
Will it hurt?
Dental Implants are not a very painful procedure. Our expert dentist will conduct the operation under anaesthesia to minimize the pain. We can also arrange sedation for you if you are a nervous patient.
Planning your treatment
Alexandra Park Dental Practice can carry out the treatment on a surgery-only basis – where your dentist will be involved in the planning and building the superstructure crown or bridgework. Alternatively, we can execute the whole process with our dentist in close consultation with our restorative specialist.
Once your new tooth is completed, you will be given a post-operative care plan to keep the implants in good order.
Assessing patient suitability
Each clinical situation has to be considered carefully when considering dental implants. Not all patients are suitable for dental implant treatment. An initial clinical examination of your gums, teeth, bite and jaw bones, plus x-rays, will be required to evaluate the suitability and the type of procedure necessary.
Why choose us for your implant care
- We have advanced training in implant skills and use implant techniques recognized for their innovation and reliability.
- We use the latest and most advanced equipment.
- We offer comprehensive planning to ensure the ideal treatment suits your needs and budget.
Feel the confidence
If you are interested in how implants can improve the confidence of your smile, please call us for further details.
We offer a free consultation for dental implants. If you are looking for dental implants in wood green, then call us on 020 8829 8555