At Mouth Dental our dental implants Canary Wharf treatments have helped restore the smiles of many over a range of age groups. From the initial consultation to the actual procedure our dental experts provide a committed treatment along with professional advice, ensuring you always select the right option for your dental needs.
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Dental implants are a cosmetic dental procedure that help restore smiles restoring a single tooth or missing teeth. The implanted teeth or tooth are fully functioning like natural teeth as they are surgically placed in your jawbone acting as an anchor or the roots. The implant fuses with your jawbone acting thereafter as an artificial tooth root. This means they do not slip, make a noise or cause bone damage which can be the case with fixed bridgework or conventional dentures. Once fused your implant dentist then fits a custom-made crown to the implant. These titanium roots can support removable dentures, replacement crowns and bridges.
Dental implants help keep securely in place replacement teeth allowing them to function like normal teeth. That means you can chew and speak without fear of your replaced teeth shifting or falling out. It also keeps your jaw bone stimulated because without roots or implants the bone starts to deteriorate which continues over the years after losing teeth. Basically dental implants provide structure and also help prevent facial sagging that is caused by the surrounding bone loss.
There are a few dental procedures that use dental implants:
Dental crowns: This is the replacement tooth that is attached to the inserted implant. These are made from a variety of materials the most common being ceramic or porcelain adjusted to match the colour of a patient’s natural teeth.
Dental bridge: When a patient has more than one tooth missing, a dental bridge is used.
Dentures: This implant supported variety are permanently attached to strategically place dental implants thereby eliminating many of the disadvantages associated with removable dentures. This is an ideal option for someone who has lost all of their teeth.
Dental implant treatment is one of the restorative dental procedures that is always highly recommended because it helps restore smiles with long lasting results. The value of this treatment goes beyond just the aesthetic as it helps treat many issues that arise from having missing teeth.
While they serve a similar purpose you will be recommended a dental bridge or dentures based on your individual oral health situation:
Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth and have over the past years become a more popular option to dentures. This is because they last longer and prove to be cost effective in the long run. They also require fewer visits to dental clinics because they are easier to look after and maintain. Dental implants are perfect for people with one to a few missing teeth.
Dentures come as complete or partial and also traditional and can be fitted regardless of how much bone is missing from the jaw. They are removable prosthetic teeth that are attached to gums and are ideal for people who are missing all or many teeth together.
There are a few stages to getting dental implants and your treatment plan may vary slightly depending on the type of implant you need, how many and the on the condition of your jawbone. You will need more than one visit as after the first step there is a period during which you have to wait while your bone heals tightly around the implant. While this causes the treatment to take months to complete it creates one of the main benefits of dental implants, that of a very solid support for your new teeth.
Step 1 – During this initial assessment your dental surgeon will evaluate your gums for signs of gum disease and jawbone to see if you are suitable for dental implants. Your jaw should have a certain level of healthy bone to support the implants. If you do not have enough bone material you may be recommended a bone grafting to improve the implant site or a smaller dental implant that can be supported by your existing bone.
Step 2 (for some) – There are different types of bone graft materials for you to choose from. Once the graft is placed a period of healing will be needed before the implant can be placed.
Step 3 – Once your bone has been sorted out your dental specialist will then place the dental implant along with a temporary crown if needed. You may need a local anaesthetic at these point. The process can take about an hour, and you will likely be prescribed an over the counter pain relief medication for you to manage the first few days after.
Step 4 – It is during this period that the dental implant fuses with your bone and can take up to several months. Some however may have to wait six months or longer for their jaws to heal properly. The healing progress will be monitored throughout to schedule the final appointment.
Step 5 – Once completely healed your finally appointment will include the removal of the temporary crown after which an abutment will be attached to the dental implant. Then the permanent crown will be attached. Recovery is usually within 1 -2 days unless you have many implants in which case it can take over a week or more to fully recover.
Yes dental implants are permanent and can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. However, the dental crowns may need to be replaced in about 10 to 15 years depending on wear and tear.
Our multi-clinic practice including Canary Wharf helps over 9000 private dental patients find lasting solutions for challenging or complex dental problems, treated by our professional team of established dental specialists. Backed by state of the art technology our labs have crafted lasting solutions while our renowned aftercare is appreciated by all our patients. We only use high quality dental products for all our dental treatments including our dental implants procedures. Patients can also try our platinum dental care which provides general and cosmetic dental treatments.
Overall cost of a dental implant is generally upwards of £2550, including the initial consultation, implant placement and crown placement. This does vary according to each patient’s individual treatment requirements.