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Dental Implants in London - Suitable Option for Your Missing Tooth

 

Here at Museum Dental Suites, our dentists are always happy to provide dental implants in London for your missing teeth. These implants can help alleviate your insufficient biting function and cosmetic issues, it improves chewing, gaps and improper speech. Our team works together with you at every step during the treatment to ensure you are satisfied with the procedure planned by us. We will try to do everything possible so that you can have a comfortable and pain-free experience. In order to make the treatments affordable for patients, we offer 0% interest finance plans to repay the cost for dental implant procedures in convenient installments.

 

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Dental Implants in London with Museum Dental Suites

What is a dental implant?

In basic terms, dental implants are a titanium screw used as a replacement for the root part of your missing tooth. This implant will then be placed in either upper or lower jawbone and is allowed healing time to bond together with the bone and serve like an anchor for your replacement tooth. A new crown is attached to the implant to make a full tooth.

Implants are generally used to replace either one tooth or several missing teeth. Read further to know about different kinds of implants offered at the clinic. By opting for our implant-supported replacement, your teeth will feel, look and function like the natural teeth. Dental implants are proven to be great restorative option together with long clinical records of prognosis.

It restores the integrity of your facial structure and improves the inconvenience caused due to tooth loss.

The Different Types of Dental Implants

There are many different types of dental implants, and each option has been developed to address a specific issue. Your dentist will discuss the different options available and advise on the right procedure for your situation, but some of the most common treatments include:

Crown dental implants – These devices are used to replace individual teeth. They comprise a screw-like base that attaches to the underlying bone structure and acts like the tooth’s root. A replica tooth, called the crown, is attached to this piece.

Bridge dental implants – Similar to crown dental implants, these are used to replace multiple teeth.

Overdentures – As opposed to standard dentures, which are easily removable, overdentures are more permanent fixtures that are secured to the jaw using dental implants.

Bone grafting – If there has been bone loss, it may be necessary to build the bone back up before placing dental implants. Depending on your situation, this can be done with your own bone or processed materials.

Sinus lift surgery – In some cases, implants cannot be placed because there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw. In these situations, a sinus lift may be carried out before the implants can be placed.

Soft tissue grafting – A receding gum line is common for those suffering from gum disease, but if the gums have receded too far, the root of your tooth could become exposed, causing pain and tooth sensitivity. Plus, many people do not like the way their recessed gums look. The problem can be corrected, however, with soft tissue grafting.

Benefits of choosing implants procedure

  • The artificial teeth look like natural ones and function like teeth. They will give you the feel of natural teeth and so, should not affect the natural functioning such as speaking and chewing.
  • They are generally meant to last for a long time in comparison to other options such as dental bridges and dentures.
  • They might slow down the amount of bone loss.
  • They actually don’t depend on your surrounding teeth for retention as bridges do.
  • They can be cleaned easily when compared to dental bridges.
  • The security of implant supported prothesis will assist greatly with your confidence and overall quality of life.

Step by Step Dental Implant Procedure at the clinic

Dental implants treatment at our clinic begins with evaluating the quality of your jawbone. You need to have sufficient jawbone mass for holding metal screw in its proper place. Our dentists examine your X-rays and CBCT scans when making a proper assessment. If you are a suitable candidate for implant treatment, then we will start planning and ordering the correct size implants and parts for you. The procedure is generally broken down in three steps and they are the following:

Step 1: Thorough planning

By conducting thorough evaluation and proper planning, you will be able to know the actual positioning of the anatomy and assess the levels, density and shape.

The implant can be placed under local anaesthetic and when the treatment requires placing several implants, then IV Sedation is considered to be a great option since it is a lengthy procedure. Sedation means you can remain conscious, relaxed and might not have any recollection of the entire procedure.

Step 2: About the surgery

When the surgery is being done, a small flap of gum will be raised for preparing the bone. After this, the titanium implant will be screwed within the bone which will then be covered by the gum that is stitched over the implant. These screws are usually found in various shapes and sizes, and our surgeon can choose the right size for the replacement of missing teeth. If there are improper bone levels, then bone grafting or sinus lift process might be required before placing an implant to add more bone to the area.

Step 3: The Restoration Stage

It might require almost 3 to 6 months for the screw to fix completely into the jaw so that you are fitted with a temporary and false tooth at the time of healing. After it is healed, we will attach the permanent replacement tooth.

Aftercare of tooth implant

You should take proper care of implants like you would do for your natural teeth. It is necessary to follow good oral health and hygiene habits like brushing two times in a day and flossing daily for your clean and healthy mouth. You should see your dentist for routine check-ups so that the implants stay in good condition for a long time.

Cost of dental implants at our clinic in London

At Museum Dental Suites in London, our Implants Package is offered starting at a competitive price of just £2500. Included in this package are essential services such as X-rays, routine dental check-ups, implant placement, abutment, and the fitting of the crown.

Dental Implant Protocol

The precise procedure for a dental implant will vary, depending on the type of work that needs to be done. In most cases, you will need to visit your dentist a few times before the surgery for examinations and various preparatory work.

After a dental implant procedure, patients need to be careful to only have cold drinks and try not to eat until after the anaesthetic has worn off. Hot drinks and food should be avoided for the first day after the implant surgery, and you should try to not ‘swill’ liquids over the surgical site.

While the dental implant will feel foreign in your mouth, it’s also important to leave it alone as much as possible this will help to ensure the healing process goes smoothly, so avoid touching the implant or the stitches with your fingers or tongue.

FAQs

Am I the suitable candidate for implant?

If you are healthy enough for extracting a tooth, then you can possibly perform implants. Your dentist will assess your teeth condition to know if you are the right candidate for implant procedure after careful assessment of your dental and medical health record during an implant consultation. All your questions will be answered during this time.

How much time will it take for implant method to work?

The treatment time will depend on your present dental condition. Usually it takes between 2 to 3 months from start to finish. There are certain cases when you might have to wait for a long time before finishing with the restoration process for achieving the optimal result.

How long will implants last?

Patients can expect implants to last for a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. But if you do not take care of your implants, they can get damaged in less than 10 years.

Are tooth implant really painful?

It is quite common for patients to suffer from some kind of pain after the implant procedure is done. Initially, this discomfort will last for one to two days but some patients may experience pain at the implant site for almost 10 days.

Is it possible to get dental implants on the NHS?

There are cases when you require implants due to some accident or injury, a congenital defect or an ill-fitting denture. The NHS may pay for such cases but you have to be referred for this option. Teeth implants on the NHS are generally available but only to certain patients.

Is dental implant worth it?

By considering the functionality, appearance and durability factor, dental implants are probably the most suitable option for replacing your missing teeth. This will give you a long-term solution that can last for a very long time.

Find Out More about Dental Implants - Make an Appointment at Museum Dental Suites

If you’ve been told that you need a dental implant, are thinking about having a dental problem corrected or are simply looking for a friendly and relaxing dental suites in central London, contact Museum Dental Suites today on 0207 183 0886.

Our office is situated in Bloomsbury and we’ve worked hard to create a tranquil and stylish atmosphere that will put you at ease from the moment you step in the door. Plus, with our highly skilled team of dental experts, you can rest assured you’re getting the best treatment possible.

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