Dental implants are the modern approach to replacing missing teeth, obviating the need for removable dentures. When carefully planned and precisely done by our experienced clinicians they are highly successful. The aesthetic results are excellent and the long term outcomes are superb.
We have been using dental implants at the practice since 1990. Our patients report very few problems during and following treatment and are unanimously happy with the improvements that implant treatment provides.
There are several aesthetic and clinical reasons why implants are so successful:-
Appearance, self confidence, and that all-important smile; they all benefit!
Do you have a tooth missing, perhaps at the front? Do you consciously avoid smiling because you are bothered about "that gap"? Do you find yourself keeping your lips together, and mumbling, when you talk? Do you avoid all but essential parties and other gatherings because you are worried? Do you avoid meetings and presentations at work?
Generally, does all this impact on your self-confidence in social situations, at work and even when at home with your family?
When we are discussing a possible implant plan with our patients these are all issues that arise during the consultation. Once an implant has been fitted there is no doubt about the benefit. Patients tell us that having a natural looking set of teeth has a really positive effect on their self confidence; they relax more in social situations, smile easily and naturally, and generally 'feel better in themselves'.
Implants improve facial structure
The teeth fulfill an important function in supporting the structure of the face. We are all familiar with the sunken cheek appearance of someone who has lost their teeth and is not wearing their dentures. Multiple implants can be an effective solution to this problem by restoring a normal facial structure that is pleasing to the eye.
Implants protect your adjacent teeth
When enjoying a meal there is considerable pressure on your teeth. If there is a gap then the pressure increases on the teeth adjacent to that gap. If those teeth are themselves somewhat impaired or damaged there is an increased risk to them of breakage. Having a full set of teeth spreads the load and decreases that risk; and, now that you can eat evenly, it is likely that you will enjoy your meals more than before. No more problems with nuts and other food getting stuck in the gap!
From a clinical perspective a specific advantage of implants is that no preparation of the adjacent teeth is needed, as is sometimes the case for bridges. An implant literally "stands alone" as it is placed directly into the bone. A healthy tooth also fits directly into the bone!
Implants have long term stability
Any dental procedure requires a careful clinical assessment and then a discussion with the patient of the various technical options, their pros and cons and their cost. This is equally true of implants. This assessment leads to an agreed treatment plan. Our experience is that implants fitted by skilled dentists have an excellent success rate. There is, of course, an important role for the patient to ensure regular and correct dental hygiene, but there are no special needs. We will advise on this as part of the implant procedure. Please click on the link for an indication of fees .
For more information on implants
Within our practice Implant Dentistry is done by Guy Robertson, Jack Mirza, Duncan Edworthy and Lochana Nanayakkara. These dentists all have the necessary combination of postgraduate training, qualifications and experience to do implant work to the highest possible standards. This includes everything from single teeth to much more difficult cases and remedial treatment for work carried out elsewhere.
The pages linked-to below give more detailed information about implants and we invite you to visit those pages.
We would be delighted to discuss your needs in a no-obligation phone call to 020 7580 2551 or, if you prefer, please send us an email.