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Dental Implants in Hampstead, London

Missing a tooth?

Dental implants are the industry's preferred way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants which are made of titanium are inserted into the bone. Once in place they are used to provide a stable support to mount replacement teeth onto.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

  • Not having all of your teeth often reduces self-esteem and confidence.
  • Tooth loss affects how well you chew and what foods you are able to eat.
  • Losing teeth can lead to changes in your speech. This also can affect your self-confidence.
  • When teeth are lost, the area of the jawbone that held those teeth starts to dissolve.
  • The loss of teeth can change your bite, the way your teeth come together, which can lead to problems with your jaw joint.
dental implants Before
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Why choose a dental implant?

  • Implant supported teeth are the closest thing possible to natural teeth.
  • Dental implants allow you to eat all the foods you like, just as with natural teeth.
  • Dental implants provide a long-term solution to your dental problems, often lasting a lifetime.
  • Dental implants can be placed without impacting other healthy teeth unlike certain bridges.
  • Dental implants avoid the potential bone loss problems caused by bridges and partial dentures.
  • Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, or all the teeth.
  • Implants are fixed in place and aesthetically more pleasing than dentures.
  • Implants are easy to keep clean and floss just like natural teeth.
    Dental implants have several advantages over other treatments such as crowns, bridges and dentures. For example, a complete set of dentures is only about 30% as effective as natural teeth in comparison to 80% for those that are retained by dental implants. Implants also last for at least fifteen years and are easy to clean and look after.

Can Dental Implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth?

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. If an implant has a screw thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic abrasions on the implant surface.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted.

Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

What happens during dental implant surgery?

The first stage – under a local anaesthetic a small cut is made in the gum and a titanium screw is placed inside the bone. It takes approximately 8 -12 weeks for implants to fully integrate.

The second stage – once the implant is fully integrated a mould is taken to create a custom-made abutment designed for your tooth, after which a crown is fitted to resemble your missing tooth.

Association of Dental Implantology

The ADI aims to provide the public with an improved understanding of the benefits of implantology, and Members with the benefits of continuous skills development, safeguarding standards.

Association of Dental Implantology

The ADI aims to provide the public with an improved understanding of the benefits of implantology, and Members with the benefits of continuous skills development, safeguarding standards.