Tooth loss can happen for many reasons, and even despite our best efforts (such as keeping to a thorough dental routine and booking frequent check-ups). Dental implants, which we offer here in London, are the ideal solution for those looking to restore the function and appearance of their smile.Book Appointment
Our dental implants in London are strong and supportive, and look and act like your existing teeth, so nobody need know you’ve had treatment. A permanent solution for your smile, they can help you to laugh, eat, chew and smile again while supporting the structure of your face–and in the case of multiple missing teeth, helping preserve the underlying bone.
‘’Thank you so much for all the care you have taken – both of me and my implant – over the last 6 months. You were particularly kind the night I smashed my teeth, spending far more time allowed to me then I had the right to expect. I really appreciate this and am very happy with the implants.’’
Dental implants treatment at our London dental practice involves a free consultation, followed by X-rays, impressions and a full oral assessment. This includes taking a closer look at your gum and bone tissue, to ensure your tooth implants will properly anchor in place. The treatment is carried out in two parts, as the root of the dental implant needs to be placed first, with the crown added once healed. In cases where there isn’t adequate gum or bone to place the implants, a graft may be recommended.
There are many causes of tooth loss but the top one–globally–is gum disease (periodontitis). In many cases, poor oral habits lead to a build-up of plaque, which inflames and irritates the gums and eventually causes them to recede, which loosens the teeth. Decay and cavities can also ‘eat away’ at the teeth and without intervention, extraction may be required. There is also a link to other conditions and factors, for example pregnancy, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Sometimes, a simple change to your lifestyle can make a big difference. For example, those who smoke are more likely to develop gum disease, which is a leading cause of tooth loss. Or, you may eat a diet rich in sugary and acidic foods, which can damage tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay (cavities). The best things you can do to prolong the health and vitality of your mouth, teeth and gums is to regularly visit our dentists here in London, and ensure you brush and floss how and when your dentist recommends.
Treatment typically takes 3-6 months but can depend on your healing response. Although a relatively quick procedure, tooth implants do require some surgery and stitches. Once in place, however, they’re a permanent solution for tooth loss and should last just as well as your natural teeth–providing adequate oral care.
Here at our London dental practice, we can offer single implants (for individual teeth and small gaps), implant dentures (for several missing teeth or a complete set of missing teeth) and even fast implants. All are carried out by our dentist, Dr Andreas Jahnigen, who has over a decade of experience in the field. We can also offer insurance for extra peace of mind.
At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in London, our dental implant treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic, so that any discomfort during your treatment should be minimal.
The dental implant is created to look, feel and behave just like your natural teeth. During treatment your dentist in London will insert the implant into your jawbone, much like the root of your natural tooth to fill the gap in your teeth.
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