If you’ve lost one, or several, teeth, Dental Implants are a natural way of restoring your smile and confidence. As well as improving the appearance of your smile, they’ll also restore its health. Missing teeth can cause extra pressure to be placed upon your jawbone. Dental Implants can provide support in the way that your regular teeth do, minimising the chances of damage being inflicted upon your jawbone. At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham, London, we have an Implantologist, specially dedicated to fitting Dental Implants. Dr Andreas Jahnigen has years of experience using expert techniques and carrying out procedures such as fast implants, and sinus lifts, which involve re-building the jawbones of patients who lack enough bone volume for Implant treatment.Book Appointment
At Crescent Lodge, we tailor treatment to each individual. Every patient receives a free initial Implant consultation at which we’ll assess your suitability for treatment and provide information on the different options. Treatment usually takes place over a period 3 to 9 months, with costs starting at £1,900 for a single implant. Treatment will vary between patients, but the steps below are a general outline of how Dental Implant treatment usually progresses.
“The service was excellent from consultation stage to being informed about the treatment plan. The staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed whilst carrying out the treatment. Staff were transparent in regards to the timescale of treatment and were able to work towards my required deadline, to which I am extremely pleased. I will definitely recommend Crescent Lodge due to the excellent service I received.”
1. Free initial consultation at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, Clapham SW4
The decision to undergo Dental Implant treatment can be a daunting one. This is why we provide our Implant patients with a free initial consultation. It’s a good opportunity to for us to explain the benefit of Dental Implants and how they work, and for you to ask any questions you might have. A consultation gives Andreas, our Implantologist, a chance to assess your suitability, talk through your treatment options and provide you with the insight you need to make an informed decision. Most adults in good general health are able to have Dental Implant treatment. There are, however, several factors that can increase the risk of Implant failure, such as smoking. We’ll use your consultation to ask questions about your medical history and carry out a full examination of your mouth and teeth.
2. Dental implant treatment planning
The next stage of the process involves the planning of your treatment. Using X-rays, impressions and assessment findings, Dr Andreas Jahnigen and his expert team will determine the type of Implant treatment that is most appropriate for you and your needs. They’ll also decide the optimal positions for your tooth implants, and the quality and amount of bone to place your implants into.
Consideration of the most suitable Dental Implant treatment for you is a highly important aspect of the treatment process. There are several courses of action that might be taken, including:
Sinus lifts at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, Clapham SW4
Successful Implant treatment relies upon adequate bone volume. When teeth have been missing for some time, the bone and surrounding tissues begin to recede and disappear. This may mean an insufficient amount of dense bone in which to place the tooth implant. In these circumstances, we may be able to carry out a sinus lift to help form a stable bone platform for your implant to be placed inside. This surgical procedure involves the placing of bone-graft material into the sinus cavity.
“Had treatments for the last year in Crescent Lodge Dental Practice. It is always a pleasure to visit the practice. The team is super compassionate to handle people with anxiety, professional and friendly I couldn’t ask for more. Dr Andreas Jahnigen and team is the one for people who need best quality implants.”
3. Placing the dental implants
The next step is the placing of your Implants. This involves a small surgical procedure carried out under local anaesthetic. Dental Implants are actually made of 2 parts: a titanium screw; and a crown (this is the part that looks like a real tooth). The surgical procedure involves placing the titanium screw into your jawbone to provide a solid root for your crown. An incision will be made into your gums, after which a small hole is made into your jawbone using a special drill. The screw part of your Dental Implant is then inserted into the hole before the site is stitched, ready for healing.
4. Healing and integration
If you’re having Fast Implants fitted, you’ll have temporary crowns, bridges, or dentures fitted straight after your surgical procedure. Otherwise, the titanium root of your Dental Implants can take from 3-6 months to fuse with your bone. After the appropriate period of time has elapsed, our Implantologist will carry out an assessment to decide if the root and your bone have fused sufficiently enough. Once integration has been established, your crown, bridge, or dentures will be fitted onto your implant. This small surgical procedure will be carried out under local anaesthetic.
5. Long-term care and maintenance
With the right care and attention, dental implants can last for many years. As with natural teeth, it’s essential that you clean and floss every day, and attend all check-up and hygiene appointments. *Individual timings may vary.
Dental Implants can create life-changing results. If you think they might be the right treatment for you, call us on 020 7622 5333, email our team, or request a callback.
Dental implants are made up of a metal rod (to mimic the tooth root) and a cap (to mimic the tooth crown). Treatment involves a small hole being made in your gum, followed by insertion of the rod. The cap is then placed over the top.
We do our utmost to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible, and offer an anaesthetic for this treatment. We can also offer dental sedation for those more nervous patients.
With a good dental routine, there’s no reason your dental implants shouldn’t last a lifetime. They are made to be just as durable as your natural teeth.
Our specialist team has performed lots of this type of procedure, so you’re in safe, capable hands. We also pride ourselves on offering a relaxing environment for your treatment, so you can feel assured you’re being cared for every step of the way.
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