Nowadays Dental Implants are used to replace one, several or all missing teeth giving you most natural looking,effective, long lasting teeth which behave just like normal teeth. NW1 Dental Care offer Dental Implants in Camden, London and have helped many people get back their smile
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots which are used to support one or more false teeth. These titanium screws are placed in the jaw bone and replace the missing teeth and help counter further tooth loss. Once the implant is placed the artificial root takes over the original function and its difficult to differentiate between implant supported tooth and natural tooth.
For tooth replacement this is the best permanent and most effective proven technically advanced solution and in many cases the only logical choice of restoration of all functions of teeth and supporting bone structure.
Although there are other restorative treatments for missing teeth that we offer, such as dentures and bridges, dental implants provides more comfort, looks and feel much better and can last a lifetime compared to removable bridges and dentures which normally get loose and unstable over time.
Reasons for Dental Implants:
- Restore ability to bite, chew and speak more clearly
- Replace missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolves bite and joint pain issues which might be due to teeth drifting into missing tooth space
- Reduce the need for subsequent restorative intervention of adjacent teeth
- It reduces the load on remaining oral structures/teeth by providing independent support and retention to crowns, bridgework and dentures
- Lasts longer than conventional restoration methods
- Control or improve facial contours (facial tissues) that help minimize premature wrinkles
- Restore your smile and confidence
What happens in the dental implant treatment?
Having a dental implant is fairly simple and a pain free process. Patients are booked in for a consultation with the implant dentist at which a full clinical examination is carried out to access patient’s suitability. This will involve taking study models, simple x-rays and a full oral examination. A further 3d ct scan to help measure the bone density and also check where landmark structures such as the id canal are may also be needed. After the assessment the dentist will have a discussion with patients to make them aware of what will happen before, during and after the procedure. This helps the patients to understand and ask any questions they might have about the treatment.
The dental implant process consists of three steps:
Placement – In this stage the area where the implant is to be placed is made numb with local anaesthetic (same as if you have a filling) so that no pain is felt. A small hole is drilled into the jawbone and the implant surgically placed into it. X-Rays will be taken to ensure the implant is placed to the correct depth and angle. The implant is then covered over with a cover screw and left to heal or a temporary crown is constructed so that it looks like a tooth.
Integration – This is the time during which the implant area heals and integrates within the jaw bone. Your dentist will let you know how long depending on the case.
Restoration – This is the final part where the permanent artificial tooth is constructed enabling the patient excellent stability and comfort. It can be a crown, bridge or a removable denture which is held firmly by ball-end implants which have been strategically placed in the mouth. This stage will require two appointments or more dependent on the type of construction.
Aftercare/Maintenance – Once the treatment is over you will receive the aftercare instructions from your dentist. Maintaining good oral hygiene, eating habits and regular visits to your dentist will help keep the implant healthy and last you for a lifetime.
Denture Implants or Dental Implant supported Denture option
As obvious from the name, these are dentures attached and supported via dental implants. Implant supported dentures or denture implants are used in cases where person lacks teeth in the jaw but has got enough bone to support dental implants. Dental implants are placed in placed in the jaw in order to support or retain partial or full denture.
Normally dentures rests on gums but these ones have special attachments so that they can be placed over dental implants. Traditional denture become loose and sit less tightly and firmly over time, whereas denture implants provide more stability, better quality and cost saving in long run.
Patient can get implant supported denture in either lower or upper jaw. The cost of implants supported denture depends on costs of both dental implants and dentures. The price of implants depend on type and no. of dental implants required. During your consultation, the dentist can examine your case and recommend how many dental implants would provide best retention and stability for the dentures. For more information book a consultation with our Dental team.