Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are used to replace one, several or all missing teeth. They give you the most natural looking, effective and long lasting solution, all while appearing just like normal teeth. NW1 Dental Care offer Dental Implants in Camden, London and have helped many people get back their smile and their confidence.

For tooth replacement, this is the most effective, technically advanced solution, offering proven permanent results and in many cases, the only logical choice to restore all function of the teeth and supporting bone structure.

There are other restorative treatments for missing teeth that we offer, such as dentures and bridges which can get loose and unstable over time. Dental implants provide more stability paired with a natural aesthetic that give results that can last a lifetime. As well as this, dental implants used to replace missing teeth can even help counter further tooth loss.

How do Dental Implants work?

A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root which is used to support one or more false teeth – the “roots” of these teeth look like screws. These titanium screws are placed in the jaw bone and left to integrate with the surrounding jaw bone. Once the implant is placed and integrated with your bone, your dentist will create a crown that is then attached to the top of the implant. This whole unit will take over the original function so much so it’s difficult to differentiate between an implant supported tooth and a natural tooth.

Reasons for Dental Implants:

  • Replace missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Restore ability to bite, chew and speak more clearly
  • Restore your smile and confidence
  • Lasts longer than conventional restoration methods
  • Resolve bite and joint pain issues which might be due to teeth drifting into missing tooth space
  • Control or improve facial contours (facial tissues) that help minimize premature wrinkles

What are the different types of dental implant treatment?

There are 4 main types of dental implant treatment that we offer here at NW1 Dental Care depending on your situation.

Single implants:

These are suitable for single missing teeth. The dentist will place one implant into the jaw and restore it with a single crown.

Prices from £2,200.

Implant supported bridges:

This type of treatment is suitable to replace 3 or more missing teeth together. In this treatment the dentist will place two implants, one on either end of the space, and then create a bridge made up of three or more teeth to go across the space.

Prices from £5,000.

Full arch restoration – All-On-4/All-On-6:

When you are looking to replace all of your teeth in an arch there are two different types of treatment we can offer you. The first is our All-On-4/All-On-6 treatment. In this treatment, the dentist will start be removing any remaining teeth in the jaw. They will then place between 4 and 6 implants into the jaw bone, that are then restored with one long 12 tooth bridge that is permanently secured to the implants.

Prices from £16,200 per arch.

Full arch restoration – Implant retained dentures:

Another full arch solution that replaces all of the teeth in one jaw is an implant retained denture. With this treatment between 4 and 6 ball-end implants will be placed in the jaw. A special type of denture is this created for you that can be snapped on and snapped off of these implants. The big difference between standard dentures which rest directly on the gums is that these can require an adhesive that can become loose during the day as well as sitting less tightly over time. By opting for implant retained denture as opposed to a standard denture, you eradicate this risk, creating a much more stable, firm and long term solution .

Prices from £10,200 per arch.

What is the dental implant treatment process?

The consultation:

Having a dental implant is a fairly simple and pain free process. You are first booked in for a free consultation with the implant dentist, at which a full clinical examination is carried out to assess your 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 may also be needed. After the assessment the dentist will have a discussion with you to make sure you understand what will happen before, during and after the procedure. This is where you can ask any questions you might have.

Implant placement:

In this stage the area where the implant is to be placed is numbed with local anaesthetic (just like if you were to have a filling), so that no pain is felt. A small hole is drilled into the jawbone and the implant is 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.

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. During this time we can construct a temporary crown or denture for you so that you still have teeth in the area.

Restoration:

The final stage of the treatment is where the permanent artificial tooth or teeth are constructed. 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 structure constructed.

Aftercare and maintenance:

Once the treatment is complete you will receive aftercare instructions from your dentist. Maintaining good oral hygiene, eating habits and regular visits to your dentist will help keep the implant healthy and could last you for a lifetime.

FAQs

What Is Advantage Of Implants Over Other Methods Of Tooth Restoration ?

The most common alternatives to dental implants are bridges and dentures.

Getting a bridge requires attaching false teeth to your existing teeth either side of the missing tooth. This involves prepping or modifying the existing teeth in order to support a bridge which can have implications in the future. Often this may require replacement which makes it a more costly option over time.

Dentures are false teeth attached to a plastic or metal plate which are placed in the mouth and are removable. They can be cumbersome, uncomfortable and limit your diet. Also, with time they might wear or become loose causing embarassment , slippage and imprecise fit issues.

As an alternative dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are comfortable, effective, aesthetically pleasing, look and behave just like natural teeth. They do not impact surrounding teeth and are often less costly in the long run.

How Do I Know If I’m Suitable For Dental Implant Treatment ?

A person who can undergo tooth extractions or bridgework can usually undergo dental implant treatment. The location and the amount of bone available in the implant area are the major factors to be considered for any case.

Normally implants are suitable and the best option for most cases, however we do require you to have a free consultation with our dentist to check for suitability and ask any questions you might have for the treatment.

How Long Does It Take For The Dental Implant Treatment ?

Your dentist should be able to give you a rough estimate of timings after your first consultation. Normally, final crowns, bridges or dentures are fitted after approximately 3-4 months after placing the implant. In some instances it might take longer due to the complexity of the case but your dentist should be able to let you know about this during your consultation.

In certain cases there are some options available where replacement teeth are fitted at the same time as implants. Check with your dentist to see if it’s suitable for you.

How Do Dental Implants Look ?

Dental implants themselves look like a very small metal screw, though this part of the structure is concealed in the jaw. The part you will see (crowns, bridges or dentures), will look exactly the same as your natural teeth.

How Much Do Implants Cost?

The cost really depends on a patient’s condition and how many implants they need. In most cases the initial cost of implants is slightly more than the cost of conventional treatments such as standard bridges or dentures, but they prove to be cost effective over time and provide a more natural look compared to other options. The prices below are a rough guide showing our starting prices.

Single dental implant

To replace 1 missing tooth:

Prices from £2,200

Implant supported bridges

To replace 3 missing teeth together, using 2 dental implants and a 3 tooth bridge:

Prices from £5,000

Full arch solutions

To replace a full arch of teeth:

All-On-4/All-On-6 – Prices from £16,200 per arch Implant retained denture – Prices from £10,200 per arch

Is The Implant Treatment Painful?

All surgical treatments are carried out by numbing the implant area with local anaesthetic so that you don’t feel any pain. After the treatment you might feel a bit of discomfort for a few days after surgery, just like a normal tooth extraction. Having simple painkillers such as ibuprofen will help.

Can Teeth Fitted To Implants Be Taken Out?

Yes. If you have removable partial dentures these can be attached to your implant crowns and then taken out for cleaning.

How Long Do Implants Last?

Implants are much like natural teeth – how long do the natural teeth last? They are meant to last a lifetime but we all know the cases where teeth haven’t served their time due to improper care or lack of treatment when required. It’s the same with Implants. With proper care and routine dental checkups they should also last lifelong. The success is dependent on maintenance and care you take after your teeth.

Do I Need To Be Careful On What I Eat Or Drink After Getting Dental Implants ?

One of the key benefits of implants is that they behave just like natural teeth,meaning there is no restrictions on food or drinks.

Do Dental Implants Require Special Care ?

Dental implant care isn’t much different to care required for your natural teeth. You are required to maintain normal oral hygiene, i.e brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit your dentist regularly for a checkup and clean.

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This clinic has a different level of care than any other i have visited in past. Cannot be more happier with my dental implant. Able to finally throw away my annoying denture which i have been using for past 10 yrs !! I would highly recommend the service – costs are reasonable, location is perfect, friendly & experienced staff – would not hesitate going back. Michael Henning
I have been a patient for 1 year, doing major interventions as braces (it only took 4 months!) and an implant.The result in both cases has been excellent and I am incredibly satisfied. All the staff has a strong committment to offer an excellent service. In particular Dr Bodane and Dr Zagni are extremely accurate and professional, available to explain in detial their interventions. The location is easily accessible and the prices are reasonable, especially the offers! I would absolutely recommend it! Giulia Di Mascio


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