We understand that having missing teeth can seriously knock your confidence. But here at Finsbury Dental Care, we specialise in dental implants in London and can provide a long-term, discreet solution for missing or failing teeth.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS IN LONDON?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is gently placed into the space where a tooth used to be.
This fixture is screwed directly into the jawbone and, once fitted, the bone surrounding the implant will gradually fuse to it and hold it in place. It’s then covered with a precision-made and natural-looking porcelain or zirconium restoration to restore your smile.
Our Dental implants In London can:
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
WHO CAN HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS IN LONDON?
Most people can be considered for dental implants in London but, ideally, you should:
- Have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant
- Be committed to good oral hygiene
- Attend regular dental check-ups
In some very rare circumstances – when there is not enough bone in the area of the planned implants or the bone is not healthy enough – other treatments may be needed before you proceed with the implants.
It’s also worth noting that dental implants aren’t suitable for those under 18 either, as the jawbone is still growing.
To check your suitability, we will carry out a thorough examination at our warm, welcoming practice. We will take x-rays and go through your full medical history to make sure that our dental implants in London are the perfect solution for you.
WHAT DOES DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT INVOLVE?
There are several stages to a dental implant treatment plan, which will depend on the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaws, the number of implants required, and the type of implant procedure recommended for you.
- Implant consultation – The first step is to visit us for a consultation, where a dentist will examine your mouth and assess your medical history to make sure the surgery would be suitable for you.
- Implant (fixture, abutment, crown) – Once approved with a personalised treatment plan, you can proceed with the fixture implant surgery, then have final crowns fitted after a healing period.
As tooth loss can also result in jawbone loss, you may require additional surgery to ensure you have sufficient jawbone density before you can go ahead with the dental implantation process.
- Sinus lift – If you do not have enough bone in your upper jaw, a sinus lift may be necessary to place a bone graft between the back of your upper jaw and your sinus membrane.
- Bone graft – Similarly, if you do not have sufficient bone in your lower jaw, bone may need to be taken from elsewhere and grafted into your jaw to fuse with the original bone.
Should you need a bone graft or sinus lift, your jaw will need more time to heal before you can be re-assessed for dental implant surgery – but if the procedure is successful, this will increase your chances of going on to successfully receive dental implants.
Why choose Finsbury Dental Care for dental implants in London?
We can assure you that you’re in safe hands with our highly-trained dental specialists when you choose us for dental implants in London.
Our no.1 goal is to help our patients to achieve a healthy mouth and smile for life using tried and tested procedures and only the best quality materials.
When you walk through the door of our private dental clinics in Finsbury Circus, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Shoreditch, or Barbican, a warm welcome is guaranteed and our staff will do everything they can to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
What’s more, our dentists in London offer transparency from start to finish. We’ll discuss your requirements in detail, explain the procedure so you know what to expect, and outline the costs in full before proceeding with any treatment. This way you can be confident that there are no hidden fees.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do dental implants in London cost?
The price of dental implants in London can vary depending on several factors, including the practice you choose for your treatment and the quality of the implants used.
It’s also important to note that there is no set price for dental implants, as every patient is different and has different requirements – with some needing single implants and others requiring additional dental work before the implant can be placed (i.e. tooth removal, bridge placement, etc.).
But here at Finsbury Dental Care, we pride ourselves on offering transparent pricing for dental implants in London and will always explain the price in full, ensuring no hidden costs.
Do dental implants hurt?
We appreciate that the idea of getting dental implants can be daunting whether or not you have a fear of the dentist. But there is no need to feel apprehensive when you come to Finsbury Dental Care for dental implants in London.
Our team of specialists ensure that all patients are made to feel welcome from the moment they walk through the door. We’ll talk you through the procedure so you know what to expect and we’re always on hand to reassure you.
Typically, the procedure is done under local anaesthetic (or oral sedation for patients with anxiety) and we only begin once the tooth area is completely numb. Because the nerves surrounding the dental implant area are numbed, you shouldn’t experience any pain during the procedure itself.
Once the anaesthesia wears off, you can expect some tenderness – but this shouldn’t cause you too much discomfort. If necessary, you can take over the counter medications to alleviate it.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants in London provide a permanent solution to tooth loss and can last anywhere between 20 and 30 years – providing you take good care of them.
Of course, it can differ from patient to patient, but the longevity of your implant depends on:
- Your oral practices – simple things like brushing and flossing twice a day and attending regular dental check-ups, can prolong the lifespan of dental implants.
- Your oral health – to ensure your dental implants last as long as possible, you’ll want to avoid smoking and drinking heavily (particularly before and after the implant has been placed).
- How you use your teeth – your teeth are not tools. Avoid biting or chewing hard items, as these can significantly reduce the longevity of your implants.
- How much experience your dentist has – if the procedure is done by an experienced clinician, the chances are your implant will last longer. This is because they know how to place the implant, evaluate the osseointegration process, and determine if the jawbone has fused with the implant or not.
- The location of the implant – dental implants that are positioned at the back of your mouth are used more actively in chewing, which means they are likely to wear out quicker than those at the front.
Who is not a good candidate for your dental implants in London?
At Finsbury Dental Care, we deal with patients seeking dental implants in London to replace either one, several, or all of their teeth every day.
Although most people are good candidates, there are a few instances where this treatment might not be recommended.
For example, you must have healthy gums with no untreated tooth decay or gum disease. Stopping smoking will increase the success of treatment, and any dental problems must be resolved before implants are placed.
Certain medical conditions – including uncontrollable diabetes, cancer, blood clotting disorders, or problems with the immune system – and medications, such as steroids, can prevent you from having dental implants in London.
People who severely grind or clench their teeth might not be suitable candidates either, as this habit can put too much pressure on the implant and cause long-term damage.
The best way to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants is to book a consultation at our London-based clinic. We can carry out an examination of your teeth and tell you there and then whether it’s possible to proceed.
Do dental implants look like real teeth?
A common concern of patients considering implanted replacement teeth is whether they will look real or not. It’s an understandable concern, as some standard dentures may not achieve the appearance you want, or you may worry about highly stylised veneers that you’ve seen in the media.
However, when you come to Finsbury Dental Care for dental implants in London, you won’t have to worry about this. Our highly trained professionals have the skill and experience to design prosthetic teeth for rooted implants to your exact requirements, shaping them to your gum line for the utmost comfort and matching their shape and colour to your surrounding teeth for pleasing symmetry.
One of the main reasons that dentures cause discomfort and become obvious to others is that they can shift in the mouth and even fall out when trying to eat or talk, causing embarrassment. The benefit of having implants, which feature the tooth cap on top of a titanium post inserted into the jawbone, is that they are securely anchored – so, since they look like real teeth and function like real teeth, nobody will know that your dental implants are false teeth.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes. We can assure you that the dental implant procedure is completely safe, and as long as the patient follows the correct aftercare steps and maintains regular oral hygiene, they will remain safe for their lifespan – functioning as real teeth would, without having to remove them for cleaning.
Of course, there are risks involved with any surgical procedure, but this is why you won’t be recommended for dental implants if you aren’t a suitable candidate. At Finsbury Dental Care, we thoroughly evaluate not just your oral health, but also your general health and medical history, to make sure that dental implant surgery would have a high chance of success.
The materials and methods used have all been carefully designed to enhance compatibility, resulting in a high success rate for most dental implant surgeries. When you have been approved as an eligible patient and the correct procedures are followed, the chances of failure or biological rejection are extremely low.
Should you have concerns about the safety of dental implants or any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Finsbury Dental Care for advice.