Free Dental Implant Consultations
Dental implants are an effective, long-lasting way to replace one or more missing teeth, and can offer an alternative to dentures. They can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place.
Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act just like tooth roots. These posts eventually fuse with the bone, providing a firm foundation for a crown or bridge.
At Battersea Bridge Dental Practice, we only use premium dental implants and genuine components.
There are many implant systems available but we choose to use Nobel Biocare which are the company associated with the first ever dental implants Branemark. They have a long history of research and support. Please visit www.nobelbiocare.com for more information.
- We carry out a full assessment of your general and dental health.
- If you are suitable for treatment with implants, we will plan your treatment in accordance to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP), the gold standard in the UK. This may include a scan of the jaw to measure the density.
- The titanium posts are carefully placed in the bone. As they are well tolerated and biocompatible, over a few months they fuse with the surrounding bone.
- Once settled and fully healed, we can fit custom made teeth to the now firmly positioned implants.
You need to maintain good oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine.
We use local anaesthetic to numb the affected area during treatment to fit your dental implant, to minimise your discomfort and ensure you won’t feel any pain. After the procedure, you will likely feel uncomfortable for a few days, which can be managed with pain relief as advised by your dentist. Many patients report that implant treatment is less painful than a tooth extraction.
Most people are suitable for dental implants, and we take time to understand and discuss your individual case at your free implant consultation. As long as you are generally healthy and in good oral health, you will likely be a candidate for treatment. Some patients may not have enough bone density in their jaw to support the implant, but this can be improved with a bone graft procedure.
Your dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime if they are looked after properly! They are the next best thing to natural teeth, and can be treated as such. Implants tend to last longer than other types of dental restoration as they bond to your jawbone to create a solid foundation. They do still need to be maintained with an excellent brushing and flossing routine, and regular check up appointments with your dentist.
Dental implants perfectly replicate the look, feel and function of your natural teeth, providing a secure and aesthetic restoration. The implant itself is anchored to your bone, so will not move or slip, and we can mimic the shape and colour of your existing teeth when creating your final crown to be fixed on top. The result is a seamless blend into your smile.
Dental implants can be expensive, but the end result is often completely worth it for many implant patients. The gap in your smile is filled with a strong, secure and beautifully natural looking replacement tooth that you can rely on. We offer ways to spread the cost of your implant treatment and make it more affordable with our flexible 0% finance payment options. Please contact us to find out more.
The alternatives to replacing your missing teeth with dental implants are to have a bridge or denture. These restorations are less expensive than an implant, and can be made to match your other teeth, but don’t have the superior stability, aesthetics and strength. Bridges and dentures are also not likely to last as long. We can go through all your options at your initial appointment and find the best one to suit you.
The best way to look after your implants is to treat them as natural teeth. Include them in your usual oral hygiene routine at home and make sure you visit your dentist regularly so they can keep an eye on your implants. As they are made from artificial materials, implants are not vulnerable to decay, but it is important to keep the surrounding gum healthy with regular brushing and flossing.