Ask a cosmetic dentist: why dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth

A cosmetic dentist has many options to help you replace missing teeth. At Harley Street Dental Practice we believe that, in many cases, the best tooth replacement option is dental implants.

dental-implants-harley-streetDental implants remain the only permanent way a dentist can replace missing teeth. They are small titanium screws that replace the root portion of one or more natural teeth, and your cosmetic dentist can then attach highly realistic-looking new teeth – dentures, crowns, or a bridge – to the abutments on top of the implants.

As well as looking just like natural teeth, restorations attached to implants will also act just like natural teeth, restoring full functionality to your jaw and enabling you to eat a full, healthy, balanced diet.

How treatment works

Our Harley Street clinic is fully equipped to provide implant surgery, using either local anaesthetic or sedation, depending on your preference. Implant placement is meticulously planned to avoid nerves and other vital structures, as well as to ensure that your implants and new teeth can withstand the forces generated by biting and chewing.

We have a unique collection of specialists at our Harley Street practice, so your cosmetic dentist may refer you to one of their implantologist colleagues for implant placement, or may place your implants themself. Whoever carries out implant surgery, you can rest assured that you will be treated with the highest degree of professionalism, care and respect at all times.

Once your dental implants have been placed, they will be left to heal for a couple of months. During this time you may have temporary restorations fitted, so you need not worry that you will struggle without teeth for any period of time.

After your permanent new teeth are attached, you will need to attend regular maintenance and follow-up appointments with your dentist and hygienist at our Harley Street clinic.