If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend using dental implants to replace them. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we have a skilled dental implants team who have helped scores of patients to restore their smiles – and their dental health – with the help of dental implants. We believe that in many cases they are the best, and most cost-effective, way to replace missing teeth.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are small titanium screws that your dentist places directly in your jaw bone to replace the root portion of any missing teeth. Our teeth comprise two parts: the crowns that you can see, and the roots under the gum line. Implants integrate with the bone and, because they are osteoconductive, they help to promote bone growth and stop bone loss.
Once the implants have integrated with your jaw bone, your dentist will then fit new artificial teeth on top. These teeth may be in the form of dentures, bridges or crowns, depending on your individual needs, personal preference, and how many teeth need to be replaced.
Meet our implant team
Harley Street Dental Clinic’s implantology team comprises Mr Stephen Dover, Dr Pedja Pavlovic, and Dr Charlotte Stilwell, all of whom are fellows of the International Team of Implantology. They are all highly experienced in providing treatment with dental implants, and can even treat complex cases where patients need bone grafts or sinus lifts to counteract the effects of bone resorbtion. This is common in patients who have worn traditional dentures for several years.
Even if your own dentist has told you that you are not a suitable candidate for implant treatment because you do not have enough bone density, it is worth getting in touch with our Harley Street team of clinicians.
Sinus lifts and bone grafts will add some time on to the overall length of your treatment, but being able to permanently replace your teeth with dental implants will make it worth it.