If you are missing one, several or all of your teeth, and you would rather not have a bridge or full or partial dentures, you might consider asking your dentist whether you’d be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are permanent artificial tooth roots, which provide a more natural and robust tooth replacement than dentures and bridges, because they fixed directly to the jawbone.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, dental implants are our method of choice when it comes to tooth replacement and a standard of care compared to other treatments. Our Harley Street Dental Clinic implant team consists of Mr Stephen Dover, Dr Pedja Pavlovic and Dr Charlotte Stilwell, all of whom are fellows of the International Team of Implantology, with extensive experience in dental implants. Whether you are looking for a single dental implant or a full-mouth restoration, we are here to help you maintain a stable, strong and long-lasting smile.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are small titanium posts which are surgically placed in your jawbone. Titanium is safe for the body and has special properties that allow the dental implants to join together with the jawbone to support the implant. After a healing – which may take up to six months – the dental implants are ready for the permanent tooth replacements.
Health benefits of dental implants
Dental implants look and function exactly like your natural teeth, while they prevent your jawbone from deteriorating by promoting further growth. Because implants function like normal teeth, they will not affect what you can eat and will allow you to eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of healthy fruit and vegetables. At the same time, dental implants make it easier to keep your natural teeth and gums healthy, as gaps in your smile are difficult to clean properly.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
To benefit from dental implants in Harley Street, you must be in good overall health and have a fully functional jawbone. If you have suffered significant bone loss you may still be suitable for dental implants. Our dentists will suggest additional treatments such as bone grafts or sinus lifts, so please contact us for an initial consultation.