Do you want to know how dental implants are fitted? A basic guide by Harley Street Dental Clinic

Having gaps in your teeth is rarely fun.

Regardless of your age, if you have a few teeth missing, it can cause you to feel insecure about  your appearance, which may lead you to withdraw from social interactions; talk about a damper on your social life!


In years gone by, gaps in teeth were corrected using both fitted or removable bridges and of course, if more teeth were missing, a set of full or partial dentures could help conceal the issue.

However, as dental technology has advanced, there are more options available to help those who have gaps in their smile caused by tooth loss.

When you visit our team in London, you may be surprised at the treatment options available to help you get a gap-free smile. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, our team will be able to offer you a fitted bridge, a single crown or even a complete set of dentures, attached firmly to your jaw by our dental implants in Harley Street. Talk about a great solution to tooth loss!

But what is involved in the fitting of dental implants in Harley Street? How are they attached to the jaw? Read on to find out!

The consultation

When you decide you want to pursue dental implants in Harley Street, you will be called in for an initial consultation.

During this, a member of our dental team will assess the condition of any remaining teeth, your jaw and your overall oral health to assess if you are suitable for the treatment.

Other tests, like X-rays and CT scans, may be performed, so our team can look at the condition of your jawbone too. If all is deemed satisfactory, an appointment will be booked for you to have your dental implants in Harley Street fitted.

The fitting

This is where there is minor surgery involved.

Before the procedure begins, our team will numb your mouth with a powerful numbing agent and ensure that you are comfortable before they begin.

Based on where your implants are to be fitted, our team will cut into your gum line and gently peel it back to expose your underlying jawbone.

Using a specialist drill, they will then create a small hole in your jaw and, when all the drilling is completed, they will fit the implant (which resembles a small screw) into the jaw. After this part is concluded, your gum will be sewn back together with dissolvable stitches.


After your implant fitting, you will have to wait up to 6 months before your prosthetic teeth or tooth can be fitted.

During this time, you will need to come back and see us on average once a month, so we can check that your implants are not being rejected by your body and to ensure that your jaw is growing around them correctly.

If this stage has gone well, we will then fit your permanent set of false teeth or tooth to your implants, giving you a fully functioning mouth once more.