Dental implants are an excellent option for people who have missing or failing teeth. At Capital Dental in Twickenham our skilled implant dentist is able to treat even complex cases where additional work is required to rebuild bone density prior to implant placement.
The many advantages of dental implants
There are a number of advantages to choosing dental implants over standard dentures and bridges. Not least is the fact that implants are the only permanent way a dentist can replace missing teeth – with proper care, your implants and the teeth attached to them will last you for many years, maybe even for life.
Dental implants are also the only way to replace the root portions of teeth. Placed in direct contact with your jaw bone, they provide a very stable base on to which your dentist can then attach crowns, a bridge, or dentures, depending on how many teeth have to be replaced. This direct interaction with the jaw bone also helps to prevent the problem of bone loss, which is common in patients with missing teeth.
Unlike standard dentures, which have a tendency to become loose over time, dental implants will stay firmly in place, enabling you to eat a healthy and balanced diet with no restrictions, and with no fear your teeth will fall out unexpectedly.
The implant process
At our Twickenham practice we place dental implants under either local anaesthetics or sedation, depending on your preference. Sometimes new teeth can be fitted straight away, but often a healing period of a few months is required to give your implants time to mesh with your bone.
For those who have already experienced bone loss, we are able to perform sinus lifts and bone grafts at our Twickenham clinic. These procedures rebuild your bone density to sufficient levels to support implants.
With dental implants, it’s about more than just giving you a beautiful smile. At Hampton clinic Capital Dental our skilled implantology team are keen to extol the virtues of implants as the only permanent way to replace your missing teeth – and the only option that enables your dentist to restore the full functionality of natural teeth to your jaw.
How dental implants work
Every tooth is made up of two parts: a crown and a root. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the roots of missing teeth, forming a bond with your jaw bone similar in strength to that of natural teeth.
Your dentist will then attach permanent new teeth to abutments on top of your implants. Depending on your individual needs, these new teeth will either be an implant-retained bridge, dentures, or crowns.
Dental implants are made out of titanium, which is compatible with human bodies and supportive of bone growth, meaning that implant treatment can also help to stop bone resorbtion. Implant placement is done under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Hamptondental practice. It is a small oral surgical procedure, but most people who have had the treatment say that it is more pleasant than having a tooth taken out. Treatment under general anaesthetic is also available if you are particularly anxious or nervous – talk to your dentist to find out more about what this will entail.
In most cases, your dental implants will be left to heal for a few months before your permanent teeth are attached to them, giving them ample time to integrate with your jaw bone and form a strong bond.
At the end of this healing period you will be called back to our Hamptondental clinic for your crowns, bridge, or dentures to be attached.
Dental implants are a 21st Century solution for patients with missing teeth. At Capital Dental in Twickenham, our skilled implant dentist can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth, restoring both full functionality and aesthetic beauty to your mouth.
At our Twickenham practice we are even able to offer dental implants to patients who have suffered bone loss, perhaps from having missing teeth for some time or from wearing standard dentures for years. Even if your own dentist has told you low bone density precludes you from having implants placed, get in touch with Capital. We can use additional procedures, known as bone grafts or sinus lifts, to rebuild your bone density to sufficient levels so that your jaw can support dental implants.
The advantages of dental implants
At Capital Dental in Twickenham, we firmly believe that choosing dental implants to replace your missing or failing teeth is one of the best decisions you can make. Of course, we know that choosing to have a surgical procedure can be daunting, which is why we will furnish you with all the information you need in order to make an informed choice about treatment.
Our Twickenham practice is modern and uses the latest techniques and materials, meaning that you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands, well cared-for at all stages of your implant journey.
Dental implants are the only permanent option for replacing teeth. They are also the only option that replace the root parts of a tooth or teeth, and because they are made from titanium they will encourage bone growth.
After a healing period, your dentist will attach permanent new teeth – a crown, bridge, or dentures – to abutments on top of your implants, restoring the full functionality of natural teeth.
Dental implants offer the only permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. At Capital Dental in Twickenham, experienced implant surgeon Dr Sunny Luthra can treat even complex implant cases, where significant bone loss has already occurred.
Our teeth comprise both crowns and roots; standard tooth replacement products such as traditional bridges only replace the crowns. Dental implants are the only way for a dentist to replace tooth roots. As well as providing unrivalled stability for your new teeth, implants help to prevent bone loss. This is because they are made from titanium, which is both highly compatible with human bodies and osteoconductive – supportive of bone growth.
To have your teeth replaced with dental implants, you will require minor oral surgery. Most people require only local anaesthetic for this procedure, which is carried out by Dr Luthra here in the comfort of our Twickenhamdental practice. However, if you are very anxious or phobic about treatment, we can also provide implant placement under conscious sedation.
The number of dental implants you will require depends on how many teeth are to be replaced. The good news is that one implant can usually support several teeth, so you won’t need an implant for every new tooth. Some patients at our Twickenhamdental practice are suitable for All-on-4 implant treatment, which sees your dentist precisely place and angle four dental implants to support a full jaw of teeth. Your new teeth will be fitted on the same day.
Other people require a healing period, which is usually a couple of months. During this time the implants mesh with the jaw bone and provide a firm base on which your clincian will attach your permanent new teeth. Usually during the healing period temporary teeth will be fitted, so you needn’t fear being toothless.
Dental implants are the only permanent method by which your dentist can replace your missing teeth. At Capital Dental in Hampton our implant team is highly skilled and experienced. They can treat even complex implant cases, where bone loss has already started to happen.
The benefits of dental implants
There are many benefits of using dental implants to replace missing teeth, not least that they enable your dentist to create restorations that look just like natural teeth. At our Hampton dental practice we can replace a single missing tooth with one implant and a crown, or several or all missing teeth with a number of implants and either implant-retained dentures or a bridge.
As well as looking like natural teeth, restorations attached to dental implants act like natural teeth too. Gone are the problems of dentures that become loos and unwieldy as your jaw bone starts to resorb; because they are placed in direct contact with the jaw bone (in a minor operation at our Hampton clinic) implants form a stable base on to which your new teeth are then attached. This means that you can bite and chew all your favourite foods with confidence, and you won’t be restricted to a liquid or soft-food diet.
Because they are made out of titanium, which supports bone growth, implants help to prevent bone loss, a common side effect of having several missing teeth. Bone loss can make dentures loose and can also cause a sagging, aged appearance to the face.
If you are interested in treatment with dental implants at our Hampton practice, we invite you to join us for a consultation with an implant dentist. They will assess your suitability for treatment and will check you have adequate bone density to support implants. Don’t panic if you lack bone density; we offer additional procedures designed to rebuild your jaw bone, too.
Dental implants are a 21st Century method of replacing missing teeth, providing not just an aesthetically pleasing smile, but also restoring full functionality to your jaw. At Capital Dental in Hampton, our experienced implantology team can replace one, some, or even all of your teeth with the help of implants.
Bone grafts and sinus lifts
One of the most common side-effects of losing natural teeth is bone loss. This happens because, without the tooth roots in place, the jaw bone will start to shrink back or resorb. This can make placing dental implants more complex, but by no means impossible.
If your dentist has told you that you are unsuitable for dental implants because of low bone density, the implantology team at our Hampton practice may well still be able to help.
Our skilled implant dentist can perform an additional procedure – either a bone graft or sinus lift, depending on which jaw is affected – which is designed to rebuild the density of your jaw bone prior to implant placement. This can be carried out here at our modern Hampton dental practice, with conscious sedation available.
Bone material – your own, or from a donor source that may be human, animal, or synthetic – is used to rebuild the bone in the affected jaw. After a healing period, your dentist will then be able to place your dental implants.
Dental implants replace the root part of one or more missing teeth and are osteoconductive, meaning they support bone growth. Once your dentist has placed them a further healing period of about two months is needed to allow them time to integrate with the bone. After that, you will be called back to our Hampton clinic so that your dentist can attach your permanent new teeth to the abutments on top of the implants.
Dental implants are a great, modern way to replace missing teeth, but some patients are still being told by their dentist that they are unsuitable for implant treatment because they lack the bone density to support them. At Capital Dental in Twickenham, we know this isn’t the case. Our skilled implant dentist Dr Sunny Luthra can treat even complex implant cases, giving you back a beautiful, functional smile.
What is bone loss?
When we lose teeth, the jaw bone frequently starts to resorb or shrink back without the tooth roots in place. This is a common problem in patients who have worn conventional dentures for some years, because while the dentures replace the crowns of the teeth, they do not replace the roots. Bone shrinkage can make the placement of dental implants more complex – but by no means impossible.
How dental implants help
Dental implants help to prevent bone loss because they replace the root portion of your missing teeth. Placed in direct contact with the bone in a small operation, carried out under local or general anaesthetic here at our Twickenham dental practice, the implants are osteoconductive – meaning they support bone growth.
What if I’ve already experienced bone loss?
If you have been wearing traditional dentures for many years, your dentist may have told you that you cannot have dental implants because bone loss has already happened. We are keen to reassure you that this isn’t the case – you may just need an additional procedure to rebuild your bone first.
At our Twickenham clinic Dr Luthra is able to provide bone grafts and sinus lifts, both of which are designed to regenerate the bone in your jaw prior to placing dental implants. Donor bone – your own or bone from another human, animal, or synthetic source – is used in the rebuilding process and left to heal before implants are fitted.
Dental implants are one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern dentistry. At Capital Dental in Hampton, we believe that implants are, in many cases, the best way for your dentist to replace your natural teeth.
Missing teeth often cause social embarrassment, making you wary of smiling in public. However, there are further health implications associated with lost teeth, as your ability to eat a healthy diet can be affected and you may find yourself restricted to soft or liquid foods. Any remaining teeth are likely to become misaligned and crooked as they move into gaps, making them more difficult to clean and ultimately increasing your chances of further tooth loss. Your jaw bone is also likely to start shrinking when several teeth are missing.
Dental implants address all of these problems. They are the only way that your dentist can restore not just the aesthetic beauty of your smile, but also the full functionality of natural teeth, meaning that you can eat whatever you want. Because they are in direct contact with your jaw bone, and because they are made of titanium (which supports bone growth) dental implants also help to prevent bone shrinkage.
How it works
Your dentist places your dental implants directly in your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out under local or general anaesthetic here at our Hampton clinic. Depending on your needs, the implants may then be left to heal for a few months before permanent new teeth are attached, or your new teeth may be fitted immediately. This latter option is called All-on-4, and involve the use of four carefully angled implants to restore a full arch of teeth.
Dental implants and the teeth attached to them look and act just like natural teeth. With regular visits to the dentist and hygienist at our Hampton dental practice, they can last you a lifetime.
Dental implants are a very popular way to replace missing teeth. At Capital Dental in Twickenham, our skilled implant dentists can restore your smile and your ability to eat a full, healthy diet by replacing one or more of your natural teeth with implants.
Even if you have been told by another dentist that you are not suitable for treatment with dental implants because you have experienced bone loss, the implantology team at our Twickenham practice may be able to help, so we urge you to get in touch. Bone loss is a very common side-effect of tooth loss, and is particularly prevalent in patients who have worn traditional dentures for some years. It happens because, without the tooth roots in place, the jaw bone starts to resorb.
Bone resorbtion can make implant placement more complex, but these days by no means impossible. Our Twickenham dental practice is fully equipped to provide additional treatments, known as bone grafts and sinus lifts, which rebuild your bone prior to implant treatment. After a healing period you should once again have adequate bone density to support dental implants.
Dental implants replace the root portion of your missing tooth or teeth. Placed directly in the jaw bone by your dentist in a minor surgical procedure, the implants meld with your bone and create a strong anchor on to which new teeth – dentures, bridges or crowns – can then be attached.
In most cases implant placement requires only a local anaesthetic, with many patients reporting it as being more bearable than having a tooth extracted. However, our Twickenham practice is also able to provide treatment under conscious sedation if you are a nervous or phobic patient.
Dental implants and the restorations attached to them don’t just look like natural teeth, they function like them too, and with proper care will last you many years.
Dental implants are one of the best ways for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. Here at Capital Dental in Hampton, our skilled implantology team can treat even complex cases where additional work is required to rebuild your jaw bone prior to implant placement. Both bone grafts and sinus lifts are available at our Hampton clinic, so even if your own dentist has told you that you can’t have implants because you lack the bone density to support them, we believe we can help.
How dental implants work
Dental implants were invented in the 1980s and have undergone continuous research, refinement and development since then. They are artificial tooth roots, made out of titanium and put straight into your jaw bone in a minor surgical procedure, which can be carried out under either local anaesthetic or sedation here at our Hampton dental practice.
Your implants will, over the course of a few months, form as strong bond with your jaw bone. At the end of your healing period, your dentist will check that they have integrated sufficiently with your jaw bone before attaching your permanent new teeth on top. Depending on your clinical needs and your preference, these new teeth may be bridges, dentures, or crowns.
Dental implants: the advantages
The advantages of dental implants are manifold. Not least, as previously touched upon, they are the only permanent way to replace your missing teeth. They are designed to last, and have a success rate of up to 98%.
Because they integrate with the jaw bone, implants help to prevent the problem of bone loss which often arises when teeth are missing. If you have already experienced bone loss, we can use a sinus lift or bone graft to rebuild the bone here at our Hampton practice.
Implants enable you to eat a full, healthy diet and to smile with confidence because they look and act like natural teeth.