One or more missing teeth? Kensington Dental can restore your smile with Dental Implants in Kensington High Street, London, W8
If you’re looking for dental implants in Kensington or surrounding London areas, get in touch with us today. We’re an established dentist in Kensington High Street, London and offer expert dental implant services to new and existing patients.
What are Dental Implants?
Implants are dental root shape metal posts (usually made of titanium alloy) that permanently replace one or more of your missing teeth. The metal posts are screwed into your jaw bone after which a ceramic dental crown or dental bridge, matching the shape and colour of your other surrounding teeth. Once the dental posts are inserted into the jaw bone, bone cells grow on them (oseointegration) and form a an even stronger long lasting bond.
Dental Implants in Kensington & Surrounding London Areas
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Frequent Questions about Dental Implants
Below are some of the more frequently asked questions, but please do get in touch for more concise answers and a free consultation to discuss your suitability and the choice of dental implants in Kensington High Street, London.
1. How long do dental implants last?
Implants have been an established treatment for decades, and are deemed safe. With care, most implants placed today can last 15 years or longer.
2. I just have one missing tooth. Am I a candidate for an implant?
Yes, you can have a single dental implant for a single missing tooth. Different options are available if you have one or more missing teeth.
3. Is everyone with missing teeth a good candidate for implants?
Your suitability for implants rests on the condition of your oral health and your jawbone. Once our dentist has examined your mouth, they will determine your suitability and provide you with a full treatment plan and consultation. If you are not suitable for an implant then other options will of course be discussed.
4. Does it hurt to have implants placed?
The placement of a dental implant post is considered a minor operation, which is usually performed under local anaesthetic – with or without sedation. You will not feel pain during the procedure and the healing process is generally quick and pain free.
5. When do I get my new teeth?
After placement of an implant post, you can expect to wait during the healing period before a permanent crown of bridge is attached. This can take 2 to 3 months for lower teeth, and 3 to 4 months for the upper teeth. For implants to replace front teeth you will receive a temporary tooth or teeth while you wait. If you already wear dentures, you should be able to use them almost immediately after the procedure.
6. How long will it take to complete treatment?
Length of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the treatment. During your initial consultation, your Kensington Dental implantologist will discuss your treatment plans and provide you with an idea of how long it would take to complete the treatment.
7. How do I clean the new teeth?
You will need to practice good oral hygiene just as with natural teeth. Regular morning and evening dental brushing and regular visits to your hygienist will ensure your dental implants, crowns and/or bridges are well maintained.
8. Are Dental Implants susceptible to gum disease?
Just as with natural teeth, the gums around implants do carry the potential for gum disease. However, good oral hygiene, and brushing will prevent gum problems around implants.
9. Will I be able to take out the teeth attached to the implants?
Generally, implanted teeth are permanently fixed and can only be safely removed by the dentist. However, in the case where denture are placed onto the implants, the dentures may be removed for regular cleaning.
10. Will my implants show?
No, the metal implant posts will not be visible as they are in your jaw bone. All anyone will see is a natural looking tooth.
11. Will each missing tooth require an implant?
No. If you are having one tooth replaced, you will have one implant. However, implants usually support multiple teeth, so in order to minimise the surgical procedure four to six implants may be placed and which are enough to support an entire jaw of teeth.
12. What happens if an implant gets damaged?
Accidents can happen just as with natural teeth, so your implanted teeth can be damaged or broken in an accident. If this happens, broken parts of the implant may be extracted from the bone. In severe cases we may have to replace the implant with a new one.
13. Is it possible my body could reject the implant?
This is not very likely to happen, because Titanium is a ‘biologically inert’ material, so the body will see it as part of it own tissue.
14. How expensive is implant treatment?
Dental implants can be costly but provide a long lasting natural looking smile, allowing you to eat as if they were your natural teeth. However, often implants do not cost much more than a dental bridge but each implant case is different and your Kensington Dental practice implantologist will discuss this with you. For instance, implanting one single tooth prevents performing bridge work on the surrounding teeth. Furthermore, implants will maintain the bone around them.