A dental implant is an artificial tooth made of titanium and placed into the jawbone beneath the gums for holding a bridge or replacement tooth. They provide a strong foundation for your permanent or removable replacement teeth that match your natural teeth.
The main objective is to achieve close contact with the surrounding bone. Further growth of the bone onto the implant surface will improve the stability of the implant over time.
Watch the video on dental implant surgery in London to give you an idea on implant dentistry procedure and know about cost associated with the treatment.
If you feel embarrassed to smile in public or certain diet because of missing teeth, then dental implant is the right choice. Unlike fixed dentures or other missing teeth solutions, dental implants have a natural and more comfortable feel.
If you are missing one or more teeth due to tooth decay, trauma or gum disease, then you may be a good candidate for dental implants. Though an implant sounds like a scary dental procedure, it is considered by dentists and patients as the most suitable way of replacing tooth. You can restore your smile with this effective treatment.
You won’t be able to understand if there is sufficient jawbone for dental implant treatment.
A CT scan and an X-ray is done to know about the density of bone, volume and necessary information related to anatomical structures like nerves. Your dentist will check if the bone requires additional support which means there is the replacement of artificial bone or sinus lift to anchor implants firmly. It is advised that you take proper rest and stay healthy before and during Dental Implant procedure.
Dental implants are meant to last for a 8+ years to a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Regular brushing and flossing is important just like patients should go for routine dental check-ups twice a year.
Positioning is also important for the longevity of a dental implant. Implants that are placed at the back of the mouth get more strain from chewing that can cause them to fail quickly than implants near the front of your mouth.
The cost of dental implant may vary based on the brand. Straumann® is the finest implant at higher rate while Dentium is a quality tooth Implant at an affordable price.
The entire process of dental implant starting from Dental Implantation to final restoration will differ in each case
Probable dental care treatments before Dental Implantation (needed only in some situations)
|Dental treatment||Healing period|
|Removing fully decayed tooth||Sometimes Dental Implants can be done just after tooth extraction, however in other cases at least 3-4 weeks are needed for bone to heal completely before dental implantation|
|Bone augmentation||The jaw bone requires 3-6 months healing time before implantation|
|Sinus lift (for upper jaw only)||After sinus lift is done, you need minimum 6-8 months of time before undergoing dental implantation|
Essential steps of dental implantation procedure
|Dental treatment||Healing period|
|Dental implantation or Dental implant placement||The jaw bone requires 4 to 6 months to fix around the Implant after dental implantation|
|Impression for restoration||Dentist takes impression for the final restoration after Dental Implant|
|Fixing abutment and dental crown||Final restoration (bridge, crown, full bridge, All-on-4 or overdenture) is usually done in 5 days|
During the first consultation, our dental implant surgeon in London evaluates the X-ray carefully and then speaks with the patient. If the patient’s condition and bone tissue enables you to perform dental implant treatment, a customized treatment plan will then be prepared according to the need. The dentist might ask performing some other examinations or request for a CT scan, if needed to check the bone mass.
The implant is placed into the jaw bone during the treatment. After the surgical procedure is done, the patient will be given advice and some instructions for bone recovery. If there is no bone tissue for Dental Implantation, a surgical procedure known as bone graft or bone augmentation is provided for replacing the bone tissue.
The Dental Implant integrates into the jawbone and heals under the gum in 6 to 8 months after dental implantation. The patient needs to maintain good oral health and take proper medications during this time.
The complete restoration is built on Dental Implant or implants after the healing period. There are different kinds of dental implants restoration, starting from single crown on one Dental Implant or bridge on two implants to full restorations, All-on-4 fixed dentures or full bridge on 6-8 dental implants.
If you do not have any teeth in the lower jaw and not prepared for various implant placements, a conventional lower denture can be replaced by removable over denture.
The success of artificial tooth and dental implant cannot be ensured without maintaining good oral health and hygiene. So, it is extremely important that the patient improves the lifestyle, if needed. After the prosthetic procedure, the patients need to go for a thorough check-up examination at least once in a year to know about their oral hygiene and the stability of Dental Implant.
After the Dental Implant surgery is complete there might be some symptoms of swellings on the face or inside the mouth, severe pain and discomfort.
It is important to go for routine check-up after a Dental Implant then other dental treatments since it is a severe intervention into the body.
Though the dentists at DS Dental in London use the finest materials available, it is advised to take care of your teeth and get the treatment done only from the experts. They will take care of your dental health and even help you in case there arises any problem in future. It is strongly advised to see your dentist after the surgery has been performed.
The cost for dental implantation depends on the severity of the surgery, materials used and prosthetic works that have been suggested. However, there can be sinus lift or bone graft that can have an impact on the overall price of implant procedure. So, the cost associated with this kind of treatment will differ from person to person based on their dental health condition.
Check out two cost examples for porcelain crown(s) on dental implants (3 unit porcelain bridge on two dental implants and full porcelain bridge on six dental implants) prepared only for you to give an estimation of the cost and necessary treatments that need to be performed. However, bone graft and sinus lift are not included in the calculation.
|Dental treatment cost example A single Dental Implant|
|CT Scan||1||Free*||Saving of £150|
|Dental treatment cost example for Implant retained bridge on two dental implants|
|Price from in £|
|CT Scan||1||Free*||Saving of £150|
|Dental treatment cost example for full bridge on 6 teeth implants (per jaw)|
|Cost in £|
|Consultation||1||Free*||Saving of £150|
|CT Scan||Free*||Saving of £150|
|Temporary denture||1||Free||Saving of £500|
|Upper and lower Bridge||2||£3950||£3950|