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Ideal Option for Replacement of Missing Teeth

A dental implant is a great solution for replacing your missing or lost teeth. Whether you are living in Harley Street or somewhere in London, our dentists at DS Dental Clinic will surgically place a titanium post into the jawbone forming an artificial replacement for the root of the tooth. They can help to support dentures or crowns, in the same way that roots support natural teeth. Your missing teeth can dent your confidence and affect the way you eat and speak. Dental implants provide a long-term solution replacing missing teeth and improving overall appearance.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium screw surgically placed into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. Once it gets fitted, the bone surrounding the implant gradually fuses to it and holds the implant firmly in place. A false tooth, a crown or denture will then be fitted to the implant or the abutment providing a natural looking smile.

Why DS Dental for Dental Implants in London

  • Skilled and experienced staff – Our dedicated team of dentists keep abreast of all the latest advancements in dentistry to offer you the best possible results.
  • Personalised treatment and care – You will be provided with a treatment plan that has been designed to match your lifestyle.
  • Thorough consultations – We spend a lot of time discussing your treatment and all possible options so that you can make informed decisions about your oral care.
  • Top rated treatment – Our patients in London and surrounding areas benefit from our simple and hassle-free treatments that meet their needs at every stage.
  • Affordable cost – We know cost is an important factor for patients and we have competitive prices for dental implants along with affordable payment plans for the treatment.

Types of Dental Implants at DS Dental

We have different kinds of traditional or standard implants.

  • Endosteal implants – Fixed into the jawbone creating a tooth ‘root’.
  • Zygomatic implants – The cheek-bone is used for an implant base rather than the upper jawbone.
  • Subperiosteal implants – Designed for the people whose jawbone cannot tolerate an endosteal implant.

What are dental implants used for?

There are several factors that determine if you are the right candidate for our Same Day Teeth procedure. These include – your age, health, the amount of missing hard and soft tissue, expectations and financial situation. If you do not fulfill any of these criteria, then this will mean you are not a suitable candidate to undergo the same day procedure. We can offer you other implant assisted treatments.

We provide different options from dental implants to assisted dentures. Our effective solutions include the following:

  • Implant-assisted complete denture
    This is a removable complete denture assisted by precision components and located at the head of either two or more implants. This solution may be used in either the upper or lower jaw.
  • Implants supported dentures

    Also called “overdentures,” these implant-supported lower dentures are considered to be of good quality in treatment options for your missing teeth. They can replace your lost teeth with strong and stable dentures that can be removed according to your convenience. However, you need to fit it snugly into proper place until you need to remove for proper cleaning or maintenance.

    Dentures supported this way ensure to provide complete stability that implants can only offer due to affordable price of dentures.

  • Fixed Arch of Teeth

    Whether you are about to lose your remaining teeth or have no teeth, another option is to complete the denture customised into an arch of interim and non-removable teeth. This will be attached securely to a minimum of four implants. This is extremely important for people who do not wear or cannot tolerate a conventional full palate denture. After the implant has been integrated, the interim arch of teeth gets removed and replaced with a long-term bridge that will look and feel like a natural arch of teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • You will not develop cavities in an implanted tooth although teeth should be checked regularly and treated like natural teeth.
  • You can clean your implanted teeth rather storing them in a pot as you would for dentures.
  • Dental implants replace your missing or lost teeth by using materials such as titanium and other strong metals.
  • Eating is not restricted once an implant is fitted - this may vary in case of dentures.

Video – How do dental implants work

Watch the video on how do dental implants work to give you an idea on implant dentistry procedure and know about cost associated with the treatment.


Dental Implant Surgical Procedure

There are 5 steps to dental implantation and these include the following:
  • Soft tissue reflection – An incision is formed over the bone create that split the gingiva in half so that the implant has a thick band of tissue around it. The edges of the tissue, referred to as a ‘flap’ are pushed back for bone exposure. Flapless surgery is another method where a small punch of tissue gets removed for implant placement, rather than using ‘flaps’.
  • Drilling at higher speed – Once the soft tissue is ready, the pilot holes will be placed by precision drills at regulated speed.
  • Drilling at lower speed – The pilot hole gets expanded through progressively wider drills.
  • Placement of the implant – The implant screw will be placed and may be self-tapping, or the prepared may be tapped with an implant analog. It is then screwed into place.
  • Tissue adaptation – The gingiva is replaced around the implant offering thick band of healthy tissue around the healing abutment. An implant may be "buried", where the top of the implant is sealed by means of a cover screw and the tissue is closed. The implant will be uncovered at a later date.

Additional Dental Implant Surgical Procedures

For an implant to osseointegrate, it needs to be surrounded by a healthy quantity of bone. For longevity, it should also have a thick healthy soft tissue (gingiva) envelope around it. It is quite common for either the bone or soft tissue to be so deficient that the dental surgeon has to reinforce it either before or during the implant placement.

Dental Bone Graft

Bone grafting will be necessary if you do not have sufficient bone for the procedure. Though there are new types of implant such as short implants and techniques to enable compromise, the objective of the treatment is to have at least 10 mm in bone height and 6 mm width. Other than this, bone defects are graded from A to D where A=10+ mm of bone, B=7–9 mm, C=4–6 mm and D=0–3 mm and the probability of an implant for osseointegrating is related to grade of bone.

If you need to attain the adequate width and height of bone, different bone grafting techniques are possible. The most frequently used is known as bone graft augmentation where an imperfection gets filled with either allograft (donor bone or synthetic bone substitute) or natural (harvested or auto graft) bone. This is then covered by a semi-permeable membrane and allowed to heal completely. During the healing phase, natural bone will replace the forming a new bony base for the implant.

Different Dental Implant Procedures

Depending on your jawbone and specific need, your dental surgeon may suggest other treatment options other than the traditional dental implant procedure. Some of these options are:

  • Teeth in a Day: Also known as Same Day Implants or immediate load dental implants, they enable the placement of a temporary tooth during the same appointment for placing the implant. This might be a suitable option if you have sufficient bone and an implant for supporting immediate placement and pressure on new temporary tooth.
  • Narrow or smaller implants: These are also known as mini dental implants or MDIs. The toothpick-sized implants are narrower than commonly used implants. They are usually placed by means of less-invasive techniques and used for stabilising a lower denture.
  • All-on-4®: All-on-4 is a suitable option for placing a top or bottom set of replacement teeth, known as a full arch. Four dental implants are usually placed in areas of sufficient bone preventing the need for bone grafting. Special abutments may be used so that a temporary set of replacement teeth can be placed on the same day. You will need to follow a well-balanced diet while the gum tissues begin to heal and implants bond together with natural bone. After six months, the permanent replacement teeth will then be placed.

Dental Implants Aftercare

After Dental Implant surgery there might be some swelling on the face or inside the mouth, as well as pain and discomfort.

This is quite normal and you can take painkillers (provided by the dental surgeons at DS Dental). You can use ice on the affected area to reduce the swelling. Antibiotics are also prescribed.

Usually stitches are removed 7-10 days after the implantation surgery, however DS Dental uses resolvable stitches, which means you will have to visit the surgeon to have the stitches removed.

How Much are Dental Implants at DS Dental Clinic in London

The cost of a single implant in the United Kingdom is £2,415, on average. The specific cost of the treatment plan will be discussed with our dental surgeon during the initial consultation.

Dental treatment cost example A single Dental Implant
Price From
Dental treatment Pcs. Price Fee/jaw
Consultation 1 Free* Free*
CT Scan 1 Free* Saving of £150
Dental Implant 1 £1000 £1000
Abutment 1 £400 £400
Crown 1 £450 £450
    Total From £1850
Dental treatment cost example for Implant retained bridge on two dental implants
Price from in £
Dental treatment Pcs. Price Fee/jaw
Consultation 1 Free* Free*
CT Scan 1 Free* Saving of £150
Dental Implant 4 £1000 £4000
Abutment 1 £500 £2000
Bridge 1 £3950 £3950
    Total From £9950
Dental treatment cost example for full bridge on 6 teeth implants (per jaw)
Cost in £
Dental treatment Pcs. Price Fee/jaw
Consultation 1 Free* Free*
Consultation 1 Free* Saving of £150
CT Scan   Free* Saving of £150
Abutment 1 £500 £2000
Dental implant 6 £1000 £6000
Abutment 6 £500 £3000
Temporary denture 1 Free Saving of £500
Upper and lower Bridge 2 £3950 £3950
    Total £12950

Some FAQs on dental implants

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

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 best way of replacing missing teeth. You can restore your smile and confidence with this effective treatment.

Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?

Person who has received radiation therapy in a high dose around the head, neck and jaw

  • Younger patients whose jawbone is still developing
  • Pregnant woman
  • A smoker as smoking interferes with the healing procedure in the mouth

What can I eat after dental implant surgery?

After the treatment is done, patients should be able to eat a normal and healthy diet without any difficulty.

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

Implant treatment usually requires several appointments over a period of several months. However, there are cases when the implant work can be done over a shorter period.

How long do dental implants last?

Once the treatment is done, you need to have routine checkup and maintain good oral hygiene habits that ensure your implants last for many years.

Am I too old for the implant procedure?

There is no upper age limit for patients who want to have dental implants.

Are dental implants painful?

Patients are really surprised at the minimal discomfort they experience during and after the implant procedure.

Why do we use Straumann® and Dentium dental implants?

  • Having 20 years of experience globally
  • Lifetime guarantee for Straumann® and Dentium
  • Reliability and quality depends on thorough research and conducting clinical tests
  • Made of biocompatible titanium implant materials
  • Easy and quick method of implantation
  • Great quality at affordable rate

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.

Why is regular check-up important after dental implant surgery?

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.

What does the dental implant cost depend on?

1. Cost for diagnostic/planning

  • Physical assessment – Done by experts at DS Dental
  • Thorough consultation and planning – Talk to our experts at DS Dental
  • Digitalized X-rays – Our dental practitioners take care of your need at DS Dental
  • CT scans
2. Price associated with dental implants surgery
  • Bone grafting or sinus lifting (if required)
  • Placing of Dental Implants and the cost associated with surgical procedure
3. Costs of finest materials used
  • Price of dental implant along with the brand and kind of Dental Implant
  • Bone graft material
  • Abutments
  • The cost of the membrane, depending on the material and size
4. Price of prosthetic work
  • Costs of dental laboratory / necessary preparation for tooth replacement with bridges and crowns depending on the materials used
Do you feel uncomfortable with your smile due to missing teeth?
Get in touch with our dentists and regain your smile with improved confidence!

*The charge of £50 for consultation will be refunded when you start the dental implant treatment.

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