An introduction to dental implants in London

Joe Bhat is our principal dentist at Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre and is a specialist in both Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics.

dental-implants-londonThe reason that you may find that you need dental implants in London is because you are suffering from some type of dental health problem such as gum disease or have been told that you need to have teeth removed due to decay. Your dentist will have to look at the underlying cause of these issues and may need to resolve them before dental implants can be considered.

Signs of poor oral health include bad breath, loose teeth and excessive bleeding of the gums, especially after having your teeth cleaned professionally. The reason these issues need to be addressed is that gum disease can be responsible for bone loss and there is a potential for failure of dental implants if this is not resolved.

Dental implants, what exactly are they?

Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements, normally made from titanium, which has the unique property of fusing with living bone in a process called osseointegration. When the implant is fitted into your jaw, your dentist will be ensuring that it is in close contact to the surrounding bone. This will allow the implant and the bone to successfully take as new bone grows over the surface of the implant enhancing its stability.

What are the benefits of dental implants in London?

Once the implant is placed and fully integrated, crowns, bridges or dentures can be secured in place to complete the restoration. Because of the nature of this type of restoration, you will discover that there are many important benefits from having dental implants. The first and most noticeable is that your teeth will look and feel like they are your own. Additionally, your confidence may be restored, missing teeth can affect how you feel about your appearance as well as how difficult it can be to eat or speak properly.

Are dental implants suitable for everyone?

Dental implants are suitable for adults of any age, as long as their general health is good. If you are a heavy smoker or drinker there is a risk that dental implants will fail due to the effects of these habits on your oral health.

Principal Dentist Joe Bhat regularly manages complex clinical restorative problems and places and restores Dental Implants.

To book a consultation, get in touch with the practice by calling 01923 823 504 or emailing today.