Our smile is one of the first things that people notice about us. Because it has such an influence on our first impression, the state of our teeth, mouth, and gums can truly influence our self-esteem. If you miss one or several teeth, it is possible that you feel less inclined to smile. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will help you regain your confidence and restore your oral health.
Dr Joe Bhat, a specialised implant dentist, has been replacing missing teeth with dental implants in London successfully over the years. He is particularly interested in complex restorative problems and runs his own implant training and mentoring program for dentists in the London area. Dr Joe Bhat will examine your teeth and gums carefully and help you decide whether dental implants are the right option for you. Generally, most patients can benefit from dental implants as long as they are healthy and have enough bone left in their jawbone.
What to expect during your first visit
During your consultation appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with Dr Joe Bhat as well as your expectations regarding the treatment. He will examine your teeth thoroughly using x-rays and will create a personalised treatment plan with cost estimates. Patients with more complex problems may require a specialised CT scan.
If you decide to proceed with dental implants, Dr Joe Bhat will guide you through the rest of the procedure. Thanks to modern dentistry, treatment time for dental implants has drastically reduced to just over two months or so. We may also be able to offer ‘same day’ dental implants depending on your individual case.
Am I eligible for dental implants?
Generally, dental implants are ideal for most patients and for the most part, you only need to be able to undergo the surgery to place the implants to qualify. If you have healthy gums, practice good oral hygiene, and have a strong and healthy jawbone, then dental implants may be right for you.
Patients who smoke, have heart disease or diabetes, or have other medical issues, should consult their dentist before choosing dental implants.