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Dental implants: a brief introduction

Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments of the past three decades in the world of dentistry. At Soho practice PS Dental Care, our implantology team have restored many patients’ smiles with the help of implants. They have the additional benefit of giving back full functionality to your jaw, and are in many cases the perfect tooth replacement solution.

dental-implant-sohoSohodental implants: how it works

We welcome patients of all ages who have one or more missing teeth for a consultation about dental implants. First, your experienced implant dentist will undertake a detailed medical and dental history and conduct a thorough clinical examination, to check that implant treatment is right for you.

The planning of implant placement is extremely precise, and makes use of the latest computer software, CT scans and x-rays. Not only will your clinician ensure that your implants are positioned in the perfect place to support the required number of new teeth, they will also ensure that nerves and other vital structures are avoided.

At our Soho clinic we usually place dental implants under local anaesthetic, and many patients have reported it is a more bearable experience than having teeth removed.

In most cases, after your implants have been placed, they will then be left for a few months to heal. During this period, they will integrate fully with your jaw bone, and will provide a stable anchor on to which your new teeth will then be attached.

If you have one missing tooth, your dentist will usually place a single implant with a crown attached. For multiple or all missing teeth, you may be fitted with an implant-retained bridge, or with dentures attached to your implants.

Whichever option you have, your new teeth will look and act just like natural teeth, and will stay exactly where they should be.

Dental implants: a tooth replacement solution for the 21st Century

Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments of the past three decades in the field of dentistry. They are truly 21st Century tooth replacement solutions, and at Soho clinic PS Dental Care our implantology team can use these bionic tooth roots to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth. Not only will you find your beautiful smile restored, but also you will get back full functionality in your jaw, enabling you to eat a balanced diet – which can only be beneficial for your general health.

dental-implantsCommon questions about dental implants

At PS Dental Care in Soho we understand that choosing dental implants is a big decision. If you are considering implant treatment, you are likely to have a number of questions. We have provided answers to some common questions here, but if you cannot find what you are looking for then please get in touch with a member of our team – we will be only too happy to help you.

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacements for the root part of a tooth or teeth – indeed, they are the only way for a dentist to replace tooth roots. Standard dentures and bridges only replace the crowns of the teeth. Implants replace the roots, and crowns, dentures, or a bridge will then be secured on top.

What are the health benefits of dental implants?

Implants have numerous health benefits. They are made from titanium, which is highly compatible with the human body, and they encourage bone growth. Bone resorbtion or shrinkage is a common side-effect of tooth loss, and can give you a prematurely aged appearance. They also enable you to eat whatever you want.

How do I get implants?

Come into our Soho practice for a consultation. A dentist will conduct a thorough examination, and start planning your implant journey.