What are dental implants?
If you have a single missing tooth or many missing, decayed or loose teeth, you can now permanently replace them with dental implants.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are fused to your jawbone, so you don’t have to worry about problems with eating, speaking or cleaning replacement teeth.
More patients from Battersea, Clapham, Wandsworth, Brixton, Stockwell, and throughout London are choosing dental implants because they give natural looking new teeth and provide a long-term solution.
There are several different types of dental implants:
Single dental implant
This is a good solution if you have one or two missing teeth or looking to replace one or two teeth that are in very poor condition.
Multiple dental implants
If you have several missing teeth, this option uses a dental bridge to support several new teeth.
All-on-4 dental implants
This solution is worth considering if you have many missing teeth or no teeth at all. This replaces a full arch using just 4 dental implants.
Dentures are fitted on to dental implants to provide more stability, but the teeth remain removable like traditional dentures.
Book a consultation to find out more about dental implants.
How do dental implants work at The Cosmetic Dental Gallery?
At your first consultation we will check on the health of your teeth and gums. We will take photographs, scans and x-rays. We’ll also talk through the process and benefits of dental implants, and we will discuss your medical history. It is important to check on the health of your gums so that they can support dental implants.
When you are ready to go ahead with dental implant treatment, we will book an appointment at the dental surgery in Battersea.
Dental implant surgery
At your next appointment, we will give you a local anaesthetic in your gums. This will mean that you don’t feel anything whilst we carry out the dental implant surgery.
The type of dental implants that you have chosen, will affect the number of dental implants that you have. We will then insert these gently into your gums.
An abutment or screw is then fitted to the implant, and this connects the final piece – the crown or new false tooth into your gum. At this stage, we will fix a temporary crown to your dental implant.
Your mouth and gums may feel sore after dental implant surgery, but this is manageable with paracetamol.
It is essential that we allow between 2 and 6 months for your gums to heal and for your dental implant to fuse with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration and is vital to the success of your dental implants.
During this time, The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea will create your custom-made crown or new tooth. This will be colour matched to any remaining teeth that you have or will be made according to the shade that you and your dentist have chosen together.
Fitting of your bespoke tooth
Once your healing period has finished and we are happy that your dental implant has fused sufficiently to your jawbone, we will invite you back to the dental practice in Battersea to have your final restoration fitted.
Now that your dental implant surgery is complete, it is important that you maintain your new teeth and gums to ensure the longevity of your dental implants. Be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day. Floss once a day. Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy.
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Dental Implants in Battersea
Why choose The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea for dental implants?
A free consultation with dental implantologist
Interest free finance to help you manage the cost more affordably
Flexible opening hours at the Battersea dental practice with late evening and weekend appointments available to fit in with your other commitments
A friendly professional team who will see you through the process
A state-of-the-art dental practice with a relaxing environment
Everyone at the practice are welcoming, friendly and extremely professional. The practice is equipped with new technology which ensures that you get the best treatment available. You are given multiple options and a specific treatment plan is made for you so you know what to expect. I have had a great experience here and highly recommend it.
Great experience with Dr. Tej and the entire team! Great addition to the area which until now lacked such quality dentistry.
Best Treatment Plans & Aftercare
I recently visited the practise for my composite bonding treatment. I was very nervous for the result but Dr Tej and the staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr Tej took so much care in perfecting my smile, as if my teeth were an art piece! I am so happy with the result, I used to be afraid to show my teeth whilst smiling and now I get so many compliments for having a beautiful smile! And to add to this, Dr Tej ensured that not only did my smile look amazing, but offered me genuine advice on the best treatment plans and aftercare, as well as making sure I didn’t experience any pain or discomfort!