Dental implants are one of the most effective treatments for restoring smiles - dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades, and in 2022 we are now able to replace our patients’ missing teeth with incredibly realistic substitutes. But how do they work?
Smile! Implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth
We make it our mission to preserve our patients’ teeth and retain the natural beauty of their smiles. However, if one or more of your teeth are becoming loose or have already fallen out, dental implants are your best bet for comfort, appearance and long-lasting results.
The implant consists of a small titanium rod that we surgically insert into your jawbone. This rod acts as the artificial root for your tooth, and we use it to support a crown, bridge or denture, which are natural replacements for teeth.
What happens during implant treatment?
Your free consultation
First off, you will visit us for a consultation. We will assess your missing tooth or teeth, take digital 3D scans and show you what your smile could look like post-treatment. At New Smile Fulham, consultations are always free - you must have all the facts before going ahead.
Placing the implant
The next stage involves inserting the implant into your jaw. This part sounds painful, but trust us! It isn’t as bad as it might seem and will only take around an hour per dental implant.
The implant then goes through osseointegration, whereby the titanium rod integrates with your surrounding jawbone. Over around three to six months, it essentially becomes a part of your body, meaning it’s a permanent and reliable solution.
Your new smile
Once we are satisfied that your implant has integrated, we will create a crown or other artificial tooth and attach this firmly into place on your implant. And voila! You’ve got your tooth back.
What about multiple missing teeth?
Implants are an excellent treatment to replace anything from one to a whole mouth of missing teeth. If the latter is the case, we may recommend dentures to structure your smile and prevent facial sagging.
Equally, dentures are also a solution for a single missing tooth. We will discuss your treatment options with you at your initial consultation and help you find the right one based on your needs.
Are dental implants comfortable?
The simple answer is yes! They are an incredibly comfortable solution for missing teeth, and they feel a lot like your natural ones.
After implant treatment, you can expect to use your teeth as normal - eating should no longer be painful or messy, and your bite will be restored.
Is there a Fulham dentist offering dental implants?
At New Smile Fulham, we offer expert dental implants at an affordable price. We are the dentist inside Sainsbury’s, Fulham Wharf - a short walk from Wandsworth Town and Parsons Green train stations.
Our wide range of specialist dentists makes us the perfect choice if you are considering dental implant treatment and want a long-lasting, natural-looking new smile.