Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial teeth affixed to the jaw bone with titanium screws. Implants can replace a single teeth or several teeth, with the aid of a bridge.

At Upper Berkeley Dental Practice we work with a team to replace and restore implants. As with other treatments, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan for implants and once this plan is in place we will introduce you to the dentist who will place your implant(s).

We do not carry out implant work on site but refer patients to a dentist specialising in implants, who in most circumstances will treat patients at their surgery. This surgery will be local in the postcode area and appointments are arranged for the patient’s convenience at the day and time required.

The team at Upper Berkeley Dental Practice will liaise with the implant dentist’s team to ensure they have all the equipment, information and models to create the smile that you, (as the patient) would want.

Implants have a success rate of more than 90 per cent and are an increasingly popular option for many patients with missing teeth. After they have been fitted they need regular brushing, flossing and dental check-ups, as with natural teeth. Our hygienists will make a plan for you and regularly recall you so that your gum health can be monitored and with your home cleaning advised if any changes occur at an early stage before you get symptoms. The success rate of implants can be diminished by smoking, so If you are a smoker you should mention this when you complete your medical questionnaire at the start of treatment. Regular frequent hygiene visits are essential after implants are placed in your mouth.

Patients awaiting implants often have a temporary bridge fitted or use products such as the Snap-On Smile veneers

To book an implant consultation, contact Upper Berkeley Dental Practice on 020 7262 7652.

Dentsply Implants

A dental implant is the optimal solution for anyone who is missing one or more teeth. Implants by DENTSPLY Implants can be tailored to different needs, so that virtually anybody can get teeth that look and function like natural teeth. Fully developed bone tissue, however, is an important prerequisite. This is why dental implants are normally not installed in people under the age of 18.

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Replacing a single tooth

A crown mounted on an implant is the best choice if you’re missing a tooth in the upper or lower jaw. The dental implant allows you to eat, laugh and smile naturally.

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… or several teeth

Speech and chewing abilities can be hampered when several teeth are missing. If you, or somebody you know, are in this situation, there are two solutions: separate crowns on dental implants or a bridge attached to two or more dental implants.

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… or all of the teeth

If you’re missing all of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, dental implants are the right solution. You can, for example, choose a full bridge that is attached to several dental implants. Another option is a removable prosthesis that is attached via anchoring devices to two or more dental implants. The prosthesis remains securely in place in your mouth – yet it is easy to remove.

A treatment tailored to you

Craftsmanship at its best: the dental technician skillfully adapts the crown, bridge or prosthesis to every patient. Just like with natural teeth, brush your new teeth carefully and floss as usual. When you are ready for a dental implant, you’ll get a solution tailored according to your needs, general state of health, and the quantity and quality of your bone tissue. These factors also determine the total duration of the treatment.

Through innovation and product development, we are committed to making the treatment as comfortable as possible. It is usually carried out under a local anesthetic and most patients do not feel anything.

What’s more, chair time is short – you can leave the dentist’s office directly after the procedure.

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