What is a Dental Implant?
What we do best
Over 10000 dental implants successfully placed
Over 98% success rate
Over 5,000 sinus and bone grafts completed
Over 30 years of combined experience
Honorary hospital Implant Consultant
UK and International lecturer and mentor
Our Implant Team
Dr. Abhilash Soni
Cosmetic Dentist & Implantologist
Dr. Guy McLellan
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental Implant is a titanium, cylindrical, threaded fixture that is used to replace a missing root. The Implant is then used as the foundation for the new crown. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth,multiple missing teeth or a full mouth with no teeth.
Titanium is a unique material in that new bone will grow onto the surface of the implant therefore “fusing” the implant to bone. This process is known as osseointegration and produces prosthetic teeth that are as strong if not stronger than your own natural teeth.
What are the alternatives?
Leaving a gap, having a bridge or a removable denture.
Benefits over conventional dentistry
Over a denture : Implants provide firm, fixed teeth that do not fall out or move when eating, similar to your own natural teeth.
Over a bridge : Convential bridgework involves cutting down the adjacent teeth to be used as crowns. This destruction of a healthy tooth is unnecessary and will decrease the life span of these teeth. Implants therefore preserve the remaining dentition.
Treatment Stages for a Dental Implant
Initial consultation giving information and further reading literature
Detailed planning appointment with surgeon and prosthodontist
Written treatment plan and costs estimate
Impressions for study models, diagnostic wax-up and surgical stent
Regular review appointments
Exposure of implant (3-4 months lower jaw, 5-6 months upper jaw)
Impressions approximately 2 weeks later
Fitting of final crown
Follow up and implant maintenance with a hygienist
Please see this page for information on the post-treatment care and follow-up offered:
We have been replacing missing teeth in Twickenham and the surrounding areas including Richmond, Kingston, Hampton and St Margarets, for over 13 years.
For further information please go to the following website:
OUR HAPPY CLIENTS
“I was worried that my teeth were going to fall out and had lost all confidence in my appearance. I now have fixed teeth with dental implants and a smile to be proud off. Thank you so much”
"I have just completed some dental implant treatment and am so happy with the end result. The teeth look so natural and feel fantastic. Can’t recommend the practice enough!"
“Thank you so much to Abi and Guy for the care you showed during my dental implant treatment. You made an anxious patient feel very relaxed. ”