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The Dental Implant Procedure

Consultation + Xray + Treatment plan; Bone grafting if needed; Implant placement; Implant integration; Prosthetics

The First Phase

The first phase of the tooth implant procedure, after a detailed consultation and the provision of a treatment plan is the implant placement which usually takes just 1 visit. The implant then remains covered for 3 – 6 months during which time it osseointegrates into the jawbone. You can be provided with a temporary denture which you will be able to wear after implant placement. You will need to follow a soft diet for at least 2 weeks.

The Second Phase

When the implant has integrated successfully into the mouth, then a healing cap will be added to the implant fixture. Any modifications required to your temporary dentures will be undertaken to allow you continue to wear it before your new tooth is placed.

The Third Phase

The final phase usually starts approximately 2 – 6 weeks after the second phase. During this phase, your new teeth crowns are created, fitted and tried in the mouth to make sure they fit comfortably and match your regular teeth colour. This phase can last up to 4 to 8 weeks, after which you will have your brand new smile!

Please be advised that the total time needed for the full tooth implant procedure is 5 – 8 months (but it can be longer if bone procedures are required beforehand).

Please watch the video to find out more about The Dental Implant Procedure.

Bone Procedures

Bone procedures may be required beforehand. As it is normal for bone in the area of a missing tooth to shrink over time, you may not have enough bone to support the implant.

Bone Graft

A bone graft is a surgical procedure whereby new bone is grafted into an area it is lacking. We use a combination of your own bone and animal products such as bovine and porcine depending on the level required.

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift may be required in the back of your upper jaw. When back teeth are lost, there is insufficient bone available to secure placement of the dental implant. In this instance, the sinuses must be lifted up in order to create space for placing additional bone.

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295 King street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9NH

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91 High Road, East Finchley,
London, N2 8AG

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Hammersmith

295 King street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9NH

East Finchley

91 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG

Balham

143-145, Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DL

Call us: 020 3322 3218

Hammersmith

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday
Closed

East Finchley

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday
Closed

Balham

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday
Closed

IT IS SAFE TO VISIT US!

Updated: 21st of January

Dear patients,

Everyone of us has had to give up something due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Even such little things such as getting a haircut, lifting weights at the gym and other beauty and self-care activities are currently unavailable understandably. However, this is not the case for medical appointments.

According to the latest government guidelines, medical appointments – including visits to dental practices - are one of the few reasons you can leave your house, so we are encouraging everyone in need of dental treatment to book an appointment with us and not let your dental health suffer.

HOW IT WORKS? 

• Upon booking an appointment with us, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from our team.
• You can then use this e-mail confirmation of your appointment as proof of why you are outside, if needed.

HOW IS IT SAFE? 

• Our staff are equipped with additional PPE gear, to ensure as safe treatment procedures as possible.
• We have longer gaps between appointments to thoroughly clean and disinfect surgeries.
• We do a Covid-19 screening of each visiting patient before their appointment.
• Our waiting area is closed to ensure social distancing measures.
• Patients are asked to come only a few minutes prior to their appointment.
• We only let patients in the clinic as the appointment is about to begin.

We look forward to welcoming you to our clinics,
Stay safe and healthy.