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Nov 2011

Dental Implants- the facts

Dental implants

are the recognised gold standard to replacing missing teeth. The dental implant actually replaces the lost root of the tooth, or the foundation. This is possible due to phenomenon called 'osseointegration'. This process is where the jaw bone is actually able to grow around and attach to the implant creating an incredibly strong bond. Once this bond has occurred, then a new tooth can be fabricated which will attach into the implant. Sounds simple? Well, in simple cases yes. If there is plenty of good quality jaw bone and the absence of any other dental issues, then having a dental implant can be a stress free procedure. However, it is vital to choose a dentist who is experienced and who has spent a great deal of time training in the field of dental implants. Not every dentist will have the proper training to carry out this procedure, so it is important to ask about the qualifications received. Dental implants require a great deal of planning. This will involve analysing models of your teeth, dental x rays and photographs. CT scans can be of massive value especially when vital anatomical structures need to be identified. After careful analysis, a treatment plan can be drawn up and discussed. The costs of dental implants- Each dental practice will have their own fee for dental implants. In general, a single dental implant including the crown on top should be in the region of £1800-2500. Any less and the question must be asked about the quality of implant, crown and value of the overall procedure. Dental implants and maintenance- implants must be looked after just like natural teeth. Hygiene is crucial. Although dental implants cannot decay, they can develop gum disease. This is called peri-implantitis. Special techniques and cleaning procedures are required to stabilise this disease. If left untreated, this can lead to the loss of the implant. is our implant dentist. He has achieved the title of MClinDent in Prosthodontics and teaches dentistry at Guy's Hospital, London. He has been involved in implant dentistry since 2004 and has gained a wealth of experience in the field. He is happy to answer any questions that you may have on dental implants and provide a free quick consultation on which dental implant will be the one for you. Word Of Mouth Fulham, 34 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3LQ. Tel 0207 7311162, e mail


Mar 2021

Case of the Month February 2021

Our case of the month for last month is a stunning case which involves a smile transformation using three techniques:1. Lingual Braces2. Tooth whitening using a take home whitening kit 3. Cosmetic bonding We like to call this a Progressive Smile transformation as there is no drilling, no injections, no pain and the process is affordable and easy to maintain. In contrast to porcelain veneers or crowns which require drilling away of healthy tooth enamel to cover the teeth with the ceramic. Granted, this may l… READ MORE
Jun 2020

Dental Implants Cost

Dental implants can be a costly procedure. During this article I will explain why dental implants cost what they do and how the prices vary so much. I will not dwell on the technical aspects of dental implant treatment but simply concentrate on costs with an emphasis on a single dental implant treatment.TRAINING COSTSFirstly, it is important to recognise that dental implant treatment cannot be offered by any dentist on the high street. It takes a great deal of time to train in the implant field. Although th… READ MORE
Jun 2020

We have opened our dental practice in Fulham!

We are delighted to say that from the 8th June we have opened our dental practice after a huge amount of work behind the scenes to keep our staff and patients safe. We have made a major investment in our business including: Newly painted exterior and signage. No more black!New flooring internally with a lovely white oak effect vinyl which can be steam cleanedPPE for all staff including custom made washable gowns, masks, caps, half face respirator masks by 3M and full face visorsVirus Killer air filtration u… READ MORE
Apr 2020

Managing Orthodontic Emergencies at Home during Lockdown by Dr Nissit Patel

If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment at this present time, I can appreciate that it is probably quite a worry about when your next appointment may be. After all, orthodontic treatment is all about seeing progress for teeth straightening and it is unlikely the next adjustment or review appointment will be for some time yet.However, it is important to stay positive and remember the fact that things will return to some level of normality in the near future and that teeth can always be straightened despi… READ MORE


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