Dental Implant

Dental implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth, bridges or dentures and the next best thing to natural-looking teeth. The design of a dental implant is based on the design of a natural tooth. A natural tooth is one piece commonly described as having two parts: one part is the crown that sits above the gum; the second part is a root that sits securely in your jawbone. Dental implants, like a natural tooth, have two parts: one part is a restoration that is custom fabricated to match the shape of a natural tooth crown; the second part is the implant that replaces the function of a natural tooth root.

The implant simulates the jawbone and provides a stable foundation for the restoration. Dental implants are made from titanium, a metal accepted by the body, heals together with the bone tissue to form a new, stable tooth root.

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A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and it is commonly screw or cylinder shaped. At our Surrey implant centre each dental implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. If an implant has a screw thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place.

At Surrey dental implant centre our main aim during installation of any dental implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone.

In order to support replacement teeth, Surbiton dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

Dental implants are fitted in-house at our clinic by our highly experienced implant specialists. Missing teeth often lose some of the surrounding soft tissue and bone. If there is significant loss, soft tissue and/or bone grafting may also be required, either at the same time as dental implant placement or beforehand. Grafting procedures are also carried out in-house at our Surbiton dental implant centre.

We offers one of the best dental implant systems globally available. All implants are covered by a 10-year worldwide warranty.

Dr Ingo Voges is one of the leading dental implant surgeons in Germany, Switzerland and Finland. He offers the most advanced dental implant solutions from single tooth replacement to complete mouth restorations and full mouth reconstructions, often known as The Dental Facelift.

He is based in Germany and only provides his world-class dental implant procedures for London patients at Surbiton Smile Centre. We are proud to have him as part of our dedicated team of experts.

We at Surbiton implant centre use internationally recognized and established dental implant systems.

 

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Multiple dental implants

If you are missing several teeth your speech and chewing function can be can be affected. The implant provides stability and stimulates the surrounding bones to prevent loss. Attached crowns are then fabricated and connected to the implants with a centre crown that sits over the gum. The bridge is long lasting, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.

Advantages of implant-supported bridges over fixed bridges or removable partial dentures:

Reduced bone loss: Implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, therefore help to save the jawbone. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, bone slowly starts to disappear, and over time it may have an impact on the shape and form of the jaw. Dental implants bond with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

Improved function: Dental implants become part of you as they integrate completely with your jawbone, restoring chewing and biting function. The result is increased comfort and confidence when eating and speaking.

No need for support from neighbouring teeth: Implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Fixed bridges or removable partial dentures, are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.

Improved dental hygiene: Dental implants, like your natural teeth, need regular brushing, flossing and dental hygiene visits. The cement holding bridges in place can wear off, allowing bacteria to penetrate and cause decays.

Improved appearance: Dental implants are just like your natural teeth - it is hard for anyone to guess that any dental work has been done. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, when the gum has receded after some time you would be able to see the metal margin of the crown.

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Multiple Dental Implant Procedure:

Step 1: Some people loose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically caused by gum infection or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.

Step 2: Dentist makes a small incision to access the jawbone. Dentist will then drill a small hole and insert the implants, which look like screws. The incision is closed and 3 - 6 months is given for the bone and implants to bond together. This process is called "osseointegration". During this period dentist will a temporary teeth replacement options that is purely cosmetic can be used.

Step 3: Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments. After the healing period the gum is lifted and the abutments, which are metal posts, are attached to the dental implant. On top of that a temporary bridge is placed.

Step 4: The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels and functions like natural teeth.

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Single dental implant

Tooth implants are considered the optimal dental replacement solution especially when only a single tooth needs to be replaced. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.

Advantages of dental implant over bridge option:

Traditionally, fixed bridge was considered best dental replacement option for single tooth. In this type of restoration three false teeth attached together and the middle tooth would bridge the gap. The technical was successful but had many limitations compare with single dental implant.

Reduced bone loss: If you lose a tooth, the bone around this area will slowly deteriorate, which can have an impact on the shape of your jaw. Dental implants substitute the root of your natural tooth, help the bone grow and prevent loss of bone structure.

Improved function: Dental implants restore the chewing function and allow you to eat food with comfort and no pain.

Neighbouring teeth stay intact: Bridge dental implant replacements require grinding of healthy teeth to support the cemented bridge. With dental implants the healthy adjacent tooth does not need to be ground down. The dental implant is an element independent from the rest of the teeth.

Improved dental hygiene: With a fixed bridge cleaning is not as easy as three teeth are connected together Special cleaning gadgets are needed for maintaining gums and teeth. But a dental implant, like your natural teeth, need just regular brushing, flossing and dental hygiene visits.

Improved appearance: Dental implants look just like your natural teeth. Gum can recede around a bridge exposing the metal base of the crown. Dental implant has much better cosmetic results.

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Single Dental Implant Procedure:

Step 1: The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.

Step 2: Dentist makes a small incision to access the jawbone. Dentist will then drill a small hole and insert the implant, which is like a screw. The incision is closed, and 3 - 6 months is given for the bone and implant to bond together. This process is called "osseointegration". During this period, your dentist will prepare temporary tooth replacements that are purely cosmetic.

Step 3: After the healing period, the gum is lifted and the abutment, which is metal post, is attached to the dental implant. A temporary crown is placed on top of that.

Step 4: Four to six week later, when the gum has healed, a final crown is placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly to the edges of the gum. The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.

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Implant Supported dentures

If you’re missing all of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, a permanently anchored dental implant bridge or a removable prosthesis, which is connected to two or more dental implants, is the right solution for you. This is called an overdenture. This type of denture remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis.

Advantages of implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures:

Reduced bone loss: Implant-supported dentures and full bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, therefore help to save the jawbone. Dental implants bond with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. With conventional dentures, bone slowly starts to disappear, and over time it may have an impact on the shape and form of the jaw. Over years, the denture may need remodelling so that it fits the changing shape of the jaw.

Improved function: Dental implants become part of you as they integrate completely with your jawbone, restoring chewing and biting function. The result is increased comfort and confidence when eating and speaking. With bone loss it become increasingly difficult to stabilise the denture and causes the denture to move and slip. Irritation and inflammation are common among denture patients. The remaining bone may not be enough to protect the jaw nerves from the pressure of biting and chewing. This type of pressure may cause extreme pain and discomfort.

Improved dental hygiene: Dental implants like your natural teeth need just regular brushing, flossing and dental hygiene visits. The cement holding bridges in place can wear off, allowing bacteria to penetrate and cause decays.

No need for drilling and damaging health teeth: Implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Fixed bridges or removable partial dentures are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.

Improved dental hygiene: Dental implants like your natural teeth need just regular brushing, flossing an dental hygiene visits. The cement holding bridges in place can wear off, allowing bacteria to penetrate and cause decays.

Improved appearance: In the long term, implants can be more aesthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile.

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Implant Supported Denture Procedure:

Step 1: Dentist makes a small incision to access the jawbone. Dentist will then drill a small hole and insert the implants, which look like screws. The incision is closed, and 3 - 6 months is given for the bone and implants to bond together. This process is called "osseointegration". During this period, your dentist will prepare temporary tooth replacements that are purely cosmetic.

Step 2: For a permanently anchored dental implant bridge, several dental implants are installed to form a good foundation. Because the dental implants are anchored in the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue and help to maintain healthy bone levels and facial structures. An overdenture involves installing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to attach the prosthesis.

Step 3: The abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted in place. All dental work is performed according to your prerequisites and wishes. For the overdenture, either ball abutments or a small bar between the abutments are used. The prosthesis is fitted with corresponding devices underneath.

Step 4: The dental implant bridge, or the overdenture, is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.

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Sinus augmentation

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The major element in implant success is the quantity and quality of the jawbone where the implant is to be placed.

The maxillary sinuses are located in the cheekbones below your eyes. Tooth loss below the sinus leads to bone loss and over time the sinus will expand into the area previously occupied by bone and teeth, which in turn creates the problem of not having enough bone to place the implants.

If dental implant is placed into inadequate bone, it will move, shift, and fail because there isn't enough stability to withstand forces of biting and chewing.

Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.

Over time, the implant and substitute bone will heal, creating a strong bond and stable foundation for your new replacement teeth.

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Bone Grafting

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If a lost tooth is not immediately replaced, the surrounding bone may begin to resorb or shrink. Severe bone loss can make it impossible to place a dental implant. To rebuild the bone we must first access the area beneath the gums.

A small block of substitute bone is shaped to restore the ridge to its original form. This procedure is called bone grafting. The block is secured in place with titanium screws and the surrounding area is covered with additional bone product to help create a more natural shape. A special membrane is then placed over the site to improve healing. When the bone has successfully matured the titanium screws are removed.

This type of bone grafting can restore areas of severe bone loss, making it possible to successfully place dental implants and enjoy the benefits of secure replacement teeth.

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