Missing teeth can significantly impact your confidence and quality of life. Here at Ivory Dental Studio, your trusted dentist in North London, we offer dental implants as a permanent and natural-looking solution. Dental implants are surgically placed tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Whether you’re looking to replace a single tooth, or multiple teeth, or achieve a full-mouth restoration, our experienced team can guide you through the entire process, helping you regain a beautiful smile and optimal oral function.

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An effective and long-lasting solution for missing teeth

Dental implants offer one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to replace one or more missing teeth, providing a fixed alternative to removable dentures. Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons including decay, trauma, infection, or gum disease, and this loss can result in a whole host of problems. Implants can improve how you eat and speak, prevent shrinkage of the jawbone, and keep existing teeth firmly in place.

Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act just like tooth roots. These posts are very well tolerated by the body and eventually fuse with the bone, providing a firm foundation for a crown or bridge.

Why choose dental implants?

Missing teeth can impact your life in more ways than you might think. They can affect your ability to chew comfortably, speak clearly, and even impact your self-confidence. Dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. This provides a strong foundation for a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.

, Dental ImplantsBenefits of dental implants

Dental implants offer a multitude of benefits over traditional options like dentures or bridges:

  • Improved appearance: Implants look and feel just like natural teeth, restoring your smile’s natural beauty and boosting your confidence.
  • Enhanced function: Implants allow you to chew and speak normally, without the worry of slipping dentures or discomfort from bridges.
  • Long-lasting durability: Implants are incredibly durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • Improved oral health: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur with missing teeth.
  • Convenience: Unlike dentures, implants require no messy adhesives or special cleaning solutions.

Treatment steps for dental implants

The dental implant process typically involves several steps:

  • Consultation: We carry out a full assessment of your general health, how your teeth fit together, your oral health, and the density of your jawbone. If we discover you have insufficient bone volume, you may need a grafting procedure to allow for the successful placement of implants.
  • Implant placement: The titanium or zirconium posts are placed in the bone under a local anaesthetic using a relatively simple surgical procedure.
  • Healing period: After the surgery, your jawbone will need time to heal and fuse with the implants. This healing period can take several months. Over a few months, the implants will bond with the bone – a process known as osseointegration.
  • Placement: Once settled in and fully healed, we can fit replacement teeth to the now firmly positioned implants. The final restoration, typically a crown, bridge, or denture, will be attached, completing your new smile.

Aftercare for dental implants

You need to maintain good oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine, they can last for up to 15 years. You should also attend regular check-ups so your dentist can make sure your implants stay in great condition.

Here are some aftercare tips:

  • Brushing and flossing: Brush and floss your teeth regularly, just as you would with natural teeth. Your dentist may recommend special brushes or floss to clean around the implants.
  • Regular dental visits: Schedule regular checkups and cleanings with us to monitor the health of your implants and surrounding tissues.
  • Healthy diet: Maintain a healthy diet to promote optimal oral health and prevent gum disease, which can affect implants.

If you have any questions about dental implants, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We’d be happy to discuss your options and help you achieve the smile you deserve.

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Frequently asked questions

You shouldn’t feel any pain during your dental implant treatment, as we use local anaesthetic during the surgery. Afterward, you may feel some discomfort, but this does not last long and can be managed by taking painkillers as advised by your dentist.
The whole dental implant process takes several months, as the implant needs time to heal and fuse to your bone before fixed permanent teeth can complete your smile. The implant surgery itself is a relatively quick procedure, but healing can take up to six months in some cases. Your new smile will be worth the wait!
Dental implants have the potential to last for the rest of your life, provided they are properly looked after. As they are fused into your jawbone, they mimic natural tooth roots exactly. You need to remember to brush and floss twice a day, look after your overall health, and visit your dentist for regular check-up appointments. The replacement tooth fixed on top of your implant may need to be replaced over time due to wear and tear.
You should treat your dental implants just like natural teeth and include them in your normal oral hygiene routine. As they are made from artificial materials, your implants are invulnerable to decay or cavities, but you will still need to brush and floss to keep the gum surrounding the implant healthy and problem-free.
Dental implants usually affect how you talk in a very positive way! You may find it easier to pronounce certain words or speak clearly when you no longer have a missing tooth, and you will certainly speak more confidently with securely supported implants than with any other restoration.
Yes, teeth implants are very successful at replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. We can insert several strategically placed implants to support a bridge or partial denture, replacing a number of adjacent teeth. Dental implants can also be used to replace a full arch of upper or lower missing teeth, giving you back the confidence of a full smile.