If your looking for an expert dental implant team in Ealing then you've come to the right place. We understand that losing a tooth can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life and affect how you eat, laugh and smile.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth, and are natural-looking, robust, and can last for many years. With modern advancements in dentistry, The Dental Gallery can replace several missing teeth at a time, effectively rebuilding your smile.
Unlike the more traditional options of dental bridges, which rely on the strength and health of neighbouring teeth, or removable dentures which can be susceptible to moving, dental implants are extremely stable, look great and feel just like natural teeth.
At The Dental Gallery, we will always carry out an initial assessment to ensure dental implants are a suitable solution for you. This includes x-rays and a full consultation with our implant surgeons who will describe the process and treatment procedures. If dental implants are the right option for you, then a detailed treatment plan will be created before embarking on any surgery.
Dental implants will require a number of visits to the practice which include both surgical procedures and healing assessments. Firstly, in order to create the stable foundation for your new tooth, a titanium screw will need to be placed into the jaw. This will take time to fuse to the bone. Once this is complete, your carefully crafted custom made dental crown can be fitted perfectly in place.
Dental implants offer a permanent and comfortable solution for replacing a loose tooth, uncomfortable dentures or single and multiple missing teeth. The process involves inserting an artificial tooth root, or the implant as it is known, into the jaw. This dental implant is a tiny metal post made of surgical grade titanium which fuses to the bone. Once the titanium post is fully integrated to the bone, an artificial tooth made of porcelain is attached to the implant. Dental implants can be used to support a single tooth crown when replacing one missing tooth, or to support a bridge or a denture when multiple teeth are missing.
Dental implants have on average a success rate of over 95%. The implants are totally secure and stable as they are anchored into the jawbone. Unlike conventional dental bridges which involve tooth preparation, dental implants are not supported by adjacent teeth; there is no risk, therefore, of damaging or affecting the structure of existing teeth. Dental Implants require no special maintenance apart from the usual oral hygiene care of brushing and flossing, and regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits every 6 to 12 months.
The placing of a dental implant is dependent upon a sufficient quantity of good quality bone. The selected implant site is first examined and assessed before carefully and precisely preparing it, ready for the right size implant to fit. The implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is then placed into the jaw. Over the next two to six months the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form a stable anchor for the artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary dental crown can be worn over the implant site. Once the implant and the bone have bonded it may often be necessary to uncover the implant and attach an extension. This small metal post, called an abutment, completes the foundation on which the new tooth will be fitted. Following this last procedure, the gums are allowed to heal for a further 2 to 3 weeks before finally replacing the temporary crown with a perfect new tooth or teeth secured onto the implant.
An expertly fitted dental implant is virtually undetectable when smiling and talking. At The Dental Gallery, every care is taken to match any artificial teeth to the colour and shape of the surrounding teeth. Your new dental implant will not only look natural but will also feel like a real tooth.
When a number of teeth are missing there are various options available for replacing them. You may choose to have a denture, but over time your gums may recede and the denture may become loose. In general, with dentures, it is hard to achieve a perfect fit and they can be uncomfortable to wear. An alternative option is to have a number of implants placed to secure a denture. This would give the denture greater stability and make it more comfortable.
Depending on the number of implants placed a set of ceramic teeth can be made and fixed to the implants. This is considered to be the best option for replacing several missing teeth.
When a single tooth is missing there are a number of solutions available. You may have a removable partial denture or plate made. Alternatively a dental bridge can be crafted and fixed to the adjacent teeth. The ideal way, however, to replace a single missing tooth is to have a dental implant. An implant assures the best cosmetic result without any damage to the adjacent teeth or gum tissues.