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Individual Dental Implants

Like with dentures, you will never have to worry about implants slipping or coming loose.

Have you lost a tooth due to  extensive tooth decay or a tooth extraction? Perhaps you’ve lost a tooth after an accident.

Whatever your reason for replacing a missing tooth, Mint Dental in Elephant & Castle can help. Our implant dentists have undergone extensive training to perform innovative implant treatments, which last up to 30 years or more with the right care.

Unlike bridges or dentures, an implant is fixed into the jaw and looks and functions just like regular teeth. 

Implant FAQs

Please explore our patients’ most popular questions about dental implant treatment and tooth loss.

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Costs to expect

The cost of a single dental implant at our London clinic is £2,950, which includes the crown and abutment.

Ways to pay.

Procedure times

What’s the procedure and implant surgery like, and how long can you expect each stage to last?

The implant process.

Tooth loss warnings

Learn the consequences of ignoring missing teeth and how long you have until you begin experiencing issues.

The consequences.

Our guide to Dental implants

  • A tooth that has been extracted or as a result of an accident or injury.
  • Loose, wobbly teeth or heavily decayed teeth that a dentist cannot save.
  • Broken and cracked teeth that are beyond repair.

Yes – single implants are designed to target individual tooth loss. Those who choose to replace a missing or failing tooth with a single implant over a partial denture or a bridge report more incredible benefits and a higher quality of life.

The implant itself can last a very long time and will not need to be replaced (however, proper care and attention will be required to ensure the implant remains successful). Whereas the crown is strong and resistant but is susceptible, like regular teeth, to wear and tear and will likely need replacing every 10 to 15 years.

For many patients experiencing single tooth loss, titanium implants have been the most favoured, long-term solution, producing excellent, predictable results.

One of the benefits of choosing a dental implant over traditional replacement methods like dental bridges or partial dentures is that the neighbouring, healthy teeth require no preparation and will not need to undergo unnecessary damage to complete your restoration, as is the case with bridgework.

Opting for the dental implant technique and system allows the rest of your teeth and dentition to be left unchanged and intact. 

One single dental implant can sometimes be used to anchor one missing adjacent tooth. After the implant has had sufficient time to fuse with the jawbone, one of our implant dentists can use a two-unit restoration, which will be strong and stable.

Tooth loss undoubtedly harms a patient’s confidence and self-esteem, but that’s not all…

  • Tooth loss at the front of the mouth affects social impairment.
  • Missing molars cause problems chewing and adds pressure to remaining teeth bearing the load and pressure.
  • When a missing tooth goes untreated, it causes problems with the remaining teeth, which have to compensate for the tooth loss. As a result, missing teeth often lead to gum disease, bone loss and excessive tooth wear or fractures.
  • Missing teeth in the front of the mouth can impair and alter speech.
  • Bone loss is common, and once this takes place, it can lead to tooth loss.
  • Adjacent teeth on either side of the gap can drift and move.

12 months 0% and longer terms up to 60 months on a representative 14.9% APR.

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What’s The Procedure Like, And How Long Does It Take?

When it comes to dental implant surgery, the treatment type can vary – a more detailed view of timings can be expected following an implant consultation. 

If you’re replacing a single tooth, you can expect the placement surgery to take around an hour or more with IV sedation available.

Traditional tooth implants often take one appointment to place, but will have a total of three appointments (your consultation, surgery and final prosthetic fitting. After we place the single implant, there will be a break for a few months while we wait for the jawbone to integrate successfully with the titanium implant.

Osseointegration often takes three months, but you won’t be left toothless at this time. We’ll fill the gap with a temporary tooth, which we will replace with your final crown restoration after osseointegration is complete.

Please note that we cannot rush the healing period as it gives the optimal time for the bone and implant to fuse and heal, providing maximum stability and strength.

Leading implant dentists

Patients often expect higher success rates and increased longevity when choosing an implant dentist. Not to mention the skill and artistry it will take to ensure your replacement tooth blends perfectly with the rest of the mouth. Here at Mint Dental, we couldn’t be happier to boast higher-than-average implant success rates, with the national average being 95%.

  • The closest tube/train station is Elephant and Castle
  • Parking is available on Colnbrook Street SE1 6EZ
  • Wheelchair accessible clinic

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“This is the best dental practice I have experienced over many years. Dr Patel has always gone the ‘extra mile’ to get me the best medical care available when I had a tooth problem. The surgery is always light, bright and welcoming. The staff are helpful and kind; it is a ‘patient-centred’ dental practice, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a first-class service.” Linda, London

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

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