If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for high-tech dental implants! Implants involve replacing a missing tooth or teeth with titanium implants inserted into the jawbone. They are then topped with natural-looking and fully functional replacement teeth. No other treatment comes as close to creating the look and feel of a real tooth – and no other treatment has the potential to last your lifetime.
At Mint Dental, we are fully qualified to offer dental implants in-house and use the renowned Southern Implants system. The procedure involves relatively minor surgery, but does require the commitment to attend appointments over a number of months. And the result? You’ll be able to eat normally, speak clearly and smile beautifully. Dental implants aren’t just about function and aesthetics – they can dramatically improve your quality of life.
Whether you have lost a tooth as a result of an accident or decay, or want to make a long-term cosmetic change, dental implants are by far the best option, involving a relatively minor surgical procedure, the results of which are long lasting. One dental implant can support a number of new teeth, so the invasive element of the procedure is relatively minimal.
- Implants can fill in the gaps and bring back the smile you once had.
- You’ll once again be able to enjoy foods such as apples, steak and even corn on the cob with confidence.
- Implants can either completely replace dentures or at least remove the need for sticky denture adhesive.
- You can help maintain your bone structure and support your facial tissues. Implants can reduce or eliminate bone atrophy, which causes the sagging facial tissue that is associated with old age.
Implant solutions are flexible and can be designed to fit your personal requirements. Options include:
- Replacing a single missing tooth – just a single implant is needed
- Replacing a series of two or more missing teeth – implants replace crowns with a bridge in between
- Replacing an entire arch (or both arches) – several implants are used to anchor a complete set of replacement teeth
- Securing dentures – a solution that offers a substantial improvement over having to use adhesive
A dental implant is a high-tech plug that replaces your tooth root. It’s surgically implanted into the jaw using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, and is made from a super-strong, biocompatible material – usually titanium – around which your jaw bone will eventually grow. This creates a super-strong foundation for a new a prosthetic tooth, which is screwed permanently onto the implant.
Implants can only be considered for healthy mouths – so some patients may find that the process of getting implants will first require other dental work, such as bone grafting, gum surgery or orthodontics. At Mint Dental, we’ll assess your suitability for implants during a thorough consultation.
Dental implant surgery is high-tech and minimally invasive. The first stage of the treatment involves accurately placing the implant in your jaw. With the help of the latest technology, implant placement involves the least possible trauma and a swift recovery time. Once the implant has been placed in the jaw, you will need to wait a few weeks or months for the integration process to take place – this is where your natural bone tissue grows around the implant, securing it in place for life. Once integration has successfully completed, you’ll be able to return to Mint Dental for the final fitting of your new tooth.
No – implant surgery is usually a completely pain-free procedure, carried out with a local anaesthetic. There may be some swelling for a few days after the procedure. Your dentist will supply you with a comprehensive aftercare plan.
Yes, dental implants are a well-established treatment, supported by over 30 years of clinical evidence and a 95% success rate or higher. Implants actually improve the health of your jaw by increasing blood flow to an area that would otherwise atrophy.
Dental implants generally take around 3 to 9 months – sometimes even less – from the initial assessment to the fitting of the final crown.
Most patients can return to work within one or two days of surgery.
It was my first visit to Mint Dental Clinic. I would just like to say that all the staff and Dentists with whom I have had contact have been friendly, helpful, sympathetic and understanding at what has been and still is a distressing and stressful time for me as a patien having toothache. The clinic is at least 200% better than my old clinic. Highly recommended if you need to visit a dentist for any reason.AP
Dr. Raj Patel was kind, fast and efficient but without rushing. I had a filling done on the lateral incisor which turned out great. I am a really sensitive when it comes to dentists but I had a comfortable time at this clinic. Everything was professionally handled from the reception to the after care. Keep on doing a good job!TT
y Aunt used services of this clinic and was extremely happy with the result. Prices were on the higher side (as in most places in London), however quality of the work was great. Her front tooth fell out and this clinic made a temporary implant to replace the missing tooth. She was also pleased with the services overall and the helpfulness of the staff.VA
I recently changed to Mint Dental after not being very impressed with my previous dentist. They were a great help, very friendly and made you feel comfortable. The teeth whitening service was excellent and I'm really pleased with the results. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.SK