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How do dental implants in Golders Green work?

Dental implants in Golders Green are famous. There is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of this treatment and the life changing impacts that they have had on individuals who have lost their teeth, both young and old. But what exactly are they and how do you know if they are right for you?

This treatment is designed to be used by anyone who is generally in a good state of health and who has lost one, some or all of their teeth. The treatment itself remains the same, but can be adapted in numerous different ways to align with the bespoke needs of a patient.

This means that if you have lost a single, visible tooth out of your mouth during a contact sport, then dental implants in Golders Green could be right for you. It also means that if you have been wearing dentures for many years and have found recently that they are slipping and sliding around in your mouth, causing distress and potentially embarrassing situations, then again, dental implants in Golders Green could be right for you.

By speaking with a dentist about your personal situation, you will be able to understand the exact procedure that will be best for you and you can also raise any concerns that you have with the treatment, so that you are fully informed about the advantages and disadvantages this treatment has over the other tooth replacement options available.

We believe that by being fully informed, you are in the right position to make the best decision for your health and wellbeing; something only you can do. We will work on guiding you and providing you with up to date information and will support you with any option you wish to go with.

Who shouldn’t have this treatment?

There are a few people this treatment is not suitable for, including those with degenerative bone diseases, those who are undergoing radiation treatment or chemotherapy, and patients who have an underlying disease such as diabetes or have issues with their dental health such as gingivitis. These need to be controlled before having the minor surgical procedure that is involved with this treatment.

What exactly is the treatment?

We begin by taking scans to ensure that you have enough bone to support the implant itself, if not, we can graft some in using animal, synthetic or human tissue.

We then insert a titanium rod directly into the jawbone and leave it there to fuse with it, creating a strong foundation that will last several decades. From this implant we can attach a single crown, a bridge that can support up to 4 teeth as well as an entire arch that is held by one other implant placed on the other side of your mouth.

This ‘all on four’ technique is a way to stabilise your dentures so that they will not fall out unexpectedly, allowing you to enjoy eating and laughing without worry again.

It takes a few weeks for the site to heal and then you can enjoy a fully functional smile again, regardless of how many teeth you once had missing.

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