Dental Implants

All about dental implants in Camden

When you lose a tooth and you are still young, it can be tempting to leave a gap. But do that and you put the rest of your teeth in danger. Nature abhors a vacuum, as they say, and so do teeth. The teeth next to the gap can start tipping into it and then fall out, and this makes a bigger gap for more teeth to tip into and fall out.

But if you are young, probably the last thing you want is a tooth on a removable plate. That’s not very kissable. Then there’s the fixed bridge. More kissable, but having a bridge means sacrificing neighbouring teeth to become buttresses. At Ace Dental, we like to fit dental implants in Camden for people who have lost a single tooth.

Dental Implants in CamdenHow much?!

People can be shocked at the price of dental implants in Camden. It’s true they are not cheap, but in the long run they can work out as about the same price or even cheaper than a denture or a bridge. The latter 2 have to be replaced on a pretty regular basis. Dentures may need to be replaced after only 5 years. Bridges usually last longer. But dental implants can last you for the rest of your life if you take good care of them. The crown may wear down and need replacing but there are people out there who have had their dental implant posts for 50 years.

Are dental implants easy to look after?

When you are young, the last thing you are going to have time for is complicated cleaning routines. With dental implants in Camden, all you have to do is having a rigorous oral hygiene routine. This means 2 minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, including a thorough clean around the gumline of your dental implant tooth. Your big enemy is plaque, which, if it attacks the bone under your gum can loosen your implant and cause it to fall out.

Apart from that, you just need to come in for a regular biannual check-up and deep clean with the hygienist. Easy.

Things you might not know about dental implants

More people each year are having dental implants in Camden, but how much do you know about this advanced treatment? Here are some facts you might not be aware of.

It doesn’t matter how many teeth need replacing

Whether you are missing a single tooth, a mouthful of teeth or something in between, dental implants in Camden can work for you. A full arch of teeth can be supported on just 4 implants.

Dental Implants in CamdenDental implants in Camden can keep your face looking younger

It’s not just missing teeth that can make you look older, it’s the effect they have on your jaw and face. Without teeth to support them, the jawbone can start to recede and the face can take on a somewhat sunken appearance. Implants stop the jawbone from deteriorating, and keep your face looking more youthful.

A dental implant could save your other teeth

If you have been unfortunate enough to lose a tooth, if it’s not obvious at the front of your mouth you might think there is no point in replacing it with an implant. However, our teeth retain their strength by sitting tightly against each other. When a tooth is missing, the teeth on either side can start to tilt and shift. If a lower tooth is missing, the corresponding upper tooth can start to slip down without its mate to bite against. Dental implants in Camden can stop these things from happening and help keep your natural teeth strong.

Implants look and feel like real teeth

Once an implant has been fitted, it becomes virtually unnoticeable, both to you and others. The replacement tooth or teeth will be carefully made so that the colour and appearance matches your natural teeth. Dental implants in Camden eradicate many of the problems associated with dentures and bridges, meaning you can talk and eat with confidence.

Dental implants in Camden can last a lifetime

If you look after your implants well, they should last a lifetime. They are intended to be long-lasting, something which is worth considering if you are worried about cost. Where dentures, bridges and crowns often need replacing after a while, dental implants should keep going strong for many years.

Do you wish you’d looked after your teeth?

If you are over 50, you probably remember a poet with a Berkshire country accent called Pam Ayres. She wrote a classic about losing her teeth and lying in the dentist’s chair as she gazed up his nose in despair, and she’s still going strong today.

Well, maybe you are that person now, and yes, although it was a funny poem, being in despair over losing teeth is not at all uncommon. Fortunately, you and Pam don’t have to be in despair for long because things have moved on hugely since Pam wrote her classic comic poem back in the 1970s. Now, you can have dental implants in Camden with us at Ace Dental.

Dental Implants in CamdenBack then, Pam’s 2 options were either dentures or fixed bridgework, neither of which is all that good a solution.

Dentures

Dentures, well they have to rely on suction to the gums to get any chewing power. For that, you’ll get about a quarter of the chew your natural teeth gave you. It’s not much and it’s coupled with the fact that you will be highly likely to suffer from dentures sliding as the jawbone shrinks away from lack of stimulation. Dental implants in Camden keep your jawbone strong and healthy by providing the stimulation that used to come from your tooth roots, plus because they are embedded into the jawbone, your pearly whites will be able to get through whatever takes your fancy, food-wise.

Bridges

Bridges are so called because they feature one or more replacement crowns suspended on a bridge that is fixed to the healthy teeth either side of the gap, piggybacking on their roots for stability. Sounds like a pretty good solution, but is it really when it means having those perfectly good teeth ground down to have buttress crowns fitted over them?

In Camden, dental implants are their own tooth roots – posts or screws that are tapered like real roots and fitted into artificial sockets created in the jawbone. They are made of titanium, which the body accepts like one of its own, growing new bone tissue and blood vessels all over the implants to hold them in place as securely as a natural tooth.

Filling in the gaps

There must be somewhere in the world where having missing teeth is considered beautiful, but London is not it. Here, missing teeth, especially when they are at the front of the mouth are unattractive, speaking of lack of self-care and bad health. The trouble is that having missing teeth means finding a good reliable way to replace them so that they look and behave like natural teeth.

Dental implants are the latest generation of tooth replacement options and now sit alongside dentures and fixed bridgework in the menu of options for replacing teeth.

Dental Implants in CamdenHere at Ace Dental in Camden, we are finding that dental implants are becoming more popular than the earlier generations of tooth replacement, and it’s easy to see why.

Roots and all

Dental implants are the only way you can replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. You need tooth roots for stability. They are what keeps the tooth rock steady when you bite into an apple or chew on a great steak. They are also what keeps your jawbone strong and healthy. Without tooth roots transmitting vibrations from all the impacts going on in your mouth into the surrounding jawbone, the bone receives a message that it is no longer in use. When the bone thinks that, it doesn’t just sit there doing nothing, it starts to dissolve itself and 25% of its size and density can disappear in one year alone after tooth loss.

Leave the gap?

Of course, people think about not replacing their teeth, especially if those lost are to the side or the back of the mouth. But doing so leaves an open invitation to neighbouring teeth to drift into the gap, tilt into it and even fall out. Gaps can destabilise all your teeth.

Looking real

Dental implant crowns are handcrafted by technicians so that they blend in with your remaining teeth. They can be sized, shaped and coloured to look like the teeth you have left, or if you don’t have any teeth, like the teeth of someone your age.

Lasting longer

You can expect dental implants in Camden to last for at least 15 years. In fact, many last much longer than that.

Ways to get the teeth you want

It’s just awful when your teeth start to go. Only people have been in your position of watching their teeth fail, can appreciate how it feels to be faced with the prospect of living the rest of your life with gaps, or tooth restorations that will never be as good as your natural teeth were at biting and chewing, talking and smiling. Hard decisions have to be made. Is it worth shelling out all that money for the most effective restorations? Can you justify dental implants in Camden when it’s such a big initial outlay? After all, generations before you made do with dentures and bridges, in fact, back in the mid-20th century, it was even the fashion to have all your teeth removed when you were in your 20s and get dentures.

Dental Implants in CamdenAh, but dentistry has positively leapt forward since then and no dentist these days would recommend such drastic action. Instead, we are all for helping you keep your natural teeth as long as possible. And, if you do lose one, some or all of them, at Ace Dental, we want you to be able to have the best restorations to suit you. And in many cases, that means dental implants in Camden.

Yes, we know they are not cheap. Here at Ace Dental, dental implants in Camden start at £2,500. It seems like a lot of money, especially when you can get a full set of dentures from £695, but, there is a world of difference between these two restoration methods.

Get the whole tooth replaced

The big difference with dental implants in Camden is that the root of the tooth is replaced as well as the crown. The roots are what keep teeth stable and make them capable of withstanding the powerful forces created when we bite and chew. With roots, you don’t have to worry about your teeth sliding around, or falling out when you least expect it. You also don’t have to worry about your jawbone shrinking away until you look like a little old pointy-chinned witch.

Let us help you

Subject to conditions, you can pay for your dental implants with 0% finance, from as little as £52.48 a month.

How you can save your smile by investing in dental implants

As we get older, our teeth begin to wear out and fail. Only then does the question arise: How can I reliably restore my teeth? When you get to this stage, you will want an attractive, strong and easy to manage solution. This is where dental implants can help you. Dental implants in Camden provide a reliable tooth replacement option with a natural look. Once settled in, they perform like real teeth, you will even clean and maintain them in the same way as you would natural teeth. This is why we highly recommend dental implants in Camden to any patients with failing teeth.

Dental Implants in CamdenTried and tested

One great thing about dental implants in Camden is they have been around for a while now. Over the past 30 years or so they have gone through the durability tests, tweaks and improvement stages needed to make a reliable product. We are confident about offering dental implants to our patients. You can feel safe in the knowledge that you are choosing a tooth restoration treatment that has been tried and tested over many years.

Making the decision to save your smile with dental implants

If you have missing or failing teeth, we can help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you. When you visit us for a consultation, we will give you all the information you need to understand what is involved in getting dental implants. We will also give you a price breakdown and timescale for your treatment with us.

Benefits of dental implants

Did you know that the bone in your jaw requires vibrations from your teeth or dental implants in order to stay healthy? Without the vibrations of connected teeth or dental implants, your jawbone will begin to shrink. Here at Ace Dental, our dental implants in Camden are accepted by your bone as real teeth so they will keep your jawbone healthy. When properly fitted, dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Brush and floss your implants well, at least twice a day, to keep them in good condition. You will feel like you have your healthy teeth back with dental implants in Camden.

So much choice for replacing missing teeth

The beauty of dental implants is that it is such a versatile treatment. Got one tooth missing? Check. Got two or three missing in a row? Can do. Lost a full arch or even a full set of teeth? Dental implants can fill in the gap.

Dental Implants in CamdenAt Ace Dental in Camden, dental implants are our go-to treatment for missing teeth, and one reason is because of this versatility. And while not every patient is suitable for implants, they are becoming more widely available. Due to advances in dental technology, implants are not only versatile in the number of teeth they can replace; they can also adapt to different scenarios and in some cases provide a solution where a patient has been told in the past that implants aren’t possible for them.

For example, one implant treatment we offer is All-on-4. Using this technique, we can replace a whole arch of teeth with just four implants. This helps patients who may not have the required density in their jawbone to have more implants than this. It also keeps surgery time to a minimum for those who may struggle to cope with more lengthy procedures.

Another possibility is zygomatic implants. The main reason patients are turned down for dental implants in Camden is low density in the jawbone. Zygomatic implants can get around this issue for teeth in the upper jaw, by using a longer implant that fits into the cheekbone.

If you are at the point of losing all your teeth, or if you wear dentures, denture stabilisation with dental implants in Camden is a possibility to consider. This treatment fixes a set of either custom-made or existing dentures onto a few dental implants. The dentures can either be permanently fixed onto the implants, providing a set of stable replacement teeth, or they can be removable if preferred, for cleaning and maintenance.

If you have lost or are about to lose one or more teeth, call into our practice today and have a chat with our implant dentist about how dental implants in Camden could help you get back your full, radiant smile. Chances are, we have a treatment that can help.

Improve your oral health with dental implants in Camden

Since their introduction into dentistry a few decades ago, dental implants have improved the dental health of millions of patients worldwide. These small and versatile titanium posts, which replace tooth roots, have ameliorated the quality of life of patients with missing teeth, since they provide a sturdy and strong foundation onto which replacement teeth can be mounted successfully.

Dental Implants in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we have been using dental implants in Camden for years with success. Whether you wish to replace one or multiple missing teeth, or you want to stabilise your ill-fitting dentures, then it is worth considering dental implants. Some patients tend to be anxious about implant surgery, yet if you are considering this treatment you owe it to yourself to learn more about it. Our helpful team is here to answer all your questions and guide you through the treatment.

Dental implants protect your jawbone

Dental implants in Camden are not only about aesthetics. Their most important advantage compared to other tooth replacement solutions is that they protect the density of the jawbone and prevent its deterioration.

As soon as you start losing teeth, the bone that held these teeth in place will start to deteriorate, since it will stop receiving appropriate stimulation. Without the tooth root to stimulate the jawbone, the latter will gradually shrink and weaken. As well as this, the rest of the teeth can start moving around inside the mouth and further tooth loss may occur.

Dental implants are embedded directly in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth roots. Once they heal properly, stimulation between the tooth roots and the jawbone is restored. This has a positive impact on your oral health and your quality of life.

Dental implants protect your gums

Our gums are more delicate and sensitive than we may think. If gum disease is to blame for your tooth loss, you are more likely to experience it in the future if you do not replace your missing teeth. Gaps in your smile are breeding grounds for bacteria that can cause gum disease, infection and abscesses. Having dental implants to replace your missing teeth can make your oral hygiene much simpler and ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthier for longer.

The dental implants story

The story of dental implants from a patient’s perspective starts with missing teeth or teeth that are deteriorating and cannot be saved. They are looking to start a new chapter in their lives with a full smile from Ace Dental in Camden. Dental implants are used to restore smiles and close the gap between the dream of a complete set of teeth and the reality.

Are you sitting comfortably?

When you start the dental implants journey, we want you to be really comfortable with the process. The more relaxed you are, the easier it will be. That’s why we share all the necessary treatment details with you. On top of these, we can give you more details and show you equipment if that’s what you’d like.

Dental Implants CamdenBefore we begin…

If you need any dental work to ensure that your oral environment is ready for implants, we can talk to you about this once we are aware of it. This usually happens after your first consultation. If might be something relatively simple, like the extraction of old teeth, or it could involve a more extensive procedure, like a bone graft.

The whole story

Dental implants involve minor surgery, which can be carried out at Ace Dental. This is where the dentist fits the implants so that the body can begin to accept them. The latter occurs during healing at home as the bone knits around the titanium base of each implant. During this period, there are various guidelines that you need to follow to ensure that this process is undisturbed.

A happy ending

The end of the story for over 95% of patients is a fully functioning, gleaming set of new teeth that can be used for all the same tasks as their natural ones. You visit the practice for follow-up appointments where we keep an eye on your progress. You also need to keep coming back for regular check-ups every six months or so. This is recommended for everyone but, to enjoy a happily-ever-after with dental implants, it is doubly important. Something like gum disease can turn a fairy tale ending into a tragedy when it comes to dental implants.

Had enough of that missing tooth?

If you had a front tooth knocked out when you were a kid, chances are that, as an adult, you have had enough of having to continually replace your prosthetic dental device. All those trips to the dentist just for one lost tooth. All that smiling and hoping no one knows it’s not real. All those explanations to the people you wanted to kiss that actually you’ve got a tooth missing and there’s a plate or bridge holding your false one in place.

Well if you can’t stand it anymore, now is the time to get it replaced with dental implants in Camden at Ace Dental. Imagine this – if you had a dental implant put in and you took care of it really well, you could forget about that irritating lost tooth for the rest of your life. If you are young – say in your 20s –  that could be another five or six decades. Surely that is worth the investment.

Dental Implants in CamdenThe dental implant process

To begin the process, we start off by having a really good look at your jawbone and making sure it is in good enough shape to sustain the forces created by chewing and biting with dental implants in Camden. If it is, we can go ahead with surgery. If not, there are various things we can do, such as bone grafts, to build the bone back up.

Surgery for dental implants in Camden

As there are few nerves in the jawbone, all you need is a local anaesthetic. However, if you are anxious, you can also have sedation to relax you. Once you are anaesthetised, we cut a flap in your gum before drilling a socket into your jawbone and inserting the implant.

Healing time

It will take between three and six months for the completion of the all-important process of osseointegration. This is where the bone grows around the implant to hold it securely in place. For this, you need to be patient.

Putting on your crown

Your new crown is hand-crafted to blend in with the rest of your teeth in size, shape and colour. We attach it to your dental implant with a connecting component called an abutment.