Ace Dental

27 October 2017

Four steps to dental implants in Camden

If you have been enduring the discomfort and hassle that can come from having missing teeth, then it might be time to pop into see us at Ace Dental and find out more about dental implants in Camden.

When you have missing teeth, life gets a bit more difficult, and the more teeth that are missing, the harder getting through the day can become. Missing teeth make it harder to chew and therefore get the nutrition you need, which can affect your overall health over time. Not only that, but the more teeth you lose, the harder it becomes to talk clearly. That can make you not want to talk at all. Speech difficulties, coupled with embarrassment about your appearance can cause you to shut down, stay home and before you know it, you are lonely and isolated.

But with our four-stage process for dental implants in Camden, we can get you back to living life to the full.

The consultation

You come into us and we do a thorough examination to find out what shape your jawbone is in. It may have lost density if you’ve been missing teeth for a while, or have been a smoker. We can usually solve this with a bone graft.

The surgery

We do this under local anaesthetic and you can have sedation if you are very anxious. We drill an artificial socket into your jawbone and insert the implant. Over the next few weeks, the implant will integrate with your jawbone to create a stable base for chewing, in a process called osseointegration. This takes several weeks.

The abutment and crowns

After osseointegration, you come back to us and we insert an abutment into your implant. This is a connector piece onto which we attach your crowns. Each implant can hold up to three custom-made crowns that will blend perfectly with your natural teeth.


Now all you have to do is carefully brush and floss your implants every day, so that you don’t get plaque build-up, which can lead to gum disease, the only real threat to the implant, as it could loosen it in its socket.

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