Dental Implants in London

Implants are simply titanium screws replacing the former roots of a tooth. They are precisely placed into the jawbone socket under sterile conditions and using local anaesthesia in surgical treatment. Once the implant has healed into the bone, a full ceramic final restoration is placed. They are produced using our state-of-the-art technology to deliver a perfect match to the look and feel of your natural teeth.

Treatment Duration

30 mins – 5 hours

Price

From £2000/implant

Team Experience

50+ years

Recovery Time

1 – 14 days

Google Rating

★★★★★ (4.9)

Written by: Prof Dr Christian Mehl

Clinically reviewed by: Dr Raul Costa

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    At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, we understand the transformative impact dental implants can have on our patients’ lives. As a leading provider of dental implant services in London, we offer cutting-edge solutions for those seeking to replace missing teeth with an option that closely mimics natural teeth in both appearance and functionality.

    Dental implants, small titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, act as artificial roots to support prosthetic teeth. This innovative approach not only restores the functionality and aesthetics of your smile but also promotes jawbone health, preventing the bone loss commonly associated with missing teeth. Our dental implants are a preferred alternative to traditional bridges or dentures due to their stability, comfort, and natural appearance.

    The popularity of dental implants is evident in the UK, with an estimated 130,000 implants being placed annually as of 2012, a number that has since grown significantly. This reflects a broader trend towards more permanent and aesthetic solutions for tooth loss.

    At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, we emphasize the importance of choosing the right dental professionals for such a significant procedure. Our team comprises experienced and highly trained implantologists, dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for our patients. We use the latest technology in dental implantology, ensuring precise and safe implant placement.

    Understanding the financial aspects of dental implant treatment is crucial. The cost of dental implants can vary, with the average price in the UK being around £2,000 per implant. Comprehensive treatments, like full-mouth implants, can be more costly. These prices are influenced by factors such as the health of your gums and jawbone, the need for additional procedures like bone grafts, and the specific type of implant system used. At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, we provide a detailed cost breakdown to our patients, ensuring transparency and clarity in our pricing.

    Choosing dental implants is a significant decision, one that can greatly improve your quality of life. At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, we are committed to guiding you through this journey with expertise, care, and the highest standard of treatment.

    Who is suitable for dental implants?

    Implants are normally a procedure for adults with a fully formed jaw who may have one or more missing teeth. Dental patients in good general and oral health without presenting with extensive tooth decay or gum disease, who are not taking immunosuppressant medications, who are not regularly clenching or grinding teeth, and who refraining from smoking more than five cigarettes daily are considered at consultation.

    Each case presents differently so trust your dentist here at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic to be in the best position to advise if dental implants are suitable for you on this occasion.

    Meet your award-winning Dental Implants dentist and team…

    • We have over 75+ years of combined dentistry experience across our specialist team.
    • 10,000+ treatments performed and counting.
    • We are leaders in the dental industry – we regularly teach, lecture and publish our research work internationally.

    Dental Implants costs

    Implant placement

    Per implant
    From £2,200

    Simple Implant Exposure

    Per implant
    From £400

    Sinus Tap

    Per implant
    From £500

    Implant Crown (Anterior)

    From £2,100

    Implant Crown (Posterior)

    From £1,800

    Extra Implants for All-on-4

    Per implant
    From £2,000

    Our Expertise

    The use of dental implants is a specialist field of dentistry called Implantology and forms one of the dental restoration options available to you within Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Oral Surgery. This level of expertise for this dental procedure is one where you need to consult the skills of a certified master of their profession.

    We can offer you a choice of dental implants and treatment options including conventional delayed titanium implants and more modern approaches from zygomatic implants to immediate implants to teeth-in-a-day. Plenty of implants variety for you to choose from in consultation with a member of our team.

    Immediate implants, sometimes known as ‘same-day implants’ are where a dental implant is directly placed into the extraction socket of the former tooth. The benefit of same-day implants (or ‘immediate implants’) is that it is a surgical procedure that is more convenient for the patient, meaning that the socket is exposed for a shorter period of time (thereby reducing the risk of infection). Additionally, the placement of same-day implants associated with a temporary keeps the bone and soft tissue in better condition and guarantees a better aesthetical result.

    Dental Implants Before & Afters

    Dental Implants reviews

    Find out more about our patients, their treatment and why they chose Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.

    SOPHIE W​

    I not only received a solution to my dental problem but also I left with renewed confidence in my smile, all thanks to the wonders of modern dental technology and the skilled hands at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.

    What happens when dental implants are fitted?

    After consultation, if you agree to receive a dental implant, your dentist will use photos, a 3D X-ray and a digital scan of your teeth to prepare to proceed with our computer-guided implant operation for you.
    Rest assured you will receive appropriate anaesthesia before the procedure begins.

    We access the bone by way of a small incision so as to place the dental implant into the prepared jaw bone socket. In 99% of our dental implant cases, we use a titanium implant.

    Post-procedure and after a short healing period, the implant is exposed to the oral cavity and another digital impression is taken by your dentist to evaluate the success of the treatment and to prepare for the final restoration.

    Two weeks to six months later, the final restoration is conducted using a crown, bridge or denture as required and the placement is completed. If you want immediate same-day implants, your treatment plan is likely to be slightly different but your dentist will explain in full what is required for immediate implant placement on the same day.

    Do you have to brush dental implants?

    Dental implants are an artificial method of replacing teeth so they are not susceptible to tooth decay but they still need to be cleaned and cared for with an electric toothbrush, dental floss and interdental brushes.

    Do dental implants feel natural?

    A dental implant is an artificial restoration of a missing tooth in the mouth. It is a prosthesis you will not be able to feel as a natural tooth with a nerve ending but it will be a perfect match to the look and feel of your surrounding teeth and form an integral part of your restored smile and match the colour of your surrounding natural teeth.

    How long does it take to fit a dental implant?

    The duration of your dental implant treatment varies depending on how many you require. It usually takes a couple of hours to fit one immediate dental implant to cover one missing tooth. Immediate dental implants are ideal for patients who want to resolve the issue quickly and effectively. Immediate implants are also beneficial for the patient’s oral health as they ensure that the open socket isn’t exposed for too long to bacteria and potential infection.

    Can you have dental implants with receding gums?

    Receding gums, often the result of the advanced stages of periodontitis can make it too difficult to receive a dental implant as the artificial root needs the support of healthy gums, jawbone and soft tissue around the jaw to secure it successfully within the mouth. Should this be a concern for you, contact us to book an appointment.

    dental bridges specialist prosthodontics Christian Mehl

    How long will a dental implant last?

    Standard dental implants can last for approximately 20-30 years depending on how well you look after them once fitted.

    How much do dental implants cost?

    Dental implants represent a significant investment in the restoration of your smile including the preservation of your personal comfort and confidence and your oral health.

    If you’re seeking immediate implant placement or “same-day dental implants” then it is likely that the cost for this dental procedure will be higher than spreading out the treatment over a number of weeks. This is because this same-day implant treatment requires greater expertise and time to complete on the same day.

    It requires a considerable amount of precise preparation and the skills of an expert in implantology and prosthodontics to deliver it to ensure the greatest level of clinical success which we, at the Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, are proud to provide as leaders in this field of dentistry. 

    dental bridges specialist prosthodontics Christian Mehl

    Can everyone get dental implants?

    Circumstances can arise which may mean that dental implants are not a suitable treatment for all.  These include patients presenting with extensive tooth decay or gum disease, patients taking immunosuppressant medications, patients who regularly clench or grind their teeth and patients smoking more than five cigarettes daily. Your dentist will always inspect your teeth and jaw in order to see if the jaw and surrounding area are strong enough to support implants.

    Please book an appointment at our London clinic to discuss the possibility of receiving same-day dental implants with a member of your team in your individual case for the best advice.

    Are dental implants safe?

    This dental surgery is a well-established treatment option within the specialist field of implantology within prosthodontics. Please make an appointment to consult Professor Christian Mehl at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic where he would be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding the safety and efficacy of this procedure.

    When should dental implants not be used?

    Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing or damaged teeth. However, it is important to note that they may not be suitable for everyone. Factors that may prevent a person from being a good candidate for dental implants include poor overall health, certain medical conditions, heavy smoking or alcohol use, and insufficient bone density in the jaw. A consultation with a dental professional is necessary to determine whether dental implants are a viable option for you.

    When do dental implants make sense?

    It depends on the individual case and the patient’s specific needs and goals. A consultation with a dental professional would be necessary to determine if dental implants are the best course of treatment.

    What advantages does modern implantology offer?

    Modern implantology offers several advantages. Implants can closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth, making them a good option for people who want to improve the appearance of their smile.

    Implants are made of strong, biocompatible materials, such as titanium, which can last for many years. Dental implants can help preserve the jawbone by providing stimulation that mimics the natural forces of biting and chewing. Implants can help restore the ability to chew and speak properly, and can also help prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth.

    Dental implant treatment is a long-term solution for missing teeth and generally has a high success rate.

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