Wimpole Street is a centre of excellence for dental implantology and whether individual teeth must be replaced, or entire prostheses have to be attached to implants, our dental team offer decades of combined experience working with dental implants.
Below we have further content about what dental implants are, how they work and how you can care for your implants in order to maintain their longevity. As dental specialists in implantology we also have information on innovative treatments such as teeth-in-a-day (All-On-4 implants) and guidance on when treatments like immediate implants, bone grafting or even zygomatic implants might be suitable.
If you would like to find out more about implants, please make an appointment and come visit one of our dentists today.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are titanium screws that replace the former root of a tooth. New restorations can then be placed onto the implant to replace missing or broken teeth. Implants provide an effective and natural looking restoration.Read more
All-On-4™ Dental Implants
All-On-4 dental treatment can be preferable for patients who require extensive dental restoration. Rather than placing individual implants (which can be time consuming), All-On-4 allows your dentist to restore your smile in a single day procedure.Read more
Navigated implants is an innovative process where dental implants are placed using specialised digital dentistry technology. Computer-aided technology improves accuracy and efficiency of the treatment which leads to a better, more comfortable fitting of the final restoration.Read more
Traditional dental implants can require at least 4-12 months before the treatment is completed. Immediate implants differ in that the dental implants including a temporary tooth can be placed on the same day as the extraction. Click to find out more.Read more
In instances where a patient doesn’t have enough jawbone for an implant, your dentist might suggest bone grafting. This is when the patient’s bone is combined with artificial bone to create more volume to allow a dental implant to be placed.Read more
Zygomatic implants are used when a patient might not have enough bone density or height in the upper jaw for a traditional implant. These revolutionary implants are slightly longer and are anchored to your cheekbone instead.Read more
Implant-supported crowns, bridges and dentures can perfectly close small and large gaps without damaging adjacent teeth. Implant-supported restorations are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth in both look and feel.Read more
Caring for Dental Implants
It is vital that patients with dental implants look after their new restoration just as they would their natural teeth. Read this guide to find out how to best take care of your dental implants so that you can protect their longevity.Read more
Treatment of Peri-implantitis
Peri-implantitis is an inflammation around implants. The hardening of plaque on dental implants caused by a build-up of bacteria or food debris leads to swelling or bleeding of the tissue around the implant and can cause infection that spreads to the bone.Read more
I had regular appointments with Dr Mehl in a period of just over a year and a half, including bone removal and bone augmentation in the jaw and placement of an implant. The practice is modernly equipped. Dr Mehl, his colleagues, and the staff are always friendly and have a calmness that transfers to the patients. Despite the manual work required in my jaw, such as drilling, chiseling and milling, I felt reasonably comfortable during the treatments. Nothing hurts. In addition, I have the feeling that I was well advised and that I have found a doctor in Dr. Mehl who is professionally up to date.