The ultimate smile solution
Specialist-led – treatment by dental implant specialists mean that you’re in the best possible hands
Versatile – long-lasting restorations that can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth
Permanent – unlike conventional dentures and bridges, implants are a permanent and long-lasting fixture in the mouth
No-limits – full chewing function is restored without restrictions
Halts bone loss – prevents bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing and preserves the shape of the jaw
Natural-looking – so lifelike you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference
Multiple appointments required
Can take between 6-9 months
From £2,500 per dental implant
No, you shouldn’t feel a thing during implant surgery because your mouth is numbed with a local anaesthetic. If you prefer, this can also be accompanied by sedation. Getting implants is considered minor surgery and usually takes less than an hour to complete. However, like all surgery, once the effects of the anaesthetic wear off you may feel some discomfort which can easily be brought under control using conventional painkillers such as Ibuprofen.
In some cases, teeth can be extracted and replaced with temporary teeth during the same surgery. In the majority of cases, however, dental implants are placed and left to heal for several months until they can be fully restored with a permanent prosthesis (artificial teeth).
It can take between 3 and 6 months for the implant to fully integrate with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. That said, everyone is different so your progress will be monitored closely.
No, we won’t leave you to face the world without your teeth! If you are having a single implant then a temporary crown will be fitted. If you are having multiple implants then a temporary bridge can be made. Alternatively, if you were already wearing a removable denture, then you can continue to wear this with a few minor adjustments to make it more comfortable throughout the healing process.
Yes. It’s important when getting dental implants to maintain regular visits to your dentist here at Crouch Hall. This enables us to monitor your progress to see if the bone is integrating with the implant as it should, and to ensure that your oral health is in tip-top condition. Poor oral hygiene is the main reason that implants fail, so it’s critical to stay on track with brushing, flossing, and hygiene appointments.
The longevity of a dental implant depends on how well you care for it. Provided you maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular check-ups and cleans with our Crouch End dentist, tooth implants have the potential to last for at least 15-20 years or even longer. While the implant and the abutment should last indefinitely, your porcelain crowns may need to be replaced after 10 years as they will start to show signs of wear and tear.
Theoretically, anyone with a fully developed jaw can have dental implants. However, not everyone will qualify for dental implants. For example, a person must be medically fit to undergo surgery. Patients with certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune disease and rheumatoid arthritis, or smokers, all face a higher risk of implant failure as these conditions are known to slow down healing.
Here at our Crouch End practice, our dental implants specialist will evaluate each patient on a case to case basis. Another dental issue that could temporarily prevent a patient from getting implants is gum disease. This would have to be addressed first before moving forward.
You’re never too old for implants. We know of 90-year-olds that have had loose dentures replaced with implant-supported restorations and most of them wish they had had it done sooner!
When teeth are missing, bone loss occurs and this can lead to more complicated treatment in the future. Like natural teeth, implants rely on bone to support them and if the bone is thinning then a bone graft may be needed to make it more plentiful. This will add costs and time to the dental implant procedure.
Implants involve a team of highly knowledgeable experienced medical professionals. A surgeon is required to place the implants. A restorative dentist is required to design the replacement teeth, and finally, a dental lab technician is required to make the teeth to the dentist’s prescription. Then there’s the cost of highly-engineered implant components ordered specifically for your mouth, not to mention the weeks of planning that go on beforehand.
That said, when properly maintained, dental implants are designed to last for many years. So consider them a solid, long-term investment in your smile.
If you are considering an implant-based restoration but are concerned about the dental implants costs, then talk to our team about our range of financing options including interest-free and no-deposit payment plans.
Dental implants provide a natural way of replacing missing teeth.
Made from titanium, they’re designed to replace a missing tooth’s root structure to provide support and strength for replacement teeth (dental crown, bridge or denture). Because the bone cells and soft tissues grow around the implant, it becomes a permanent fixture in the mouth so it’s just like getting your missing teeth back again!
The benefits of dental implants:
A stand-alone treatment that doesn’t compromise neighbouring teeth and protects against potential misalignment and further tooth loss
Halts the natural bone loss that occurs with a missing tooth, helping the jaw retain its shape and preventing facial structures from collapsing causing a sunken, hollow and aged look
Remains securely in the jaw and doesn’t need to be removed at night to give the gums a rest
Replaces almost the entire bite force of natural teeth
A long-lasting solution for any number of missing teeth
No food restrictions – eat the foods you love without compromise!
Gives a more youthful appearance
Guaranteed for 10 years as long as you attend the dentist and hygienist at prescribed intervals. A full examination will be carried out during appointments, as well as a deep clean around the implant to ensure the area is healthy.
Dental implants are the best solution to replacing missing teeth. When placed by specialists, they can last for many years.
We’re proud to have two specialist surgeons on our Crouch Hall team, Dr Omran Abbas and Mr Simon Critchlow, who both have a particular interest in dental implants and a reputation for putting nervous patients at ease. You’ll be in the best possible hands when you entrust us with your dental implant treatment.
Our specialists use Straumann implants, one of the world’s leading brands, known for their reliability and efficiency. Patients will attend a consultation with Dr Omran Abbas to assess their suitability for treatment and the implants will be placed at Woodbury Dental Practice. As well as placing dental implants, Mr Critchlow also restores the implants once they have fully healed.
Do you have gaps in your smile that make you embarrassed to smile or that affect your speech? Perhaps now is the time to rejuvenate your smile with dental implants and start living your best life.
Book a dental implant consultation here at Crouch Dental Care
These are just some of the benefits of dental implants.
We’re currently accepting new patients from Crouch End and nearby surrounding areas including Hornsey, Finsbury Park, Hampstead, Muswell Hill and Finchley, so why not consider joining us? Here are some great reasons to choose us as your go-to dental practice. For dental implants as well as everything else you and your family need to maintain a healthy happy smile.
Make dental treatment more affordable with no deposit, 0% interest and pay as you go options, available
There’s no need to feel anxious when you visit us because we’re experts in pain management and gentle dental techniques
Same day early morning and late night appointments that fit in with your busy lifestyle
Bona fide orthodontic specialists mean that you’re in the best possible hands