Here at Maida Smiles, we offer an exciting array of brands and have developed advanced dental techniques that cater to various missing teeth and smile improvement issues.
From single implants to multiple implants and implant-retained dentures to All-on-4. We have a team of restorative dentists, and dental surgeons like Dr Gutierres, the go-to implant doctor in North London.
Dr Pedro Gutierres undertakes all of our implants. He has the experience and knowledge to replace successfully your missing teeth with permanent implants in less than four appointments.
So, if you’re looking to say goodbye to dentures for good or secure them for improved comfort, a dental implant might be worth pursuing – and we can tell you why!
Get in touch with us to book a free implant consultation. There are several options to find out more about, and we offer a range of 0% finance options to make paying for your new smile easier.
Dental implants are a trusted, discreet, long-term option to replace failing or missing teeth for 25 years.
The dental implant itself takes the form of a titanium post, which will act as an artificial tooth replacement for the new, false tooth.
The implant is the part of the restoration that creates a solid and healthy foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth, which are custom-crafted to your specification.
Dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and permanent and even removable dentures. This means that our patients can have many choices for replacing their missing teeth within smaller budgets.
Implanted surgically into the jawbone by an implantologist, the dental implant will begin to fuse with the surrounding bone in the jaw, which will keep it firmly and securely in position.
Once this healing period has ended, Dr Gutierres will fix a high-quality false tooth or crown on top of the implant to complete your smile restoration.
Please note that the shape, size, and colour of the crown will be custom-made to blend flawlessly with any remaining teeth.
Dental implants are better than any other missing tooth solution.
On top of restoring your appearance, dental implants are the only restorative option that maintains and benefits your oral health.
Dental implants prevent bone loss and protect your oral foundation from further deterioration, which can be seen in traditional procedures like dental bridges.
As the titanium post fuses with the jawbone, implants will not slip, make noise or cause any further damage to the bone.
More benefits include:
With any surgery, there is a chance of complications.
However, the chances of any typical complications can decrease by choosing reputable dentists with years of experience.
Dental implants have an average success rate shown in studies between 90-95 per cent.
Here at Maida Smiles, our average success rate for complex implant cases is 99.1% across literally thousands of implants placed over the last five years.
Traditional procedures like dentures or bridgework can decay existing teeth and will not support your oral foundation.
Technically, they are aesthetic fixes as they do nothing to strengthen your oral condition – in short, it’s more like ignoring the problem of missing teeth rather than fixing it.
The most common cause of bone loss is when teeth are left unreplaced.
So, in the case of multiple missing teeth, the jawbone reabsorbs into the body, leading to further tooth loss, collapse or distortion of facial features, gum disease and certain medical conditions.
Requirements to qualify for the dental implant treatment:
Dental implants will be suitable for you if you need to replace a missing tooth from injury, trauma, extraction, decay, or gum disease.
More than this, they are great, durable solutions to fix heavily decayed, broken or cracked teeth.
Before your implant treatment, you will need to undergo a clinical assessment with one of our implant dentists to determine your suitability.
We will assess your mouth, take the appropriate x-rays and go through your medical history to discover if implants will be the best-prescribed option.
To book a consultation, call 020 3984 9123.
As mentioned above, bone loss is a common problem in missing tooth cases. As the dental implant needs to fix into the jawbone, there needs to be enough jawbone present.
When there is not enough bone in the jaw, the dental implant will not be strong enough to hold your final restoration.
However, the dental implant procedure can be made possible again through essential pre-implant procedures like bone grafts and sinus lifts.
A sinus lift will create more room in the upper arch for a bone graft to be placed. Often, bone grafts, sinus lifts and implant placements can all be done simultaneously.
When bone in the jaw is found to be depleted, bone grafts are used to provide essential support to secure an implant.
A common bone graft procedure is often referred to as a sinus lift, which is a type of bone graft that takes black in the top dental arch at the back of the mouth.
Often, bone grafts, sinus lifts and implant placements can all be done simultaneously. Please note that this will be dependent on your case.
We have broken the dental implant process into three stages:
The first two stages of treatment can be completed quickly over two appointments, with the second being under local anaesthetic.
However, there will need to be some time between the implant placement and final restoration – this is because we need to allow for a period of healing called osseointegration.
Osseointegration can take between three and eight months. We can replace your temporary teeth with your permanent set following this period.
The price of dental implants can vary; the final cost will depend on which implant system you opt for, the technique used, the number of implants, the final restoration (crown or denture) and the dentist’s time.
However, patients can expect to spend £2,500 for a single implant as a benchmark. Discounts are often made for multiple implant patients or those needing full arch rehabilitation treatments.
Patients looking to save money with implants can opt for implant-retained dentures or bridges, which will keep your oral condition intact but provide you with a cheaper final restoration cost.
Implant-retained dentures cost £1,900, and Implant-supported bridges cost £2,000.
If you have any questions or queries regarding implant dentistry, our implant dentists are experts in their fields with decades of experience in complex cases and would be happy to walk you through it all.
Call 020 3984 9123.
The procedure is relatively straightforward, with patients reporting minimal discomfort following the process. The pain of the treatment has often been compared to the after-feeling of having a tooth extracted and is easily rectified with over-the-counter medication and painkillers.
Again, this depends on the complexity of your case – a single implant can often take around one hour. But if there is a need for additional work or treatments like bone grafting, this can take longer.
Dental implants require no special care or maintenance; they need to be cared for like regular teeth, with tooth brushing and flossing.
Typical healing times are between 3 and 5 months; this allows the implant to attach to the bone safely and securely. However, the length can vary and depend on the quality of bone present. We will be able to be much more specific during an implant consultation.
With the proper care and attention, implants can last a lifetime.
We will discuss this with you during your consultation; depending on your condition, we might recommend different techniques like All on 4, which can hold several implants using just four implants per arch.