No longer do you need to worry about missing teeth, as dental implants provide the perfect long lasting solution to restore the gaps, whatever your age.
Our experienced, implant dentist, Dr Raman Sandhu has many years of experience helping our patients and will be able to provide you with the highest quality of service tailored to your needs.
We offer many different options, including single tooth implants, implant bridges to replace multiple teeth and implant retained dentures. For some patients, we can even place implants with temporary teeth on the same day.
Head over to our surgery on Brighton Road, Coulsdon and see our Implantologist for a consultation.
A dental implant is a very effective way of replacing missing teeth; they act as a replacement for the root section of the tooth. Precision engineered from a Titanium-based material, dental implants are shaped like screws which are implanted directly in the jawbone. Once healed, the implants provide a strong foundation for the artificial tooth or bridge, which is then attached to the top of the implant.
When compared to other teeth replacement options, implants are the closest to your original teeth as they provide a more natural feel and function since they fuse to the jaw. You can carry on eating, brushing, and sleeping without having to remove any false teeth as the implants are securely attached to your mouth.
You can even roll back the years with implants. As you lose your natural teeth, the jawbone underneath also absorbs away, causing the face to show a ‘sunken’ effect. Deep creases and wrinkles can start appearing around the mouth or lips and folds often begin to develop. Unlike dentures, implants can reduce this bone loss as well as help to build back and restore the natural appearance of your face.
To ensure the quality and safety of the implants procedure, we only use premium implants by Dentsply Ankylos or BTI. Working with these well established, internationally renowned company allows Raman to choose the right dental implant for each patient, ultimately providing the best result possible. All the dental implants used by us can be tracked and traced to ensure your treatment is completed using only premium products. We provide every patient with details of their implant details for future reference.
With all surgical treatments such as dental implants, the first step is to have a consultation so you can learn more about implants. Your implant consultation will be conducted by Raman who has many years of experience in placing dental implants. Our consultation includes a thorough 16 point clinical examination of your mouth. This includes looking at your teeth, soft tissues, gums, jaw joint and reviewing your mouth for signs of oral cancer. The straightness of your teeth and your bite are considered, and spaces and missing teeth are assessed. We also will look at your existing treatment, fillings, crowns, bridges etc. If you have dentures we will check them for comfort, fit and function.
Routinely we will look at the appearance, colour and shape of your teeth to make sure your smile remains attractive.
The area you are interested in having implants in will be reviewed in detail, including discussing all of your options for replacement of missing teeth. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about dental implants, and at the end of this appointment, you will receive a full, bespoke written treatment plan to give you a clear idea to get your smile back on track.
During this appointment, we aim to fit your custom made crown on your implant; implant crowns can be held on with a small screw or can be cemented in place.
During this visit, we will take time to guarantee the perfect fit of your custom-designed crown, and we will check the fit against the neighboring teeth, the bite and most importantly, the appearance. You will leave this appointment with your new beautiful smile. Your dentist will also take some photographs and explain how to care for the implant.
Our implant dentist, Raman, has done additional training on bone grafting and other techniques to help patients who may have previously been told dental implants are not possible. This includes the All-on-4™ technique, which can help patients who have been missing all of their teeth for years.
At Coulsdon Dental Clinic, we aim to provide a quality, long term reliable and beautiful result. Unfortunately, sometimes this can take some time, but it is worth it to get the best result in the long term. The duration of treatment varies for each case, however, a typical implant treatment can take 3-4 months. A small time investment when you think of the long-lasting smile you will have at the end.
Cost of dental implants depends on whether you are looking for a single tooth implant, implant denture or looking to replace several missing teeth.
Single tooth implant placement – £1450
Single Implant crown – £550
Multiple implants – Multiple dental implants costs can vary from £5000 upwards. For detailed pricing, please have a look at our price list.
Following your consultation, you will be given a full breakdown of your treatment options, including costs, our treatment plans are bespoke to you and are all inclusive. Meaning there are no hidden costs.
It would be misleading of us to suggest that they are a permanent solution. At best, implants are a semi-permanent solution which the current scientific evidence suggests can last up to 20 years if looked after well. You can prolong their life with regular 6 monthly dental and hygiene appointments to protect your investment.
Some discomfort during healing after surgery is inevitable; however, most patients tell us this is not as bad as they expected. The simple answer is they are less painful than toothache associated with tooth decay or poor oral health! For nervous patients, we can provide sedation upon request to provide that extra comfort during treatment.
Dental implants have become the preferred treatment among patients who suffer from tooth loss. We work with highly skilled UK based dental technicians who ensure that your customised tooth or teeth are precisely as you want them to look. If done correctly, implants are not noticeable, even to you.