Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
google rating thumb1

Dental Implants

  • Home
  • /
  • Dental Implants

Dental Implants: Types, Advantages & Costs

Did you know that dental implants are one of the most popular, stable solutions to replace missing teeth? This could be due to their 98% success rate and the fact that they can last forever!

Patients from all over London and Surrey visit the Gentle Dental practice to receive life-changing restorative implant dentistry that renews their smiles. 

As one of the most sought after and experienced implantologists in the area, you can trust that you are in good, caring hands with us.

implant-clinic-surrey

What are dental implants?

Implants are specifically designed to replicate your existing teeth.

They are permanently affixed to the bone in your jaw using a titanium screw that functions as an artificial root.

This provides a secure, natural-looking solution to close gaps caused by tooth loss.

We can use dental implants to restore one or more missing teeth, replace entire arches, or provide additional security for other restoration treatments like bridges or dentures.

replace-lost-tooth-surrey

The truth about implants

Fast facts:

  • Dental implants are decay-resistant
  • Implants look like regular teeth as the crowns are constructed from natural ceramic
  • Implant surgery is a well-established, safe procedure with a 98% success rate
  • They can last for many decades and possibly even a lifetime
replace-lost-tooth-surrey

Quick contact

Types of implants

Single Implants

Often used in simple cases where one tooth has been lost by accident or trauma. More.

Multiple Implants

Used in cases of multiple tooth loss in different locations in the mouth, where teeth are not missing in a row. More.

All-on-Four

Perfect for full mouth reconstructions, where patients have experienced tooth loss on the upper and lower jaws. More.

Zygomatic

When securing implants to the jawbone is not possible, zygomatic implants are used to attach to the bone in the cheekbone. More.

100+ highly rated reviews

Eva August
Eva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc Nevitt
Marc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma Brauer
Emma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
See All Reviews

What is implant surgery like?

Did you know that dental implants are one of the most popular, stable solutions to replace missing teeth? This could be due to their 98% success rate and the fact that they can last forever!

Patients from all over London and Surrey visit the Gentle Dental practice to receive life-changing restorative implant dentistry that renews their smiles. As one of the most sought after and experienced implantologists in the area, you can trust that you are in good, caring hands with us.

The first step of the implant procedure is a general overview of your oral health, including an x-ray and scan of your teeth and jaw.

This is to determine whether you have sufficient bone density in your jaw to support an implant.

The entire process is often described as pain-free, feeling no different to tooth extraction. Some discomfort may be experienced following surgery, however, this is soon alleviated in a few days and with over the counter medications.

implant-centre-london

Procedure steps

  • Dr Ali Rifai, your expert restorative dentist will position the implant into your jaw. 
  • The gums and the jaw bone are left to heal safely (osseointegration). This process typically takes between three and six months but can be faster for some patients.
  • When the implant is securely in place, the specialist dentist will attach a high-quality crown, completing the process and securely holding the new tooth in place.
single-tooth-loss

Implant costs

Whilst, initially dental implants may not appear to be affordable, they can be when comparing their durability against alternative reconstructive treatments.

single-tooth-loss

Get an interest-free loan in under 5 minutes

It only takes 2 minutes to apply and you’ll get an answer immediately – applying for a loan has never been easier.

0% finance is available for many treatments up to £30,000. Credit decisions will be subject to individual circumstances. You must be over 18 and earn an income to apply.

Dental implant cost FAQs

How can you save money on implants?

Patients are able to save money on their dental implant treatment by combining implants with other procedures, for example, implant-retained dentures.

More than this, if patients are experiencing multiple tooth losses, we are able to only use four implants to replace teeth throughout the entire mouth.

Can I get dental implants on the NHS?

Implant dentistry is not redeemable via the NHS, they are more likely to prescribe cheaper alternatives like dentures.

Can I get dental implants on insurance?

Whilst you will have to check with your particular provider, insurance typically does not cover the cost of dental implants. However, as dental implants are now more recognised for their durability, insurers are beginning to recognise their quality. More.

Are dental implants available through 0% finance?

Patients have the option to pay for their treatment interest-free for a period of 24 months.

Speak to one of our dental professionals about this permanent and natural-looking solution to missing teeth on 020 8224 7562.

replace-missing-tooth-surrey

Implants vs Dentures

Implant advantages

Not only do implants have cosmetic benefits, but they also encourage the growth and repair of new bone in the jaw; improving the overall condition of your oral health.

When we lose a tooth, the surrounding bone begins to break down. With a dental implant, you can prevent or even reverse the effects of bone loss.

Dental implants are also long-lasting and can be maintained upwards of 20 years with the correct aftercare.

implant-centre

Pre-implant procedures

Tooth loss is very serious – and if you have ignored gaps for more than six months, it is likely that you might face complications that could interfere with your implant surgery.

The truth is when you lose a tooth, other pressure is added to the surrounding, neighbouring teeth which have to bear the weight.

Because of this, bone loss in the jaw is very common.

If there is an insufficient amount of bone in your jaw, you will likely need to undergo bone graft surgery.

This will ensure that your implant is more secure and prevents the likelihood of it failing.

Sinus lifts or sinus augmentations may also be a necessary additional procedure that will make it easier for us to place implants too.

Sinus lifts help increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw as it adds more bone to the space between the molars.

Whilst these surgeries may seem unnecessary or scary, we are to reassure you that these are often quite basic and straightforward procedures that often go hand-in-hand with implant treatments.

replace-missing-teeth

Implant resources

  • A patient’s guide to dental implants (PDF)
  • Dental implants on the NHS
  • Strauman procedure guide (PDF)
"I will be recommending Dr Rifai and all the staff to everyone."
Michael M.
Available to Chat whatsappimage