Pros and Cons: Why Dental Implants are so Popular

Dental implants provide a perfect and reliable solution to treat missing teeth and restore your smile back to its attractive, enticing, charming potential.

Unfortunately, for most adults, tooth loss is an avoidable part of ageing and the number of patients requiring restorative work to repair their smiles is increasing.

Tooth loss can be worrying – there are certain things we can practice to reduce the likelihood of losing a tooth and keep our teeth as healthy as possible, natural decay and accidental tooth loss are sometimes inevitable.


So, what happens when you lose a tooth?

When you lose a tooth (whether accidental or surgical), your dental surgeon will recommend several options based on your specific case and financial budget. These options may include dental implants, bridges, crowns, veneers or dentures.

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What makes dental implants special?

Here are some of the enticing benefits of choosing dental implants as your preferred treatment option:

  1. Aesthetically pleasing: We design and manufacture your dental implants so that they fit in perfectly with your natural existing teeth. For this reason, you will be left with a beautiful, straight, symmetrical smile and it is unlikely people will be able to tell you had a missing tooth.
  2. Durability: Dental implants are well-known and praised for their enduring strength and durability. With proper care and attention from both you and our dental staff, dental implants can often last up to 25 years.
  3. Fit: One downside of having dentures is that if they do not fit properly, then the treatment can sometimes leave patients with a lisp. However, since dental implants are permanently fitted, your speech or chewing ability will not be affected by a moving tooth.
  4. Improved oral health: Having dental implants can improve your oral health since the surrounding teeth usually do not have to be filed or impacted in order to insert the implant, it means that the surrounding teeth stay healthy and intact. Also, having individual implants means that the natural tiny gap between the teeth remains so that you can continue to clean adequately between the teeth to prevent infection.
  5. Fixed position: Since the implant will be rooted securely in place, you do not have to worry about getting into embarrassing situations, for example, dinner parties where you have to remove the tooth before eating etc…
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Why choose us?

We are proud to be one of Surrey’s most trustworthy and reliable dental practices, providing optimum care and treatment to patients both new and loyal.

Our clinic is well-known throughout the local community as we accept patients from Addlestone, Chertsey, Chessington, Claygate and beyond.

We have an impressive team of qualified and skilled dentists, our principal dentist was educated in the Barts and the Royal London hospital in London and is an accredited member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (BACD) and a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

Dr Ali Rifai has completed a Master Degree in Clinical Dentistry with a speciality in Implant Dentistry. He continues to learn new techniques and insights at many prestigious institutions globally, in Europe, USA and Asia. He has placed several hundred implants in his career. Read reviews and testimonials.

This means our practice and techniques are fully informed by the latest research and technologies in the dentistry field, and we are always at the forefront of new innovative methods and treatments.

Make the best decision for your teeth today – get in contact with The Gentle Dental and find out how we can be of service to you.

Call us on 020 8224 7562 for more advice or information, or click here to book an appointment online.

Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)

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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.


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


When securing implants to the jawbone is not possible, zygomatic implants are used to attach to the bone in the cheekbone. More.
"I was extremely happy with the treatment I received at the Gentle Dental Clinic. My teeth now look exactly how I want them too thanks to Micheal, he was an absolute professional throughout the whole process aswell as everyone else at the clinic! Thanks guys."
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