Dental Implant advantages

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.

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.

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 is 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.

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 to fit in perfectly with your existing natural 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 to have a missing tooth.
  2. Durability: Dental implants are well-known and praised for their enduring strength and durability. With proper care and attention from you and our dental staff, dental implants can often last up to 25 years.
  3. Fit: One downside of dentures is that if they do not fit properly, the treatment can sometimes leave patients with a lisp. However, since dental implants are permanently fitted, a moving tooth will not affect your speech or chewing ability.
  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 to insert the implant, it means that the surrounding teeth stay healthy and intact. Also, having individual implants means that the tiny natural 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 securely rooted, 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 new and loyal patients.

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’s 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, the USA and Asia. He has placed several hundred implants in his career. Read reviews and testimonials.

This means the latest research and technologies fully inform our practice and techniques 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.

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Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
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!)
Eva AugustEva 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 NevittMarc 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 BrauerEmma 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!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

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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.

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