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With years of experience and training at a number of institutions, including the Royal College of Surgeons, the University of Bern, the University of Madrid, and Traford General Hospital, our implantologist, Dr. Amin Amenien, is an expert surgeon specialised in Computer-Assisted Implant Surgery.
Amin has completed his first certification in Multi-system oral implantology in 2008 and has been a dental implant practitioner for over 15 years. After attending the Diploma course at Royal College of Surgeons, he completed his research project titled “Comparing Accuracy and Treatment Outcome Measures of Dental Implant Placement utilising “3D-Digital planning and Static Guided Implant Surgery” versus “Traditional Free-hand Approach,” and received Master of Science (MSc) in dental implantology.
Lets start with WHY?
Dental implants are essential for restoring our chewing, smile, and overall well-being, when we lost one or more tooth. Implants offer stability for chewing, speaking, and maintaining facial structures in addition to preventing issues like shifting of adjacent teeth and bone loss.
Unlike removable dentures, they provide a natural and comfortable feel, enhancing self-confidence. Moreover, dental implants promote oral health by preventing further deterioration and preserving surrounding teeth. Their durability ensures long-term benefits, making them a crucial solution for individuals seeking to regain a complete, functional bite and smile, ultimately improving their quality of life.
Seven most Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants
- What are dental implants? A artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They serve as sound anchors for replacement teeth, such as crowns or dentures.
- Are dental implants painful to get? The procedure is under local numbness and pain free. In most cases patients report only minor discomfort after the procedure. The discomfort may extend to few days for more complex cases , however even those mostly manageable with over the counter pain killers. Dr Amenien is an expert in Computer Assisted Implant Surgery that facilitates minimally invasive approach. With the precise virtual planning and guide, he can often perform the surgery with much smaller incisions, reducing discomfort and speeding up the recovery process.
- How long do dental implants last? With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last over 10 years. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are key to their longevity.
- Can anyone get dental implants? Generally, anyone with good oral and overall health can be a candidate for dental implants. However, a thorough evaluation is necessary to determine suitability.
- What is the recovery time after getting dental implants? The initial healing process takes a few days to a week. Full osseointegration (bone bonding) can take 2-6 months. It varies by individual and the complexity of the case.
- How much do dental implants cost? The cost of one single implant is £1400 ( use Special offer voucher code ASW1023 and get £200 off ) The implant needs to be restored with a post crown which depending function and aesthetic demand starts from £1200. You need a CBCT Scan which costs £95 . This fee will be credited towards your treatment if treatment plan is approved (free CBCT and intraoral Scans). Please see the full pricings at our fee section: Implant fees
- Are short implants a suitable alternative for limited bone? Short implants can be a viable option when bone availability is limited. They often eliminate the need for extensive bone grafting and can provide excellent stability and function.
For personalized answers and a comprehensive consultation regarding dental implants, please contact our office. We’re here to address your unique concerns and provide the best possible dental care.
- Missing One Tooth: Dental implants are frequently used to replace a single missing tooth. A titanium fixture is surgically inserted into the jawbone, serving as an artificial tooth root. A custom-designed crown is then attached to the implant, providing a durable and natural-looking replacement for the missing tooth. This approach preserves adjacent teeth, maintains jawbone density, and offers a seamless aesthetic result.
- Missing Few Teeth: When multiple adjacent teeth are missing, dental implants can support a bridge or partial denture. Implants are strategically placed to anchor the bridge or denture securely. This option offers stability, prevents the need for traditional removable prosthetics, and enhances chewing efficiency and aesthetics.
- Missing All Teeth of One Jaw: For individuals who have lost all teeth or with hopeless teeth, an implant-supported fixed bridge can provide a reliable solution. Multiple implants are positioned along the jawbone to act as anchor points for a custom-made prosthetic that replaces all the missing teeth. This approach offers exceptional stability, improved speech, enhanced chewing function, and increased comfort compared to traditional removable dentures.
- Denture Stabilization: Dental implants are often employed as denture retention elements to stabilize removable dentures. In this scenario, two to four implants are placed in the jawbone, and the denture is equipped with corresponding attachments that securely snap onto the implants. This provides denture wearers with enhanced stability, preventing slippage or discomfort while speaking or eating. Implant-supported dentures offer a more comfortable and secure alternative to traditional removable dentures, significantly improving overall quality of life for denture wearers.
Dental implants are a versatile solution for various degrees of tooth loss, providing patients with personalized, long-lasting options that enhance oral health and restore confidence in their smiles and daily activities.
To make all these treatments more affordable for our patients, we provide 0% interest finance plans to pay back the dental implants cost in convenient instalments.
Computer Assisted Implant Surgery
Computer-assisted implant surgery is an advanced dental procedure that utilizes 3D imaging and CAD CAM technology to precisely plan and place dental implants. During the procedure, a digital surgical guide is used to ensure the accurate positioning of implants, optimizing their stability and function. This minimally invasive approach reduces surgery time, post-operative discomfort, and the risk of complications.
It provided patients with a predictable, safe, and efficient solution for dental implant placement, resulting in improved outcomes and a more comfortable experience.
The Benefits of Computer-Assisted Implant Surgery
Are you considering dental implants? Discover the advantages of computer-assisted surgery, a cutting-edge approach that offers precision, predictability, and enhanced patient outcomes.
- Precision Planning: It begins with detailed 3D scans and digital models of your mouth. This precise planning ensures that implants are placed with millimeter accuracy, in the best position and angulation, minimizing the risk of complications.
- Minimal Invasiveness: The accuracy of computer guidance allows for minimally invasive procedures. Smaller incisions or even key hole surgery mean less discomfort, faster healing, and reduced post-operative pain.
- More Predictable Results: With computer-assisted surgery, the outcome is highly predictable. You can expect a successful implant placement, improved functionality, and a natural-looking smile.
- Shorter Procedure Times: The streamlined process reduces surgery time, meaning less time in the dental chair for you. Enjoy a quicker, more efficient procedure.
- Enhanced Safety: Computer guidance enhances safety by avoiding critical structures such as nerves and blood vessels, reducing the risk of complications during and after surgery.
- Better Long-Term Outcomes: Computer-assisted surgery contributes to long-lasting results, increasing the longevity of your dental implants and overall oral health.
- Improved Patient Experience: Patients often report reduced anxiety and increased confidence thanks to the precision and predictability of computer guidance.
- Personalized Treatment: Every patient is unique, and computer-assisted surgery allows for customized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and anatomy.
Make your dental implant journey smoother, more precise, and ultimately more successful with computer-assisted static implant surgery. Contact us today to learn more about this innovative approach and how it can benefit you.
Are you facing the prospect of a tooth removal? Worried about the gap it will leave in your smile? Immediate dental implants might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Immediate dental implants, or same-day implants, aim to replace extracted teeth at the same time of tooth removal, merging two surgical procedures together. Though this is not always clinically possible, immediate dental implants provide numerous advantages. Consult our dentists to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, and you may start enjoying a complete, beautiful smile sooner than you think. Few benefits of immediate implant placement are:
- Time Savings: Traditional implant procedures can take months. Immediate implants expedite the process, and in some cases the dentist can deliver a restored smile on the same days.
- Bone Preservation: Tooth extraction can lead to bone loss in the jaw. Immediate implants prevent this, maintaining bone density and jaw structure.
- Natural Appearance: Immediate implants could be customized to match your natural teeth even as transitional restoration, providing a reasonably attractive result on day one.
- Semi-Functional initial Restoration: When multiple implants placed, Immediate transitional restorations may restore your ability to speak, smile and careful chewing until implants are integrated for full chewing function.
- Confidence Boost: A complete smile enhances self-esteem and confidence, which immediate implants offer quickly.
- Long-lasting: With proper care, immediate dental implants can last long. 95% of well maintained implants survive over 10 years.
- Minimal Discomfort: The procedure is less invasive than traditional implants also merge of two surgery in one, resulting in less discomfort and quicker recovery.
- Cost-Efficiency: While the initial cost may seem higher, the shorter treatment time and long-term benefits make immediate implants cost-effective.
- No Temporary Restorations: Immediate implants eliminate the need for temporary solutions, saving time, money, and discomfort.
- Prevent bone loss
- Very comparable to natural teeth
- Avoiding affecting other teeth
Immediate dental implants , “teeth in one day”
This tooth replacement options won’t stop you from enjoying your meals and showing your smile when enjoying London or having your photograph taken!
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Dental implants are small fixtures placed under the gum to work as the roots of a missing tooth. A crown or artificial tooth is then fitted to match the rest of your teeth and improve your smile and bite. An implant can replace one tooth or multiple teeth for a healthy smile that looks and feels natural. Implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. Over 95 per cent of modern implants should last for over 10 years under the right care.
There are few options to replace missing teeth:
In some cases, small gaps could be closed using braces instead of a tooth replacement.
The implants are made of a variety of materials but most commonly from titanium. Titanium is biocompatible with the jawbone and can be placed using a simple local anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but you may feel some discomfort during the day or days after surgery. The implants need to integrate with the bone after they have been inserted. This takes usually 2-6 months, however sometimes the Implants are stable enough & artificial teeth can be attached immediately after placement (Immediate Implant).
In most cases a healing cap will be placed to protect the implant during healing phase & also contour the gum.
Once the implant is integrated, an abutment is fitted to hold the crown. The abutment and the base of the crown may be made of metal, however, to achieve a more natural look in particularly with the front teeth we recommend abutment & crowns made of solid porcelain (Implant Crown Options).
If you wear full dentures, then you can keep wearing these throughout the healing period once it has been modified after surgery.
Single Crowns and Bridges retained by implants will be fixed and only be placed and removed by the dentist. However, if you have a complete denture which is fixed to the implants (balls, locators or bars) then you’ll be able to take them out for cleaning.
All on 4 ( or all on 6 depends on clinical need) is a modern tooth replacement concept that we are specialised in. A fixed cosmetic dental bridge will be placed on 4-6 implants. The prosthesis is fixed and look like natural teeth.
In contrast to dentures which may move when chewing or become loose, fixed bridge is attached to implants, wont move and provides you with the confidence you deserve by eating and speaking.
The implants may be even angled at 30 to 450 to avoid nerves or sinuses. The all-on-4 implants have earned a nickname” teeth for a day” as the entire surgery process can be carried out within a day. Toothless individuals or those with hopeless teeth could benefit from fixed bridge retained on implants and enjoy a new gleaming smile.
Please make an appointment for an assessment with our specialist dentists in Islington and regain your beautiful smile.
In certain conditions an implant can be placed in the hole left by the root directly after extraction. This is called an Immediate Implant.
Dr. Amin Amenien is provider of the German-based NDI (Natural Dental Implants) AG, that has introduced the revolutionary method of immediate implants called REPLICATE (Immediate Tooth Replacement System 2.0).
Usually implants need to be integrated with the bone after they have been placed. This takes at least 3-6 months and a second small surgery is necessary to fit the abutment and final crown.
Replicate Immediate Tooth Replacement – how it works?
The innovative Replicate tooth replacement system works quite quick in comparison to conventional dental implants.
In a typical Replicate implant process for replacing the missing tooth the procedure steps are:
- Imaging: At your initial appointment with our dentist, a digital three-dimensional X-ray is taken. From this individual impression, the replica of your teeth will be constructed.
- Extraction and replacement: During your second appointment, the original tooth that is extracted or is already missing is replaced with the Replicate tooth. To ensure a secure healing process, a protective, temporary crown is bonded with the adjacent tooth.
- Recovery: The new Replicate tooth implant requires around three to six months of healing while becoming embedded in the jawbones. You will receive in-depth instructions about the overall oral hygiene as well as diet and care during this time.
- Finalized permanent crown: The dental protective crown is carefully removed and replaced with the final permanent replicate crown. This dental crown for your tooth has been coloured to match your surrounding teeth for a natural look.
How much will the Replicate Tooth Replacement cost you?
The overall price of the Replicate system for missing teeth or damaged teeth will be based on the type of treatment you will receive. In most cases, the overall cost of the Replicate system for tooth replacement is comparable to the overall cost of the conventional dental implant procedure. Our dental implant experts can advise you better after your dental assessment.
Unless there are systemic contraindications and subject to bone availability, there is the chance to replace teeth with implants.
Implants can be placed only if the state of the bone (Quality & Quantity) in the jaw is reasonable. Your dentist will assess your mouth and if he finds out there is not enough bone, or if it is not healthy enough, the implant placement will be subject to additional process such as Guided Tissue Regeneration, Bone Grafting , Sinus Lift, Connective Tissue Graft, Ridge Expansion etc.
Bone Changes After Extraction.
As you see in the video the bone shrinks after an extraction. This shrinkage can be prevented or minimized in many cases by Ridge preservation and the right technique at the time of extraction as stated earlier, which saves the bone from shrinkage and makes placing an implant easier without grafting techniques.
Once a tooth is lost, the bone and gum will begin to recede. If you later decide to have an Implant fitted it may mean that the Implant would sit too high or the Crown would sit too low without a bone graft. This can be prevented in many cases by Ridge preservation & right techniques at the time of extraction which minimize the bone shrinkage & changes after an Extraction.
Solutions available when all teeth are missing or loose and hopeless:
- A fixed bridge can be attached to 4/6 Implants placed in the jaw. (all on 4/all on 6)
- A removable denture made & fixed by 2-4 Implants to your jaw.
- A conventional denture without any fixation element to the jaw.
All on 4 Implants ( Replacing all teeth supported by 4 implants)
The bone surrounding the tooth recedes in the weeks and months after removal.
The problems described above can be often avoided or limited given the right regenerative measures. Your dentist will advise you on treatment individually adapted for you.