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Dental Implants
Dental Implants Harley Street | Dental Implant W1 | Prosthodontist London Harley Street

Dental implants: Why we recommend them
Implants are made of titanium, and fit into the bone to take the place of the missing tooth root.  Once an implant is firmly in place we use it in much the same way as the original root, and fit a crown onto it.   
In previous years, teeth used to be replaced by conventional fixed bridges or dentures, which was all that was available.
Fitting a bridge usually involved crowning the teeth either side of the gap, which was particularly unfortunate if the teeth were otherwise healthy and intact.  Implant retained crowns are free-standing, so do not involve the adjacent teeth in any way.  They are therefore preferable to bridges because:
  • the neighbouring teeth remain intact
  • cleaning is much easier as they are not connected to the neighbouring teeth
  • they do not depend on the strength and viability of the neighbouring teeth
The way we use dental implants

Dentures can become a thing of the past

Many people have removable full or partial dentures which they do not like and find difficult to tolerate. They are often unstable and uncomfortable.
Removable dentures often make patients feel older than they really are. Having teeth which are securely fixed in place often restores a feeling of youth and vitality.

 
1. We use implants to replace one or more missing teeth with crowns:
  • a single implant and a crown can replace one missing tooth
  • when several teeth are missing two or more implants can be used support joined implant crowns
2. We use implants to replace multiple missing teeth with with bridges. A partial denture can be replaced by:
  • a fixed bridge supported on 2 or more implants
3. A conventional full denture can be replaced by
  • a fixed ‘full arch’ bridge, supported on multiple implants
    or
  • a new full denture effectively stabilized by 2 or 4 implants
Our specialists who place implants are Dr Farid Monibi and Dr Hatem Algraffee
Dr Farid Monibi Dr Farid Monibi
BDS M Clin Dent MFDS MRD RCS
Principal, Specialist Prosthodontist

Farid is our specialist prosthodontist. He qualified from Guy's Hospital, and following hospital posts in oral & maxillofacial surgery, restorative dentistry and paediatric dentistry, he enrolled in a three-year fulltime postgraduate course in prosthodontics at Guys.

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