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Dental implants in Shepperton

Dental implants are a permanent form of false teeth which are gently fitted to your jawbone so that they look and act just like a natural tooth.

Dental implants are a good option if you have a single missing tooth, have missing multiple teeth or if your teeth are in very bad condition and would benefit from being replaced.

A dental implant is made up of 3 parts: a titanium post which is gently inserted into your jawbone and forms the substitute tooth root. The abutment is carefully fitted to the post which then holds the brand new crown – the part of the tooth which is visible in your mouth.

If missing teeth are affecting your ability to smile, eat or talk with confidence, then you should consider the possibilities of having dental implants.

Book a free consultation at Shepperton dental surgery and find out more about how dental implants have truly changed the lives for patients from Shepperton, Upper Halliford, Lower Halliford, Littleton, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey and throughout Surrey.

Benefits of dental implants in Shepperton

With dental implants you can smile again with confidence and boost your confidence

Eat all your favourite foods with dental implants

There’s no need to wear dentures or remove false teeth, dental implants are permanently attached to your jaw just like real teeth

By replacing the gaps or badly decayed teeth with dental implants, you are protecting the health of the adjacent teeth

With good care, there’s no reason why dental implants cannot last a lifetime

Why choose dental implants?

There are many reasons why patients from Chertsey, Upper Halliford, Lower Halliford, Walton-on-Thames, Littleton, Shepperton and throughout Surrey are choosing dental implants.

A natural look

Dental implants are designed to look like real teeth and are colour-matched to blend in with your other teeth. There is no risk of your replacement teeth looking unnatural or fake.

Speak clearly

Dentures become loose over time and can affect your speech, dental implants, however, are permanently fixed in your mouth and will give you the confidence to speak as usual.

Improve your face shape

With missing teeth, the jawbone starts to shrink, and this can lead to a sunken appearance in your face. Dental implants help to keep the jawbone structure in place and therefore retain your face shape.

Long term solution

Dentures become loose and begin to slip over time meaning that they need replacing or repairing. Dental implants remain fixed and with good care and maintenance can last a lifetime.


Eat your favourite foods

With dentures you will have to avoid certain hard foods. Chewing is sometimes painful. With dental implants, these problems are eliminated as your teeth are fixed to your jaw. You can eat whatever you like.

Permanent solution

Unlike dentures which must be removed each evening and will in time, need replacing, dental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing teeth. Once fitted, they look and function like natural teeth.

Types of dental implants at Shepperton

The type of dental implant that you have will depend upon whether you have a single missing tooth or if you have many missing teeth.

A single missing tooth

If you have one missing tooth, this can be replaced with a single dental implant. After the initial consultation which we use to check your dental and general health, we begin by giving you a local anaesthetic to numb the gum. Next, we make a small hole in your gum and jawbone. The titanium post is then inserted gently into place.

Once your gum has healed and we are confident that the implant post has fused together with your bone, we then fit the abutment and permanent crown. The crown has been carefully made and colour-matched to your other teeth prior to this appointment.

Many missing teeth

If you have multiple missing teeth or if you have no teeth at all, you will benefit from all-on-4 dental implants.

4 titanium posts are carefully placed into either your upper or lower jaw like the process described above. These 4 posts, once fitted and have fused to the bone, will eventually support a full arch of new teeth.

All-on-4 dental implants are a good option for patients with many gaps as this treatment is less invasive than having several single dental implants. It is also more cost effective.

Dental Implants FAQs

Is everyone suitable for dental implants?
Most patients are suitable for dental implants, and we will be able to determine this once we assess your dental and general health. If you are in good health and have sufficient quantity and quality of jawbone, you will most likely be suitable for dental implants. We do not accept smokers for dental implant treatment as this greatly affects the success rate of dental implant surgery. Some patients who are on certain medications or have certain conditions are not suitable either.
Does it hurt to get dental implants?
You should not experience any pain during the dental implant surgery as a local anaesthetic would have numbed the area. You may experience some discomfort after the surgery and once the anaesthetic has worn off, but this is manageable with paracetamol. You should be back at work and your usual routines after just a day or two. Most patients are surprised that dental implant surgery is less painful than they expected.
How long does dental implant surgery take?
This depends upon the number of dental implants that you are having and the complexity of your case. On average, a single dental implant should take about an hour to be placed.