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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have been a revolution for modern dentistry. This groundbreaking dental treatment has been refined and improved over the last 40 years, becoming the go-to solution for missing teeth replacement. This specialist dental technique includes the placement of titanium implants, which are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The implant itself behaves essentially as an artificial tooth root, providing support for implant crowns, bridges or dentures which are secured on top of the implants.

A dental implant placement usually takes place over two separate procedures – one for the implant itself, and the second for the tooth and implant restoration. However, it’s worth noting that treatment plans for dental implants can often take between three and nine months to complete, depending on the complexity of your case.

You may require multiple preparation treatments such as tooth extraction or bone graft. Your dentist will also schedule multiple follow-up appointments and check-ups once the implant procedure has been completed.

Once your dental implant has been placed, there will be a healing process for a few months where it needs to integrate with the surrounding bone. After that, you’ll be ready for dental restoration, where dental crowns or dental bridges can be used to fill in the gap left by your missing tooth, or dentures can be secured over the implant to cover the gap of the missing tooth/teeth.

After your initial consultation, your dentist will be able to give you a quote for the cost of the treatment. The cost can vary depending on complexity and, while there are cheaper alternatives such as dentures and bridges, dental implants are a long-term solution.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants come with a range of benefits, including:

  • Better appearance
    Dental implants actually look and feel like natural teeth. Because they’re fused with your bone, they’re a permanent and deep-rooted solution that looks just like natural teeth.
  • Improved comfort
    Anyone who’s had to wear dentures knows that they can be ill-fitting and uncomfortable. Implants simply become part of your natural teeth structure, meaning there’s reduced discomfort.
  • Improved speech

    Compared to dentures, dental implants allow you to speak as normal without worry that your teeth might slip, meaning you won’t mumble or slur.

  • Boost to self-esteem
    Your smile is one of your defining features, and nobody wants to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about theirs if they have a missing tooth. Dental implants complete your smile with a natural looking solution, allowing you to beam brightly with a full and complete smile!

  • Long-lasting
    Dental implants are deep-rooted, and as such, they are made to be durable and hard-wearing. With proper dental care and hygiene, your dental implants can last for years.
  • Better hygiene and health
    Unlike bridges, dental implants are a solution that doesn’t impact the surrounding teeth. More of your teeth are left intact and there’s easier access between your teeth – all leading to better oral health and easier hygiene maintenance.
  • More convenient
    Dentures are removable and require proper maintenance. Taking them out can not only be a hassle but can also be very embarrassing, not to mention that the adhesives are messy. It doesn’t compare to having your own teeth – dental implants just fit into the rest of your mouth so you don’t need to worry about them nearly as much.
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Dear Patient

Following the government announcement on 4th January 2021 regarding a national lockdown, we would like to reassure our patients that our practice will remain open for on going and emergency dental treatment.

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping well at this time.

Pearl Dental Care Centre opened on Monday 15th June 2020 following government guidelines where we initially prioritised seeing patients for urgent dental care.

We are pleased to inform you that we have resumed dental and hygienist services as normal.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our surgery.

Our practice follows infection control guidelines produced by multiple governing bodies. In light of the current situation we have ensured that our infection control procedures are stringent and adhere to recommendations.

At Pearl Dental Care, we pride ourselves on our levels of high-quality care and unparalleled expertise. Building on this existing foundation, we have incorporated protective screens in reception, wider use of disposable PPE during treatments, and higher frequency practice cleaning post treatment and throughout the practice as a response to COVID19.

Please be rest assured that we will not be compromising on the safety of our staff or patients, therefore in addition to the strict protocols issued to us by the health care authorities, our practice has also:

  • Installed an air purification unit in the reception waiting area. The unit has been proven and tested to remove 99.9999% of all respiratory viruses and bacteria and uses Radic8 Virus Killer Technology TM
  • We have introduced the concept of “fogging” in all dental surgeries and hygienist room. This process involves using a fine mist of a powerful antiviral/antibacterial disinfectant which is sprayed into the air and covers surfaces.
  • We have installed high power air extraction units in all dental surgeries and hygienist room. These units remove aerosols and particles from the room which is then replaced with “new” fresh air, thereby ensuring the safety of the next patient that enters the room.

To ensure a safe environment we are screening all patients that attend and updating medical history information prior to the appointment so that we can provide the best possible care.

Please note: we have implemented a new process whereby we will be sending out each patient a text message appointment reminder which includes a link to a confidential and secure portal to update your medical history and fill out a COVID questionnaire, which can be done in the comfort of your own home.

We have implemented this new feature to minimise time spent at the surgery, ensure a contactless process and adhere to NHS England guidelines.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We have implemented these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • We will be providing phased treatments. Any patients with urgent dental problems will be dealt with as a priority.
  • Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions relating to COVID-19 and your medical history. You will be asked those same questions again at your appointment.
  • All appointments must be pre-booked
  • Appointments will be managed to allow social distancing between patients. This may mean that you are offered fewer options in scheduling your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitiser at multiple locations within the practice and we will ask you to use this when you enter and leave the practice.
  • We no longer offer magazines or leaflets since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

We will allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as reducing the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. How you can help:

  • All patients to attend their appointments alone, where possible.
  • Children to attend with one parent or guardian only.
  • A safe distance must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice reception area (floor markings will be present).
  • Payment should made card where possible
  • Please do not arrive early to the practice.
  • Please do not arrive without a pre-arranged appointment.
  • Patients should come wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
  • Please kindly bring your own protective eyewear (sunglasses or normal spectacles) if you have them.

We would like to thank you all and are humbled by your support and patience during this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you back to our practice.

Should you have any queries please call the practice on 020 8907 3440.

Kind Regards,

Dr A Soneji & Dr J L Soneji and the Pearl Dental Care Team
Pearl Dental Care Centre
269 Kenton Road
Contact No: 020 8907 3440