Common Queries About Dental Implants Answered!

by Lucy Petterson The Mindful Dentist in London
If you are considering dental implants, you probably have some questions about them. Below answered are all possible concerns you may have!

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are artificial roots, placed in your jaw. These small “anchors” take the place of your missing tooth root. Once they get healed, and the new root has got secured to the jawbone, a replacement tooth is secured on top of the implant.

Is it a surgical procedure? How long does it take?

Yes, placing the dental implant is a minor surgical procedure just like a tooth extraction is. The procedure takes about 30 minutes per implant.

How many implants have to be placed?

A single missing tooth requires a single implant. Replacing the entire set of teeth is called a fixed implant denture and requires about 4 to 6 implants per jaw.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Any person who is healthy enough to have a tooth extracted is healthy enough to have an implant too. Two key criteria to be able to get dental implants are- (a) general good health and (b) sufficient bone in the jaw.

So anyone passing the above criteria and having a missing tooth or teeth don’t matter if it is due to injury, disease or decay. They could be an apt candidate for Dental Implants South East London. Patients with certain conditions like connective tissue disorders, excessive cigarette smoking, steroid therapy, bone infections need to go through a careful evaluation process before they can be deemed fit for surgery.

Is having diabetes or a previous bypass surgery history, interfere with the dental implant process?

If the candidate's diabetes is under decent control with current medication or added medication can get it under good control, then there is no hindrance in the dental implants process. But for undertaking dental implants for a chronic uncontrolled diabetic patient, it is essential to discuss the case with the patient's physician to help bring good control before the dental implant process. And for patients who have undergone bypass surgery, a minimum wait period of 6 months has to be observed after which dental implants can be placed once the patient passes the complete health check and surgical fitness evaluation criteria.

Are dental implants a 100% successful procedure?

The dental implants process has been successfully carried out on patients for over 3 decades now. With proper maintenance and good oral hygiene dental implants have an over 95% success rate.

Is there a warranty on dental implants?

As the success rate is super high, a dental implant comes with a lifetime warranty. But the teeth may need replacement due to wear and tear

Is the procedure very painful?

No, as a patient is administered anesthesia during the surgical procedure. The patient is also prescribed with pain reduction medication for handling the post-procedural pain. In fact, most people who have undergone a dental implant claim to be fit enough to resume work the next day of the surgery.

How long does it take to affix the actual tooth over the implant?

Traditionally, a healing period of 3 months was required before being able to fix a tooth over the dental implant. Today, orthodontics South East London have come up with newer technologies with which the tooth can be fixed within a week. However such things vary with each patient and their individual healing process, and only a practitioner of  orthodontics South East London is the best person to decide on this.

Does the dental implanted tooth look natural and feel comfortable?

Yes. Your new tooth would look and feel like having a natural tooth, after a period of maximum a week.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Caring for dental implanted teeth is the same as caring for normal teeth. Post the mouth and gum recovery process, practice good hygiene habits like:

a.Brushing teeth twice a day.

b.Flossing between teeth.

c.Using a good mouthwash.

Do you still have questions about dental implants? Are you looking out for reputed practitioners of Orthodontics South East London? Your search and answer for all your concerns lie with The Mindful Dentist.

The Mindful Dentist is a team of highly qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable dentists. It comprises of Kushel Morjaria and Chetan Morjaria, known for providing the best and affordable dental services in South East London. To learn more about options for dental implants South East London, just call 0208 771 7888 or email at and schedule an appointment.

Visit to get to know more!

Get back your confidence by replacing your missing teeth now. Plan for your dental implant at The Mindful Dentist right away!

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About Lucy Petterson Junior   The Mindful Dentist in London

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