Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth.

A post is planted in the jaw bone to support missing replacement teeth.  This acts like the root of a natural tooth.  Dental Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.

Dental Implant treatment normally has two stages

  1. The implant is placed in the jaw
  2. When the jaw has healed, a replacement tooth (or teeth) are attached to the implant.  In some situations it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.

Would Dental Implants be right for me?

First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you.  Contact us to arrange an implant consultation and discussion and we will let you know the possibilities.  Our team will be only too happy to help you with any questions you may have.

If you decide to go ahead, this is what will happen:

  • Dental Implants are put into holes in the jaw with a local anaesthetic.  You can also opt to have sedation for this procedure
  • The dental implant is screwed or pushed in and the gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant
  • Under the gum the bone then grows round the dental implant to hold it firm.  This takes several months

Dental Implants usually have two sections - the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure.  Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant.  You might have more than one dental implant.  The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).

For more information on Dental Implants contact us to arrange a implant consultation


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About us

Augustus Road Dental Practice has been established for over 35 years; it is a modern dental practice situated in Southfields in London.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
(closed for lunch between 1-2pm)

Saturday: By Appointment only
Late nights: By Appointment Only

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106 Augustus Road, Southfields, Wimbledon, London, SW19 6ER
+44 (0) 20 8789 7797