Dental Implants are a good long-term option to replace missing teeth. This can range from a single tooth implant following extraction (immediate placement) to upper and lower full arch replacements (all-on-four or all-on-six).
Dental Implants in London
At Dr Richards clinics near Harley Street, London, we place Southern Dental Implants which are South African. Dental Implants are made from titanium and are placed using the same local anesthetic we use for fillings. The placement of dental implants can be carried out with IV sedation if our patients are nervous or require more complex treatments.
Dental Implants can only be placed if there is enough bone present in the jaw. When teeth are lost the bone around the teeth gradually dissolves away. If too much bone has been lost it is sometimes necessary to place additional bone via a bone graft. This is also done under local anesthetic.
We aim to make you feel welcome during dental visits to our clinic near Harley Street. At your first visit, we may discuss your medical history and conduct a thorough oral examination, which may include necessary X-rays.
We encourage you to discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health. We will be happy to explain any treatment required. It may be necessary to make further appointments to allow sufficient time to complete any dental treatment.
Following the initial examination and appropriate special investigations (x-rays and/or CBCT scans) we will be able to give you an estimate of costs. We fully appreciate that some people are apprehensive about some aspects of dental treatments. We will do our best to reassure you and plan any treatment accordingly.
You can be confident that you will receive the best care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Should you have any queries regarding your dental care, please do not hesitate to ask.
Dr Neha Gokani works alongside Dr Hennie Van Jaarsfield to look after our Harley Street patients. Dr Neha Gokani qualified from the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2004 and completed her Diploma in Implant Dentistry in 2017. Dr Hennie Van Jaarsfield is our visiting specialist periodontist who places the majority of the implants at our clinic and carries out any necessary periodontal (gum) surgery. Dr Gokani then restores these implants after sufficient integration with crowns or bridges as appropriate.
All on 4 and All on 6 Dental Implants in Harley Street district, London
All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants are only for patients who have lost a significant number of teeth. With the titanium dental implants fixed into the upper or lower jawbone, a full dental bridge can then be attached.
The name relates to the fact that all the upper or lower teeth are on one bridge and attached to the jaw by all on four or all on six dental implants. The number of dental implants you need – either four or six – will depend on the strength of your bone structure. The bone on the upper jaw is generally weaker and may need six implants to hold the bridge in place. Using six implants in the upper jaw will strengthen the hold and allow for possible implant failures – smokers, people with diabetes and people with gum disease are sadly at higher risk of dental implant failure, meaning All on 6 dental implants are more desirable than All on 4.
The lower jaw is much stronger than the upper one and dental implant failures are rare. Therefore, four implants, or in some cases just two, will be enough.
Advantages of All on 4 and All on 6 implants
When implants are used, there is usually a six-month waiting period for the body to accept and integrate with them. But by replacing all the missing teeth on a bridge, the temporary bridge can be attached straight after the implants are fitted, saving significant healing and adjusting time.
Please do not hesitate to book in for a consultation where we would be happy to go through any questions or concerns you may have.
Dental Implants in Harley Street, Marylebone, London
We offer a free 30-minute consultation with one of our associate dentists, Monday to Friday, for dental implants. As for our customers, here you can find the operational areas that we cover.
- Regents Park
- Great Portland Street
- Baker Street
- Warren Street
- Euston / Euston Square
- Kings Cross
- Edgware Road