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Implants are very strong and have proven to last a very long time. Compared to bridges there is no need to re-model the adjacent healthy tooth and hence the teeth structures are preserved.
Patients who wear full or partial dentures are particularly attracted to dental implants. The dentures can be secured by implants keeping them stable as opposed to the use of denture adhesives.
Dental implants are small titanium fixtures. They are used to replace missing teeth by serving as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth They are usually inserted into either the upper or lower jaw bone. It is then possible to attach crowns, bridges or dentures to these implants which look and resemble the natural teeth. Implants can be used to replace single teeth or many teeth.
There are a few medical conditions which prevent the use of implants but these are rare. There is no age limit and elderly patients are often quite suitable. Implants need enough good quality bone to integrate into. If a patient does not have enough bone in the right place then a bone grafting procedure can be used. Smoking can inhibit proper healing of an implant. However, this does not prevent smokers from having implants successfully placed and restored.
No treatment can be guaranteed to work but implants have a high success rate in the right cases. Correct planning is essential to ensure success. At 44 Dental care the implant caes are performed by Dr JJ Khamis, a specialist prosthodontist. You be assured that the treatment is carried out to a high standard.
Implant treatment is now a well-established technique and It is essential to care for implants properly once they are in your mouth or they may fail due to infection.
The procedure for successfully replacing missing teeth can take between 6 weeks to 6 months. The time span for your treatment will depend on several factors such as the number of implants required, what type of implant treatment is planned and the whether bone grafting is required.
Implants are placed surgically but the operation has to be done very gently. You should expect mild discomfort equivalent to having a tooth extracted. However throughout the procedure the discomfort experienced is minimal.
A full implant assesment has to be carries out to determine patient suitability for treatment,
Not all patients are suitable for dental implant treatment. An initial clinical examination by Dr JJ Khamis will check your gums, teeth, bite and jaw bones. It will be necessary to take xrays and a CT scan to evaluate the type of procedure necessary.
Following that a comprehensive cost quotation will be prepared.
Dr JJ Khamis has advanced training in implant skills and is a registered specialist in Prosthodontist
BDS MFDS RCS MClin.Dent MRD RCS Eng. London – GDC No. 75033
Dr Jean-Jacques Khamis qualified as a dentist from King’s College London. He underwent further training at the Bristol Dental Hospital, gaining experience in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. He embarked upon specialist registrar training in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute London and there he completed a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.
On obtaining his Membership in Restorative Dentistry he became a General Dental Council registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Jean-Jacques specialises in cosmetic work be it with implants, crowns and bridges, veneers or dentures.