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Am I Likely To Be Accepted For Dental Implant Treatment?

With so much conflicting information available on the internet concerning dental implants there’s every chance that you’re unsure as to whether or not implants are the right choice for you and, in fact, whether you would even be considered a suitable candidate. If you’re considering dental implants in Richmond, then at Sheen Dental we’re pleased to offer a free initial consultation whereby we’ll conduct a thorough oral examination to determine if you are indeed suitable. It also gives you the chance to have a look at our clinic and meet the dental implant team which is headed up by Dr Harmit Kalsi.

Dental Implants Richmond

Many adults have missing teeth but few of them realise that the effects can be quite harmful. Missing teeth can certainly impact on your smile and make you feel self conscious. It can even have an effect on how others perceive you. However, what’s of even more concern is that ignoring the problem of missing teeth can cause your other teeth to shift position, lead to gum and bone deterioration, and also cause your face shape to alter by producing hollows which give a sunken look that can make you look years older. Replacing a tooth early on, rather than waiting, can save you considerable expense and more extensive surgery, in years to come. Many people consider dental implants to be a worthwhile investment in their overall health.

So getting back to the original question of suitability for a dental implant in Richmond. Many factors play their part in the success of an implant, and things that Dr. Kalsi will look for during the consultation will be:

  • Sufficient bone – dental implants rely on fusing successfully with the existing bone to guarantee a firm platform to support them. If your bone depth and width is not sufficient you may be turned down. However there is a good chance that you may be offered a bone graft first prior to placing the implants. Sometimes mini implants are suitable for people with insufficient bone depth or width to place an implant.

  • Commitment to good oral health – A mouth needs to be as healthy as possible before even contemplating fitting a dental implant and that means healthy gums and a commitment to regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits.

  • Good overall health – As dental implants involve a surgical procedure it’s very important that a person is in good health. Patients who smoke, are heavy drinkers, or have diabetes are often turned down because these factors are known to lower the levels of oral hygiene and increase the risk of dental implant failure. It’s best to mention any medication that you’re taking or any previous illnesses to help the doctor reach an accurate assessment.

Here at Sheen Dental we’ve been fitting dental implants in Richmond with great success for many years and this is due to our extensive knowledge and dental skills. Thorough oral examinations, X-rays, CT scans and a discussion of your full medical history are just a few of the procedures we have in place to determine whether you are likely to be a suitable candidate for a successful dental implant. To find out more or to book an initial consultation call us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at We look forward to welcoming you to Sheen Dental.


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