Dental Implants

Your Guide to Tooth Replacement at Marylebone Implant Centre, London

Are your teeth damaged or missing

Do you find it hard to eat or enjoy a full and varied diet?

Are you avoiding socialising and smiling when out and about? 

If so, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you! 

Schedule a consultation with one of our implantologists today – we offer 0% finance and flexible payment plans for all dental implant treatments.

Dental Implants FAQs →

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is the name given to a tooth replacement treatment, made up of a two- or three-part structure. This includes the titanium plug that replaces the root of a damaged or extracted tooth, an abutment that connects the crown and the implant, and the crown or bridge, which acts as the visible part of the tooth.

Typically, Dental Implants Consist of Three Parts

An abutment and crown can be one piece in some cases – screw-retained crowns.

Are dental implants permanent?

All of us hope that our teeth will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

For patients with damaged, failing, or missing teeth, tooth implants can provide a long-term, permanent solution with a cosmetic result that alternative treatments cannot match

Dental implants also preserve the bone that supports the tooth, which naturally deteriorates if a tooth is lost. This can create weak jaws, affect speech, and make faces sink – making you look older than you really are.

How Many Dental Implants Can You Have?

There are multiple types of dental implants available at MIC, which means that no matter your personal circumstances, we are likely to have an option that can restore your bite and your smile. 

These treatment options are suitable for a variety of patients and each include a different number of dental implants:

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How Many Dental Implants Can Be Done At One Time?

The number of dental implants you need will depend entirely on the treatment type that suits you best.

But how many dental implants can be placed in one sitting?

Put simply, your experienced dental team can place as many dental implants in one sitting as required to restore function for the patient – provided that:

  • Individual patient needs and circumstances are taken into consideration
    If the patient has a dental phobia or other health concerns, it can be prudent to either fit all of the dental implants in one go or split the process into smaller sessions to ensure the patient’s health and well-being is maintained.
  • The patient is willing to undergo treatment for an extended period of time
    With all dental implants, the more you have placed, the longer the process will take. Similarly, before implant placement can go ahead, a period of preparation for your implantologist will need to occur, which will be followed by post-procedure check-ups. This will also require more time if more implants are placed.
  • The patient experiences no issue with prolonged anaesthetic use
    Unless specifically requested otherwise, patients receiving dental implants will undergo a light or conscious sedation, which allows them to experience the benefits of sedation while also remaining responsive.

If patients are sensitive to sedation, minimising sedative use can be beneficial.
No matter if you would rather get all of your dental implants at once or space out your treatment, your dental professionals at MIC will take into consideration all personal circumstances or preferences when completing your treatment plan – helping you to remain relaxed and calm during your treatment.

Who Needs Dental Implants?

After treating patients for many years, we understand that tooth loss can happen to anyone, for a wide range of reasons. 

There are a variety of reasons as to why dental implants may be required, including:

  • Tooth loss and resulting misalignment.
  • Dental defects from a genetic condition.
  • Complications arising from gum disease.
  • Failed previous dental treatments, including root canals and crowns.
  • Lifestyle and dietary factors, which includes smoking.
  • Excessive wear and tear.
  • Trauma resulting from an accident.
  • Tooth decay.

Although it can lead to feelings of embarrassment as well as pain and discomfort, it is important that patients seek an examination by a dental professional as soon as possible for broken or missing teeth, so the health of your mouth doesn’t deteriorate further. 

If your teeth are left, patients can experience very unpleasant complications, including:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Bleeding 
  • Lacerations and further injuries 
  • Tooth discolouration 
  • Tooth death
  • An increased chance of infection 
  • Inability to access a fresh, varied diet – which can lead to malnutrition

If you are currently living with broken, failing, or missing teeth, why not make an appointment to see our team today? 

Call us on 020 3285 6140 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll get you booked in as soon as we can. 

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth can impact people much more than they thought possible and it can affect every facet of your life. In addition to the obvious pain and discomfort that can accompany gap in the mouth, some patients find they become limited in what they can eat as they are unable to chew food properly – which can lead to malnutrition in the worst cases.

Similarly, it can also affect patients psychologically and emotionally, by making them feel unflattering as well as causing them to withdraw from social situations. 

Modern dental implants now make it possible to remove all of these consequences, by replacing teeth that have been lost or damaged permanently. Apart from the noticeable aesthetic improvement they provide by restoring the smile, this tooth replacement method also offers the following advantages:

  • Preservation of bone – if a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone naturally breaks down, which can lead to facial sagging and premature ageing.
  • Matched functionality the dental implant crowns are structurally very similar to that of natural teeth and are frequently mistaken for natural teeth.
  • Superior comfort – in comparison to alternative treatments such as dentures, this treatment provides much improved comfort and real-feel.
  • Complete stability – unlike removable options like dentures, dental implants fuse with the jawbone via osseointegration, giving complete stability and security once healed.
  • Cost-effective treatment – dental implants London offer excellent value for money because of how long-lasting the solution is.
  • Improved oral health – as the bite is restored, patients experience significant improvement in their overall dental health, which also helps dental implants last longer!

If you are currently living with broken, failing, or missing teeth, why not make an appointment to see our team today? 

Call us on 020 3285 6140 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll get you booked in as soon as we can. 

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

If you are currently looking online for the cost of dental implants, you might be wondering why pricing is so complex. 

The cost of dental implants can be based on a wide range of factors, including:

  • The type of dental implants you opt for 
  • Dental implant materials
  • The timeline of your treatment 
  • If you need preparatory treatment, such as sinus lifts and bone grafts

Here at Marylebone Implant Centre, we regularly update our clear and transparent pricing, putting patients in control of their treatment options and preferences. 

We also issue all patients with a fully itemised treatment price alongside their proposed treatment plan, which means there are no unpleasant surprises when you come to pay for your treatment.

Why are Dental Implants so Expensive UK?

It is an unfortunate fact that many people regard dental implants as expensive. 

Here at MIC, we acknowledge that dental implants are a considerable investment, but we encourage our patients to consider the price in perspective – considering both how long dental implants will last for if cared for properly and how this compares to alternative treatments. 

Depending on the extent of your tooth loss and your personal dental condition, you could find that dental implants are the most cost-effective option would bring the best benefits for you.

Dental Implant Costs and Financing

To find out if dental implants are the right treatment for you, why not attend a consultation with one of our expert dentists?

All of our consultations are completely no-obligation and give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental care.

In order to better serve our patients, we also offer 0% financing for most dental procedures, including dental implants.

With yearly checkups, good oral hygiene, and regular hygienist visits, your dental implants could last a lifetime; there is no expiration date on them.

Research is ongoing on patients whose implants were placed many years ago and are still fully functional today. At stages, new crowns may be necessary, but that does not always imply implant replacement.

It’s post-procedure care that determines whether implants last as long as they’re designed to. While supporting hygiene treatments are recommended by our implantologist, it is the patient’s responsibility to maintain good oral health.

Occasionally, certain conditions or medications can decrease implant longevity. In this case, you will need to schedule a yearly appointment with the implantologist to ensure the implants and surrounding bone are stable.

Teeth in a Day Protocol

Patients can have a temporary set of teeth placed on implants immediately after undergoing the initial implant procedure, known as ‘Teeth in a Day.’

Only the implantologist can remove your implant-supported teeth, which remain in the mouth until bone and implant integration. The healing process takes an average of 3-6 months, and the final restoration is subsequently fitted.

Due to the case-by-case nature of Teeth-in-a-Day, the concept cannot be applied to all patients. Patients’ bone volume and bite are among the factors that determine whether this treatment is possible. The implants must be highly stable at the moment of placement, therefore requiring sufficient bone density to support the temporary teeth.

Dental Implant Brands We Offer

The world has nearly 600 dental implant companies, but there are only a few that can support their claims with sufficient research.

Researchers at Straumann have completed extensive research in the field of implant dentistry, the results of which have been used by rival manufacturers to produce their implant parts.

At the Marylebone Implant Centre, we use Straumann implant systems for our dental implant treatments

More predictability and faster healing times with Straumann SLActive

Straumann scientists have examined ways to reduce the healing time after implant placement and improve the predictability of the outcome, without affecting the implant’s integration.
The result: Straumann SLActive, a revolutionary and clinically proven implant surface.

By accelerating the bone formation process at an early stage, this technology can reduce healing time by half, resulting in a more stable implant. As a result, clinically challenging situations are more predictably treated.

The high strength of Straumann Roxolid means less invasive treatment

A dental implant is anchored in the jaw bone just like a natural tooth. Bone augmentation is a well-established procedure in the event that the available bone is inadequate. You can, however, skip the bone augmentation step in certain circumstances – which your dentist must evaluate first.

Straumann has developed Roxolid, an innovative material for dental implants that offers even greater strength than titanium implants. In this context, stronger means the implant can withstand a greater amount of pressure.

Meet Dr Francisco Marques Dos Santos

Dr Francisco Marques Dos Santos is a specialist dental implant surgeon exclusively working on Oral Surgery, Bone Reconstruction, Dental Implants and Prosthodontics.

Dr Francisco has placed over 10,000 dental implants and over 4,000 bone grafts over the course of his career, his experience in a wide variety of implant cases including complicated cases is unrivaled, making him the perfect implant surgeon for nervous patients.

Having graduated from dental school at the ISCS Egas Moniz, Lisbon, Portugal. Dr Francisco Marques Dos Santos has completed a postgraduate course in fixed prosthodontics and CAD-CAM systems, completed the International Program In Advanced Implant Dentistry at New York University College Of Dentistry,  recieved a certificate in Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques and achieved a 3 Series Master Course in Aesthetic and functional rehabilitation, by Dr Mauro Fradeani.

Dr Santos

Why Choose MIC for Dental Implants?

There are many reasons patients choose Marylebone Implant Centre for dental implant treatment and the wider South East. We have an unrivalled reputation in dental implantology.

Our implantologists completed their full-time residencies at some of the most prestigious academic institutions around the world. They also undergo full-time professional development to keep up with the constantly changing standards of the dental industry.

In addition to lecturing in the UK, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, our practice’s director, Dr. Francisco Marques dos Santos, regularly presents internationally. A leading opinion leader in the UK for Implant Direct LLC, his expertise is “immediate implant placement in the aesthetic area.” A mentor to other clinicians, he gives seminars to other clinicians in this field of expertise.

As we offer full-time implant services, we are able to negotiate preferred rates with our suppliers and provide excellent prices without compromising on quality – lowing these costs for our clients.

Thanks to our experienced and knowledgeable management team, many of our patient enquiries can be handled over the phone or via email, even before patients attend a consultation. 

Similarly, we are always available for patients to ask questions or enquire about their treatment, no matter what stage they are at in their treatment timeline.

With our very high success rate, we exceed the accepted standards for dental implants. 

These impressive results are due in part to our thorough assessment of each patient at the beginning – by means of an interview, clinical exam, CT scan, and X-ray examination.

Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), MIC adheres strictly to their guidelines – as evidenced by our immaculate report. 

In order to maintain a safe environment for our patients, health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do.

Each patient is unique, so, treatment plans should be, too

Based on our comprehensive consultations, we can create personalised treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. These plans take into account each stage of treatment, the timeframe it takes, and the associated costs.

After your consultation, we provide you with a detailed cost estimate and payment plan to help you budget effectively for your treatment.

The best materials are used in our treatments – there is no other way to ensure success. The manufacturing partners we work with are the most established in the UK and internationally and are fully traceable.

Dental Implant FAQs

Following a brief chat and update on the patient’s medical history, the clinician will numb the area where the implants will be placed. Then, once they verify the area is completely numb, they proceed to gently open the gum where the implant will be placed and will use a sequence of silent surgical drills in order to create the ‘bed’ where the implant will be placed.

This is usually a quick procedure that simply causes some vibration and gentle pressure. There is no noise involved, unlike when a filling is done. The clinician will then proceed to place the dental implant in the bed previously created. A small healing cap is usually placed on top of the implant and a few dissolvable stitches are placed in order to close the gum around the implant.

A few x-rays will be taken along the procedure. At the end of the procedure, the clinician will cover aftercare instructions and provide pain-killing medication to the patient.

Dental implants are not required per se, but ultimately they will support a dental prosthesis, being a crown or a bridge, that will replace a missing tooth. On the other side, dental implants offer mechanical stimulation to the bone and prevent bone loss.

While they are completely integrated, providing that they are healthy and in an healthy environment, dental implants are not painful at all. During the process of implant placement there is no associated pain as the area is numb. Depending on the area and technique utilised, the days after the implant is placed it could give some discomfort that can be easily tackled with pain killers.

Patients considering dentures have a choice between a fixed and non-fixed alternative, called an implant-retained denture and removable dentures respectively. 

Removable dentures have no dental implants and require the use of temporary adhesives to create a bond between the denture and the jaw. 

Implant-retained dentures, however, use around 6 implants for the top jaw and between 2-4 for the bottom jaw – providing stability and improved function.

In such cases a bone graft may be needed in order to gain bone for the implant to be placed. In some cases the implant can be done simultaneously to the bone graft.

It could vary from one area of the mouth to another, and from one patient to another. The implant can be placed sometimes at the same time as the extraction, to those implants we call immediate implants, in some other cases we have to wait for 6 to 12 weeks to place the implant after the extraction is done.

Any patient from the age of 18 years, in good , or at least, stable, general health can have a dental implant procedure.

According to the Association of Dental Implantology, around 130,000 individual implants are placed each year in the UK – but as this is based on data from 2012, the true answer is likely to be much higher. 

This rapidly expanding field makes living comfortably with a complete bite, vastly improved function, and an even, natural smile a possibility for more people.


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Marylebone Implant Centre, Carrying a Special Interest in Implant Dentistry

At the Marylebone Implant Centre, we are considered to be a centre of excellence for dental implants. As part of our treatments, we use only the leading implant brands in tandem with the latest dental techniques and materials – all of which are clinically approved and tested regularly.

We pride ourselves on the utmost care & transparency with patients before, after and during treatment. Our treatment plans include all fees and information on time scales; there are no hidden dental implant costs London. Our clinicians are highly experienced and are all registered under the GDC.