Temporary Dental Implant Restoration in London

Missing teeth can be a cause of great discomfort, are considered visually unappealing, and can affect self-confidence.

As experts in implant dentistry, Marylebone Implant Centre understand the frustration of waiting months for newly-placed dental implants to fuse to the bone – so, this is where temporary tooth replacement options come in.

After all, the sooner you’re smiling your best smile, the better!

Who is Eligible for Temporary Tooth Replacement?

For patients seeking dental implants in London, there is an interim period of healing, where the implants must be left for approximately 3-6 months for the integration period.

During this time, a process called osseointegration occurs, allowing the implants to fuse permanently with the jawbone, forming new bone around the implant to anchor it in place. 

At this time, the patient may choose to wear a temporary restoration. These restorations vary in type, based on the circumstances of each patient, but generally come in three categories: 

  • Fixed – which are often supported by the remaining teeth, for example, a bridge or temporary crowns (best utilised for front-of-mouth treatment).
  • Immediately supported – generally by dental implants, as is the case with Teeth in a Day dental implants.
  • Removable – most often in the form of dentures. 

The right option for you will be discussed in detail between the implantologist and the patient at the initial consultation and will go on to form part of the agreed treatment plan – before treatment begins.

How long will I have temporary tooth implants?

For most patients, temporary tooth restorations will only be needed for around 3-6 months, until the dental implant screws have fused with the jawbone successfully and grown new bone around the insertion. 

For some patients, if they need staggered or multiple treatments, this timeline could change marginally – but this will be confirmed with your dentist when your treatment plan is created, so you are always in the loop. 

What do temporary implants feel like?

A common question from patients, many want to know what temporary implants or restorations feel like before they start treatment.

While it is difficult to give a general answer – as the sensation will differ significantly depending on the health and condition of the mouth and the type of temporary teeth utilised – we can assure that all restorations are designed to be durable and comfortable.
For more details, browse our informational table below:

Best Temporary Tooth Replacement

While you may have a preference for one temporary restoration type over another, the best temporary tooth replacement for you will be decided by a number of factors, including: 

  • How many missing teeth you have 
  • The position of the missing teeth 
  • Your final treatment plan 
  • Personal health circumstances 

All of which will be discussed with you as part of your consultation. If you have any questions or preferences, this is the ideal time to raise them, as your experienced dental practitioner will be able to explain there and then.

Can I eat and drink as normal with temporary dental implants?

For the period of time that you’re wearing your restoration, it may be necessary to tweak your normal diet slightly to remain comfortable and ease the transitionary period. 

Common changes can include: 

  • Enjoying softer foods rather than choosing crunchier options, for example, roasting carrots and apples instead of eating them raw.
  • Choosing foods that require less chewing, for example, swapping your sirloin steak for a slow-cooked or braised beef joint. 
  • Cutting larger or harder-to-bite options into bitesize pieces, including burgers and hot dogs. 
  • Selecting less sticky foods when you don’t have immediate access or time for thorough cleaning.
  • Picking options that won’t get stuck in your teeth, for example, wholemeal instead of seeded bread or crisps instead of popcorn. 

However, it is worth noting that once your dental implants are fitted, you should be able to enjoy all your old favourites again without limitation – so the changes will only ever be temporary!

Choose a dental implant temporary tooth with Marylebone Implant Centre

Here at MIC, our GDC-registered dentists have decades of experience fitting dental implant solutions for patients of all types.

As such, we pride ourselves on putting patients first, by providing the utmost care and transparency with patients before, after, and during treatment, and by giving clear and accessible treatment plans that include all fees and information on time scales. 

With no hidden costs.

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