Dental Implants in Wimbledon


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If you are feeling self conscious from one or several missing teeth, then dental implants may be the answer. Quickly becoming the most beneficial and effective way to replace missing teeth, dental implants are a great way of replacing a missing tooth or several teeth, to improve your confidence and over all dental health.

Dental implants can be used to support one or more false teeth. The dental implants involve a tiny titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone and replaces the root of a tooth. Then a crown is placed over this to replace your natural tooth/ teeth crown.

Over time the bone grows around the screw and is encouraged to bond with the titanium, helping to secure a stable tooth root for the false tooth, meaning the dental implants can withstand the same moving mechanisms as your real teeth.

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The procedure

The implant procedure routinely involves 2 stages

  1. Surgical stage

    Local anaesthetic is used to help numb any pain they may be inflicted in your mouth and on your gums.

    Mr Aakshay Gulati will then begin by making a small incision into your gum and then drilling a small hole into your jawbone, this will be where the implant is fitted into, which acts as the supporting structure for the artificial tooth.

    If there is a lack of bone at the implant site a bone graft may be required. Mr Aakshay Gulati with his extensive surgical background is ideally placed to advise you about the various options available in this situation.

  2. Restorative stage

    Once the implant has successfully integrated with your bone, it is then ready for the crown/artificial tooth to be placed. This stage is performed by the dentist and requires an impression of your gums to be taken and a custom made crown/bridge can then be fitted. During the interim period, a temporary restoration to fill the gap can be provided.

    During your consultation Mr Aakshay Gulati will give you a thorough guideline of what to expect during your procedure, depending on an individual assessment of the condition of your teeth.


Side Effects

Having dental implants fitted is a perfectly safe procedure with minimal side effects as a result. There are a few common side effects which may occur but are temporary. These may include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort

These can all be resolved with pain killers to help reduce the amount of pain you may be experiencing. Mr Aakshay Gulati will be able to talk you through any side effects you may experience during your consultation.

The side effects can vary for each case depending on the complexity and Mr Aakshay Gulati will be happy to go through these with you in detail during your consultation.



After tooth surgery, the area can be very sore and sensitive. Here are some after-care tips to help ensure your wounds heals in the safest and most hygienic way, helping to reduce any post treatment pain:

  • Aim to keep the gauze pad on the affected area for at least half an hour, after this time this should be removed.
  • Avoid touching the area or mouth rinsing for the first 24 hours after the procedure as this could encourage bleeding in that area.
  • Avoid vigorous sporting activity during the first 24 hours after the procedure
  • Avoid consumption of hot fluids for the first 24 hours as this may encourage bleeding
  • Use ice packs to help minimise and visible signs of swelling on the sides of your cheeks.
  • Avoid drinking from straws as this may irritate the wound
  • Only resume routine daily activities when you feel comfortable doing so
  • Try to avoid hard foods and stick to foods that are softer and easier to chew
  • Be careful when brushing teeth around the surgical area
  • Use warm saline mouthwashes / antiseptic mouthwashes from the following day to bathe the area on a regular basis for approximately 2 weeks to aid healing
  • Avoid smoking

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Mr Aakshay Gulati for dental implants then contact us to book in to discuss this further.

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