Replace missing teeth: implants, dentures and dental bridges
At Diamond House Dental practice we pride ourselves in offering all options to replace missing or failing teeth. We can offer a non biased summary of the advantages and disadvantage of each option which includes: Dental implants, Dentures and Dental Bridges.
Dental implants are a sophisticated and innovative long-term solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer a more functional, durable alternative to dental bridges and dentures and are suitable for replacing a lost single tooth, several teeth or all your teeth. An implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Implants improve your smile and give you back your self confidence. They also help prolong the life of your existing teeth by reducing pressure on them.
We have the advantage of all treatment being carried out by one person in one location. We work closely with a top specialised laboratory and have a close relationship with our implant manufacturers and suppliers Noble Biocare. Our implants come with a 10 year guarantee. Learn more about our practice guarantee policy.
If you decide to have treatment at Diamond House, we would like to show you what to expect at each stage of treatment. On the right side of this page is a Guide to Dental Implants to explain the stages of the process. This information is intended as a general guide as not all stages are always required and indeed, some cases may be substantially more complex. At all stages of the treatment, we will ensure that you understand exactly what is happening.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant has many benefits, especially over traditional treatments. An implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Implants improve your smile and give you back your self confidence. They also help prolong the life of your existing teeth by reducing pressure on them.
- Dental implants enable you to eat what you like. They feel and function just like your own teeth and you can eat food with confidence
- They are comfortable and look, feel and function just like your normal teeth. They are designed to blend in and match your natural teeth
- Many studies have shown that implants improve a person’s speech and can increase their confidence when speaking in public
- Implants act just like your natural teeth and are cleaned in the normal way with brushing and flossing
- By replacing missing teeth with implants, you are reducing the pressure on your remaining natural teeth
- one or more teeth can make you feel very self conscious, especially when smiling in public.
Restoring your smile with implants removes that embarrassment and boosts your self confidence.
Information: Dental implants are titanium replacement roots, which are placed directly into the jaw bone. Once the implant has integrated, a new crown/bridge or denture can be attached and the new tooth/teeth will function in a similar way to a natural tooth.
At Diamond House in Summertown, Oxford, dental implant procedures are performed by Amit Mohindra and Ioannis Vallis. Amit qualified at University of Birmingham 2002, after which he trained at Newcastle Dental Hospital as a senior house officer furthering his skills in different aspects of dental specialties, including oral surgery and restorative dentistry. Amit has achieved a MSc in Dental Implantology. Ioannis qualified in 2003 from Semmelweis University and has been involved with Dental implants since 2005. In 2010 he was awarded the degree of Master of Science in Implant Dentistry (MSc) from Warwick University Medical School.
Amit and Ioannis have attended and continues to attend numerous postgraduate training courses in Europe and America. Collectively they have placed and restored successfully over a thousand dental implants over the last decade in and around Oxford.
We have the advantage of all treatment being carried out by one person in one location. Dental implants are placed with the most up to date science and technology, including Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT). We work closely with a top specialised laboratory and have a close relationship with our implant manufacturers and suppliers Noble Biocare. Our Implants come with a 10 year guarantee (see our practice guarantee policy here).