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An Insight to Dental Implants: What Should I Expect?

The thought of getting dental implants can seem daunting

It’s relatively normal for patients to be anxious before receiving dental implants.

How much do they cost? Does the procedure hurt? How long do they last?

We cover in detail what is to be expected before undergoing implant treatment and how much you should be paying!

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

As with any dental or medical procedure, dental implants have a compromised success rate in some patients.

Some reasons to exclude dental implants as a treatment option are:

  • Insufficient bone structure
  • Vital anatomical structure near the implant site
  • Still-growing face and mouth

Certain health conditions like diabetes, chronic sinus issues, and osteoporosis can interfere with the integration of bone into the implant.

a suitable patient ready for dental implants

How much are dental implants?

Depending on the reliability and experience of the dental practice, treatment can vary in cost.

Whether you receive single, multiple, or special implants they can all differ in price.

With thousands of practices around town, finding the best dental implant cost in London can be a hard task – we’ve taken time to research and we found that Maida Smiles in London, are one of the best around!

With some of the top dentists London has to offer, they are a no-brainer!

Is the procedure uncomfortable?

Dental implant surgeries are typically performed under local anesthesia.

As a result, patients may experience some post-operative swelling and residual discomfort, which can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.

pain-free dental implant treatment

How long does the dental implant process take?

The dental implant process can take anywhere from 3 to 9 months, from evaluation to fitting the crown.

Candidates for implant dentistry should understand that dental treatment can take some time as we wait for the implant to bond successfully with the bone in the jaw.


patient with new dental implants

Can I get a dental implant immediately after an extraction?

Dentists typically wait three months after extracting a tooth before placing an implant (for healing purposes).

However, single-tooth immediate implants are an option for some patients, usually when the tooth is lost by trauma, teeth with root canal failure and teeth that are condemned due to fracture.

The procedure is only recommended for patients with suitable bone quality to ensure proper integration of the implant with your bone and a beautiful smile.