Appointments

Dental implants

How to get an appointment

You can be referred to our service by your dentist. 

Your dentist will need to identify:

  • which teeth are missing
  • how and when they were lost
  • how the teeth have been replaced previously, and
  • why this treatment is no longer suitable

Your dentist will also need to confirm that your remaining teeth and gums are healthy and do not need treatment.

Changing your appointment

Phone: 020 7188 1816

Email: [email protected]

You can change or cancel your appointment up to 24 hours before your appointment date. Please give as much notice as possible so that we can offer cancelled appointments to other patients.

Before your appointment

Before your appointment, please read:

If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, we may discharge you from the service.

Please bring with you:

  • a list of medicines you're taking
  • any false teeth that you have used previously

During your first appointment

Your first appointment will be a consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options. It will last about 2 hours and may involve moving to different floors of our dental hospital.

You'll see a postgraduate student or a dentist training to be a specialist. A consultant will supervise them and will also examine you.

We'll ask about your medical and dental history, including your missing teeth. We'll check the condition of your remaining teeth and any false teeth you may have. You may need to have an X-ray of your teeth and jaws.

At the end of the appointment, we'll discuss a treatment plan with you. This may not involve treatment with dental implants. This treatment may not be provided at the dental hospital.  We may ask your dentist to carry out treatment.

If implants are considered the best option, we'll tell your dentist. Funding for dental implant treatment is not automatic. The consultant will apply for funding based on why they think implants would be the best option.

After your appointment

After your initial consultation, we'll write to your dentist with a summary of the consultation. We'll send you a copy of the letter.

If we need to apply for implant funding, you'll receive a letter after about 6 weeks to let you know if the application has been successful or not.

If the funding application is successful, we'll invite you to a further appointment to start treatment. If the funding application is not successful, you’ll return to your dentist to discuss treatment options.

Starting treatment

A dental implant happens in stages. Each stage might need several visits to your dentist at the hospital.

Read our information about dental implants and what to expect.

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

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