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Dental Implants in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Stunning, long lasting and natural looking

Benefit from the expertise of our highly rated and experienced implant dentists in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire who offer stunning implants at excellent prices.

Our highly skilled dental implant team is led by Dr Shajee Ali (GDC No. 69043), who has been at Harley House for over 20 years. Dr Ali is also Internationally trained with the big implant manufacturers such as Strauman, Osteocare Bicon and others. Dr Ali is also one of the few dentists in the country to hold a degree in Forensic Dentistry

Why choose dental implants?

If you have one or more missing teeth and you do not wish to have a conventional restoration (bridge or denture) then dental implants could be a solution.

Implants provide a very effective and aesthetically pleasing solution which will improve your smile and self-confidence.

A space resulting from a missing tooth could cause your remaining teeth to shift position to close the gap.

It could also result in shrinkage of the jawbone, which tends to make one appear older than you are.

Dental Implants: Information and Considerations

Before the best placement of the dental implant can occur, two important areas must be addressed, namely:

  • You the prospective patient must be well informed about our specific dental implant and have your questions answered as it relates to your unique situation and...
  • Your dentist must be well informed as to your present medical and dental condition to best determine if you are a good implant candidate or not

How much do dental implants cost?

To help keep this treatment as affordable as possible we ensure our dental implant prices are extremely competitive compared to other dentists around Borehamwood.

Until our dentists have reviewed your case it is impossible to give an accurate price due to the potential complexities involved.

To see our latest implant prices and special offers please see our fees guide.

We also offer 0% Credit (subject to status) to help split up the cost of this treatment over an agreed number of months.

What is a dental implant?

While numerous textbooks have been written concerning the history, types, shapes, insertion techniques. and efficacy of all sorts of dental implants.

As interesting as this may (or may not) be, for our purposes we will limit our information to a single, tapered and threaded, titanium "root" implant that is placed into a missing tooth site.

The crown or "tooth" part of the procedure will be placed at a later time when the bone has healed to the titanium man-made "root".

The system that we mainly use is a British system called Osteocare.

Why a dental implant?

There are three basic ways a tooth may be "replaced" to keep the dental arch intact:

1) a removable partial denture (RPD)

2) a non-removable partial denture (NRPD) or "bridge" where usually the two or more teeth adjacent to the missing tooth site must be ‘prepared’ to some degree

3) lastly the dental implant(s) that stand alone to replace the missing tooth or teeth and do not depend on adjacent teeth for support.

What is insufficient bone?

When a tooth has been missing for some time the healing of the socket usually includes a “shrinking” of the bone. This shrinkage may be of a magnitude that won’t allow a titanium root to be placed and still have enough bone around it to secure healing.

However, now we can have types of bone added to the bone site to give us the necessary bulk needed. This is called augmentation.

Sometimes vital structures may be too close to the proposed implant site to allow for placement.

The density of the bone may be insufficient to allow for good healing.

All of these factors will be taken into consideration when your dentist evaluates you for sufficient site bone.

Are there risks associated with a dental implant?

Yes. Statistically one in twenty (1 in 20) implants will fail when the surrounding bone will not heal to the titanium “root”.

When this happens the “root” must be removed allowing the “socket” to heal. Dental articles report cases where there is a temporary or permanent loss of nerve sensation following implant placement.

This results in a numb feeling, but does not result in a sagging of the face because motor nerves are never affected.

How long will implants last?

This is a question no one can answer. Some implants have been functioning well for twenty years or more but this is not an average as so many factors come into play including; changing health conditions, genetic predisposition, detrimental habits, improper oral hygiene, etc.

It is comforting to know that if the implant does become unstable for whatever reason, that only it and not other teeth that it is “affixed” to are also jeopardised, because it stands alone.

Other frequently asked questions include...

Dental implant review via Google my Business

'Ash sorted my dental implant. He explained everything very clearly every step of the way. He was courteous and professional.

Tooth is great. Looks exactly like one of my own and I have had no problems with it.

Recommended. Thanks Ash.'

- Dolly J -


If you have decided that you want to be considered as an implant candidate, then please contact one of our receptionists at the practice on 0208 953 3827. They will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.

If you have any questions not covered in this monograph. please make a note and feel free to ask any questions that you wish.

Patient satisfaction is very important to us

For more information on Dental Implants call 0208 953 3827 or fill in the form below.

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