Sheen Dental Implants

The Sheen Dental Implants process

If you have gappy teeth, and you are looking for something more permanent that can help with this, then Sheen Dental Implants Richmond provides the treatment for you. It consists of your tooth being replaced by a porcelain crown that is attached to an implant post inserted into your jawbone. It’s great for our patients to know they can receive the implants and feel better about how their smile looks, whilst also improving their oral health at the same time. If you feel nervous about getting this treatment, then we can offer sedation options for you to help you feel more comfortable.


The experienced team will take great care of you whilst going through the dental implant process and ensure that you are comfortable with the treatment, in order to reap its many benefits.

How does it all work?

When you have this treatment, you will firstly have a consultation meeting with us. This appointment is vital in ensuring that you are eligible for the treatment, and it allows you to discuss the process with us. We will examine your teeth, as well as take scans such as X-rays to identify if you have enough bone left in the area to support the implant. This is a very important step, as you need to have enough bone to be able to support the implant post.

If all goes well and you are eligible, you will then usually have 2 further appointments with us to complete the process. Your first appointment will involve us inserting the implant post into your jawbone, which will hold your new teeth in place. This is done by us opening up the gum in the chosen area to expose the jawbone underneath and insert the implant post into it. We will then close the area back up and leave it to heal for a few months. This healing process is an important part of the Sheen Dental Implants Richmond process, as it allows time for your bone to fuse to the post. This fusion is what will create the durable foundation for your new tooth.

Once the area has healed and the bone has fused, this is when you will come back for a second appointment so we can attach the crown. The crown is the piece that will look like your natural tooth, and this is when you will really see what difference a dental implant can make. You can decide whether to have a removable or permanent crown, both being very durable and effective.

The advantages

When you have the Sheen Dental Implants Richmond treatment with us, you will see the many great benefits that come along with the process. The first being how diverse it is, meaning that it can be done for a single tooth, or multiple teeth. This is great as it allows us to cater for more of our patients who are looking for an improved smile.

The aesthetics of a dental implant is one of the main benefits that our patients love. By using a porcelain crown, it means that it can be shaped and coloured to match your other teeth, ensuring that no one else will know you have had implants in the first place.

The durability of these implants is another thing that our patients enjoy. With the right care, they can last for up to 20 years, which is amazing considering that you usually only need 3 appointments with us. This durability comes down to the fact that the implant post is fused to your bone, mixed with the porcelain material used. Porcelain is a hardy material, which is also stain resistant and this really helps in the maintenance of your implant.

Create results as well as smiles at Sheen Dental Implants

Here at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond we pride ourselves on our professional, friendly and straightforward approach to restoring your smile. Whether it’s one tooth or twenty that you wish to replace, our dedicated dental professionals will ensure that you have the right support from the moment you walk into our practice. Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem as well as prevent you from doing everyday things such as eating and talking with ease. Implants eradicate these issues by offering a permanent fixture that does not come loose randomly or get stuck whilst you are enjoying your favourite chewy foods. If you feel that implants could benefit your smile then book a consultation appointment with us today. You can book an appointment at a time that is convenient to you through our website or over the phone if you would prefer to speak to a member of our team.  


How do implants work?

After your initial free consultation at our practice at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, you will have two more appointments with us to complete your smile. This can of course vary between patients, depending on their own unique circumstances. At the first appointment you will have a titanium screw, or multiple if you are having several teeth replaced, inserted into your jawbone. This will need to be left to heal for several weeks, but afterwards will provide a suitable support for your new tooth – or teeth – to screw on to. Whilst one implant is required to support a singular tooth replacement you will not usually need one implant per tooth when you are having multiple teeth replaced as they are capable of supporting more than one tooth. An entire set of teeth can be replaced with as little as four implants in some cases.

After your mouth has healed your implants will be ready to have your new teeth attached to them. What type of fixture you have will be decided by one of dental professionals and explained to you at your first appointment. A crown is commonly used to replace a singular tooth that has fallen out, whilst a bridge is attached to implants to replace several teeth in a row or missing teeth on either side of an original tooth. The half dentures and full dentures are used to replace a higher number of teeth. This can sometimes be a whole mouthful of teeth, or just the upper or lower set.

Durable and effortless

Once you have had implants fitted with us at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond we will ensure that you know how to take care of them properly too. Similar to your original teeth, you will need to make sure that you brush your new teeth properly twice a day. Your dental practitioner will explain how to do this and advise you on what types of brushes to use. Unlike dentures implants remain in your mouth permanently and they are extremely durable, lasting for up to ten years or more when they are taken care of. However, if you neglect to clean them properly they will suffer from a build-up of plaque and will need to be replaced sooner.

Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond

In recent years, the dental industry has seen improvement in technologies and procedures that have led to more treatment options being made available to the public. Sheen Dental Implants Richmond makes sure that our clients can take full advantage by receiving modern treatment options, targeted to meet the individual needs of the client.


If you are looking for a permanent solution to having to use a dental prosthesis, then implants could be the perfect solution for you. Sheen Dental Implants Richmond are happy for you to contact us to book an appointment to discuss your needs and look at your options.

When are dental implants used?

If you lose a tooth you may start to feel self-conscious, especially if you lose a tooth at the front of the mouth. You may also feel like there is some weakening in the area where the tooth used to be, the strength may be affected in the teeth around the area.

Using a dental implant will help to build strength back into the area and recreate the appearance you once had, making you feel less conscious of the loss.

Dental implants can also be used in cases of multiple teeth loss, instead of the more traditional bridge. This again will help to strengthen the teeth and jawline of the client, as well as recreating the natural look of the client’s teeth.

Can dental implants replace dentures?

We have known for a long time that dentures are not a perfect solution for those who have lost all their teeth. Many denture wearers report difficulties ranging from movement in the mouth to not being able to eat some of the foods they would like.

The cleaning routine needed for dentures also is something that we hear concerns about, many people find it hard to get used to after years of brushing or using other commonly used cleaning techniques.

Using dental implants instead of dentures gives the client a firm solution to many of the problems associated with dentures.  They are permanently fixed in place, once fitted the wearer should not experience any movement.

These implants are also extraordinarily strong and long-lasting, once fitted they should last you almost a lifetime if you care for them correctly. Dental implants are normally cared for in the same way you would care for natural teeth, brushing and flossing along with other common techniques.

With implants you can take back control of the foods you eat, this gives you back the freedom to eat those foods you may have struggled with when wearing dentures.

Many people report feeling self-conscious if they smile when wearing dentures, they feel people can tell that they are not natural teeth. Dental implants, once fitted, look just like your natural teeth, you can smile like you always did, knowing people will think you have a beautiful set of teeth.

If you are interested in finding out more, Sheen Dental Implants Richmond are ready to offer you accurate professional advice, tailored to suit your needs.  We are always friendly and approachable, we are here to help.

May we extend to you a very warm welcome to our practice in Richmond. We take great pride in the quality of our dentistry and want to make your visits a pleasant experience. Our philosophy is to offer a relaxed and friendly service in comfortable surroundings. At Sheen Dental, we strive to rise above common perception; to create a place where dentistry is far more relaxing and pleasant.

The benefits of dental implants in Richmond

Your smile should be something you are proud to share with others, but when you have missing teeth, it can be anything but this. Having strong, healthy teeth is something we can take for granted, but once we lose a tooth, either through an accident or injury, or due to poor health, the cumulative devastating impacts can be far-reaching.


Thankfully, Sheen Dental implants Richmond offers a long lasting and durable solution to your missing teeth. We often recommend this treatment because of its many benefits and minimal disadvantages, although there are other solutions made available for those people who are unable to have this procedure.

Who cannot have this procedure?

Those people who have chronic health issues may find that they will be not suitable for this treatment, either because their healing abilities are compromised, their gum or bone is not as healthy as it could be, or for other factors that will be discussed by a professional. There is no upper age limit to this treatment, so as long as you are relatively healthy for your age, we believe you can be one of the 98% of individuals who enjoy successful Sheen Dental implants Richmond.

What does the treatment plan look like?

It begins with a scan which helps us to identify the extent of your situation and if we need to apply any prior treatment before the implants are placed in the mouth. The scan also enables us to digitally pinpoint the precise location of any Sheen Dental implants Richmond in order to maximise comfort as well as reduce healing time.

We will quickly be able to see whether this treatment is suitable for you and whether you have enough jawbone in order to move forward with the procedure. Some people who have had missing teeth for a long time, who wear dentures and have found them to be slipping or moving in their mouth will find that their jawbone has receded, possibly to the point where a bone graft will need to be done in order to move forward with replacing teeth in this semi-permanent fashion.

Jawbone recession is a natural occurrence which happens when teeth are no longer stimulating the jaw and as a result, limited cell production occurs.

If we find that your jawbone has receded significantly, you will not have enough natural jawbone for us to move forward with the treatment. We can combat this and provide you with an option of a sinus lift or bone graft, placing synthetic, animal or human bone in your jaw and strengthening this area enough so that a titanium implant can be placed to support your teeth.

As you can see, there are many solutions available to our patients. We approach every  situation with fresh eyes, offering a bespoke solution that is supported through years of experience and knowledge in this style of treatment.

If you are ready to have a fully functional smile again and wish to enjoy a full set of usable teeth, then get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Replacing all your missing teeth with Sheen Dental implants in Richmond

Our dental health may not always be at the forefront of our minds, but it is something very important. Many of us may be guilty of taking our teeth for granted to some extent, and this is to be expected. After all, we use our teeth so often every day for eating, chewing and talking that it is easy to forget how we are lucky to have a set of functioning, healthy teeth. Furthermore, given how often we use them, it can be difficult to imagine what life would be like if any of our teeth were damaged.

Losing a tooth can make many of the previously mentioned activities such as eating significantly more painful. As well as this, losing a prominent tooth can have a profoundly negative effect on the overall cosmetic appearance of a person’s mouth and smile. This leads to many people feeling a great deal of insecurity when smiling with a missing tooth. While a missing tooth can occur for a number of different reasons, such as tooth decay or having an accident of some sort, it is also possible to lose some or even all of our teeth, especially as we get older. Losing all of your teeth or losing an entire row of teeth (be it upper or lower) exacerbates the problems relating to eating, chewing and talking from losing a single tooth.

No matter how many teeth any of us may have lost though, it is comforting to know that there is a reliable solution to lost or missing teeth. By getting Sheen Dental implants in Richmond, you can get a fixed and solid base for new artificial teeth to replace any and all missing ones. This raises the question, what exactly are Sheen Dental implants in Richmond? And what does it feel like to get them? Before we answer these questions though, we need to think about how we can get Sheen Dental implants in Richmond, and which dental practice we should entrust to perform this treatment for us.

lmplants can be quite a precise and delicate treatment to administer, and it requires the skilled hands of a good dentist to perform it. This is why we are recommending Sheen Dental as the place to go to perform your implant procedure. At Sheen Dental, we pride ourselves on how our implants provide our patients with optimum results. Our track record of delivering excellent dental implants is thanks to our team of experienced implant dentists. They use top quality materials and dental technology to ensure that our patients always leave our practice feeling satisfied.

More information about this treatment

The best way to find out about oral implants is by having a chat with one of our dentists, but to briefly summarise, this treatment uses a set of small metallic screws that are implanted into the jaw, upon which dentures and bridges can be permanently fitted. These screws provide a firm base, and a full, permanent denture can be fit in a patient’s mouth with as few as two screws while a bridge can be fit on four to six implants. For some patients with many missing teeth, it may be necessary to have some bone grafting or a sinus lift performed before having this treatment. After this though, patients can enjoy the benefits of this treatment and receive their implants.

Have some questions about dental implants? Your top 5 FAQs answered by Sheen Dental

When you lose a tooth, it can be a very distressing experience.

Regardless of your age, the cause of the loss or even the condition of your other teeth, the loss of a tooth or teeth can result in you feeling less than confident when you smile, which frankly, is not good.


While there is always the option to have dentures or bridges fitted, many people find that these prosthetic options often cause issues in relation to movement, stability and comfort. Even with dental adhesive, dentures are prone to moving, causing sore spots to form along the gum line. And, of course, fitted bridges can put additional pressure on any natural surrounding teeth, potentially causing them to crack.

So, what can you do? Luckily, there is a way to overcome tooth loss without the concern of sore gums, movement or discomfort.

When you visit our team at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond for a solution to missing teeth, our team may recommend oral implants. Secure, practically permanent along with looking natural, oral implants are taking the place of dentures when it comes to concealing gaps in the teeth. Once fitted, they can last for years and, unlike dentures, you are not going to forget where you put them! Top marks on all counts!

Have some questions about oral implants? Of course, you do! Here, our team at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond answers your top 5 FAQs.

What happens during the fitting?

The fitting of oral implants at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond is divided into 2 segments.

If you are deemed suitable, we will fit the implants to your jaw, which involves a bit of drilling and some very delicate precision. Once placed, your gums line will be sewn up with temporary stitches and you will need to wait for 3-6 months for the next step.

Once fused to your jawbone, our team will then place a crown (false tooth) on top of your implant, completing the treatment.

How long does the healing process take?

After the initial placing of the implant, the healing process can take up to a month.

Your gums have to heal and after an implant fitting, that can take a little while depending on your body’s ability to heal itself!

Does having implants fitted hurt?

Our team will always ensure that your gums are numbed before beginning the fitting of an implant. You may notice a feeling of minor bruising and soreness around the implant site; this is normal and should be controllable with over the counter painkillers. If it isn’t, seek medical advice immediately.

Can anyone have them?

If you have good oral health, have sufficient jawbone and are over the age of 18, then you are probably suitable for implants. If you have dental issues or have damage to your jaw, our team will be able to suggest a suitable alternative.

Will it be expensive?

When you come to Sheen Dental for implants, you may be suitable for one of our financing options, to help spread the cost. Just ask our team for more information.

I have gaps in my teeth

Tooth loss is a common ailment that many people have and this can be something that they struggle with, as tooth loss can cause mental and physical problems. People can become unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Do you find yourself constantly worrying about the appearance of your smile? Do you not like smiling in pictures or do you worry about how your teeth may look when you laugh? If this is the case you might benefit from this treatment. The loss of teeth can also lead to physical problems such as compromising the structure of the mouth and other issues such as decay. This article will discuss what dental implants are, how the implants are fitted, what patients could consider this treatment and what your next steps should be.


What are dental implants?

Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond could be a good fit for you if you have a missing tooth or indeed, missing teeth. These implants allow crowns, bridges and dentures to be fitted in the mouth on a stable structure to improve the appearance and overall health of your smile. Dental implants are a long term investment into your health  and can last a long time provided they are properly cared for. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that these implants are a good fit for you as well as how to properly take care of them.

How are they fitted?

Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond are fitted in two stages. The first involves placing the implant at the jaw and allowing it considerable time to yield to the bone and heal. This implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the gap left behind by the tooth you lost. A crown, a bridge or denture can then be built onto the implant to give the look of the natural smile. These teeth will look, act and feel like the tooth that you lost allowing you to have the confidence in your smile again.

Would this treatment work for me?

Many different people could be a good candidate for Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond. Patients who have a singular missing tooth, several missing teeth or who have unfortunately lost all of their teeth could be a good fit for this treatment. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that this treatment is the correct one for you and ensure that you know how to best look after your new smile. Your dentist will ensure that you understand how to best care for your teeth both during and after the treatment. Your dentist will take the time to get to know you to ensure that you get the most out of your treatment here with us.

What should I do next?

Firstly, you should consider getting in contact with us here at Sheen Dental so we can begin to organise how to best meet your needs and begin your journey to a brighter, stronger and healthier looking smile. We look forward to working with you.

Why should I choose Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond for my dental implants?

It is important for optimal results and for ultimate patient satisfaction, that patients be very careful in their selection of dental care providers. At Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond our highly experienced implant dentist will first carry out a complete and comprehensive assessment of your dental health to ensure you make a good candidate for the procedure. It is an ethical responsibility of an implant dentist to inquire about the overall physical and medical history of a patient, as this will have long-term ramifications for the longevity of the artificial tooth replacement implant.


It is not just the experience of our implant dentist, at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, that makes us a good choice for any patient considering artificial tooth replacement implants as a permanent alternative to replace a lost tooth. We believe we offer a higher level of quality dental care, from the consultation and the various types of artificial tooth replacement implants we offer to the numerous implant techniques our implant dentist can perform.

 What patients can expect from Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond

We will conduct a comprehensive consultation appointment

Patients should be prepared to undergo a thorough oral assessment to determine suitability for implants. In addition to completing a questionnaire about your medical history, our implant dentist may need to have X-rays, digital photographs and impressions taken of your mouth.

We will prepare a customised treatment plan

To ensure our patients make the best decisions for their dental health, our implant dentist will provide you with a detailed written treatment plan with all suitable options and related costs. Once a patient has decided on his or her individualised plan and depending on the preparation work needed which has to be done first (deep cleaning, bone graft or treating gum disease), thereafter the implant dentist can proceed with the implant placement procedure.

We accommodate the needs of patients suffering from dental anxiety

At Sheen Dental Implants we are very mindful of the fact that some patients are nervous about invasive surgical procedures which is why we have introduced sedation dentistry for procedures which may cause some level of discomfort to our patients. We encourage any patient who is feeling particularly anxious about the implantation procedure to speak to us, so that we may find suitable techniques to help with relaxation.

We offer a full dental implant service menu

Some patients may need just a single missing tooth replaced while others may need a whole set of teeth, which is why our implant dentist can perform different types of dental implants; for a single tooth, multiple teeth and a full set of teeth.

We work to find suitable solutions for our patients

Patients with more than one missing tooth and who wear dentures may want to consider same day teeth – a dental implant technique used in the placement of four to six implants with the placing of abutments done on the same day, but with the artificial teeth only fitted after integration and healing. The top priority of our implant dentist at Sheen Dental Implants is to ensure that our patients are happy and comfortable with their implant results.

What do you need to know about dental implants?

One missing tooth can change your appearance entirely, making you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Thankfully, there are means to replace absent teeth with a natural-looking prosthesis in the form of Sheen Dental implants in Richmond.


Our practice, Sheen Dental comprise tooth implant specialists who’ve made enviable smiles in Richmond possible for several years. In this article, we’ll shed light on the groundbreaking procedure.

What is a Sheen Dental implant in Richmond?

You should know the basics about teeth implants if you’re seriously considering having the procedure. So here’s the scoop on this impressive device!

  • Implants comprise three pieces that play essential roles for teeth restoration

The main component is a tiny screw made of titanium that our implant dentist drills into the bone underneath the missing teeth, which we leave to heal naturally, relying on a biological process called osseointegration. Osseointegration, which takes place over several weeks, successfully occurs when the metal mesh binds with your surrounding tissue. The only way to successfully remove this piece, once it’s firmly anchored into the bone, is by a tool-wielding professional.

The second part of an implant is the connector piece otherwise known as the abutment. The abutment links together the screw and your custom-fabricated crown, which is the visible part of your brand-new pearly white.

Lastly, we connect the crown to the abutment, which is made from durable materials. The tooth-coloured crown not only looks identical to your regular teeth, but can also be used to chew and bite down on food without cracking or breaking.

Why would I choose Sheen Dental implants in Richmond over traditional bridges or dentures?

We’ll be honest with you; some of our patients find the cost of tooth implants exceeds their budget. However, while comparing the price of different prostheses, it’s essential to look at the bigger picture because the benefits of implants complement the price.

Implants should be regarded as a lifelong investment that boasts the following qualities:

  • A reliable device that remains securely in place as you eat, chew and talk. Say goodbye to embarrassing moments caused by faulty appliances that shift out of place!
  • A device that doesn’t compromise the integrity of other neighbouring teeth for support but stands on its own.
  • A device that isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but contributes positively toward your oral health by regenerating your lost jawbone through stimulation.
  • A low-maintenance device that doesn’t need to be removed from your mouth for regular cleaning. However, be sure to brush and floss well, because gingivitis can attack your gums which can negatively impact your tooth implant.
  • A device that can last a very long time if it’s well looked after.

I’ve heard enough, sign me up!

Unfortunately, getting an implant isn’t as straightforward as deciding you want one and being assigned a date for the surgical procedure. You need to be deemed healthy enough for surgery, which means healthy gums, sufficient jawbone and a disease-free mouth generally. Some repair work might be necessary before you’re granted a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, however, specific medical conditions might rule you out completely. Provide our dentist with a full list of health issues during your initial consultation so that we can assess whether you’re viable for implants.

The pros and cons of Sheen dental implants in Richmond

Sheen dental implants in Richmond are a long-lasting and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. This method is favoured by many of our patients and involves attaching screws into the jawbone and covering them with colour-matched artificial teeth. Sheen dental implants in Richmond are one of our most reliable procedures but as with any form of treatment, they may not be right for you. If you would like to learn more about whether our Sheen dental implants in Richmond are the solution for you, read our list of pros and cons and contact us for a consultation.


They are aesthetically pleasing

A lot of people opt for dental implants because they look, feel, and act like real teeth. Crowns or dentures placed on top of the implant are matched with the colour of your natural teeth, making it difficult to distinguish between natural and artificial teeth.

They are durable

Implants are inserted directly into the jaw and then left for around six months to attach to the bone. This creates a very strong and durable bond that can be as robust as natural teeth. If well looked after, dental implants can last up to twenty years depending on whether they are permanent or semi-permanent.

They preserve the jawbone

When a tooth falls out, the bone structure that was supporting it can start to disintegrate by transferring nutrients to other parts of the body. And if several teeth are lost, this can massively compromise the structure of the whole face and jawbone. Dental implants mimic a natural tooth root and therefore encourage the jawbone to produce nutrients as it would a real tooth.

They function well

Lost teeth can affect chewing and speech. Speech can become more slurred and chewing can become very difficult, which is why dental implants are sometimes recommended because they can restore proper speech and chewing.

They are easy to clean

Dental implants can be looked after the same way as natural teeth. They can withstand regular brushing and flossing and do not need to be removed before this takes place.

They can be costly

Dental implants are one of the most cost-effective and reliable ways to replace missing teeth but because of this, they can be costly. They tend to be a little more expensive than the likes of dentures but they are usually preferred by most patients.

They can take a while to fit

It is important for the implants to fuse with the jawbone and this process, known as osseointegration can take anything up to six months. The healing process can be lengthy but once healed, they can last for decades.

They are not suitable for everyone

In order to fit implants, a sufficient amount of healthy bone is needed. Patients who lack this will not be suitable for this procedure. Similarly, patients with osteoporosis or diabetes will also not be eligible for them.

It does involve surgery

Due to the nature of the procedure, fitting dental implants does require surgery which can be scary and daunting. As with any surgical procedure, complications may arise, including swelling, nerve injury, sinus injuries, and pain and teeth sensitivity but these potential side-effects are uncommon and can usually be managed.