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.