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The decision to get dental implants is a significant step towards restoring your smile and dental functionality. However, many patients wonder if they will be without teeth during the implant process. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the dental implant process, focusing on whether you’ll have to go without teeth at any point.

The Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process typically involves several stages, each crucial for the success of the treatment:

  1. Initial Consultation: The process begins with an initial consultation with your implant dentist. During this appointment, your dentist will assess your oral health, take X-rays, and discuss your treatment plan. They will determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
  2. Implant Placement: If you are eligible for dental implants, the next step is implant placement. This involves surgically inserting the implant into the jawbone. Local anesthesia ensures you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
  3. Healing and Osseointegration: After implant placement, a healing period is essential. During this time, the implant fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. It provides a stable foundation for the future restoration.
  4. Abutment Placement: Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment connects the implant to the final crown and serves as a connector.
  5. Customised Restoration: Finally, a customised crown is fabricated to match your natural teeth. This crown is attached to the abutment, completing the dental implant process.

Will I be without teeth during the implant process Will I Be Without Teeth?

One of the most common concerns among patients considering dental implants is whether they will be without teeth during the process. The answer depends on various factors, including your individual case and treatment plan.

In many cases, patients are not left without teeth. Temporary solutions, such as removable dentures or temporary crowns, can be provided during the healing and restoration phases. These options ensure you maintain your appearance and dental function while waiting for your permanent crown. They serve as placeholders until your permanent crown is ready for placement. They are designed to look and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence during the implant process.

Why Choose DS Dental Studio for Dental Implants?

At DS Dental Studio, dental excellence and unparalleled patient care is our top priority! Our Dental Implants treatment is a game-changer, providing a durable, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They not only restore the aesthetics of your smile but also improve your ability to eat and speak comfortably.

We are committed to delivering high-quality, personalised dental care. Our experienced implantologists will guide you through the process, ensuring you are comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer.

What Our Patients Say

Based on 63 reviews
Pro gamer Supp (Hi bruh)
Pro gamer Supp (Hi bruh)
The overall customer service at DS Dental Studio is excellent. My hygienist has been Sarah Alnaho. She is amazing and through when cleaning ones teeth. I'm always happy with her services and advice to keep my teeth in good condition. Bré Hopwood😊
Liza Patoux
Liza Patoux
Warm, welcoming and look after you
Jimmy Beakney
Jimmy Beakney
Excellent dental practice staffed with professionals you can trust
Neil T
Neil T
I've been a patient here almost 15 years since they were in BBC White City building. I get regular hygienist and annual check-up with dentist. Always friendly and professional. Prices are reasonable. I'm confident that my teeth are well looked after 😁
Jo Attree
Jo Attree
I've been going here for years. Treatment is efficient and effective. And I always get good advice.
Mr Pip
Mr Pip
Just a wonderful friendly family dentist. Children have been using them since babies. They actually enjoy going. From reception to extraction they are professional, clear in communicating and warm personalities


In addition to English, at the practice we can speak to you in:

✅ Arabic
✅ Mandarin
✅ Spanish
✅ Portuguese
✅ Ukrainian
✅ Romanian
✅ Urdu
✅ Punjabi

Our Location

We are conveniently located at 📍Unit 201a, West Ariel Way, London W12 7GA📍Reaching us is straightforward. You’ll find us along Wood Lane, on the outside aspect of Shepherd’s Bush London at Street Level. We are halfway between Shepherds Bush Market and Wood Lane tube stations.

By Underground

DS Dental Studio is minutes away from four tube stations:

  • Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
  • Shepherds Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
  • White City (Central Line)
  • Shepherds Bush (Central Line)

By Rail

Shepherds Bush Station is a short walk from DS Dental Studio. Served by London Overground, and Southern with convenient connections at Clapham Junction for journeys from further afield.

By Car

Easy parking availability at Shepherd’s Bush London Car Park, on Ariel Way. We are easily signposted from the A40, and if you are using a Sat Nav, use the postcode W12 7SL. Free parking is available for blue badge holders in the middle level car park.

DS Dental Studio in Shepherd's Bush - Front Door


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