The permanent solution for missing teeth in Dunstable

Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed. You may feel pain and suffer discomfort when eating.

Dental implants are the permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are fixed in your mouth and look and function like natural teeth.

Dental implants are made up of three parts –  a titanium post which sits in your jaw and acts like your new tooth root. An abutment connects the titanium post to the final piece: the crown which is your new fake tooth.


Types of dental implants in Dunstable

There are several types of dental implants:

  • A single dental implant is commonly used to replace one missing tooth
  • A bridge is used with two or more dental implants to replace several missing teeth
  • All-on-4 dental implants uses four implants in either your upper or lower jaw. This type of dental implant is used if you have very few teeth or no teeth at all.

Book an appointment for dental implants to find out which type of dental implant is most suitable for you. We have treated patients for dental implants from Dunstable, Totternhoe, Houghton Regis, Sewell and Bedfordshire.

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What is the process for dental implants in Dunstable?


At your first appointment, we will examine your teeth and gums and take x-rays. We will also discuss your oral and general health history.

This will give us a good understanding of whether you are suitable for dental implants.  We will also answer any questions that you have.

Dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery takes place at the dental practice in Dunstable. You will be given a local anaesthetic in your mouth so that you cannot feel anything. If you have any teeth that are in poor condition, they are gently extracted at this time.

Next, the dental implant or dental implants are carefully placed into your gums along with a temporary crown. You may feel sore after the local anaesthetic has worn off and you should take paracetamol to manage the pain. You should feel better and be back at work or your usual routine in a day or two.


We leave a period of between two and six months for your gums to heal and for your jawbone to fuse with the dental implants. This is an important part of the process and cannot be rushed.

The fusion is essential to the success of your new dental implants.

Fitting of your restoration

Once we are confident that your dental implants have merged with your jawbone, you will be fitted with your new bespoke crowns and / or bridges.

The dental implant process is complete, and you can confidently show off your smile and enjoy your new teeth!

Benefits of dental implants in Dunstable

Patients from Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Totternhoe, Sewell and Bedfordshire are choosing dental implants because:


  • Dental implants are the permanent replacement for missing teeth. Your new teeth will look natural and function like other teeth
  • With dental implants you can replace gaps in your mouth and feel confident to smile again
  • Replacing missing teeth with dental implants protects the health of the adjacent teeth in your mouth
  • You can eat all your favourite foods and eliminate any pain from missing teeth with dental implants
  • When you have missing teeth, your face can appear sunken and older. Dental implants help bring structure back to your face for a more youthful look

FAQ's for Dental Implants

Who is not suitable for dental implants?

Most adults who are in good health can have dental implants. We will not treat smokers as smoking has a detrimental effect on the success of dental implants. We do not treat adults who have certain illnesses or are on a particular medication. We will also need to ascertain that you have sufficient jawbone to support dental implants.

How long does dental implant surgery take?

This will depend upon several factors such as how many dental implants you are having and the complexity of your case. On average, a single dental implant usually takes about an hour to place.

What happens if I don’t have sufficient bone for dental implants?

The success of dental implants depends upon the quality and quantity of bone that you have in your jaw. If you do not have sufficient bone, we can discuss bone grafts – which means taking a small amount of bone from another part of your body to support your dental implants.

Our Reviews

Iqbal J.
Heena and Adriana were absolutely fantastico during treatment of my tooth
Julia S.
Been attending for years - lovely staff - brilliant treatment - and especially good at treating my nervousness - well recommended!!
Sal Z.
Very pleased with the service I received. Dr Hussain was very helpful and patient with me as I worry alot. Also Elaine was very kind and got me an urgent appointment which was just what l needed.
Carole N.
Very friendly staff Heena & Anais & Adnene.
Paul B.
My dentist Heena and her dental nurse Adriana always give me a professional experience and are pleasant and friendly. I’ve been seeing Heena for a fair number of years now and always feel comfortable and at ease . I’m not a fan of the hygienist cleaning due to sensitivity but let Heena do it and honestly it was quick and without drama. Would recommend her and her work
Ziaur R.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Lynne at reception, who was very nice and polite when booking the appointment over the phone. She is very patience and calm to understand both the patients and dentists availability to accommodate. It's a great customer service I experienced and would like to wish her all the very best! Great Job Ms. Lynne! All the very best for your future endeavours!
I hate the dentist. I'm a very nervous patient. But the staff at Dunstable Dental Practice are so lovely it makes it a bearable experience! Reception staff are lovely, friendly & efficient. The Dentists are reassuring and professional as well as friendly.Thoroughly recommend
I went to Dental Practice Dunstable for a check up and needed two fillings. Dr Heena was very kind and gave me an emergency appointment after I've told her that I work in school and the only time I can take an appointment is in holidays.Dr Heena and Adriana were very friendly and talked to me all the time during my procedure.
Katie H.
Embarrassed to admit I don’t know the name of the hygienist I saw today and it’s not on my appointment email reminder, but she was lovely, really professional. I had the scale & polish with a different hygienist a few years ago before teeth whitening & I was honestly dreading going in today but it wasn’t an ordeal at all. She was really helpful & I will definitely not be worried about my next appointment, thanks so much
Richard D.
Excellent and friendly service by the dentist and the reception staff
Christina I.
I have been coming to this Dentist for many years , at the weekend I got a chip in my back tooth , so called on Monday and got an appointment straight away , had it checked and X-rays and booked in again next day to see what treatment needed , lucky for me only a small chip so was able to have a filling . I was so pleased Mr Bukhari and the dental nurse was so calming and made me at ease very quickly as I was very anxious about my tooth and what would happen , the staff friendly and welcoming Great Dentist see you again soon Thank you
Graham R.
I had an appointment with Heena and Anaïs to have a severely broken tooth extracted. I was very wary that this may not be able to be done at the surgery. Heena assured me that she would be able to complete this procedure. Heena managed to get all of the tooth out (in 2 or 3 pieces) successfully and without any excess pain. All throughout I was asked if I was ok and not feeling pain or uncomfort.I would like to recommend this dental surgery and especially Heena and her assistant for a very professional approach.Thank you. You are Great 👍
Lorna F.
Had a few bits of work done today. Was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Had a full explanation of what was happening every step, and was always asked if I was okay. Fantastic service from Heena and Anais.Thanks ladies
Michelle J.
I’ve always gone to Dunstable Dental Practice and have always found all the staff here very nice , reception staff will always try their best to accommodate you . Have seen a few dentists over many years and have to say all have been really good . My mum own parents have been going there since 1970’s and also think it’s a great practice . My mum is a nervous patient and the dentist is great with her . Absolutely great practice and would highly recommend.
sheila W.
I'm a very scared patient always to the point I'm sick and shakes my dentist Mrs bhunva is the best one so far she's so kind and caring and puts me at ease all the time the staff are loveky to I would defiantly recommend dunstable dental practice I have 100 per cent trust and faith in my dentist she's the best 👌
Bryan I.
Our dentist and hygienist are friendly, considerate and always willing to give advice. They make a visit to the dentist a pleasant experience. We continue to stick with Dunstable Dental Practice even though we’ve moved away from the area.
Jose Luis S.
Amazing dental practice starting from the ladies at the reception who really make you feel welcomed and then every other member of the staff like dental assistants who are very friendly and professional.I have to specially mention Adam who has been amazing from the first day, very professional and very reassuring. Considering that my level of anxiety while at the dentist is very high, every member of the staff has offered reassurance and they always made me feel more calm.Absolutely everything and everyone in this place is outstanding!! As I am leaving the country soon, I wish I could take you all back to Spain with me.Thank you guys. You are amazing!
David F.
I've just had my 6 month check up with Poonam Tanna. My teeth are rubbish but Poonam Tanna makes you feel like a special human being. Always encouraging and friendly. Only see one problem? If she left.
Dawn M.
Had an appointment with the hygienist today. Wow, my teeth feel so clean and they look amazing. I have made another appointment for three months time. I am thrilled!!
jithu K.
Went in to get my cavities sorted out. Got my appointment through Dano, who was very helpful and considarate. Up on my visit, I was greeted and well welcomed by a pleasant and charming reception team. Moreover, the dentist Mrs Prem was very gentle and reassuring, making sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. I needed some drilling and fillings she did everything thoroughly while ensuring I was calm and comfortable during the whole procedure. In the end, she gave valuable insights on how to take care of dental health. It was really a good experience, I will recommend them to everyone
Allison O.
Poonam is great, explained my procedure in full and always puts you at ease, not a pleasure coming to the dentist but I am glad she is my dentist 😁 !!
Lee M.
Friendly, helpful and great service. Thanks very much.
Fran G.
I recently sadly had to have a tooth extracted after treatment was not successful. The practice was magnificent throughout. I always received a prompt, even same day, appointment and was treated with professionalism and kindness.
kamonporn G.
Excellent service . Very efficient.
John H.
I visited Dunstable dental today for my second part of a course of 4 fillings and 2 composite rebuilds.i cannot thank the dentist for his work awesome is an understatement made me feel a million dollars when I walked out with no chipped teeth anymore.i am a very nervous dental patient but will no longer worry so much thanks to this dentist ...kindest regards.see you in 3 months
Nuz F
Having struggled to find an emergency NHS dental appt I was seen by Dr Tanna several times over the past month. She has been amazing and was able to save my infected tooth.I highly recommend the practice and staff. Thank you once again!
Idris O.
Painless filling & professional handling
Sarah R.
Highly recommend this dentist, I’m a very nervous patient but Poonam & Adriana were fantastic. So kind and caring. Poonam always does a 5* treatment. Thank you so much ladies.
Milky Chu (.
Very good service provided.
Mary S.
Dental practice is amazing they always do their bestDaniel and Adriene were lovely
Alexandra I.
Kind and friendly staff!
michelle J.
Myself and my family have been clients of Mr Abbay Shah for over 20 years, always a great service and looked after well each visit. Todays visit was Abbay and Adriana and again all good, happy and polite visit. Will happily recommend them.
Dawn R.
Been registered here forever, never had an issue. Professionals all the way.
Dave T.
Very polite and friendly, giving lots of information and making you feel at ease, thabkyou Hussain & elaine
Imdad A.
This was my first time that I had to go to a dental, the staff was very helpful and friendly. It was my son’s dental check up and everything was great. Thank you so much
Jacek M.
Very happy with Hygienist
K P.
No problems well organised,welcoming staff,nice friendly helpful dentists(update) Had major issues with teeth, recently,and it was dealt with fantastically by Receptionists and also the dentist, sorted, issues out brilliantly, Kudos all round 👍☺️
sue H.
I’ve been visiting Danielle for over 25 years & she is an amazing dentist. With my very sensitive teeth she is so careful & I cannot praise her work & friendliness enough. Thank you so much
megan I.
Quick and easy. Lovely lady