Replace missing teeth with dental implants in Watford

If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, you may feel embarrassed to smile or self-conscious about eating.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the permanent solution for missing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants give you new teeth which are fixed to the jawbone. They look natural and function just like your usual teeth.

We have treated many patients from Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Bushey, Chandler’s Cross, Watford and throughout Hertfordshire for dental implants and all were delighted with the results. This treatment  really is life changing.

Dental implants consist of 3 parts:


  • The titanium post which is embedded into your jaw and acts as your new tooth root
  • The abutment which is fixed to the titanium post
  • The crown – or new fake tooth which is attached to the abutment

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Types of dental implants in Watford

There are several types of dental implants:

Single Implant

A single dental implant is used to replace one missing tooth


Several dental implants

Several dental implants can be used to support a bridge which replaces various missing teeth

All-on-4 dental implants

All-on-4 dental implants uses 4 implants in your upper or lower jaw to replace many or all your teeth. 

What is the process for dental implants in Watford?


At your first consultation we will examine your teeth and gums to inspect the health of your mouth and make sure that you are suitable for dental implants. We will discuss your general and medical health and talk about the process for dental implants. We will also answer any concerns and questions that you have.

At this stage, we may also take X-rays and scans of your mouth and jaw to give us a better understanding of your oral health.

Dental implant surgery

The dental implant surgery will take place at Watford Dental Practice. We will give you a local anaesthetic to the area in your mouth so that you cannot feel anything. Next, the dental implants are carefully placed into your gums.


We then give your gums a period of two to six months to heal. This is an essential part of the process which allows the new dental implants a chance to fuse with your jawbone.

Fitting of your restoration

After the healing period, you will return to Watford Dental Practice to have your new crown or bridge fitted. Your new tooth or new teeth are custom-made to fit your mouth and dental implants.

Benefits of dental implants in Watford

Patients from Chandler’s Cross, Moor Park, Bushey, Rickmansworth, and Hertfordshire are choosing dental implants because:


  • Dental implants are the permanent replacement for missing teeth. There’s no need to wear dentures with dental implants
  • Regain your confidence with dental implants so that you can smile, eat and talk with confidence
  • Once the process for dental implants is finished, you will be left with natural-looking new teeth which will look and function just like your usual teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth with dental implants protects the health of your remaining teeth
  • Missing teeth can affect your face shape – making it look sunken and older. Dental implants will help regain structure to your face

FAQ's for Dental Implants

Is everyone suitable for dental implants?

Most adults who are in good health are suitable for dental implants. If you are a smoker, we ask you to give up before having dental implants and this is because smoking greatly affects the success rate of dental implants.

Certain medical conditions and certain medication mean that you cannot have dental implants.

We also need to check that you have sufficient bone in your jaw before going ahead with dental implants. If there is an insufficient amount of bone, there are options we can explore before we go ahead.

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

Having dental implants does involve surgery, so it is more complex than usual dental procedures. During the surgery itself, you will not feel anything because of the local anesthetic. Your mouth is likely to feel sore once the anesthetic has worn off and you may want to eat soft foods and take paracetamol to manage the pain. Most patients are back to their usual routines within a day or two of having dental implant surgery.

How long do dental implants last for?

This depends on many factors, but on average, dental implants will last between 10 and 30 years. You can prolong the life of your dental implants by maintaining a good oral hygiene. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly.

Our Reviews

Richard K.
Rani and her assistant very kind and very professionalThank youRichard Kent
Vivek M.
The appointment is required to see a dentist. Overall, you are looked after from the beginning to end. Until you get the bill 😃
Very impressed....very professional...very modern clean environment.... dentist was excellent...will stay with practice...
R Hirani is an excellent dentist who makes me feel at ease….I would highly recommend her and this dental practice
This practice and the staff were a complete life saver! I was suffering from impacted wisdom tooth pain, and unable to get an appointment at my usual dentist any sooner than 5 days time. I was referred here by NHS 111, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The receptionist was lovely, very empathetic and was able to get me an emergency appointment two hours later. My appointment was with Mr. Aftab Hussain, and he was superb! Diagnosed the issue speedily, provided me with the treatment, discussed preventative measures and how the issue would be treated if it occured again, and made me laugh. Excellent all around! Thank you so much!
lillianne B.
had a wonderful experience with watford dental all pleasantly delightful and friendly. Made me feel so at ease as I am a nervous patient and guided me through all my treatment in such detail. Reception team were lovely. Spoke with the manager too who was a delight and very helpful, when i needed a refund for cancellation of a hygiene, as I was moving out of the area she explained in such detail of how the process worked. Thank you to everyone at watford dental.
Asha P.
Been a patient of Watford Dental since I was a child. Dr Abhay Shah is just incredible. So patient, reassuring and brilliant. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. 5 stars
Krishan P.
Fantastic practice. Wonderfully clean and professional environment. Team from reception to dentists and nurses are friendly, welcoming and know how to put your mind at ease. Thank you!
I am very happy with my dentist Mr Patel Manish ,
Albert S.
After experiencing serious toothache for days the receptionist was more than helpful and happy to try and get me a same-day emergency appointment can't speak highly enough
Nishma S.
Had a really nice experience today at Watford Dental Practice. I am always anxious to visit the dentist and I was on this occasion too. However from the moment I was called in I was made to feel relaxed. The dentist explained everything to me and made sure I understood what was going on. The dentist was very gentle and I can honestly say the whole appointment was much better than I anticipated. I have recently changed to this dental practice and whole heartedly recommend them.
Kirsty P.
Always a wonderful experience with Watford dental practice. The receptionist staff are always helpful and friendly. I’ve just finished Invisalign treatment with Roshni who has been incredible. I’ll almost be sad to not be going back aside from for check ups! Very happy with everything from start to finish and would always recommend.
letitia J.
Visiting Watford Dental practice was a great experience for me and my sister, we travelled 2hours to been seen at this dentist and it did not disappoint.I was called in early for my appointment as I arrived early. To my delight the staff were very pleasant and helpful.I had a fantastic clean and check up and some brilliant advice was given. Sapphire and Roshni were particularly helpful and I would like to thank them for their amazing service.
Sushila S.
Excellent service from Priya and her team at Watford Dental Practice.
Willow H.
Feel so lucky to have this as my local dentist. The staff there are always so lovely and helpful. A special thank you to Roshni who is always such a joy to see and is so attentive, professional and caring!
I’ve been coming to this Practice for over 20 years and have had the same Dentist all this time Mr Shah is fantastic always puts me at ease due to my health there has been times I’ve had to cancel at the last minute once the receptionist has spoken to Mr Shah who is very understanding a new appointment is made so I’m sure they don’t strike you off for medical reasons more like not turning up without an explanation I would always recommend this practice and of course Mr Shah
Céline F.
I would highly recommend Watford Dental Practice. I have seen most of the dentists here and they are all amazing and all go out of their way to make sure you get the best care possible. I would like to especially thank Aftab and Zara who have both recently done treatment on my teeth. You cannot tell that my teeth have been restored they all look completely natural and white.Aftab and Zara were able to fit me in quickly at fairly short notice so that I could start my ortho treatment. Thanks for always being amazing 🙂
Kennan N.
I can only say that this was absolutely fantastic. The surgeon Zara was great and very gentle with my sensitive teeth and gums. Very easy to get an appointment and did not have to wait upon arrival.
Rabah D.
Excellent customer services, and good Dr 👍 experience,,,I'm highly recommend this practice.
Shahzad S.
A great practice to be associated with. Genuinely care about you and go out of the way to arrange consultations where necessary by the most appropriate doctor in the field . Special mention to Dr Roshni Hirani and Adrian Mullish .Cannot thank you both enough !
Jay R.
Roshni, Alisha and Nikki have been nothing but amazing with the treatment of my wisdom tooth managed to give great advice to ease the pain while I await for it to be removed, all this while keeping the cost to a minimum. Highly recommend and couldn't stress to get yourself booked in to see these absolute legends
adrian I.
dantastic service here today loverly staff best dentists going thank you to all loverly staff
michael S.
Been going there for a few months now, and I cannot recommend it highly.My,dentist, Roshhni,was amazing and so highly recommended 👌👏🙌😍They are a busy practice, but it's worth the Wait.
Joe M.
The experience I had here today was fantastic! My appointment was with Zara and she is first class. As soon as I arrived I felt incredibly comfortable and like I was being looked after by a true professional. Zara’s knowledge, passion and interpersonal skills truly make her one of the best in her field. I couldn’t recommend her enough. I left with a big smile on my face and that’s how you should feel after the dentist. Ready to show of those teeth 😀
Barbara M.
I highly recommend this practice. It was my first choice when I moved to Watford as it came recommended from friends, and they have not let me down. I’ve been a patient for over 2 years and they have never failed to see me when needed. I recently had a crown fit, by Zara, who is an incredible dentist and a credit to the practice. The reception team have always been efficient and polite too!
Candice D.
I wouldn't go anywhere else than seeing Zara at this dental practice. She and the team were very professional, I felt that I was in good hands. Zara was very gentle and kind to me, explaining what was going on. Having a phobia of dentists and not returning to one in over 10 years I will quite happily return to see her again and not avoid a visit for another decade
Jean-michel R.
Watford dental practice have been our family dentist since it started. The service i get everytime I attend is second to none both from the customer facing staff to the clinical staff. Even with the very difficult challenges they face with Covid-19 protocols, We have always been dealt with professionally so I can only commend them to any prospective clients.
Deborah W.
I have been at dentist many years I've had many teeth problems all the staff are so always luckey to get appointment. Receptionist her name is Carole.. fill like I've known her for ever so so helpful such a kind manner. She is so right for that job she takes my pain away talking to daughter comes to dentist to she is so happy there I must say thank you Carole
Nicholas H.
Watford Dental Practice have always provided a very good service
Stuart B.
Absolutely fantastic treatment at Watford dental practice, suffer with very bad anxiety and was treated fantastically by the dentist and reception team. Will be recommending them to my friends.Massive thank you to all at Watford Dental Service especially Carol and all the reception team for making me feel so welcome and settled. Will definitely be back keep up the great work. 👍👍👍👍👍
Nabil I.
Amazing sevice all the staff are very welcoming and nice