Meet Our Implant Team
Philip and Sanjay are GDC-registered specialists in oral surgery and have been providing implant treatment since 1995. They have both successfully completed the highly acclaimed FDGP Diploma and Advanced Certificate in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons and were tutors on this prestigious course for several years. Philip and Sanjay have both been appointed as examiners in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons and are involved in training many dentists on how to place and restore dental implants. They are pleased to offer a comprehensive implant referral service for cases ranging from single tooth replacement to full arch reconstruction, with ridge augmentation if required.
People have been successfully treated with oral implants since the 1960s. This form of treatment has revolutionised the way people affected by tooth loss can live. Tooth loss as a condition can now be successfully overcome. This means people no longer have to face the embarrassment of dentures and the accompanying gum shrinkage which can give rise to premature facial ageing. Implant treatment literally transforms a person’s life!
Dental Implants Explained
If you wear a full or partial denture or are simply missing a single tooth, dental implants could help permanently restore your smile. Put simply, a dental implant replaces the root of your missing tooth, allowing a fixed replacement tooth to be attached to it. The replacement tooth will look and feel totally authentic.
Dental Implant Treatment
A dental implant is made of titanium, one of the few metals to be accepted readily by the body and to possess osseointegration properties. This means that bone grows around, and attaches itself to, the metal.
The dental implant, which acts as an artificial root, is carefully placed in your jaw, after which the process of osseointegration begins. In this way, the implant becomes part of your mouth, secured firmly within the bone of your jaw. A crown or other dental appliance is then specially designed and manufactured to match the neighbouring teeth, then attached to the implant. The result is a tooth which is so securely anchored within your jaw that it looks, feels and behaves exactly the same as does a natural tooth.
Freedom to Smile
Perhaps you, like many other people who suffer from tooth loss, feel that the condition has seriously affected your confidence and quality of life. Dental implants can restore these, allowing you once again to smile freely, enjoy those difficult-to-eat foods and avoid the drudgery of dentures.
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Are dental implants painful?
Whilst dental implants will look and feel natural once they are in situ and the area has healed, the procedure itself is quite an invasive one. That’s why our team put your comfort at the heart of all we do, offering a range of options to help you feel relaxed and pain-free during all your appointments with us.
Our specialist sedation team, Philip, Sanjay and Sarita are experts in what they do and are confident supporting nervous and phobic patients. Together, we will ensure you feel no pain when receiving your dental implants.
Is it easy to maintain dental implants?
Yes, surprisingly so! Many of our patients worry about how easily it will be to keep their new smile looking great for the years to come, but the good news is that it is just as easy as looking after your own natural teeth.
Regular brushing, flossing and avoiding things like smoking and too much caffeine – as well as seeing your dentist regularly, will help to keep your new dental implants looking as good as the day you got them.
Am I restricted with what I can eat or drink?
Many of our patients tell us that eating was difficult before their implants, with many saying they avoided eating out and couldn’t enjoy a wide and varied diet. The good news is that with dental implants, you’re free to eat and drink whatever you like. It’s worth noting, of course, that drinking things like coffee and red wine which can stain teeth may impact the appearance of yours over time but enjoying these things in moderation is completely safe to do.
How long does it take to recover from the dental implant procedure?
Depending on the type of dental implants you opt for, the procedure can take several months to complete, and due to the invasive nature of it – it can take a while to fully recover. That being said, our team go out of our way to ensure you’re comfort during every stage of the process, including medications where necessary so you feel no pain during the recovery.
Typically, you can expect a full recovery to take anywhere between 4 and 6 months, but your dentist will be able to give you a clearer idea of timescales during your appointments.