Philip and Sanjay are both 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, England and were tutors on this prestigious course for several years. Sanjay and Philip 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 dental implants since the middle of the 1960's. This form of treatment has revolutionised the way that people affected by tooth loss can live. Tooth loss, as a condition, can now be successfully overcome. This means that 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 enhances a persons life.
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, or teeth, to be attached to it. The replacement tooth or teeth can look and feel just like your natural teeth did.
A dental implant is made out 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 like an artificial root, is carefully placed in your jaw and the process of osseointegration begins. In this way the implant becomes part of you, secured firmly within the bone of your upper or lower jaw. A crown, or other dental appliance, is then specially designed and manufactured to match the neighbouring teeth and attached to the implant. The result is a tooth or teeth which are so securely anchored within your jaw that they can look, feel and behave exactly the same as natural teeth do.
Perhaps you, like many other people who suffer from tooth loss, feel that it has seriously affected your confidence and quality of life. Dental implants can restore this confidence and quality of life. Dental implants can restore this confidence allowing you, once again, to smile freely, to enjoy those difficult to eat foods and to avoid the drudgery of dentures.