Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solutions, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Have you heard of dental implants? Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.
This is how they work:
You and your dentist will assess your suitability for treatment and scan your mouth with our ominiam scanner (no impressions!).
Cone Beam CT Scan
You will be booked an appointment at a central London scanning center where the proposed implant site(s) will be scanned ready for planning by your dentist.
The implant(s) will be placed surgically using the data and information gathered.
After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the crown or bridge is then fitted onto the healed implant(s).
Enjoy your new functional teeth!
Life Benefit - 1
When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
Life Benefit - 2
Retaining bone structure in the jaw prevents the face from acquiring a ‘sunken’ look.
Life Benefit - 3
Dental implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
Life Benefit - 4
Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.
Patient very nervous of dental treatment, did not like space when she smiled and did not want to wear a denture.
Was worried about having a big implant surgery. Implant planned and placed using keyhole surgery.
Minimal post op complications.
Surgery carried out through 5mm holes.
Patient naturally missing teeth, replaced with dental implants after retained baby teeth were lost.
Patient did not want to wear a denture and could not eat properly without missing teeth.
Patient fractured front post crown.
Had been there for 30 years, 6 months before daughter’s wedding.
Replaced with a dental implant after grafting area in time for the wedding.
Patient had a root treated tooth break off at gum level, visible when she smiles. Root fragment removed and key hole implant surgery carried out to
minimise post op complications.
Final tooth placed 3 months later, excellent aesthetic outcome.
Patient fell off her bike and broke 4 front teeth.
Temporarily replaced with a removable
denture, but then permanently restored with an implant retained upper bridge.
Before with denture
Patient lost 3 teeth, space currently replaced by a removable denture.
Patient did not like denture. Wanted a fixed solution.
Implant surgery planned using CT scan and placed using key hole surgery for minimally invasive approach
Patient happy with final outcome.
Meet Our Dental Implant Experts
Dr Dharmen Patel (BDS)
GDC No. 85610
BDS (Wales 2005)
Cert. in Dental Implants (Warwick)
Dharmen has always held an interest in surgical dentistry and dental implants since completing his Oral surgery / Maxillofacial post after qualifying. He has over 10 years of experience placing dental implants having completed several postgraduate degrees over this time, always seeking to improve.
He started his implant training by spending a year training under the father of implant dentistry, Hilt Tatum and continued to build on this over the years.
He has completed a Certificate in Dental Implants at Warwick university and then spent 3 years completing his post graduate Masters in Dental implants, (MClinDent Implantology).
He has also completed several other post graduate courses over this time and continues to enjoy embracing new technologies to help improve the lives of his patients.
Dr Hiren Patel (Prosthodontist)
GDC No. 193177
BDS MJDF RCS (Eng)
MPros RCS (Edin)
GDC Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics
Dr Hiren has completed a 3-year post-graduate specialist training pathway in the field of Prosthodontics, a branch of dentistry that focuses on the restoration of badly damaged, worn or broken teeth and the replacement of missing teeth using implants, bridges and dentures.
He has been awarded the Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClin Dent) in Prosthodontics and has been accepted for Membership in Prosthodontics (MPros) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
As a result of these achievements, Hiren was recognised as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council (GDC) in 2015.
Hiren is currently undergoing further advanced training in surgical implantology as well as undergoing a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education at the University of Bedfordshire.
"My dentist is excellent, the quality of his work and manner are perfect"
Mr T J L, As seen on PatientConnections
Whilst Smile House Dental Practice is proud to provide high-quality NHS dental care to our patients, we are also extremely proud of the advanced specialist level of care we are able to offer our patients on a private basis.
We as a practice actively aim to provide patients with thorough treatment plans and fee lists before any treatment is provided so all of our patients can rest assured that they will not encounter any unexpected surprises along the way.
Smile House Dental Practice has the latest up-to-date technology, equipment and materials which enables your dentist to provide unique procedures and techniques which may not be available on the NHS or which you may assume you can't afford! Private care allows us to eliminate lengthy waiting lists and enables the dentist to spend more time with their patients on a more personal level, ultimately leading to the delivery of the best possible care.
At Smile House Dental Practice as a private patient there no lengthy waiting lists, as once you have decided on your treatment plan and price as agreed with your dentist, most people by this stage are keen to complete the treatment as soon as possible.