Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss and dentures. They are essentially an artificial tooth root onto which an artificial tooth is placed. The end result looks, feels and behaves like a natural tooth. Implants also provide a great alternative to dentures and can be used to replace one or more teeth, where needed. 

Implants are very durable and will last for many years when looked after as you would your other teeth. This means brushing and flossing daily as well as regular dental check-ups

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium that is placed into the jaw. A crown or bridge is then fitted on top to replace the missing tooth. The procedure takes place over several months to ensure the proper healing of any implants, as well as making a bespoke replacement tooth for the final fitting. 

Several implants can secure a denture in place and give you the confidence to eat what you want, without worrying about them coming loose. 

As with all dental procedures, good oral hygiene is vital after implants have been fitted. As well as avoiding decay and gum disease, this will help to maintain your implant. Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to advise a suitable home care regime.

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Why choose Colosseum Dental

Colosseum Dental is one of the UK’s major providers of dentistry. We serve more than 750,000 NHS and private patients.

Colosseum Dental is not only offering best practice care, but we make it affordable too, with competitive prices and a range of different payment methods. We have recently acquired CBCT and intra-oral scanners that allow guided, flapless, faster, painless surgery followed by immediate loading in the majority of cases.

Patients receiving their implants at a Colosseum practice can be confident in the knowledge that all the clinicians aspire to the highest standards of treatment.

State of the Art Technology

As part of our £10 million investment into refurbishing our UK estate, Colosseum have also invested in 3D dental cone beam CT scanners at a number of our practices where implants are delivered. This equipment produces 3D images to enhance the precise placement of implants.

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The advantages of dental implants

Implants help stop the process of bone resorption, which means the appearance of your face should remain the same.

Implants are designed to last your lifetime particularly when followed up with the proper care. Implants can mean your surrounding teeth should remain healthy as implants eliminate the need to interfere with them.

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Implants are very durable and will last for many years when looked after as you would your other teeth. This means brushing and flossing daily as well as regular dental check-ups

As with all dental procedures, good oral hygiene is vital after implants have been fitted. As well as avoiding decay and gum disease, this will help to maintain your implant. Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to advise a suitable home care regime.

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Dental Finance

Smile Now. Pay Later.
 
A quick and easy option to spread the cost of your treatment.
 
For when your perfect smile is an investment that you want to make, but you don’t have the money right now, we have payment options to suit. Our financing covers any dental treatments over £300 and means you can start your treatments sooner rather than later.
 
For payment plans of up to 12 months, we offer 0% interest. For payment plans which are over 12 months we offer a competitive rate of interest. Payments are made monthly by Direct Debit, at a fixed cost, so there are no surprises.
 
We use finance through Dental Finance, who are experts at offering payment plans for dental treatments. Your Practice will go through the finance options with you and once you’ve chosen the one that’s right for you, you fill out a short form and provide ID, and the application is submitted.
 
A decision is made by email to the practice within 10 minutes to let us know if your application was successful. Once it is approved, you’ll need to sign the agreement and the paperwork is processed. As with all financial agreements, you have 14 days as a cooling off period in case you change your mind.
 


Dr. Balaji Rajmani

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Balaji Rajmani

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Balaji Rajmani joined in 2019.

GDC: P104848 Professional Memberships: British Dental Association, Faculty of General Dental Practice, Association of Dental Implantology

Balaji qualified from the University of Mumbai, India, in 1996. He moved to the United Kingdom and passed the statutory examinations. After having worked in Cornwall for 5 years, he moved to London to gain additional qualifications and skills in implant dentistry. He enrolled in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course at the Royal College of Surgeons(England), which is considered as the gold standard in implant education in this country.

He was successful in the examinations and was awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He was also awarded an Advanced Certificate that reflects his skills in bone grafts and sinus augmentation. He has placed and restored hundreds of dental implants ranging from simple to complex cases. His passion to offer the best treatment to his patients takes him across the world attending courses keeping him abreast of all the latest developments in the field of implant dentistry. He is now working towards completing his Master’s Degree in Dental Implantology.

He is happy to share his knowledge through lectures and also mentors colleagues who are developing their skills in implant dentistry. He is a member of the British Dental Association, the Faculty of General Dental Practice and the Association of Dental Implantology. Away from dentistry, Balaji loves time spending time with his family, eating out and watching cricket, cheering the Men in Blue.

Dr. Anuradha Visvanathan

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Anuradha Visvanathan

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Anuradha Visvanathan joined in 2019.

GDC No: 176077 MJDF RCS (Eng) B.D.S. 

Dr. Visvanathan joined the NHS in 2010. Since then she has committed herself to providing quality dental treatment to her patients., Dr.Visvanathan iscommitted to ongoing education to keep abreast of the latest treatments and materials in order to work to the standards that she would  expect to receive. To this end, she has completed a huge amount of postgraduate education including the year-long Certificate courses in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and Implant Dentistry.

In addition to a multitude of courses encompassing most aspects of dentistry, she is currently doing her Master’s in Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (MClinDent FRP) at the prestigious King’s College London.
She is also working towards her special interest in Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry and is an active Member of the Joint Dental Faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons in England (MJDF RCS Eng.)
She enjoys working along side the patient in smile design and full mouth rehabilitation. Her keen interests are smile makeover, rebuilding worn out teeth and replacing gaps with dentures, bridges or implants. 
Dr.Visvanathan offers treatment in a relaxed and friendly environment and is experienced and successful in helping nervous patients become confident about attending the dentist. She accepts referrals from other dental practitioners to treat nervous patients and has treated over 1500 nervous patients under sedation, since 2013.

She has had research articles published in the Journal of Dental Materials, when she was doing her dental research in Germany and has obtained the Title of Dr.med.dent for her research work. She has presented her dental research work in the US and Europe. 
When Dr.Visvanathan isn’t at work, or on an educational course or conference she appreciates her quality time with her family. She is an avid traveller and a food enthusiast. She also likes reading, meditation and yoga. 

Dr. Hermann Redelinghuys

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Hermann Redelinghuys

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Hermann Redelinghuys joined in 2019.

Dr Hermann Redelinghuys (Harry) qualified in 1985 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
After practising as a full partner in a group practice in his home town for 13 years, he decided to move to the UK. Since 1998 he has been working in various mixed and NHS practices, until joining Sheerness Dental Clinic in 2012. Most of his work now is private dental treatment in north Kent.

Dr Redelinghuys has many years’ experience in various aspects of general dental practice, with a particular interest in dental implants.  He has attended various training courses and is committed to keeping up-to-date and fully informed about this field of dentistry.

Dr Redelinghuys has a simple motto in his work, ‘second best is not good enough,’ and hence treats every patient as he would a close family member.

In his free time he enjoys spending time playing the guitar, socialising with his family, and attending to the never-ending weed problem in his garden, which he tries to maintain to the same level as his dentistry.

Dr. Minoush Modares

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Minoush Modares

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Minoush Modares joined in 2019.

Minoush completed her undergraduate degree in Iran in 1999 and became a Doctor of Dental Surgery, after which she completed a 2-year postgraduate course in prosthodontics. During this time she treated complex cases of fixed and removable prostheses, involving maxillofacial reconstructive treatment for patients who had undergone major surgery due to cancer or trauma. During this course, she had the role of teaching students and supervising their treatments.

After moving to the UK and completing the registration process with the General Dental Council, she worked in various practices which helped her gain more experience. Since then she has completed various training courses, including a one-year course in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, learning about rejuvenation procedures, and various short-term orthodontic treatments, including Inman Aligners, Clear Aligner and Six Month Smiles.

To build on her skills, she completed a 3-year Master’s course in implant dentistry.  The knowledge and expertise she has gained enable her to provide outstanding care for her patients. 
Minoush is passionate about her work and goes the extra mile to ensure her patients receive the best possible care.

Dr. Osaherhun Ogbeifun

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Osaherhun Ogbeifun

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Osaherhun Ogbeifun joined in 2019.

Dr. Ogbeifun qualified in 2003 from the University of Benin, Nigeria. In 2005 he started training in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery before moving to the UK. He completed an MBA in London and went on to do the overseas registration exams, qualifyingin 2012.  Since then he has been working as a general dentist and attending various postgraduate training courses.

In 2015, he completed a special interest course in Endodontics and Periodontics and in 2017 was awarded a post-graduate certificate in dental implants and has  then since has been placing implants. He travelled to Egypt for further implant training under Prof. Zarhan,  where he gained more experience placing implants.  
In 2018, he went to Brazil for further Neodent (Straumann) implant training . To date, he has placed over 80 implants.

In 2019, he gained a post-graduate diploma in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeon England (RCSeng). Dr. Ogbeifun loves reading, football, travelling.

Dr. Samaneh Chegini

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Samaneh Chegini

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Samaneh Chegini joined in 2019.

GDC No. 230494 Professional Memberships: General Dental Council, BADI, LDC.

Dr Sam Chegini qualified from The University of Manchester Dental School in 2012. She
was appointed as Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at
Guy’s Hospital NHS Trust. During this time she passed the Membership of Faculty of Dental
Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Chegini is committed to ongoing education and completed her year long postgraduate
certificate Implant training course in 2017 with Tipton Dental Training where she was
presented with the Gold Award. She successfully passed the British Academy of Dental
Implantology examination and is a member of the Neodent Implant Forum where she
presents implant cases amongst peers.

Dr Chegini was nominated to be a member of the Colosseum Clinical Care Board. This role
has involved ethical-legal decision making for the company. She has taken an active role as
a member in the Local Dental Committee where she discusses dental health issues which
are presented to the Minister of Health and the Mayor of London. Dr Chegini takes pride
in achieving successful and aesthetically pleasing dental treatment for her patients. She is
approachable and welcomes new patients into her care.

Dr. Cris Reis

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Cris Reis

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Cris Reis joined in 2019.

For the last 20 years, dentistry has been a passion for Dr Cristovao Reis. After his qualification in Portugal, Dr Reis moved to UK in 2007 and began working in an independent practice. In 2009 Dr Reis started to work for the NHS and in the same year, started his studies regarding implants. He completed several courses in Portugal and Brazil and tested several brands of dental implants. .

In 2014 Dr Reis started to study at the Royal College of Surgeons England, in the implants course. He has a special interest in Restorative, Surgical and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Adrian Raducan

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Adrian Raducan

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Adrian Raducan joined in 2019.

GDC No. 238389 BDS Postgrad Cert Implant. Professional Memberships: BDA, SAAD.

After graduating from university in 2011, I worked in a private dental practice in Romania before relocating to England in 2013. Since then I have been providing both NHS and private dentistry, and in 2016 I started working at Great Knightleys Dental Clinic, a mixed private and NHS practice offering sedation.

I have always been passionate about oral surgery and aesthetic dentistry, and in 2016, enrolled in the UK Implantology year-long Course at the Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology, graduating in 2017. Working for over three years in a sedation clinic gave me the opportunity to treat a large number of nervous patients, and the chance to help many people overcome their anxiety of dental treatment. I believe that dental appointments should be a pleasant and positive experience that help maintain or regain your smile and confidence. Associating pain with dentistry should definitely be left in the past.

Dr. Nathir Behnam

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Nathir Behnam

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Nathir Behnam joined in 2019.

Dentistry has always been a passion of mine. After graduating in 1996 in my country of origin, I spent a year working in the oral surgery department of a hospital where I gained valuable experience in extractions and minor surgery. Following that I spent some time in general dental practice.
In 2003 I passed the International Qualifying Exam and started working in a predominantly NHS practice where I obtained my Vocational Training number. I have since worked at Triangle Dental Clinic, Kingston-upon-Thames, which offers private and NHS treatment.

In 2008 I was awarded a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from Eastman Dental Institute. The training focused on providing top quality restorative treatment, including cosmetic restorations such as direct composite, porcelain veneers, crowns, etc.

My passion for implant dentistry began in 2010 when I started taking short courses, shadowing implantologists and keeping myself up to date with the latest journals, articles and developments. 
In 2013 I embarked on the Sheffield Implant Course at Charles Clifford Hospital, Sheffield. During the course, which I completed part-time over 18 months, I placed and restored more than 25 implants. I learned from the best tutors in implantology, and since then I’ve been placing implants on a regular basis. It’s fair to say that implant dentistry has become my passion and I look forward to undertaking further training, including the Royal College Diploma course.

I also enjoy the orthodontic work I carry out, as a fully trained Invisalign practitioner.

Dr. Afzal Khamiran

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Afzal Khamiran

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Afzal Khamiran joined in 2019.

After his qualification from University of Aachen (Germany) where he was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from well-known laser and implant specialists he started as an associate in private practices in Germany for two years. He quickly developed a particular passion for surgical dentistry, prompting him to pursue and advance these skills working alongside experienced surgeons . During this time, he started his involvement in implant dentistry. 

After relocating to the UK, he joined the team at Northgate Dental Care in 2006 where he is now the longest serving senior associate. He has also worked in various dental practices in West Sussex. Afzal has participated in dental conferences and courses nationally and internationally in order to incorporate the newest technologies and leading advances in dentistry into his day to day treatment planning. 

Afzal understands that for patients to feel relaxed and empowered about their treatment, they need to be kept informed and involved at all stages. He has made a life-long commitment to learning and has completed a huge amount of postgraduate education including a master class in MIMI® (minimally invasive method of implantation) in Germany and a year-long certification course in Implant Dentistry with ITI (International Team of Implantology). 

He has a special interest in Orthodontics, Surgical and Implant Dentistry and has placed and restored implants for more than a decade. He is a member of the International team for Implantology. 

In his spare time, Afzal enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys keeping fit through a variety of sports. 

Dr. Joel Soares

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Joel Soares

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Joel Soares joined in 2019.

Dentistry has been a lifelong passion for Joel Soares. 

After qualifying in 2005 he began his career in private practice, managing his own clinics in Portugal before moving to the UK and joining Colosseum Dental Group.  

With a keen desire to help people, he combines his surgical, artistic and dental skills to improve the quality of his patients’ lives. Implant dentistry and surgery are his main interests, but he can also provide orthodontics (fixed or Invisalign), facial aesthetics and cosmetic rehabilitation. Joel is able to provide a wide range of treatment options, offering those he believes are in his patients’ best interests and which will meet their needs and expectations. His intention is to try to make his work blend naturally into the patient’s mouth as if it were always there.

Joel is an experienced dentist who prides himself on his easy-going, approachable manner to help his patients feel as comfortable as possible.

He has undertaken extensive postgraduate education over the years, and strives to keep the highest standards of work. He is committed to ongoing education to keep abreast of the latest treatments and materials, and as a result continues to undertake further training and education encompassing most aspects of dentistry.

When Joel is not at work, or at a course somewhere in the world, he is kept more than occupied by his young family.  Joel has varied interests including travelling and experiencing other cultures, he is a keen ‘petrolhead’, supports charities regularly, and enjoys cycling, riding, and skiing.  He also enjoys quieter pursuits such attending concerts and operas as well as visiting theatres, galleries, museums and reading a good book whenever the opportunity arises.

Dr. Dimitris Mamouchas

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Dimitris Mamouchas

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Dimitris Mamouchas joined in 2019.

Certificate in Advance Implant Surgeries GDC :101576

Dr. Dimitrios Mamouchas is a qualified dentist who has been practising in South East England since 2006.

After qualifying as a dentist in Greece in 2000, he worked in a district surgery practice before joining Stone Cross Dental Clinic in 2006. The practice has been owned by Jacobs Holding since 2017 and is known for good clinical results and quality patient care. 

Dimitri has exemplary credentials in oral implantology and prosthetics gained through advanced studies in Oxford, Brazil, Italy, Egypt and throughout Europe, in pursuit of his interests in implants and restorative and aesthetic dentistry. He is keen to pursue the latest developments in these fields and his top priority is quality patient care.

Dimitri and his support team have extensive experience of placing and maintaining dental implants, including complex bone augmentation procedures and Dimitrihas been a mentor for colleagues for  various complicated cases. Dimitri prides himself on his easy-going and approachable manner to help patients feel as comfortable as possible, in a warm and welcoming setting. 

His vision is to offer state-of-the-art techniques and procedures and the most aesthetically pleasing results. Ongoing learning and training in the latest technical and technological advancements is a priority for Dimitri, in order to stay at the forefront of his field. His current interests relate to implant research and clinical trials alongside dental implant and design, and alternative materials for prosthetic rehabilitation.

Dimitri is passionate about his continued learning in the field of dentistry. . Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities; each patient brings in a unique story. He is proud that he has continued to learn new things each year and stays committed to the dental health of his patients.

Dr. Andrei Dinu

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Andrei Dinu

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Andrei Dinu joined in 2019.

GDC No 198170
DMD, MSc Oral Surgery, PG Dip. Dental Implants

Dr Dinu qualified as a dentist in 2005 in Romania and started practicing in private care in 2006.
He has since completed further postgraduate studies at Universities in Romania, Germany and the UK, focusing predominantly on dental implants, oral surgery and restorative treatments.

Andrei obtained a Diploma in Dental Implants in 2007 and an Diploma in Oral Surgery in 2018 as part of his Master’s in Science in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which he gained with merit.
Registered with the International Team of Implantology, he is a strong believer in evidence-based treatments, always keen to keep himself up-to-date with the latest developments, and able to provide a high standard of care for his patients.

He spends most  of his time providing dental implant treatments that include surgical and restorative care.
With experience in a wide range of treatments from straightforward dental implant placement to bony ridge reconstructions and sinus lifting procedures, Andrei is able to restore simple to complex cases.

Andrei relocated to the UK with his family in 2012, and since then has been treating patients referred to him from various dental clinicians across the South West of England and Wales.

Dr. Adel Sanuri

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Adel Sanuri

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Adel Sanuri joined in 2019.

DMD, MDent.

Adel graduated from the Medical University of Sofia,Bulgaria,  2009 with aMaster's degree in general dentistry and as a Doctor of Dental Medicine. 

Dentistry is a family tradition for Adel who is second generation dentist. For the rirst three years of his career he worked as a dentist in private practice under the guidance of a relative with 30 years’ experience, drawing a huge amount of information and knowledge that allowed him to open and run his own private dental practice where he has worked for 4 more years. 

In order to work to the highest standards, Adel is committed to ongoing education to keep up-to-date with the latest treatments and materials. The most recent courses he attended are:

•    PG Diploma in Implant Dentistry - FGDP Royal College of Surgeons, London, England
•    PG Certificate in Facial Aesthetics – Harley Academy, London, England
•    PG Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry – Tipton Training, London England
•    Certificate in Invisalign (Full) clear braces
•    Certificate in Cfast clear braces


This is in addition to a multitude of courses encompassing most aspects of dentistry.
He has special interest in restorative, surgical and implant dentistry and in cosmetic orthodontics and facial aesthetics, and has attended a number of courses and training in cosmetic dentistry, prosthetic dentistry and endodontics These interests give him broad spectrum of skills and expertise, which he uses to produce complete treatments from a functional, aesthetic and cosmetic point of view.

Adel is an experienced dentist, easy going and with an approachable manner to help patients feel as comfortable as possible.

When not at work, or on an educational course, Adel loves spending his time with his family, going for walks in the countryside, hiking or just relaxing on the seafront

Dr. Sameer Mohammed

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Sameer Mohammed

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Sameer Mohammed joined in 2019.

Sameer qualified in 2002 from Bangalore University, India. 
 
He started training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2003 and gained comprehensive training by working in various maxillofacial trauma centres in the UK.
 
In 2008 he gained his MFDS, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and further extended his training in Implantology by completing a 12  month training programme from the Cambridge Academy. Sameer is currently doing a diploma in Implantology from Cambridge.
 
Sameer gained advanced training in sinus augmentation and immediate implants from GSD academy in Portugal and also gained extensive training on “All on 4” – where a whole arch of failing teeth is replaced with dental implants in a single visit - at Malligai Dental Hospital in India.
 
Sameer exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting, immediate implants, ridge splits and full mouth rehabilitation using the All on 4 technique..

Sameer is a part of the faculty at Malligai Dental Hospital in India and lectures on all aspects of implant dentistry.
 
In his spare time, Sameer enjoys most forms of sports, particularly cricket and badminton.

Dr. William Story

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. William Story

Implant Surgeon

Dr. William Story joined in 2019.

BDS, MFDS RCS, AFHEA

Dr Story graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 2010 with a certificate of merit in both the Dentsply Prize in Clinical Excellence and Paediatric Dentistry.

Dr Story completed his vocational training in Westminster before going on to a Senior House Officer post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery across the University College London Hospitals.  During this time he gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

From 2013 to 2015 Dr Story accepted a clinical teaching fellowship post in Oral Surgery and Prosthetic Dentistry at the School of Dental Sciences in Newcastle. Here he examined and mentored students alongside providing lectures and research commitments achieving the Newcastle Teaching Award during his time at the University.

Dr Story is predominantly based in private practice in Berkshire and enjoys all aspects of general dental care.

Dr. Martina Onyekww

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Martina Onyekww

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Martina Onyekww joined in 2019.

Martina has worked in general practice for 18 years. 
Her warm, caring nature make patients feel comfortable with her. 
Martina continuously seeks out training and professional development opportunities that allow her to remain aware and knowledgeable about new dental practices. 
She has and continues to attend postgraduate courses in various aspects of dentistry including implant dentistry. 
In her free time, she enjoys serving at her local church.

Dr. Jose Lacerda

Implant Surgeon

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Dr. Jose Lacerda

Implant Surgeon

Dr. Jose Lacerda joined in 2019.

Dr Jose Lacerda, LMD
GDC: 145655
Professional Memberships: DDU (Dental Defence Union), BDA (British Dental Association), BDJ (British Dental Journal)

Dr Jose Lacerda graduated from the Universidade Fernando de Pessoa, Porto, in Portugal, in 2008.  After developing his general dentistry skills, he found his passion in oral rehabilitation. He spent 5 years under mentorship restoring implants and dealing with implant-related complications. In 2017 he started to place implants, having full control of the implant treatment process.
Since then, he has consolidated his surgical and restorative skills and is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology (PG Dip Dent Imp).  He has completed other implant training courses in Italy, Germany and Brazil.   Jose aims to offer excellence in his work, ensuring that his patients are happy with their implants biologically, functionally and aesthetically.
He stays up to date with the latest developments in digital technology for implant-prosthetics and plans all his treatments digitally, to offer a safer and more accurate treatment. Jose strives to present to his patients a new face of dentistry, as an excellent communicator who empathises with his patients and aims to give each one a healthy, natural, confident and beautiful smile.
Jose frequently attends conferences and meetings in order to keep up to date and stay informed of the latest developments in implant dentistry and oral rehabilitation.

Dental Implants Aftercare

How to care for your dental implantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone as a means of providing for dental replacement; endosteal (endosseous); eposteal subperiosteal); trans

Caring for your implants helps ensure that your new dental implants last as long as natural teeth would do. The below advice will help maximise the lifetime of your implants and keep your smile looking good as new.
 

Keeping your dental implant clean

Your dentist will advise you that in the two weeks following your implantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone being fitted, you will need to rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash every morning and night. This will help keep the area around your implant free from infection and healthy.
 

Brushing your implant

Your dentist will advise you that you shouldn’t brush your implant until after you’ve had any stitches removed. This is to avoid the area around the implant being damaged and becoming infected. Once your stitches are removed, you should brush your teeth with a soft brush and using an antiseptic gel.
 

Eating with a dental implant

Eating hard food or food that can be easily stuck in your teeth (such as popcorn) can affect the implant area and cause infection. As such, in the first week after the procedure, you’re advised to eat only soft foods to minimise the risk of this happening. Once your implant area is fully healed, you’ll be able to continue eating just as you would with normal teeth.
 

Pain after having a dental implant

Once the local anaesthetic has worn off it’s likely that you’ll feel some pain and discomfort from the implant procedure. Over-the-counter painkillers can be used to help minimise this pain. If you feel severe pain or discomfort, you’re advised to speak to your dentist.
 

Smoking and dental implants

Dental research has shown that smokers who receive dental implants have a much higher risk of implant failure. Your dentist will advise you to stop smoking before dental implant treatment, otherwise you may not be suitable.
 

Keep your mouth healthy

As with all dental care, you’re advised to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss. Keeping up good oral health will help ensure that your teeth and implant remain healthy and well maintained.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need an implant?
Implants are used to replace a missing tooth, or to replace a tooth that needs extraction. As well as repairing your smile, replacing lost teeth gives you better dental health. Over time, a gap in your teeth can start to affect the other teeth around it and lead to other dental problems. And don’t forget implants can also be used to support dentures making them more stable and easier to use.
What does an implant involve?

Having an implant fitted usually takes place over several months. However, each procedure itself is not long, and we make you comfortable throughout using a local anaesthetic. Some patients choose to be sedated.
 
After an initial assessment, you will have the root of your implant fitted. This will then be left to heal for between 3 to 6 months.  Next an impression of the implant surface is taken, and your new crown, bridge or denture will be made just for you based on your teeth. This will then be fitted to your implant.
 
Your dentist will refer you for a consultation with an implant surgeon [at a cost as detailed above] who will assess if you’re suitable for a dental implant and talk you through the process.

Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are a safe and well- established treatment. When followed up with the proper care, they are designed to last a lifetime. Implants can mean your surrounding teeth should remain healthy, as implants eliminate the need to interfere with them. Your implantologist will discuss an aftercare plan with you.
How can implants improve dentures?
Dentures and implants often work closely together to give you a new set of teeth. A full set of dentures can be anchored with just a few implants. Advantages to this approach to dentures is that you will be able to chew more effectively and can avoid the necessity of covering the palate with a plate. The dentures are still removable but they are held by a bar or magnets.
How do I care for my implants?
Dental care for implants is similar to cleaning your natural teeth. An implant can last many years provided it is properly looked after. The dentist or hygienist will show you the most effective home care techniques. Regular check-ups with the dentist and hygienist are essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. The dental hygienist will use special instruments for scaling to avoid scratching the surface and you will be given instruction in using special brushes or floss.
Can my implants be affected by gum disease?
Yes, the gum surrounding the implant is the same as that around your original teeth, so gum disease could occur. You need to maintain good brushing, flossing and interdental cleaning. If you have any symptoms such as bleeding when you brush, bad breath or gaps between your teeth then you should make an appointment with your dentist to have these looked at.
Will I be able to remove the teeth connected to my implants?
Only a dentist can remove implanted teeth. Where implants are used to support dentures, these will be removeable, but you won’t be able to remove individual teeth put in with implants.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost will vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the implant or implants. However, our dental team will be able to provide you with a timetable and an indication of cost once they have assessed your requirement and before the treatment starts. 

The time and cost will vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the implant or implants. However, our dental team will be able to provide you with a timetable and an indication of cost once they have assessed your requirement and before the treatment starts. Prices start at £1,995.
 
A member of the clinic team, or our dedicated Advanced Treatment Co-ordinator will be pleased to talk you through the process. Then if you’d like to have a consultation with a dentist, the fee is £130, which will be deducted from the cost of your implant treatment. Speak to our dental team for more information.
How long does the treatment take?
The duration of the dental implant treatment depends on the patient and the treatment plan required by the dentist. On average, dental implant treatment can take between three and nine months.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
All dental implants are fitted under local anaesthetic which helps numb the mouth and surrounding area, so the patient doesn’t feel any discomfort or pain whilst the implant is fitted. It is likely that once this wears off, after surgery, there may be some pain and swelling, though this usually lasts for around one week and is entirely normal.

Patients can take over-the-counter painkillers if they are in discomfort.
 
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last as long your natural teeth provided, they have been fitted properly and well looked after. Your dentist will always recommend several aftercare considerations so that you can keep your implants well maintained.
Can anyone have dental implants?
All our patients that enquire about dental implants receive an initial consultation where their suitability is assessed by a dental professional. In some instances, dental implants might not be recommended. For example, smokers are advised to give up smoking before receiving dental implants as smoking can increase the risk of implant failure. Furthermore, patients who have had radiotherapy in their jaw recently or diabetes may be not be suitable for dental implants.

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