A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural tooth root. A dental implant is used as a foundation for the long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures and is commonly screw shaped. Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy - materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by bone.
Although there are many different implant systems available, in the main we use the Straumann Dental Implant System. Straumann is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of dental implants and its system is based on international research, backed by reliability and quality. Over the past 30 years Straumann has sold more than 4 million dental implants worldwide, with high success rates.
I have qualified in Manchester in 1993 and went on to gain four years’ experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at major hospital units in Manchester and Glasgow. Then obtained my Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 with specific focus in Oral Surgery. I regularly attend postgraduate courses to update my knowledge with the latest advances in all fields of dentistry.
I have completed the Diploma in Implantology at Advanced level at the Royal College of Surgeons and am one of the few practitioners to have done so. I undertake all aspects of Implant/Surgical dentistry including implant placement and restoration, sinus grafting and bone grafting. I have been placing implants for over 15 years and has placed over 1000 successful implants.
I provide the All-on-4® technique or ‘Same-Day-Teeth’ enabling patients to benefit from this revolutionary new technique. I enjoy working with people to help improve their smile and self-confidence through cosmetic dentistry and implants and I can offer a range of treatments from immediate implantation to full mouth restoration. I believe the greatest joy as a dentist comes by helping patients understand what’s possible and working with them to achieve this. I am committed to both quality of care and the highest standard of communication that prides me on my relaxing yet confident manner. My emphasis is on achieving excellence in appearance and function that results in a naturally confident smile.
I can provide sedation to reduce the anxiety of nervous patients.
Memberships of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) International Team for Implantology (ITI), Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) and the Society for the Advancement for Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)