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The loss of a permanent tooth should always be replaced to ensure the balance, esthetics and function of your teeth.

If you’re missing one or more teeth dental implants can rejuvenate your smile and help you maintain good oral health.

Implant surgery, when well executed and planned, has a high success rate and it doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience.

What sets me apart?

My previous history and training.

I’m a Medical doctor and a Maxillofacial Surgeon which gives me a solid base to approach any area of oral surgery, like implants.

Vast experience

with many implants placed and rehabilitation over implants executed.

A success rate of over 98%.

In the few cases where the implant was rejected and there was no osseo-integration, regardless of the cause, a new implant is placed with no additional cost for the patient.

Which implants do I use?

BTI implants: they were chosen for their Excellency and good performance and not by price. I’ve been using them for more than 10 years with excellent performance in my patients.

FAQ about Dental Implants

Which dental Implants do I use in my clinic?

I use BTI dental Implants in my clinic.

As in all other areas, my choice was not dictated by the cost of the dental Implants but by their excellence: I have been using BTI dental Implants for over 15 years and they have proven to have excellent behavior in the mouth of patients.

I have a high success rate, over 98%. In the rare cases in which the dental Implant is rejected and there is no “osseointegration” of the same, regardless of the cause of loss of that dental Implant, a new dental Implant is placed at no additional cost to the patient.

Can an dental implant be removed?

Yes. If you have a dental implant that has problems like infection or is badly placed it can and should be removed and replaced by another.

Is general anesthesia necessary to place dental implants?

Not at all. Implant surgery can be done with local anesthesia which means less costs and less risks for the patient.

Obviously for very anxious patients there is always this option. Other than that general anesthesia should be left to those cases in which complicated bone grafting procedures must be done.

Smoking and implants: I’m a smoker can I place dental implants?

Smoking constitutes a risk factor with dental implants and it lowers the success rates.

Having said that I place many dental implants in smokers and, up till today, successfully which doesn’t mean that the risk is not there as it is wildly evident in the scientific literature.

If you’re a smoker the ideal scenario would be to take this opportunity to quit smoking or at least reduce the number of cigarettes a day after placing of the dental implants for the first two or three months.

How to maintain dental implants?

Once the process is finished it is important to keep the area clean and free from bacterial plaque.

As with natural teeth, dental implants also accumulate Dental Plaque and Tartar so it is important to schedule an oral hygiene appointment every six months and have daily oral hygiene routines similar to natural teeth.

A check up should be done at least once a year.

How many dental Implants can be placed at a time?

This depends on the conditions and age of each patient. Normally, in case of  the need to place multiple dental Implants, I schedule the placement of all the dental Implants in one surgery for each jaw.

This will obviously be adapted to each patient and there may be patients who prefer, for various reasons, to have more than one surgery for each jaw.

What’s the process of a dental implant surgery from start to finish?

We do a full assessment that includes photographs, radiographs and CT scans to determine exactly the quantity and quality of bone we have to place the dental implant.

On the day of the surgery the patient starts by taking a regular painkiller like paracetamol (so to not feel pain once the numbness wears off),and then the surgery is done under local anesthesia. Calibrated burs create the site to place the dental implant, in the end stitches are usually necessary.

After surgery the dental implant is usually left for a period of 3 to 6 months over which integration takes place, after that period impressions are made and a crown or bridge is placed over the dental implants.

In some cases, particularly in their aesthetic zone, we can place a temporary crown over the dental implant.

What are dental implants?

An dental implant is a synthetic root surgically placed on the bone of your upper or lower jaw.

This root is made of titanium, a material that has been used for many years, totally biocompatible, not only in this area but also in other areas like hip and knee replacements.