This is a great dental practice... good dentists & staff are very friendly, you will always receive a good honest opinion. Highly recommended.
Implants are an effective, natural and durable solution for one or more missing teeth. Made from titanium posts, they are placed in the jaw bone and eventually fuses to the surrounding bone and mimics natural tooth roots. These posts will provide a firm foundation for crowns, bridges and dentures.
A perfect candidate for implants must have good oral health and a strong jaw bone, as the implant will need support from the surrounding teeth and jaw. Implants are an alternative to traditional dentures, they have the benefit of acting just like real teeth, for a natural look and maximum comfort.
As well as improving eating and speaking ability, implants help to prevent shrinkage of the jawbone and enhance your facial shape. Other restorative treatments require the removal of a layer of healthy surrounding teeth, with implants this is not necessary.
Click here for more information
What happens during treatment?
We will assess your suitability for implants by checking your general and oral health and carry out a CT scan to check the density of your jaw bone. Followed by an in-depth discussion of your individual needs and what we can achieve.
In some cases, where there is insufficient bone volume in your jawbone, a procedure known as bone-grafting may be necessary. A temporary crown or bridge can be placed, during the restoration process of your jawbone. Once the titanium posts are bonded to the surrounding bone and fully healed, we can fit your permanent replacement teeth.
After your initial consultation, we will create a tailor-made treatment plan complete with full cost breakdown, treatment options and status of treatment for you to take home. Treatment time may vary from immediate to few months subject to healthy bone and gums
Implant placement will be carried out under local anaesthetic and you can expect some discomfort for a few days after, so you may be advised to take painkillers and you may wish to book time off work.
You need to take care of your implants in the same way you would care for your natural teeth, with a good oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing to stay clean and healthy. You should also see your dentist for regular check-ups so they can make sure your implants stay in great condition.
Why choose Maison Smile?
Dentist Alkesh spends most of his time at the surgery replacing missing teeth with implants using the very best dental equipment, technology and materials available. Our whole team at Maison Smile are highly qualified and experienced in dental implants.
We offer a free consultation where we will talk you through your treatment plan and discuss any desires or concerns. Ensuring you are comfortable and informed before having the treatment.
During the process of your jaw bone restoring its function and appearance, a temporary crown or bridge can be placed.
MEET MR ALKESH PATEL
MFGDP (UK) 2004, BDS Lond 2000
GDC Number: 78127
Dr Alkesh Patel is an experienced, forward-thinking dentist. Alkesh qualified in 2000 studying BDS (Lon) MFGDP (UK). He also achieved DiplmpDent RCS (Eng) with continued education with Implantology in 2008 at The Royal College of Surgery in London.
He spends most of his time at the surgery replacing missing teeth with implants – providing an excellent long-lasting alternative to dentures. Maison Smile is pleased to be able to offer this revitalised treatment option to their clients.
Alkesh has an engineering background and is very passionate about using the latest technology and techniques. For example, the practice uses an Intraoral Scanner for placing implants, as we want to optimise your treatment comfort and outcomes.
Alkesh is passionate about teaching and has been a Dental Foundation Trainer since 2004. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Supervision Skills and educates newly graduated Dentists and Nurses regularly.
Not only does Alkesh love to teach, he often travels to attend new courses to learn from the best about the latest developments. He is committed to continually improving his knowledge and skills so he can remain at the forefront of new enhancements and techniques to provide his clients with the best results and service possible.
Alkesh enjoys spending time with his two children when he is not at the practice. His interests also include travelling and golf.