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Dental Implants

Hook Lane Dental Care

At Hook Lane Dental Care you will be treated by UK qualified Implantologist not a general dentist.

We believe in quality care and value our patients concern. All cases are extensively planned and carefully followed during the course of the treatment to achieve the most desirable results.

We have a dedicated clinical co-ordinator who is always there to answer any questions or  provide any information you need.

If you are nervous about dental treatment our highly experienced team will make the whole experience comfortable for you.

At Hook Lane Dental Care we invest in the latest implant equipment to provide you with high standard of care.

 

Dr. Behzad Manzoor - MSc in Implant DentistryDr. Behzad Manzoor has special interest in Implant dentistry. He obtained MSc in Implant Dentistry from Guy’s Hospital with distinction, which is the highest qualification in Implant dentistry available in the UK.

Dr. Behzad also works in Guy’s hospital as clinical research associate; working in close collaboration with leading implant companies to help develop implant products. With help of his expertise in implant dentistry he has helped several patients to achieve the desirable treatment outcome. He is also trained in advance soft tissue and bone grafting procedures for complex implant cases. He uses his knowledge of cosmetic dentistry to provide implants which not only provide function but are also aesthetically pleasing.


Case 1: Complex case with multiple missing teeth restored with dental implants after sinus lift and advance grafting.

Complex case with multiple missing teeth restored with dental implants after sinus lift and advance grafting. Before.Complex case with multiple missing teeth restored with dental implants after sinus lift and advance grafting. After.
Before After
Complex case with multiple missing teeth restored with dental implants after sinus lift and advance grafting. Before.Complex case with multiple missing teeth restored with dental implants after sinus lift and advance grafting. After.

Case 2: Patient lost all upper front teeth in an accident which were restored with dental implants


Before After

 

Frequently asked questions about dental implants.

Q: What are dental implants and what can they do for me?

Implants are titanium replacements for missing teeth. They can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They are placed surgically in the bone. After a few months, they form a very strong bond with the bone, and then artificial crowns or a denture can be secured over the implants. For patients who have difficulty chewing because of missing teeth, or who are tired of their dentures slipping and sliding in the mouth, dental implants offer a secure solution for replacing teeth.

What are the benefits?

Q: What is the success rate?

Implants as a solution to missing teeth has been practiced for a few decades. Generally, because of advances in implant dentistry over the years, dental implants can have success rates above 90% in natural bone. Having said that, success rates depend on many factors, for example, the patient's own health status or whether he/she is a smoker. Although at the present time we cannot put a figure down as to the longevity of implants, it is known that the first patient who had implants placed in 1965 still has them in function today. Of course, regular checkups and diligently maintaining one's oral hygiene is also of utmost importance in preventing failure.

Q: What is the procedure like?

There are generally two stages:

Stage 1: An incision is made in the gums and the implants are placed into the jawbone. The gums are then closed up and to allow healing to take place. It usually takes just about 3 months for the implant to integrate with the bone or longer if bone grafting is involved.

Stage 2: The second and final stage is to secure the new tooth or teeth to the implant structure. Implants can support a single tooth, multiple teeth or dentures

Q: Does it hurt?

Dental implants are placed in the jaw under local anaesthesia and so the patient feels absolutely no pain at all during the procedure. After the anaesthetic wears off, there may be slight discomfort, usually manageable with painkillers. In fact, many patients have reported that they didn't even need to take any painkillers.

Q: Am I too old to have dental implants?

As long as you are generally in good health and have adequate bone, you can have dental implants.

Q: How do I take care of my implants?

It is very important that patients who have dental implants maintain their own oral hygiene diligently. This of course includes brushing, flossing and sometimes using other cleaning aids like an interdental brush. Regular dental checkups and professional maintenance are vital to ensure longevity of the implants.

Q: How do I get started?

During initial consultation, x-rays are needed to evaluate the availability of bone. Impressions of the upper and lower jaws are then taken to be made into models so that the thickness of the bone can be gauged and a diagnostic mock up of the teeth is done so as to plan the position of the implant/s to be placed. Intra oral photographs are also taken as part of the diagnostic process. Once the essential information is obtained and treatment planning confirmed, first stage surgery can then be done.

Q: Why should you consider dental implants?

If you have had the experience of having lost one or more teeth, you may know all too well what it's like to live with an unattractive smile, reduced biting efficiency, embarrassment from loose dentures, and pain or difficulty with eating. Fabricating a bridge to replace the missing teeth usually necessitates trimming down adjacent, sometimes perfectly healthy natural teeth. Dentures sometimes can be bulky, unstable or painful during function or speech. Over time, the bone at the toothless area can undergo "bone atrophy", or loss of bone height and width. This can lead to functional and aesthetic problems. Placing an implant in the bone can prevent atrophy.

 

Implant testimonials

"After losing my front teeth due to an accident some years ago, I had a
full front denture which was uncomfortable and I was self-conscious. I
was recommended Hook Lane Dental Surgery, in which Kieron suggested I
have a consultation about implants with Behzad Manzoor.

Behzad explained the procedure thoroughly and made sure i understood
everything that was involved. I felt comfortable and confident in him,
so after some considerable thought i decided to go ahead with the
procedure.

During the procedure for the four implants, Behzad's expertise was
exceptional and his assistant Oke was brilliant. She made me feel at
ease throughout the entire procedure.

I am extremely glad that I had the implants fitted and I now have a
secure denture which enables me to eat anything, and has given me more
confidence than I ever imagined. I am not afraid to smile.

The after-care that I have received from Behzad and Oke has been
excellent and I would highly recommend Hook Lane Dental Surgery.

Thank you so much !!"

Mrs Lewis


 

"I have been with Hook Lane Dental Practice for more than 35 years and during that time I have never considered going anywhere else, the assistance, friendliness and understanding that I have always received from everyone is second to none.

Over the years I have undergone various treatments that were all times carried out with care and professionalism. Treatments such as extractions and crowns can be quite stressful at the best of times and I can only thank the practice for the preparation and attention to detail that they have all taken to keep the pain and discomfort to a minimum.

Recently I have had two implants to replace the two crowns that had served me well for several years and I am very happy to say everything has been completed to my satisfaction with little or no pain and even mixed with a few laughs.

So a big thank you from a very grateful patient who has happily recommended the practice to anyone who has been in need of such professional assistance."

R.M.J of Bexley


 

"Any dental work nowadays is a considered purchase for many people and anything more than a filling, such as an implant is a difficult thing to contemplate.

I was able to find Hook Lane Dental Surgery on the internet and thought the site friendly and welcoming with a competitive price after doing some research. I was able to make an appointment easily at a time that was convenient for me.

On my first visit my treatment alternatives were explained to me in detail and although I had made up my mind on an implant there was no hard sell on this, the cheaper alternatives were also made available to me and as such I had an informed choice.

Throughout my treatment I felt I was in expert hands and I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel from day one. At each stage I was given an update so I knew things were going as planned.

My tooth is now in place and I can smile again with confidence. I have enjoyed my visits to Hook lane and now as my regular dentist I know I am in safe hands."

Peter Adams - Testimonial On my Hook Lane Implant treatment.