Why have Implants?Dental implants are the closest a patient can get to real teeth when things go wrong. They offer a long lasting solution and the equivalent strength and durability of your own, healthy teeth. The placing of implants helps many patients overcome the problems associated with loss of teeth, for example: the loss of your smile and confidence, and the loss of your chewing ability. Such issues can be distressing for patients and when these problems are overcome it is a very happy day for them and a very satisfying day for the dentist.
What are Implants?Implants come in many different shapes and sizes but most are cylindrical and mimic the shape of a natural root. The implant, made from titanium, is attached to the bone under the gum. The body accepts the pure metal and bone grows to surround and incorporate it. This process we call osseointegration.
B.ch.D M.Med.Sci (Implantology)
Howard qualified at Leeds Dental School in 1983. His more recent challenge was to explore the field of implantology and has succeeded in gaining a Medical Masters in the discipline. He works and teaches at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital which provides a stimulating and refreshing input to his professional career. In his spare time, Howard somehow manages to fit in some acting; so keep an eye out on the big screen!
BSc BDS PhD MFDSRCPS FDSRCPS FDSRCS
Julian is our qualified Sedationist. He qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1996 and is now a Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Manchester where he is a clinical teacher in all aspects of Oral Surgery including Implant Dentistry. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Implantology – intra and extra oral. This includes soft and hard tissue reconstruction and bone augmentation.
Bernadette has worked alongside Howard for 24 years. She is hyper-organised, very experienced and gets on well with everyone. She is our qualified oral health educator and her bubbly and enthusiastic nature puts even the most nervous of patients at ease. The perfect nurse.