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FAQ on dental implants

Dental implants have revolutionised the way we think about tooth replacement. They can provide a long-lasting solution that, if looked after correctly, could last a whole lifetime.

This is because dental implants work with the body, rather than against it like some tooth replacement options. If you have recently lost a tooth or you have been living with a different form of tooth replacement, you probably have some questions about dental implants and what they can offer.

Dr Joe Bhat is a leader in the field of dental implant surgery and has placed over 5,500 implants and had his practice dedicated to implant surgery for over 16 years. Over 300 dental practices refer to Dr Joe Bhat when they aren’t qualified to carry out the procedure themselves.

Joe BhatHow many teeth can be replaced by dental implants?

Dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth. If you have been using dentures or bridges to replace missing teeth, they can be replaced with dental implant supported systems that could last longer and provide more usability.

If you are missing just one natural tooth, then a single implant can support a custom-crafted crown that will fit seamlessly into your smile. Larger gaps in your smile won’t necessarily need multiple implants. The number of implants required usually depends on the quality of bone at each potential implant site.

Dentures can also be stabilised with dental implants. In the lower jaw, a denture would generally need two implants to attach to, in the upper jaw more are generally needed as the bone density is often lower.

Is it uncomfortable when implants are placed?

Dental implants are usually placed under the same local anaesthetic that is provided for routine dental procedures. Depending on the complexity of the case and if any bone grafting is required, the procedure can take anywhere between just 15 minutes and several hours.

For most patients, normal painkillers like ibuprofen or paracetamol can be sufficient for the few days after the procedure. If you are feeling more discomfort than these medications can deal with, then don’t hesitate to contact Dr Joe Bhat for a prescription for stronger medication.

Healthy mouths and beautiful smiles

At Joe Bhat dentist, we are proud of our commitment to the health and appearance of patients who rely on us. We all know that prevention is better than cure and that looking after your teeth is essential, but we specialise in more complex work to restore missing teeth, correct problems or give yourself a beautiful smile. We encourage regular, comprehensive check-ups for all ages to ensure good oral health and offer a range of corrective and cosmetic treatments. Our experienced dentists work together and we are proud to offer support to our patients whatever their dental problem, even if they are nervous.

Joe Bhat DentistComprehensive care

It is important for children to establish good oral hygiene habits and be comfortable seeing a dentist. For this reason, we encourage regular visits from a young age. Coming to Joe Bhat dentist, means choosing a practice that will treat you as an individual and tailor a programme of treatment to meet your requirements. This means that you know what your schedule and expenditure will be. Our team have regular training and we use modern equipment so you can be assured that work is carried out to advanced standards in a comfortable environment.

Special care for nervous patients

Some people are so nervous about seeing a dentist that they avoid having treatment, even if they really need it. At Joe Bhat dentist, even anxious patients can relax. Our staff are trained to put you at your ease and we can offer techniques sedation if necessary. You can choose from oral, inhalation or intravenous methods depending on what suits you best and how severe your anxiety is. For very difficult procedures or if you are really struggling with the idea of treatment, we can offer general anaesthetic. We are proud of our track record of restoring confidence to people who have had bad experiences with dentists in the past. So, even if you find coming to the dentist difficult, at Joe Bhat dentist, you can still benefit from regular check-ups as well as treatments to improve your oral health, appearance or the functionality of your mouth.

Join the hundreds of patients at Joe Bhat dentist and allow us to restore your faith in the dentist.

Give your teeth the care they deserve

Joe Bhat is the director of the well-established Joe Bhat dentist practice, where the latest technology and knowledge are combined with a friendly service. We deliver high standards in restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on having a highly skilled and experienced team under one roof so that, however complex your needs, we are confident that we can meet them. Our dentists work together so that you receive the benefit of their combined knowledge and know that you are in safe hands. A large part of our work comes as referrals from other practices.

Joe Bhat DentistComprehensive care from Joe Bhat, dentist

Patients who come to Joe Bhat, dentist, value the fact that their comfort and the latest techniques are at the heart of what we do. Our centre is designed with you in mind while our staff are highly trained, friendly and committed to providing you with the best results. At regular appointments, we check for dental decay and signs of gum problems and this is particularly important in our younger patients so that we can prevent issues before they arise and get children into good habits with regard to looking after their teeth. We offer dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, teeth straightening, oral surgery and other advanced techniques and our hygienists plays an important role. They teach our patients how to care for their teeth and make sure that the mouth is healthy enough for any work that needs doing. They also educate people about how to look after their veneers, dental implants, crowns or restorations so that their investment from Joe Bhat dentist lasts well into the future.

The latest technology

Our practice at Joe Bhat dentist is fully equipped with modern technology including a cone beam CT scanner and digital microscopy. We are proud to have a training centre which means that you receive modern care. Your needs are unique and that means that your programme of treatment will be tailored to meet them.

Our experienced team at Joe Bhat dentist looks forward to offering you solutions to any of your dental problems.