Getting your oral freedom back

When your teeth aren’t right, nothing feels right. If you have been referred to dentist Joe Bhat for treatment by your own dentist, chances are that you can agree with that statement.

Dentist Joe Bhat is an oral surgeon whom more than 300 dentists across the UK refer to when they have a patient with a complex case who needs oral surgery. Very often, this involves replacing teeth with dental implants.

Dentist Joe BhatWith more than 30 years of history behind them now, dental implants are generally no longer considered experimental, and there are plenty of oral surgeons throughout the country who are very experienced in routine dental implant surgery, such as replacing up to three teeth in a row with one implant, or using the All-on-4 technique to replace an entire arch of teeth on between four and six implants.

When things aren’t so straightforward

However, life is not always simple, and neither is dental work. Patients often have a combination of problems to solve with a combination of treatments. For example, if someone has been missing several teeth for some time, there’s a good chance their remaining teeth will have wandered out of their original positions in the jawbone, and may even have started to tip into the gaps left by the missing teeth. Braces might be required to put these leaning teeth back where they came from before the implants can be placed.

When teeth have been gone for some time, it is more than likely that the gums and bone in the gap will have changed. When no longer in use, gums recede and bone is resorbed. So, it may be necessary to find ways to rebuild the bone tissue so that it is strong and dense enough to grip the implants. Dentist Joe Bhat may well use a bone graft to replace missing bone material. If so, there may well be a wait of several months between the bone graft and the implant surgery so that the jawbone has sufficient time to rebuild itself. Sometimes it is possible to have the graft and the implant done at the same time.

Referrals for dental implants

Not every dentist in the UK is qualified to carry out dental implant surgery. Yours may not be, in which case they are likely to refer you onto a dental surgeon who can do this work. Dental implants are not available on the NHS, so you will be paying for treatment and may want a say in which dental surgeon does your work.

Dental-Implants-LondonJoe Bhat is a dental implant surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience. He works as a private referral dental implant surgeon at the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre in London, and only deals with complex dental implant cases.

More than 300 dentists across the UK refer their complex dental implant cases to Joe Bhat, who is registered with the General Dental Council as specialising in fitting artificial replacements for teeth and oral surgery. This means that Joe Bhat has successfully been through five years of postgraduate training in oral surgery, followed by another three years of full-time training in fitting artificial replacements for teeth.

What does Joe Bhat treat?

He treats complex cases, including:

  • replacing congenitally missing teeth (teeth that were never there to come through);
  • replacing teeth that have not recovered from infection despite undergoing root canal therapy;
  • replacing lost teeth and bone to remove the need for a partial denture;
  • replacing teeth that have sustained a trauma.

It is not just older people who come to see Joe Bhat for dental implants. Very often, it is younger people who have lost or damaged a tooth in some way, and that tooth is highly visible at the front of the arch. A dental implant means they do not have to endure the embarrassment of wearing a partial denture or fixed bridge while still only in their 20s or 30s. In these cases, dental implants need to be able to last for 50 or 60 years, and placing them in exactly the right place in the jawbone with maximum bone contact can make all the difference to their longevity.

To find out more about getting a referral to Joe Bhat, please call and talk to our friendly staff.

Is yours a complex case?

If you are at the point of having to have dental implants inserted, there’s a good chance your dentist cannot do this procedure for you. Even though dental implants have been around in the UK for more than 30 years and are no longer considered an experimental procedure, not every dentist can fit them.

But one who can is dentist Joe Bhat. Dr Bhat is a highly experienced oral surgeon, who has been fitting dental implants for almost as long as they have been around.

Dentist Joe BhatIn fact, dentist Joe Bhat is so good at what he does that he is the go-to private referral dental implant surgeon for around 300 dentists across the UK.

Not every dental implant case is a simple one. Mouths have a way of acquiring complications as they get older, and often by the time people are ageing and in need of dental implants, getting them put in is not so easy.

The state of your jawbone

A common problem is the state of the jawbone, especially if the teeth have been missing for some time. When there is no tooth root in an area of jawbone, the bone cells take the lack of vibration from the root as a signal that they are no longer needed, and, instead of renewing themselves, the bone cells start to dissolve themselves so that they can release the bone nutrients back into the bloodstream for use elsewhere in the body. In a jawbone with no teeth at all, this can mean a loss of size and density of up to 25% in the first year alone with no teeth.

Dentist Joe Bhat has a way round such problems, with the use of bone grafts, or, if the dental implants are for the upper jaw, zygomatic implants. These are extra-long dental implants that go through the upper jawbone to be anchored into the dense cheekbone above. Bone grafts involve the insertion of bone material, either synthetic, animal, or from elsewhere in the patient’s body, into the area of the implant. If you have this done, you will probably have to wait a few months for it to take before you can have your implants fitted.

You’re in safe hands with Joe Bhat

If you have been referred to Joe Bhat by your dentist, you’re in safe hands. Joe Bhat is the dental implant surgeon for complex implant cases for more than 300 general dentists across the UK. In fact, Joe Bhat is so skilled that he now only deals with complex referrals, leaving the more straightforward cases to other implant surgeons.

If you are on your way to see Joe Bhat, it means that yours is a complex case, and, as such, you might be rather worried about what the treatment will be like and whether or not it will be successful.

Dental ImplantsFirst steps

You have not met Joe yet, but once you have had your initial consultation, you will find that many of your fears and concerns have been resolved. Your first consultation with Joe, and indeed through the treatment process, is very much about getting to know each other and being able to talk through the treatment so that you fully understand and are comfortable with the process, which can take a few months to complete.

What’s involved in dental implant treatment?

Joe will be able to answer all your questions. Dental implant surgery usually only requires a local anaesthetic as there are far fewer nerve endings in the jaw than in the teeth to send messages of pain to the brain. But, if you are anxious about the actual implant surgery, you can elect to have sedation. This will make you very relaxed and peaceful, and you may drift off, but will be easily roused if you need to respond to the dentist. If even this is too much, there is the option for surgery under general anaesthetic as a day patient at a nearby hospital.

After surgery, you will need to spend a day or two in bed recovering, and about a week on a liquid diet. This is to rest your teeth and give the swelling a chance to die down before getting back to chewing. Often there is a healing period of between two and six months, during which the titanium or titanium alloy implants are integrating with your jawbone. This is a vital stage in the implant process because this integration is what gives dental implants their amazing stability.

Dental implants with dentist Joe Bhat: a unique treatment journey

If you have missing teeth, or are about to lose a tooth, and are considering the alternatives to life with gaps, dental implants are a viable choice. Unlike conventional bridges and dentures, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.

Dentist Joe Bhat will provide you with all the information you may need to make an informed choice about your treatment. He appreciates that every patient’s treatment journey will be as unique as they are, but strives to provide the highest standards of care to every patient. Dr Joe Bhat is happy to share his experience and knowledge with you and answer all the questions you may have about dental implants.

Dentist Joe BhatYour initial consultation

Before he begins your treatment, Dr Joe Bhat will carry a full and thorough examination of your mouth and jaw in order to ensure that you are suitable for treatment. If you have any signs of gum disease, it will need to be treated before he places any dental implants. Similarly, Dr Joe Bhat will also examine the quantity and quality of your jawbone. If there is not enough bone to support a dental implant, then a bone graft or a bone augmentation procedure may be necessary.

Your implant treatment

Implant surgery is much easier for you than you think – the actual surgery rarely exceeds 15 minutes. Your dentist will allow plenty of time to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed, to numb the area, and to chat about any further decisions that may need to be made. Many patients find implant surgery more comfortable than root canal treatment or tooth removal. Dr Joe Bhat is very experienced in implant surgery, so you can relax safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands. Dr Joe Bhat will attach the dental implants into your jawbone and let them heal for a few weeks in order for the jawbone to completely bond with them.

After this, dentist Joe Bhat will uncover your dental implants and attach your replacement teeth. These can be single crowns, bridges or dentures.

To learn more about dental implants or book an appointment, please contact Dr Joe Bhat today.

Dental implants with Dr Joe Bhat – know before you go

Our smile is one of the first things that people notice about us. Because it has such an influence on our first impression, the state of our teeth, mouth, and gums can truly influence our self-esteem. If you miss one or several teeth, it is possible that you feel less inclined to smile. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will help you regain your confidence and restore your oral health.

Dental Implants in HertfordDr Joe Bhat, a specialised implant dentist, has been replacing missing teeth with dental implants in London successfully over the years. He is particularly interested in complex restorative problems and runs his own implant training and mentoring program for dentists in the London area. Dr Joe Bhat will examine your teeth and gums carefully and help you decide whether dental implants are the right option for you. Generally, most patients can benefit from dental implants as long as they are healthy and have enough bone left in their jawbone.

What to expect during your first visit

During your consultation appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with Dr Joe Bhat as well as your expectations regarding the treatment. He will examine your teeth thoroughly using x-rays and will create a personalised treatment plan with cost estimates. Patients with more complex problems may require a specialised CT scan.

If you decide to proceed with dental implants, Dr Joe Bhat will guide you through the rest of the procedure. Thanks to modern dentistry, treatment time for dental implants has drastically reduced to just over two months or so. We may also be able to offer ‘same day’ dental implants depending on your individual case.

Am I eligible for dental implants?

Generally, dental implants are ideal for most patients and for the most part, you only need to be able to undergo the surgery to place the implants to qualify. If you have healthy gums, practice good oral hygiene, and have a strong and healthy jawbone, then dental implants may be right for you.

Patients who smoke, have heart disease or diabetes, or have other medical issues, should consult their dentist before choosing dental implants.

Loose dentures? Visit dentist Joe Bhat

Dentures can be a truly life-changing experience for those of us who have lost all of our natural teeth. Dentures can give back the ability to chew and enjoy cooked foods again, which can be a big step towards maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.

Although dentures can be a huge help when they are first created, they can start to become a problem over time. There are lots of products to combat problems like dentures shifting, but denture adhesives can be a hassle for many people.

Dentist in Joe BhatLuckily, thanks to modern dentistry, you can get your dentures stabilised with dental implants, offering a whole new realm of practicality. Dentist Joe Bhat offers a range of solutions for missing teeth using dental implants.

Why do dentures become loose?

The root of the problem is the lack of a tooth root to stimulate the jawbone. Our jawbones need stimulation to remain in shape and stable. When a single tooth or all of your teeth are lost, the stimulation stops and the jawbone can begin to recede, along with the gums.

Dentures are usually made when a patient has just lost all of their teeth, at this point the jawbone won’t have changed shape that much. But, over time, the changes in shape can cause the dentures to become ill-fitting.

There are a few options that you could choose from when it comes to getting more usability from dentures. Firstly you could have new ones made that could also become ill-fitting over time. Alternatively, you could seek dental implant surgery.

Dental implants with dentist Joe Bhat

Dental implants can be fitted after a small surgical procedure. To fit a screw into the patient’s jawbone, a small hole needs to be created. Once the hole is created and the implant fitted firmly, the bone will begin to heal around the screw. The whole process, from implant placement to fitting of teeth can be completed in as little as six weeks, depending on the shape and healing of your jawbone.

Implants also provide the necessary stimulation to your jawbone, helping to keep the area around your mouth looking natural and youthful.

The power of implant surgery

A smile can be completely changed for life by dental implant treatment. Losing a tooth can be a stressful and embarrassing experience for any person, but it’s not the end of the world. Tooth replacement options have become more versatile and accessible than ever.

Joe Bhat is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon, having placed over 5,500 implants. In the UK, there aren’t many dentists who have had this much experience.

Dental Implants in HertfordImplants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, from a single missing tooth, lost in an accident, to all of a patient’s natural teeth. Implants can even be used to support existing dentures. If you think you’re a good candidate for implants, visit Joe Bhat for a consultation.

You could get back your ability to enjoy whatever foods you like and get back the confidence to smile proudly.

Replacing a single tooth

For Joe Bhat, replacing a single tooth is the most common use for dental implants. Placing a dental implant is a simple and elegant solution for a single missing tooth.

In this case, a custom-crafted crown will be made to fit your smile perfectly. A minor surgery is required to create a small hole in the patient’s jawbone. Inside this hole, the implant will be secured. Over time, the bone will integrate with the screw, creating a stable foundation for your crown to be applied.

Replacing multiple teeth

Replacing multiple teeth requires the same type of surgery to place the appropriate number of implants. If you have lost two or more teeth, you don’t necessarily need an implant for each tooth, just the sufficient number to support a dental bridge.

Occasionally, it’s possible to join natural teeth to implants with a conventional bridge.

Denture stabilisation

A great use for dental implants with Joe Bhat is to stabilise dentures. For the lower jaw, two dental implants can be sufficient to support a set of dentures, as the bone is generally much stronger than the upper jaw. On the upper jaw, four are sometimes needed to effectively secure dentures.

Due to their versatility, there aren’t many cases that can’t be helped by dental implants.

Finding the right dentist for dental implants

Tooth loss can already be a stressful experience, there isn’t any need for you to be stressed any further when it comes to tooth replacement. This is why finding the right dentist is very important. You need to find a dentist who has the relevant experience and a good rapport with the patient.

It’s even more important to search for the best surgeon possible because if dental implants are placed correctly they could last you a lifetime. Implants also support the rest of your teeth by providing sufficient stimulation to your jawbone.

Some patients who have lost all of their teeth and have been using dentures will notice a ‘sunken in’ look around their lips. This is because, over time, the jawbone changes shape, along with the gums.

Dental Implants in HertfordYour optioins for dental implants

Many patients may be referred to a maxillofacial surgeon for their treatment. Joe Bhat is one such surgeon, who has placed over 5,500 dental implants. His patients are referred to by over 300 dentists in the UK, making him a surgeon you can trust.

Implants can replace any number of missing teeth. Patients can also have dental implants placed to support dentures, fixing them in place. This adds a whole new realm of reliability and usability to a patient’s dentures.

With a long list of satisfied patients, Joe Bhat is a great option to create your new smile, allowing you to go back to eating all of your favourite foods and giving you the confidence to smile again.

Your patient journey with Joe Bhat

Most dental implants used in modern implant surgery are made from titanium. This is because titanium is widely accepted by the body, allowing for the jawbone to integrate with the screws used in dental implants.

For the screw to be inserted, a small hole needs to be created in your jawbone. The aim is for the screw to have immediate contact with the bone to create initial stability.

Once a healing period has completed, the bone will have healed around the screw, creating a stable foundation for the long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

The causes of tooth loss and ways to combat it

There are many reasons why we lose teeth. Tooth loss can be an extremely stressful experience, but with the help of modern dentistry, you can combat tooth loss by replacing your teeth with ones that work as well as your originals.

Crowns, bridges and even dentures can be supported by dental implants. Dentist Joe Bhat is a leading surgeon in the field of dental implant technology. With over 300 dental practices referring to him, he’s a great choice for this life-changing treatment.

It’s very important to find the best surgeon you can when considering dental implants.

Joe Bhat DentistWhy do we lose teeth?

Many patients come to dentist Joe Bhat asking why they lost teeth in the first place.

Tooth loss is a problem that mostly affects older people, but it can happen to younger people. One of the most important factors in preventing tooth loss from ever happening is caring for your teeth.

Brushing at least twice a day, flossing and using anti-bacterial mouthwash should help to reduce the risk of tooth loss.

Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental cavities. Cavities develop when tooth decay takes hold of your teeth. Tooth decay is mostly caused by plaque build-up on the surface of the tooth. Plaque is a collection of bacteria that live on your teeth, and if left to build up can cause decay and gum disease.

When plaque builds up, it gives off acids. It is these acids that attack and erode the tooth enamel. When the enamel is eroded, causing cracks and holes, then bacteria can get into the dentin below and cause decay.

Gum disease and tooth loss

Gum disease is another leading cause of tooth loss. The build-up of plaque can also be blamed for gum disease, as well as habits like smoking.

Over time gum disease weakens your gums, and can attack the bone that holds your teeth in place, and they can become loose and even fall out.

Thankfully, practitioners like dentist Joe Bhat offer reliable and practical treatments like dental implants to replace any number of missing teeth. If looked after correctly, dental implants could provide a lifetime of service.