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.
Joe 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.