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What is a Dental Implant?

What we do best

  • Over 10000 dental implants successfully placed

  • Over 98% success rate

  • Over 5,000 sinus and bone grafts completed

  • Over 30 years of combined experience

  • Honorary hospital Implant Consultant

  • UK and International lecturer and mentor


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Our Implant Team

Dr. Abhilash Soni

Cosmetic Dentist & Implantologist

Dr. Guy McLellan

Oral Surgeon

& Implantologist

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental Implant is a titanium, cylindrical, threaded fixture that is used to replace a missing root. The Implant is then used as the foundation for the new crown. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth,multiple missing teeth or a full mouth with no teeth.


Titanium is a unique material in that new bone will grow onto the surface of the implant therefore “fusing” the implant to bone. This process is known as osseointegration and produces prosthetic teeth that are as strong if not stronger than your own natural teeth.

What are the alternatives?

Leaving a gap, having a bridge or a removable denture.

Benefits over conventional dentistry

Over a denture : Implants provide firm, fixed teeth that do not fall out or move when eating, similar to your own natural teeth.

Over a bridge : Convential bridgework involves cutting down the adjacent teeth to be used as crowns. This destruction of a healthy tooth is unnecessary and will decrease the life span of these teeth. Implants therefore preserve the remaining dentition.


Treatment Stages for a Dental Implant

  • Initial consultation giving information and further reading literature

  • Detailed planning appointment with surgeon and prosthodontist

  • Written treatment plan and costs estimate

  • Impressions for study models, diagnostic wax-up and surgical stent

  • Implant placement

  • Regular review appointments

  • Exposure of implant (3-4 months lower jaw, 5-6 months upper jaw)

  • Impressions approximately 2 weeks later

  • Fitting of final crown

  • Follow up and implant maintenance with a hygienist

After Care

Please see this page for information on the post-treatment care and follow-up offered:

We have been replacing missing teeth in Twickenham and the surrounding areas including Richmond, Kingston, Hampton and St Margarets, for over 13 years.

For further information please go to the following website:


C Maxwell

“I was worried that my teeth were going to fall out and had lost all confidence in my appearance. I now have fixed teeth with dental implants and a smile to be proud off. Thank you so much”

J Bavalia

"I have just completed some dental implant treatment and am so happy with the end result. The teeth look so natural and feel fantastic. Can’t recommend the practice enough!"

L Bush

“Thank you so much to Abi and Guy for the care you showed during my dental implant treatment. You made an anxious patient feel very relaxed. ”

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