Implant secured dentures in Tonbridge

Here at Stradbrook Dental & Implant Clinic in Tonbridge we now have many innovative techniques for denture stabilisation which can transform your comfort, self-esteem and self-confidence.

These days there are a number of modern, highly effective solutions for patients who have lost all their teeth, which no longer rely on traditional and often problematic removable dentures. Most of these solutions rely on implant technology. 

      Implant supported over-denture

      The simplest and most cost-effective implant-related solution is stud-attached removable over-dentures. These are similar to a normal high quality denture, but are held in place by implants.

      The implants are titanium screws placed into the jaw, to replace original roots. Depending on the treatment, you may need between four and eight implants to secure each denture in place. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic. The implants will need 3 to 6 months to heal and bond with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for your replacement tooth.

      Temporary replacement teeth are usually fitted at the same time as your implant placement, which will stay in place until the final restoration appointment.

      Once your jaw has healed, an abutment will be fixed to the implant to hold your denture in place. Abutments are produced in titanium, gold or porcelain, and can come as a standard fit or crafted specifically for you. These options offer a range of aesthetics results, depending on your requirements. Dentures are then fitted on top, to replace your missing teeth. Your Tonbridge dentist will carefully match the colour of your crown to your natural teeth.

          Using an implant supported denture to replace multiple teeth has the advantages of:

          • Chewing function is improved - the denture is much more stable - reduced risk of digestive problems
          • No more concerns about embarrassing situations when a conventional denture may drop - improved self-confidence
          • Better support for facial tissues - giving a more 'youthful' appearance
          • No need for unpleasant denture adhesives or pastes
          • The implant secured denture can be removed to ease cleaning around the implants

            Implant supported SynCone® prosthesis

            One step up from this is the SynCone® prosthesis. This provides a much stronger and more secure solution, using the latest technology and materials. In particular, it vastly improves patients’ ability to chew properly. It is removable for cleaning, but can otherwise be worn throughout the day and night.

              Implant supported fixed bridge

              An implant supported bridge is the nearest thing to natural teeth using implant technology. We place a larger number of implants, and use them to support fixed bridgework. It carries significant advantages over other solutions, but does depend on there being sufficient bone present.

              For patients who have significant bone loss due to dental disease or trauma, or who are unable to have implant-supported treatment due to other complicating factors, we are able to offer a precision-milled detachable bridge, which provides the next best thing to natural teeth for complex cases.

                  Meet our skilled clinicians, specialising in a range of dental implant treatments

                  Mark Haswell

                  Mark Haswell

                  BDS (Lond) 1987, MSc Implant Dentistry, Diploma British Society of Osseointegration
                  GDC No. 62930

                  Mark Haswell is one of our leading specialists at Stradbrook Dental & Implant Clinic. Mark Haswell qualified at Kings in 1987 and has worked at Stradbrook since 1990, becoming a partner in 1993. He is described by his nurse as an “implant anorak” and has been carrying out implant based treatment since 1991, being one of the first UK dentists to undertake an MSc in Implant Dentistry.

                  He now lectures regularly on all aspects of Implant based treatment. Mark enjoys golf and is a bit of a fitness fanatic, enjoying cycling and running around the Lake District for charity. Mark is married to Sarah and has two children and a border terrier.

                  Dr Carl Manhem

                  Carl Manhem

                  Specialist in Oral Surgery
                  DDS, Specialist in Oral Surgery, Tandläkare Gothenburg 1983
                  GDC No. 75322

                  Carl Manhem qualified from Dental College, University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 1983. He completed his specialisation in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1994 at University of Linköping, Sweden.

                  Carl worked in two University Hospitals in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Stockholm, Sweden and Aarhus, Denmark as Assistant Professor for five years. During this period, he also worked at several Implant Clinics and a Private Hospital as a Consultant with implant treatment of patients with all kinds of complex cases. In 1998 he moved to London, England, and worked at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. First as a full-time Clinical lecturer at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology until 2002 and from 2002 as a part-time Clinical lecturer at Eastman Dental Institute – continuing Professional Development, University College London to 2018. Carl joined the Stradbrook Dental & Implant Clinic in 2007.

                  Together with Dr Mark Haswell, Carl Founded AIMH for Continuing Education of Advanced Implantology 2013. His main clinical interests are Implantology, in which he has 30 years of experience, Reconstructive Surgery and Orthognathic Surgery and teaching in the above mentioned areas. Since October 2000, he has run Implantology courses at EDI - CPD, University College London and also lectures nationally and internationally.

                  Carl is married to Kylie and has five children. He enjoys downhill skiing, golf and going to the gym.

                  Diarmuid Buckley

                  Diarmuid Buckley

                  BDS (Lond) 1989, MSc Implant Dentistry
                  GDC No. 64976

                  Di holds a Master of Science in Implant dentistry from Warwick University, which was awarded with Distinction. Whilst at Warwick he was awarded the Implantology Prize for Best Implant Student 2011 and the prestigious Philips award for Best Overall Postgraduate Dental Masters Student. His research won a world 1st prize at the International association of Dental Research (IADR 2012 Brazil).

                  He is an honorary Clinical teaching fellow at Warwick University Medical School. He has contributed to articles on implants and implant training in the dental press, and has assisted implant companies in training local GDP’s. He regularly attends scientific seminars and courses in the field of Implantology. He has been trained in the use of Endoret™ PRGF (which enhances the natural healing process) at the famous BTI institute in Spain, and his major interests aside from general and family dentistry are Implantology, advances in the science of healing promotion and regeneration, and dental education.

                  He has three daughters and a border terrier. He loves dogs and spending time in the country side.

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