Oral surgery in Tonbridge

If you have had missing teeth for a while, loss of bone in your jaw is common. It’s the body’s normal response to tooth loss, infection, gum disease or other trauma.

For dental implants to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, which is strong enough to hold and support the implant. If this is not the case, you may need some other treatment at your Tonbridge dentist before your implant treatment can begin, such as bone augmentation, bone grafting or other oral surgery treatment.

      What is Bio-Oss®?

      Bio-Oss® is a bone replacement material that is used to increase the body’s own bone. Bio-Oss® is composed of the hard, mineral portion of natural bone, and has a structure very similar to that of human bone. It is therefore well accepted by human bone tissue and serves as a guide-rail for the new bone growth.

      The starting material is carefully inspected bovine bone that has undergone treatment with patented processes for purification and sterilisation. Included amongst these processes is the treatment of Bio-Oss® at high temperature for more than 15 hours, after which it is highly purified and finally sterilised.

      In certain procedures, Bio-Oss® COLLAGEN is used for regenerating bone. This product is the same as the Bio-Oss® described above, but has highly purified natural collagen fibres added to it. The collagen is obtained from pigs.

          What is the function of Bio-Oss®?

          Bio-Oss® is a solid scaffold which serves as a guide-rail to allow new bone to grow. This scaffolding material enables and facilitates bone formation in the area where the operation is performed. It is inserted into the operation area in the form of grains or small blocks.

          Your own bone slowly grows into the Bio-Oss® material, which at a later time is gradually broken down by the body.

            Are there alternatives?

            As an Alternative to Bio-Oss®, one can use the body’s own bone, which is taken from a different location, for example the chin or hip. However this procedure requires additional anaesthesia. Once the bone sample is removed from its original site it is then inserted into the operation area. In this procedure, the following must be considered:

            • There is now a second area of operation, which may be associated with additional pain or loss of sensitivity.
            • It is possible that the amount of newly gathered bone will not be adequate for the intended purposes.

              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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