Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at my first consultation?
Your first consultation will be free of charge. We will go through the whole process with you in detail , making it simple and worry-free . We will discuss your medical history to ensure that you are suitable for an implant .We will provide a written treatment plan with the full cost breakdown and answer any question or worries that you may have.
What costs are involved in implant treatments?
The cost can vary, depending on the degree and extent of treatment required but is usually around £2,000. The full cost will be explained to you and confirmed in a written treatment plan. We are exceptionally good value for our standard of service and for the materials we use. We don’t do “cheap and cheerful”.
How long will it take?
New technology has enabled us to complete some treatments in just 24 hours but every case is different and treatments may take two or three appointments over seven to fourteen days.
How long will it last?
Once treatment is completed, a regular routine of dental hygiene and regular check-ups should ensure that implants last for many years.
Will I be able to eat what I like afterward?
Once completed, patients should be able to eat a normal, healthy diet with little or no difficulty.
What if I have dentures?
If your existing dentures are strong enough, we can adjust them to fix to your implants, but we will always consider your individual requirements.
Am I too old for implant treatment?
There is no upper age limit for patients to undergo implant treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Patients are often surprised at how little discomfort they experience during and after implant procedures. We use local anaesthesia during the procedure and we can also provide sedation if you wish.Gums are normally sensitive for a few days after treatment, and there may be a small amount of swelling. But most people do not even need pain killers and implant-borne teeth quickly feel totally natural.
Do I need to rest afterwards?
A few days’ rest is recommended after treatment, and if you are taking part in vigorous sport we would suggest that you speak to us first.
What are the risks?
After treatment, infections very rarely occur and can usually be easily treated. We recommend regular teeth cleaning to remove stubborn plaque and bacteria, and will advise you on the best dental routine. Injuries to nerves and blood vessels are possible but they are extremely unlikely . Rejection and loosening of an implant are also very rare. If this does happen, we will remove the implant under local anaesthetic and replace it in the same session.
Dr Sharad Patel qualified at The Leeds Dental Institute, gained his Master in Clinical Dentistry at the prestigious Kings Dental Institute in London. He has been specialising in cosmetic dentistry and implantology for more than 15 years, and has gained an international reputation for the elegance of his work. As well as running his own practice in Jersey, Sharad lectures internationally on cosmetic dentistry and implantology, and mentors referring dentists as they develop their careers. He helps dental practitioners expand their skills in dental implants, bone augmentation and facial aesthetics, enabling them to offer those services. Sharad is one of an elite group of dentists in the UK with membership of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and International Congress of Implantology.
“I love my job, and am passionate about finding and developing the world’s most advanced treatments.
For nearly two decades I have been lucky enough to meet the world’s leading aesthetic dentists as I have travelled, both lecturing to other implantologists and learning from them myself
I have a fantastic team, and we take great pride in managing every smallest detail in order to create a comfortable and relaxed environment”.
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