Implants are a safe, well-established treatment used to replace missing teeth, or fill in gaps that will prevent your other teeth from shifting into spaces left by gaps. Much like natural teeth, implants can last a lifetime as long as you care for them, attend regular checkups and bi-annual hygiene appointments. Lifestyle and diet are important to implants and your overall dental health. If you do not maintain your oral health implants will develop a coating similar to what appears on neglected natural teeth. Left untreated, this can lead to gum infection, bleeding, soreness and general discomfort – all the usual problems you can expect to encounter with natural teeth.
Dr Stefan is a registered clinical trainer for the Astra Tech Implant system and has placed over a thousand implants throughout the last twenty years. Astra Tech Implants are the leading choice of the world’s foremost implantologists. The chemically modified titanium surface stimulates early bone healing and speeds up the overall recovery process. The foundation of this evolutionary step is the unique Astra Tech Implant System ‘Bio Management Complex’, well documented for its long-term marginal bone maintenance and aesthetic results. In the research conducted, it has been concluded that the Astra Tech Implant System maintains the bone even better than the current standard norm for success. Dr Stefan provides all aspects of implant supported tooth replacement procedures, including bone grafting and regeneration procedures. Dr David successfully passed the MJDF examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons and completed the foundation for implant dentistry with the renowned ITI organisation in 2015. Committed, as we are at QRDC to an ever higher level of excellence, Dr David is furthering implant training to achieve the MSc qualification over the next few years - watch this space! We have a close working relationship with the world-renowned implantologist Dr Michael Norton, based in Harley Street London, who is currently the President of the International Association of Osseo-Integration.