Look what we can do with dental implants these days

Although dental implants have now been around for more than 30 years, they are still the latest generation of tooth replacements available and dental researchers continue to experiment with them and find ways to make them do more and be available to more people. At David Madruga, we use advanced dental implant technology in Marylebone to make dental implants work for people who have been told by other dentists that they can’t have dental implants.

Advanced Dental Implant Technology in MaryleboneHow is your jawbone?

The success of dental implants depends very much on the state of your jawbone. Dental implants are a bit like rawl plugs in walls. They need something dense and solid to grip onto if they are going to give you the stability you need to chew with. Stick a rawl plug in a plasterboard wall and you won’t be able to hang a heavy mirror on it. Put it into a brick wall and you will. The same goes for jawbones, which can become thin and spongey and no good at all for supporting dental implants. But we have ways round that.

Guided bone regeneration and bone grafting

These are ways to rebuild lost bone tissue. We can insert new bone tissue, either from somewhere else in your body or another source, into the jawbone. It needs some time to integrate with your existing bone tissue. This gives you back the shape of your jaw as well as something to anchor dental implants into.

Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF)

This is when we use some of your blood to create a liquid that will help you heal more quickly. We take some of your blood, spin it in a centrifuge and fractioning process to create PRGF. We will use the PRGF either as a liquid, or as a gel or a membrane around your implant so that the integration process can happen more quickly and effectively. This is a great treatment if healing might be a problem for you, such as if you have diabetes or bone loss. It is also a natural antibiotic and a painkiller, so the post-operative period is easier to go through.

Advanced Technology

The technological advances in the many disciplines of dentistry have been huge in recent years. Our principal dentist, Dr David Madruga Gonzalez, and his team, actively remain at the forefront of these advances in both technology and techniques. Dr Madruga has extensive training in advanced surgical and aesthetic techniques, undertaking training all over the world to keep abreast of the latest developments.

advance technologyHe has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures, which are better and less traumatic for you as a patient, and enables us to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted in a safe and predictable manner. Dr Madruga is one of the UK’s leading dental implant surgeons.

To help him deliver the ideal treatment for every patient, Dr Madruga and his team work with the very latest in dental technology.

Among the equipment we use routinely in the dental implant process are:

3D scanning and printers

Used in combination with photography to create bespoke dental restorations and the abutments that attach your restorations to your dental implants. This is known as CAD/CAM technology.

CT scans

CT scans help in the precision placement of dental implants. The images produced give a high level of detail and enable your dentist to accurately plot the placement of your implants, checking bone density and also avoiding any nerves or other vital structures, to increase the chances of your implant treatment’s success. You don’t have to fear being put inside a large machine; instead, the camera moves around you as you sit in a chair, producing detailed 3D images that are then uploaded to a computer.

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)

PRGF is an advanced biotechnological therapy that makes use of the patient’s own blood to encourage healing and tissue regrowth after procedures such as tooth extraction. It can also help patients who are in need of dental implants but have suffered bone loss – without the need for a bone graft.