A dental implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed into the jawbone. It is used to support one or more crowns. In practice, both the crowns and their supporting rod are known as 'Implants'.

Placing the Implants requires a small operation. This can be carried out under local anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but you may feel some discomfort during the week following the surgery. This is usually due to having stitches in place, and the normal healing process.

If you are interested in talking to us about Implants please do not hesitate to contact the practice for a consultation.

Are Implants safe? How long will they last?
Implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. 90 per cent of modern Implants last for at least 15 years.
I have some of my own teeth. Can I still have Implants?
Yes. You can have any number of teeth replaced with Implants – from one single tooth to a complete set.
Can Implants always be used to replace missing teeth?
It depends on the state of the bone in your jaw. We will arrange for a number of special tests to assess the amount of bone still there. If there is not enough, or if it isn’t healthy enough, it may not be possible to place Implants without grafting bone into the area first.

We are fortunate to have a very experienced mentor, Fadi Barrak, to assist with more complex implant cases.

Dr Fadi Barrak - Specialist in Oral Surgery BDS Brist 1993; FDS RCS Eng 1997; MB BS Lond 2000

Dr Fadi Barrak

A graduate in Dentistry from Bristol University and also in Medicine from Imperial College, Dr Fadi Barrak is registered as a dentist, a doctor and a specialist in Oral Surgery. He is a fellow of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His main interests are implant dentistry, oral surgery and the treatment of head and neck pain associated with occlusion. Dr Barrak has combined experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery in both hospital and primary care setting since 1994.

Not only does, Dr Barrak have a background in oral and maxillofacial surgery, he is also a mentor for the Association of Dental Implantology, The International Team for Implantology and Salford University.

Dr Barrak is married, with three children, who make sure that there is never a dull moment in the Barrak household.

Case Study

A simple implant has been used to avoid using the teeth each side to fill the gap.

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After photo
I have been a patient for nearly 4 years and over that time Alison and her very professional and dedicated team have provided excellent care to me, my teeth and gums! Over the last year, I have been receiving specific additional treatment for implant work which has just recently been completed. I therefore wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for the well informed, considerate care and attention given along this difficult path; in order to successfully achieve the brilliant outcome we have. My appreciation is sent to Alison and each and every one of her wonderful team including Fadi and Paul. In closing, I would confirm that I would highly recommend Meopham Dental Care and will always remain one of your patients.
Patient J.F.