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Dental Implants

At Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology in Kent, dental implants are often used as a replacement for lost teeth.

dental-implants-in-kentMissing teeth can be a cause for embarrassment for many adults in Kent. Dental implants are a safe and reliable solution for teeth that are missing. Because dental implants can also bond to your existing bone and blood vessels, it makes for a more stable solution than other cosmetic-only alternatives for our patients in Kent. Dental implants really get to the root of the problem!

In addition to this, leaving gaps in your mouth can have a degenerative effect on the surrounding bone. Not to mention leaving space for surrounding teeth to become twisted and misaligned. The sooner you fix the problem the better for your overall dental health.

How can Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Ltd help me?

Here at Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Ltd, we welcome new patients with an initial consultation. Implants are often preferable to dentures because they are fixed into the mouth, meaning your restorations will not slip or become loose or uncomfortable, as can occasionally happen with dentures.

Your dental implants will be placed inside your mouth under local anaesthetic. Nervous patients can even opt for conscious sedation for the procedure. The implant placement is carried out in a completely sterile environment, giving you confidence that your dental implants will take to your mouth without risk of infection or inflammation.

Once your dental implants have been placed, you should be able to eat, drink, chew and bite as usual, as you would with a normal and healthy mouth with full functionality!


At Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology we care about your smile. For us it is important to find the right solution that works for you.

To find out the right solution for you, first you will need to book an initial consultation with us at our location in Kent. Dental Implants are the right solution for a large number of patients, and you can also contact us by phone or by email to find out more.

dental-implants-kentWhy dental implants in Kent?

Dental implants are used to replace the root of a missing tooth. Just like the root of a tooth, it is placed in the jawbone. It is a titanium screw, which then does the job of the root, and holds your new replacement tooth firmly in place so that you can reclaim functionality and smile with confidence! Most patients can’t believe that they waited so long, and while the process is important, the increase in confidence is what most patients cite as the most significant benefit.

At Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology in Kent, dental implants are of Very high quality and we are renowned for our patient care. The utmost is done from start to finish to ensure your journey with us is as pleasant as it can possibly be and that you feel supported every step of the way.

What happens after your consultation?

After the initial consultation, if you decide together with our team that Dental Implants are the right solution for you, you will be given a timetable before the treatment starts so that you know what to expect. You will be given information throughout and also be given tips on aftercare so that you know what to do with your dental implant to make sure that it is well cared for. Implants are no more difficult than regular teeth to clean, however there may be areas that are more difficult to reach, but our dental team can talk to you more about this. If you keep your teeth clean and gums healthy, you should not have a problem. However you can always speak to us or book a follow-up consultation if you have any concerns.


Choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth is a three-way investment: in your smile, your health, and your future. The Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Ltd (CAPI) in Kent offers a full spectrum of implant-based treatments, which can be used to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth.

Dental implants are the only method of replacing the tooth roots, which is important for two reasons: first and most obviously to keep your new teeth secure and functional, and secondly to maintain bone volume.

dental-implants-kentThe jaw bone begins to resorb (shrink) when one or more teeth are missing, which can cause the fit of traditional dentures to alter (many people do not realise that it is often their facial structure and not their dentures that have changed). This can create difficulty with eating and speaking, and can also affect confidence.

Because dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made from titanium, they stop bone loss from happening, instead encouraging the growth of new bone material and blood cells up around the implants, creating a strength that is very similar to that of a natural tooth root.

Kent dental implants

At our Kent dental clinic, all of our dental implants are placed by Dr Pedja Pavlovic, our Specialist Periodontist. Once the integration and healing period is complete, your implants will be restored (loaded with new teeth that both look and act like the real thing) by our Specialist Prosthodontist, Dr Guy Stephens.

After your dental implants have been placed and restored at our Kent dental clinic, you can look forward to a renewed joy for life, free from the shackles of badly fitting dentures. You will be able to eat what you like, as well as speaking and smiling with confidence.

The dental implants and new teeth fitted at CAPI Ltd in Kent are designed to last for the long-term – perhaps even for life, with good dental hygiene and aftercare.


Dental implants are becoming an ever-more-popular solution to tooth loss. At Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Limited (CAPI) in Kent, we offer a wide range of implant-based solutions for all tooth loss scenarios. Because we also offer advanced specialist periodontal services, we are able to effectively treat advanced gum disease if this has been a contributory factor to your tooth loss.

dental-implants-kentThere are numerous advantages to choosing dental implants over traditional dentures or bridges. Although they may seem more expensive than standard tooth restorations in the short-term, it’s their longevity and the long-term benefits that they bring that make them a three-way investment – in your smile, your health, and your future.

Dental implants are the only method of replacing missing tooth roots. The jaw bone begins to resorb when the natural tooth roots are missing, which can make traditional dentures lose their fit and become unwieldy. At our Kent dental clinic we can offer bone grafting procedures to patients who have already experienced bone loss, meaning that they too can benefit from dental implants.

Kent dental implants

You may have been referred to CAPI in Kent by your own dentist, or you may have come to us as a self referral. In either case, your implant journey begins with a consultation with a Specialist Dentist, who may use a CT scan to assess your level of bone. He may also take photographs, x-rays, and impressions to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning.

At CAPI in Kent all of our implant surgery is carried out by Dr Pedja Pavlovic, who is a Specialist Periodontist with a special interested in implantology. He is highly experienced and skilled, meaning he can treat both simple and complex implant cases.

Our dental implants are restored by Dr Guy Stephens, our Specialist Prosthodontist. He will create the perfect, natural-looking and natural-acting dentures, dental bridge or crown which will be attached to your implants after osseointegration is complete. The integration process takes a few months, during which time your dental implants bond firmly to your jaw bone. Temporary teeth are sometimes fitted for the healing period.


Loosing teeth is always traumatic, but with dental implants you have the option to enjoy a second chance at a mouth full of healthy adult teeth. At Kent clinic the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Limited (CAPI), we offer both simple and advanced implant treatments designed not just to restore an aesthetically appealing smile, but also to improve your quality of life.

dental-implants-kentAt CAPI Ltd in Kent, all of our dental implant surgery is carried out by Dr Pedja Pavlovic, a Specialist Periodontist (who provides advanced gum treatments, including treating complex periodontal diseases) with a special interest in Implantology. The implants are then restored (loaded with new teeth) by Specialist Prosthodontist Dr Guy Stephens. This means that, whatever your requirements may be, when you come to our Kent dental clinic you can be assured you will receive the very highest quality dental implants treatment, from your initial consultation to the final restoration of your new teeth.

CAPI Ltd accepts referrals for both simple and complex dental implant cases from Dentists across Kent and beyond. You can also refer yourself to our clinic, for example if your own Dentist has turned you down for implant treatment because you don’t have enough bone.

Bone loss

The jaw bone starts to shrink back when tooth roots are missing for any amount of time, and traditional dentures and dental bridges replace only the crown portions of lost teeth. Dental implants solve this problem because they are artificial titanium tooth roots, but even if bone loss has already occurred help is available from out Kent dental clinic.

Our skilled implantology team can perform a bone graft prior to placing your dental implants, which will rebuild the level of bone so that it is able to support dental implants.

How dental implants work

We place dental implants directly into your jaw bone under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation here at our Kent dental clinic. Over the following few months the Dental Implants integrate with the bone, forming a very strong bond that is akin to that of natural tooth roots.

Once integration is complete, a permanent bridge, denture, or crown will be attached.


Dental implants give you back so much more than just your smile. At Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Limited (CAPI) in Kent, our highly experienced implant team can give you back your ability to eat a healthy diet, and to enjoy life free from the problems and concerns raised by missing teeth or loose dentures.

dental-implants-kentTooth loss should always be addressed, and dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing natural teeth. Implants are replacement tooth roots made from titanium, which are placed directly in to your jaw bone in a procedure carried out here at our Kent Dental Clinic. After a healing period, your new tooth/teeth – a single crown, a bridge, or dentures – will be attached on top.

As well as holding your teeth securely in place, dental implants also prevent your jaw bone from shrinking. When tooth roots are missing for any significant amount of time, the jaw bone will start to resorb. This changes the fit of traditional dentures and can alter the entire structure of your face, making you look old before your time.

Even if you have already experienced bone loss, the team at CAPI in Kent can help you. Your own Dentist may have told you that you are not suitable for dental implants because of low bone volume; however, we can provide a bone graft or a sinus lift in most cases, which rebuilds your bone to adequate levels to support dental implants.

Your dental implant journey will begin with a consultation with an experienced Specialist Dentist. During this appointment, your Dentist may use x-rays or CT scans to determine your current level of bone, and will also assess your general oral health.

If gum disease played a part in your tooth loss, this will need to be treated before your dental implants are placed. Our Kent Clinic also offers an extensive range of specialist periodontal services, ensuring that your implants have the maximum chance of success.

As with a natural tooth, dental implants and the new tooth/teeth attached to it need good oral hygiene. You should attend regular follow-up appointments and check-ups at our Kent Clinic.


Dental implants are an excellent method of replacing missing teeth and restoring a healthy and happy smile. At Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Limited (CAPI) in Kent, all of our implant surgery is carried out by Dr Pedja Pavlovic, our Specialist Periodontist with a special interest in implantology, whilst restorations (new teeth) are created by Specialist Prosthodontist, Dr Guy Stephens.

dental-implants-kentMost patients with missing teeth are suitable for treatment with dental implants, regardless of what has caused their tooth loss. Underlying gum disease will have to be treated first, because dental implants should be placed in a healthy mouth to ensure their chances of success.

CAPI Ltd in Kent offers a full range of periodontal (gum) treatments from one of the leading Gum Specialists in the UK. Getting you back to good oral health will be your Dentist’s first priority, after which your dental implant treatment can begin.

Many patients who are suffering from advanced periodontal disease and/or tooth loss have ended up in this unfortunate position because they are scared of the Dentist. At our Kent Dental Clinic we understand and empathise with the needs of nervous dental patients – but we do not believe that fear has to be a barrier to treatment in 2016.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest proven techniques at CAPI Ltd in Kent, and many patients who haven’t visited the Dentist in decades are pleasantly surprised by the advances that have been made, which make the majority of modern dental procedures pain-free.

For those who need a little extra help to relax, we can place dental implants under conscious sedation. This does not mean you will be asleep, so you will still be able to cooperate with your Dentist, but you will be in a deep state of relaxation, free from fear and pain.

Our Kent Clinic offers both oral and intravenous sedation. The latter option is provided by a fully-qualified Anaesthetist, who will monitor you at all stages of your dental implant surgery. Most people who have treatment under intravenous sedation remember little about the experience afterwards.


Dental implants are a long-term and realistic solution to tooth loss. At Kent clinic the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology (CAPI) we have a vastly experienced implantology team, who are able to treat patients who have been rejected for implant treatment by their own dentist because of low jaw bone density.

dental-implants-kentWhilst dental implants do require a good level of bone density for support, patients who have already suffered bone loss – for example, those who have worn unsecured dentures for some time – can still benefit from implant treatment. At our Kent dental centre we offer additional treatments called bone grafts and sinus lifts, designed to rebuild levels of bone density to increase your implants’ chances of success.

Bone grafts are generally used in the lower jaw, and are mostly carried out in the dentist’s chair here at our Kent dental clinic. Using either bone from elsewhere in a patient’s body or artificial bone-like chips, the implant dentist bulks up the areas where dental implants are to be placed. After healing, this provides a stable base for dental implants.

Sinus lifts are used in the upper jaw and involve packing the sinus cavity space with bone graft material. Again, this material will integrate with the existing bone so that your dental implants will receive adequate support.

Preventing bone loss

Placing dental implants can help to stop bone loss happening in the first place, which is why at CAPI in Kent we believe they are the premier solution to tooth loss.

If you visit your dentist to have dental implants placed soon after any teeth are lost, you will help to keep the jaw bone strong and healthy enough to support your new teeth – a fixed denture, bridge, or crown – without the need for additional procedures and with no fear of struggling with loose dentures for years.

At our Kent dental clinic it is sometimes possible to place dental implants into the sockets left by extracted teeth immediately after extraction. However, no matter how long your teeth have been missing, implants can help. Get in touch with our Kent team for more information.


Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that help to prevent bone loss, but what can you do if some degree of resorbtion has already occurred? At Kent Clinic the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology (CAPI) we can help patients who have been turned down for implant treatment by their own dentist because of inadequate levels of jaw bone volume.

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The skilled implantology team can treat even the most complex of dental implants cases. Contrary to what some dentists still tell patients, it is often possible to provide implant treatment to people with an additional procedure – a bone graft or sinus lift – which may just be required first. We are able to provide both of these treatments at our Kent clinic.

If your own dentist has turned you down for dental implants for this reason, you can ask to be referred to the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology in Kent for a second opinion. Alternatively, you can refer yourself for a dental implant consultation.

Bone grafts and sinus lifts

A bone graft involves using either artificial bone chips or bone from another part of the patient’s body to rebuild the of jaw bone prior to the placement of dental implants. This material will mesh with the bone and blood vessels over the next few months.

When your dentist needs to rebuild bone in the upper jaw, a sinus lift may be used. This involves packing the sinus cavity space with bone grafting material, which again will mesh seamlessly with your blood vessels and bone during healing, providing a stable base for your dental implants to be inserted into.

At our Kent dental centre we can use implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, depending on your requirements. It is always important to replace missing teeth as quickly as possible, because bone resorbtion is caused by missing tooth roots.

Dental implants are the only way to replace the tooth roots, and can be combined with dentures, bridgework, or a single crown at our Kent clinic.


Dental implants provide patients who currently struggle with loose or ill-fitting dentures with a more stable solution. At Kent clinic the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and ImplantologyLimited (CAPI) we offer a full range of dental implant treatments, including the option to use implants to stabilise your dentures in a procedure called implant overdentures or denture stabilisation.

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Common problems with dentures are caused by resorbtion of the jaw bone. This is a side-effect of tooth loss and happens when the tooth roots are missing for any period of time. Because standard dentures only replace the crowns of missing teeth, they do nothing to prevent this problem. When the jaw bone shrinks, your dentures will get looser, and you may experience problems:

  • Eating anything but soft foods, thus issues with getting adequate nutrition
  • Speaking clearly
  • With comfort if your dentures rub your gums (called “denture sore mouth”)
  • With confidence to socialise if you fear your teeth might escape from your mouth.

Using dental implants to stabilise your dentures will help to avoid all of these problems, or rectify them if they have already occurred. At CAPI in Kent we have highly-skilled Specialist Periodontists and Specialist Prosthodontists who can treat even the most complex of cases where some degree of bone loss has already occurred.

Stabilising your dentures with dental implants involves a surgical procedure, carried out here at our modern Kent dental practice under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation, depending on your personal treatment preferences.

The good news is that you seldom need as many dental implants as teeth. Your Kent implant dentist will undertake precision planning prior to your surgery, meaning that a full arch (jaw) of teeth can usually be supported by between four and eight dental implants.

After a healing period, during which most people continue to wear their regular dentures, new dentures will be attached to abutments on top of your dental implants. With good aftercare and regular visits to your Kent dentist, your implants could last for the rest of your life.

You will once again enjoy:

  • Being able to eat what you like
  • Clear speech
  • No fear of your teeth falling out