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Periodontics and Implantology

Accurate & Gentle Specialist Periodontics

We combine innovative technology with the highest level of experience to help you get the smile you have always wanted.

Our periodontist Dr Ruben Garcia is an internationally recognised specialist.

He is a consultant and clinical supervisor in Periodontics at Guy’s and St Tomas’ Hospital. He is currently focusing his research on the latest surgical techniques to maximise aesthetics in dental implants as part of his PhD.

With his knowledge and experience of gum tissue and bone augmentation, he can provide skilled periodontal surgery and aesthetic implant placement.

royal college of surgeons
European federation of perio
University College London
What is Periodontics?

Periodontology or periodontics is the speciality of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament.

what is Periodontic treatment?

If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, the good news is that it often can be treated successfully. The first nonsurgical step usually involves a special cleaning, called “scaling and root planing,” to remove plaque and tartar deposits on the tooth and root surfaces. This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and periodontal pockets to shrink. This is sometimes referred to as “periodontal cleaning” or “deep cleaning.”

What are periodontal pockets?

If periodontitis is left to progress it can cause a loss of attachment between your tooth’s surface and the surrounding supporting tissues or the periodontum, causing pockets between your tooth and gum. Over time, these periodontal pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue.

Do periodontists place implants?

Periodontists receive three years additional training after their dental degree that is focused on the gums and surrounding bone tissue. In practice, they perform surgery on a regular basis. They are experts at evaluating the condition of surrounding gum and bone tissue and can do any procedure needed that is connected to placing implants. They can also evaluate whether an implant is really needed for a troubled tooth.

Do I need an implant?

Dental implants are necessary when you have missing teeth and you cannot have, or do not want dentures or bridges.  While periodontics try to save teeth where possible, a periodontist can best determine whether a tooth should be replaced with an implant or saved.

can i finance my treatment?

At Holland Park Dental Centre we understand that periodontal and implant surgery can be expensive. So, we offer a number of finance options available to help make your smile affordable. You can finance all treatments from your periodontal treatment plan and implant surgery to implant restoration.

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