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The Journey

Dental implants are a popular and reliable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. They are made of titanium, which is highly compatible with the human body. Implants are a permanent solution and act as an anchor for crowns, bridges or dentures.

Patrick Team

At Sandown Dental & Implant Clinic, our dental implants are placed by Patrick Rea (BDS (Lon) 1995 MMedSci (Dental Implantology) MFGDP RCS Eng GDC 71073) a graduate of the Royal London Hospital Medical College. He has over 20 years of dentistry experience and obtained his Certificate in Dental Implantology at the prestigious Eastman Institute before going on to obtain the highly specialised Masters Degree in Dental Implantology from Sheffield University. Patrick works with a dedicated team of dental implant nurses and a treatment co-ordinator, who will oversee your treatment and can answer any questions you may have about dental implants.

Next Steps


If you are thinking dental implants may be the solution for you, we will arrange a free implant consultation with Patrick and the team. We will explain in detail how implants work and talk you through the procedure. Your free consultation will include any necessary x-rays, a personal treatment plan and an estimate of costs.


Once you have had a chance to review your personal treatment plan and are ready to proceed we will arrange a suitable appointment for the implant to be placed. A temporary crown is attached so that you are not left with a gap in your mouth.


After a healing period of three to six months, during which time the implant integrates with the bone and becomes solid, your permanent replacement tooth is fitted.


A complimentary consultation with our hygienist is arranged and you will be given information on how to look after your dental implant. A one year review appointment is arranged with Patrick to ensure all is well.

Because we know many patients would like to hear about the implant process first-hand, we also offer you the chance to speak to existing patients who have had dental implant surgery. That way you can learn more about the process in a non-technical way, which we find often helps to ease any nerves you may have about dental implants.

A useful website for more information can be found here

Sandown Dental & Implant Clinic offers a four year guarantee for its dental implant treatment (terms & conditions apply).

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Last Update: 16-Jan-2019