The Home of Family Dentistry

The Home of Family Dentistry

The Home of Family Dentistry

The Home of Family Dentistry

SHEKHA BHUVA BDS (LOND) MFDS RCS (ENG) MCLINDENT (HONS) MPERIO RCS ED

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REGISTERED SPECIALIST PERIODONTIST

Shekha is a Specialist Periodontist based in the Home Counties, qualifying from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Dental hospital. In her time, Dr Bhuva has trained in a broad range of dental specialities, including in Oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Royal Surrey Guildford and Restorative Dentistry at Birmingham Dental Hospital.

Dr Bhuva specializes in Periodontology, completing her 4-year MClinDent specialist program with a distinction. She works as a specialist periodontist for several practices including private practices such as at Harley Street clinic.

Dr Bhuva has worked at the prestigious Eastman Dental hospital at UCLH, London. She is committed to her work, which consists of diagnosing and treating a wide range of periodontal conditions, placing and restoring dental implants and non-surgical and surgical dental treatments, such as bone regeneration, mucogingival work, and implant dentistry.

Other than clinical work, Dr Bhuva is a lecturer on postgraduate revision courses for the overseas registration examination and an examiner for the MJDF examinations. She is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is also on the Council for the British Society of Periodontology. In her free time, she has provided dental care in orphanages and villages in Vietnam and Nepal and has been actively involved in “SmileHigh”, a dental charity providing dental care to the most remote Himalayan villages.

Her range of services include :

The diagnosis and treatment of periodontal conditions
Placement and restoration of dental implants
Non surgical periodontal treatment
Surgical periodontal treatment including regenerative techniques
Crown lengthening procedures
Covering exposed root surfaces (recession defects)

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Your Dental Implant Journey With Us

What to expect during your Dental Implant treatment.

Our skilled team at The Dental Practice can help you avoid the stress of tooth loss through long lasting and easy to clean dental implants. Feel free to enquire today!

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Consultation to assess patient suitability, take x-rays and send for a scan

Photos, discussion of the scan (potential risks etc. specific to the case) and consents (total cost and consent) form given

Implant (s) placement

After 3 to 4 months impressions for crown

Fit implant crown (s)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental implant is a single titanium screw placed in your jaw bone to which a false tooth is then attached. Dental implants are not only used to replace single teeth but can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth, often to provide a new full set of replacement teeth.

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic, so the procedure is not painful.

Just like with any other dental procedure, local anaesthetic takes away any painful sensation for a number of hours so that you can comfortably undergo the procedure without the risks that are carried by the use of general anaesthetics (where you are not conscious).

Following the procedure, it is normal to experience some discomfort for 2-3 days after which symptoms should begin to resolve. In this time, you should carefully follow postoperative instructions to ensure quick and uneventful healing.
Over-the-counter painkillers (analgesics) are often recommended and are sufficient to get you through this period comfortably. After a few days, and from thereon in, you will feel no sensation from your implant.

We could never tell you an implant will last forever because they can suffer the same problems as teeth like gum disease and fracture – but they have one of the best success rates in dentistry if you look after your mouth.

A lack of bone does not mean that you will not be able to have an implant. We can carry out grafting procedures to replace lost bone to make an implant possible.

This really is dependent from patient to patient – but if you have missing teeth often implants can be the gold standard replacement option for reasons described above.

Sometimes implants can be placed as soon as a tooth is extracted, but if the tooth has been infected we may want to wait for the infection to heal before an implant is placed. We may also want the bone to fuse to the implant before the ‘crown’ is placed.