Highgate Dental Practice

Implants and Periodontology

Our periodontal and Implant Clinic is run by Dr Manish Bose BDS, MFDS RCPS

Dr Bose graduated from University of Manchester in 1996 .He worked in general practice

Manish has completed specialist training in Periodontology at Eastman Dental Institute where he is a clinical lecturer of postgraduate dental surgeons. He is one of only a hand full of people to have undergone this level of training in Periodontology. He is also a fellow of the European Federation of Periodontology. This fellowship is only granted to five institutions in Europe.

At our practice he treats our periodontal and implants patients (gum and bone).(implant

Manish is married and when not treating patients or lecturing he keeps fit by going to the gym and chasing after his young sons.

What is an Implant?

A dental implant is a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

Almost all dental implants in use today are made from titanium or titanium alloy. There are many different implant systems available and when competently used they can all deliver a highly reliable form of treatment.

What is Periodontics?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. Depending on how far the diseases have progressed, treatment can vary widely.

In the early stages of gum disease, treatment may involve scaling and root planning.Scaling and root planning helps rid the mouth of infection-causing bacteria and irritants beneath the gum line. More advanced cases may require periodontal surgical treatments. Whatever the treatment may entail, our goal is to return you to good oral health and then to help you to maintain it!

Treatment Procedures:

what exactly does the Dental Implant procedure involve?

First, you will need to discuss your options with your dentist. Together, it will be decided if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. The dentist will take a complete dental history, x-rays, and complete a thorough oral examination.

If you are suitable for implant surgery, the procedure is as follows:

Step 1:

Surgical placement of the implant(s) into the bone. This is usually done in the specialist’s surgical room, with a local anesthetic. After surgery, there is a healing period of approximately three months. During this time, the implants fuse to the bone by a process known as ‘osseointegration’

Step 2:

Next, there is a minor surgical exposure of the implant, whereby the specialist will attach a post to the implant. The function of the post is to become the support for either one tooth or a set of teeth. This is a short procedure that usually requires only local anesthesia.

Step 3:

The last phase is the restorative phase. The dentist will take impressions and then make a prosthesis that will attach to the implants. This will require several visits. Once completed, your mouth will be restored to natural looking, strong teeth.


As with many surgical procedures, dental implant fees will vary from specialist to specialist. It is important to remember that there are three components to a tooth being restored by a dental surgeon, and each component has its own fee structure:

  • First, there is the cost of the implant surgical procedure itself which starts from £1350
  • Next, there is the cost of the post (also called an abutment), which is placed on the healed implant starting from £650
  • Last, there is the cost of the crown, which is the tooth placed on top of the post £650

Remember, there can be multiple implants and multiple crowns. There may be other costs as well; for instance, the use of synthetic bone material during surgery (if needed) which may cost from £300

If you feel that you need some assistance with financing your dental treatment book an appointment with our dedicated Treatment Coordinator Temi Ojo and find out more about our payment options. Ask your dentist to explain in detail what all the costs will be, and be sure to understand what fees you will be paying for each particular procedure.

Now that you have learned all about dental implants, it is time to book you an appointment!


  • Monday 9:00 – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00 – 7:30pm
  • Friday 9:00 – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30 – 1:00pm
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