We are proud to offer the services of Dr Sorin Lakatos to place dental implants at Baldevs Dental Care in Newbury.
Dental implants are a fixed option to replace one or more missing teeth. This is an alternative to dentures and bridges.
In some cases implants can be placed as soon as the tooth is removed (known as immediate replacement) but most cases are carried out after a healing period of 3-6 months. If implants are looked after well they can last for the rest of your life. They are the closest thing to having your own tooth back.
Dental implants are not suitable for all patients – a thorough implant assessment would be carried out and then suitability discussed. Before implants are placed, the dentist will have assessed your mouth and discussed the best options with you. An x-ray or ConeBeam CT scan of the area will be taken to check for the important structures in the area.
A dental implant consists of the implant, an abutment and a crown. A small painless surgical procedure is needed to place the implant into the jaw bone. The implant acts as a replacement of the missing tooth root and the abutment and crown restore the part of the tooth which is evident in the mouth. Implants can be used to support one or several false teeth.
The implant placement is usually done under a local anaesthetic. The procedure itself is painless. The gum is peeled back and the implant is placed securely into the jaw bone. The gum is then placed back over the implant to allow it to heal and integrate. The implant is left for around 3 months to allow for healing and is reviewed in this time.
A second smaller procedure is then undertaken to uncover the implant and shape the gum around it after which and impression of your mouth is taken so that the crown can be made in our hi-tech lab. Once made this can be cemented onto the implant to restore your smile.
Sukh joined the practice in 2006.
Since taking up dentistry, because hewanted to combine learning a vocational skill with helping people,
Sukh has loved every minute of his career, and during his eleven years in general practice, he has treated a real mix of patients and cases. He was also a Vocational Trainer for new or recent graduates from 2010-2014.
Sukh really enjoys seeing his patients, whether catching up with regulars or getting to know new faces. One of the most rewarding aspects of his job is witnessing the journey taken by nervous patients, who may not have been to the dentist for some time, and helping restore their confidence by returning their teeth to optimum health.
In his spare time, Sukh enjoys watching and taking part in all kinds of sports, especially football, and tennis.