Dental Implant Treatments

Dental implants are amazingly natural looking replacements that feel as strong and comfortable as your own teeth. As well as restoring your normal appearance, dental implants make eating and speaking much easier than dentures.

Dental implants are anchored permanently into the jaw, replacing the tooth’s own root – just like natural teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post inserted into the gum. Left in place for two to eight months, the bone around the implant gradually grows and bonds with the implant, holding it securely in place.

Once in position, an implant can hold a single replacement tooth, a bridge or a denture with several replacement teeth. And the real benefit is that they are virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth, which means you can enjoy an attractive and natural looking smile once more.

Your journey to having a dental implant consists of 3 main stages, diagnosis and treatment planning, the surgery and the final fit of your dental implant abutment / restoration. In addition as usual review appointments together with regular dental hygiene should be instituted to care for your dental implants.

The diagnosis and treatment plan is one of the most important stages of dental implants. Here one of our dental implant surgeons in Dulwich, London will take a detailed history, assessing how you came about to have a gap. Trauma, loss by dental caries, smoking related bone resorption all have an impact on how we go about your treatment. A three dimensional CT imaging scan of your jaws or a OPG may be taken, which will show the horizontal and vertical dimensions of your remaining bone. If you have insufficient bone we may have to undertake a bone graft using either allogenic or autogenic bone material. Our dental implant surgeons will manually feel the ridge to assess your soft tissue. This is often a simple measure to assess how fibrous your tissue is, and how we will manage your soft tissues in order for you to attain the best aesthetic result. If you have more than one gap we will assess how many implants you need, as the number of implants below the gum do not always correlate with the number of teeth that need replacing. For example if you have 6 teeth missing you may only need 2 implants and an implant supported bridge, alternatively you may need more or less. Our dental implant surgeons will discuss this with you to get the best result with the least invasive surgery. You will be given a treatment plan together with a costing estimate and we will arrange a date for your dental implant surgery.

On your implant surgery day, our team will be ready for you having set up the dental surgery for a completely aseptic procedure. Our surgical team is highly trained to ensure every part of the surgical environment is sterile.

If needed we may give you antibiotics, and pre-emptive pain medication before your surgery. Our dental implant surgeon will personally undertake all your treatment, firstly going through the treatment plan again, then anaesthetising the area concerned. A minimal incision is made and the soft tissue retracted to expose the bony ridge. We would have planned the exact position of your dental implant and will place it either directly using landmarks or with the assistance of a surgical guide which is normally made in a dental laboratory prior to your dental implant procedure. There are a host of adjunctive procedures that may be needed to ensure the dental implant integrates well supported by the bone. A bone graft is where we use allogenic or autogenic bone to augment your ridge. A sinus lift is where the floor of the maxillary sinus is raised to allow space for the dental implant, where your bone may have resorbed leaving insufficient space for a dental implant.

Once we have achieved stability of the dental implant, soft tissue closure will be done using various techniques ensuring closure is tension free and adequate. In some cases soft tissue grafting may be undertaken where there is insufficient soft tissue for closure or where it would be of aesthetic benefit.

At the end of your surgery we may take a radiograph to check the final position of your dental implant, and you will then be discharged. Over the next few weeks the apposition of bone to the highly specialised implant surface, increases and further stability is achieved.

At your next appointment we will then fit the final implant restoration. This will be laboratory made if ceramic, extremely aesthetic and resilient. The healing cap of the dental implant is removed, and the abutment placed. We will check that your bite is not altered unless your dental implants are part of a wider reconstruction to reorganise your bite. The main stages of your dental implant are now complete and you can look forwards to the most advanced and natural replacement of missing teeth to date.

Dental implants are anchored permanently into the jaw, replacing the tooth’s own root – just like natural teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post inserted into the gum. Left in place for two to eight months, the bone around the implant gradually grows and bonds with the implant, holding it securely in place.

Once in position, an implant can hold a single replacement tooth, a bridge or a denture with several replacement teeth. And the real benefit is that they are virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth, which means you can enjoy an attractive and natural looking smile once more.

We are specialists in Dental Implants in Dulwich and across South London, Dr Javier Perez is the Lead Dental Implantology clinician at 3 practices undertaking both simple and complex dental implantology cases to replace anything from 1 missing tooth to a full arch reconstruction. Using the most advance techniques available to date we are proud that our implantology team has completed over 5000 Dental Implant Placements and has over 30 years combined experience. Our cosmetic dentistry specialists in Dulwich combine pioneering technology and a multidisciplinary clinical approach in every case, from your initial consultation to your surgery and maintenance. We provide cosmetic dentistry treatments including dental implants in Dulwich, Brixton, Crystal Palace, Camberwell, Herne Hill, Honor Oak, Orpington,  Peckham, Streatham, Upper Sydenham and across South London.

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Dr Javier Perez

Dental Implant and Oral Surgeon
Lic Odont, PG Cert (Implant), MClinDent (Implant), Dip Oral Surg RCS (Eng), PG Cert Cons Sed
GDC No: 225487
Special interest in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Dr Javier Perez graduated in dental surgery in 2010.

His clinical practice is focused on dental implants and oral surgery, from simple single tooth replacements to complex reconstructions involving both soft and hard tissues.

Dr Javier has completed a Masters in Implant Dentistry MClinDent (Implant) in London over three years and was awarded a diploma in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, one of the most prestigious colleges in UK.
Dr Perez has trained in Oral Surgery at the Maxillofacial Unit in the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in South England. He is at the forefront of dental implants and oral surgery regularly attending National and International conferences to develop his skills and learn about the latest trends in Implantology.

At Dulwich Dental our implant team have placed over 5000 implants, often undertaking and being referred cases from other practioners. We also consult and treat cases where you may have been told that you are unsuitable for dental implants. Having assembled one of the countries leading dental implant teams we can treat the most advanced and complex cases here at Dulwich Dental Office.

Outside of work Dr Javier spends the majority of his time with his young family, recently welcoming a new son (October, 2021). He enjoys spending weekends exploring London, especially going to local food markets.


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Our implant surgical team have placed over 5000 dental implants over 30 years, and regularly hold muiti-disciplinary meetings to plan implant treatment cases together. Taking experience from national and international leaders, we have one of the leading implant teams, where no case is too complex. From single tooth implants, to full arch reconstruction, and cases which have been referred to us from other clinics, here at Dulwich Dental Office we are confident in finding a solution for you.
We know it can be daunting going to the dentist, that’s why we spend time getting to know our patients and personalise your care accordingly. We have caring and experienced Treatment Coordinators who will guide you through the treatment process step by step ensuring you are comfortable with every aspect.
We have a wide range of affordable treatments that are designed to meet every persons individual lifestyle and budget requirements. Be it a single implant, an implant retained denture, or a full mouth reconstruction, we will be able to find a solution that meets your personal needs.
We offer free no-obligation consultations to every patient. This allows you to explore your options and receive personalised advice. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you’d like before considering all the information and advice in your own time.
We were one of the first dental clinics in the region to install CT scanners often found in hospitals and digital impression scanners, to allow us to reconstruct your jaws digitally in three Dimensions, for greater accuracy of treatment planning. Before we start any treatment, the end results is firmly in mind, and we can often share this with you, showing you the exact implant placement areas, to maximise the success of your implant surgery.
We have a number of different payment options that are designed to suit every persons individual needs. Our aim is to ensure that paying for your treatment is as stress free as the treatment itself. So all of our plans are designed to take the worry out of payment.

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The Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Nurses & Especially the Receptionist staff are very Polite, Friendly & most importantly they try to fit you in quickly in the event of an emergency. Recently I couldn’t get the time of work for an emergency appointment for my 81 year old Mum so I called an Uber for her & told the receptionist this. The young Black Lady called me when she ordered & place my Mother in a cab – so she went above & beyond her duties with a lot of Customer Care & Respect for my Mother- Thank You so much

Zehra M.

Friendly staff and a very good turn around for appointments , next step to meet the hygienist if he’s as lovely as the rest of the staff it will be great

Wendy D.

Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

Registered and seen on the NHS within 2 weeks – amazing. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

A great surgery; Dr Cavan in particular spent time with me to make sure my new night guards fitted well and were up to the job

Dentist Pooja Pillay is excellent and was very patient with me as I I took a long time (years!) deciding whether or not to take the plunge and have Invisalign to straighten my teeth. It didn’t take too long and was easier than I thought it would be. Pooja kept a close eye on how it was all progressing and we even went a bit longer with it just to really perfect the result. I’m delighted with the outcome. Everything was included in the price, even the extra aligners and appointments when we decided to go on a bit longer. All staff at the practice have been excellent. Highly recommend.

Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

Dr. Cavan is super attentive and thoughtful and great at putting is patients at ease. I hate going to the dentist but havent dreaded it once. Everyone is super friendly and clinic is nice. I could not recommend more.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

Sienna M.




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