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Dental implantology is a well documented treatment option which gives perfectly safe and long term results.

Nowadays, we can provide solutions for most of your dental problems. The importance of selecting an experienced surgeon, the application of the correct techniques and  the materials used will play a crucial role in your implant journey.

Dental implants are designed to provide a strong support for the placement of artificial teeth, which have the same feeling and look of natural teeth. Dental implants regain  the ability to eat and smile with confidence.

Important implant tips

The extraction of the tooth ideally needs to be performed by the surgeon who will later complete the implant placement.

The placement of the implant prostheses should be done by the surgeon who inserted the implant.

The work has to be performed in an organised environment where solid protocols are used.

A well planned follow up and maintenance routine need to be established.

The regeneration techniques should be done with recognised materials and implementation of proper technique.

Surgical times

After the loss of a tooth, dental implant surgery can be performed in three different time protocols.spacer height=”20px”]

Immediate Placement (during the same appointment, after tooth extraction)

Early placement (4-8 weeks after a tooth extraction)

Late Placement (3-6 months after tooth extraction) Teeth that have been missing for longer than 6 months also come under a late placement

Bone Growth Techniques

Bone defects in the jaw are a very common complication. In order to achieve long term results we need to repair and regenerate these defects. Depending on the case there are several suitable techniques and bone graft materials that we can use in order to achieve the desirable bone regeneration.


Our  clinic uses the following techniques and materials.

Guided Bone Regeneration

The technique of guided bone regeneration takes place simultaneously or prior to the implant placement. Sterile, modified bone graft materials are combined with your own autogenous bone chips, this will repair and regenerate the bone defect.

There are four types of bone graft material that we can use in this technique.

  • Autogenous bone (patients own bone)
  • Bovine/Porcine bone graft
  • Alograft (Human bone graft from a donor)
  • Calcium based bone graft (made in a laboratory)

Dr Konstantinos Loukas is providing bone graft to almost 100% of his cases. His graft of choice is 60 -70% autogenous.

Sinus Lift

In many cases prior to implant placement in the maxilla we find that the bone in relation to the bottom cavity of the sinus does not have enough height to support the implant. In these cases we need to perform an operation that slightly changes the anatomy of the sinus and increases the height of the bone, the so-called ‘Sinus Lift’

Soft Tissue Graft

The soft tissue graft is usually necessary in the anterior region. in many cases after bone loss, soft tissue (gingiva) loss will also follow. For biological and aesthetic reasons we need to repair the soft tissue loss. As a result we need to collect a soft tissue graft from the palate and transfer it to the area of interest. This procedure will increase the thickness of a patients soft tissue, which will significantly improve the final result.

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Announcement of opening day - 15th June 2020

We are excited to welcome patients into the practice from the 15th June 2020.

  • Dental Implant consultations
  • Implant referrals from other dentists
  • Patients with implant complications
  • Teeth extractions

Our opening hours have been extended. This allows extra flexibility for the cleaning time between appointments and ensures the environment remains as safe as possible for our patients, clinicians and practice colleagues.

As a private, specialist clinic we operate a single patient policy and do not accept walk ins, please call or email us to make an appointment. Dr Loukas is also able to run virtual consultations, helping us to address our patient’s needs sooner as well as reduce the number of face to face appointments where possible. 

To reach our team please call 01794 399987 or email us at


If you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19/Coronavirus, please let us know as soon as you can; do not attend your appointment and follow the government guidelines around self-isolation.

Before your appointment

To ensure that you have all the information easily to hand, we will send you all the key information before your appointment - including who you will be seeing, what treatment you will be having, the cost of your treatment and , what to do when you arrive. It is possible that we may ask you to complete and return a medical history form that will be sent and completed digitally, so please do not print this out and bring with you.

On the day of your appointment

Before you depart for the practice, we ask that where possible, you have already visited the lavatory, have ensured that you are hydrated and already brushed your teeth It is important that you do not bring a large number of things into the practice with you, so please ensure you only bring necessary items with you.

When you arrive, the doors will be locked, so please call to let our team know you have arrived and either stay in your car or outside of the practice (whilst maintaining good social distancing protocol) if you have arrived on foot. To minimise risk, please ensure you attend your appointment alone unless you require assistance or are supporting a child or someone vulnerable. We are encouraging card payments only so where possible, please do not arrive with cash.

Entering the practice

When it is time for your appointment, one of our team will call you to notify you to approach the practice. Please let us know if you do not have a mobile phone beforehand and we will make alternative arrangements. Before entering the practice, one of our trained colleagues will take your temperature to ensure you do not have a fever and invite you in if your temperature is safely below 37.5 degrees centigrade. Unfortunately, if you are above 37.5 degrees, we will have to rearrange your appointment for the safety of all those in practice.

Once you have been invited into the practice, you will be asked to sanitise your hands and correctly place a facemask on, which you will be shown how to do. We will require payment before your appointment (if appropriate), ideally by card, using our freshly disinfected card machines to ensure you can have a swift departure once your treatment has finished. Our practice colleagues will be behind protective plastic screens, but this is for the safety of everyone. No other patients will be waiting in the reception area and you will be guided to the appropriate treatment room, following the distance markers that will be displayed throughout practice.  


Before you enter the treatment room, you will need to leave any loose belongings like your coat or bag in the designated box provided. Upon entering the treatment room, our teams will be wearing extra Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as in order to provide you with the right care and service, they cannot adhere to social distancing recommendations. This may mean that it is more difficult to see our colleagues and clinicians’ faces, but please be reassured that they will be the usual friendly team. Naturally we are also ensuring that each treatment room is carefully cleaned and disinfected after each patient. You will be asked to wash your hands and to place your mask into a plastic bag.

If you are attending for a treatment that requires an Aerosol Generating Procedure (AGP) - any procedure that has the potential to cause spray - you will be asked to carefully swill your mouth with a hydrogen peroxide solution for 1 minute. One of our team will talk you through this on the day. 

After the appointment

When your treatment is complete, you will replace your face mask, wash your hands and collect your belongings from the box outside the treatment room door. Before you leave the practice, you will dispose of your mask at the door and leave after using hand sanitiser one last time, before we say goodbye. If you have any questions after the appointment, we will be able to call you to discuss this further asour aim is to minimise your time in the practice, for your own safety.