What is a dental implant?
Implants are one of the best ways to replace a missing teeth. Normal teeth have a membrane holding them into the jaw whilst dental implants are inserted via a straightforward surgical treatment and are then left to fuse with the jawbone.
Missing teeth do not present too much hassle at the onset, but as time goes on, missing teeth can cause your facial features to droop and cause your other teeth to shift out of position, creating gaps where bacteria can easily settle and cause gum disease.
Missing teeth also impede your ability to chew food properly, which means your digestion is also affected if left untreated.
You should replace a missing tooth when:
· Suffered an accident where your teeth have been knocked out.
· You have badly cracked your tooth.
· If your tooth’s root is decaying and dying.
The advantages of dental implants:
· They’re a ‘long-lasting’ solution.
· You can eat your favourite foods again.
· They look like your natural teeth.
If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss the possibility of dental implants further, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ravi qualified in 2002 from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Having completed his degree, he joined New Road Dental for one year, then served as a House officer and Senior House Officer in Cardiff Dental Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Dental Hospital. His experience included working in several specialties including Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative, Paediatric, Periodontology, and conscious sedation.
Ravi is registered with the General Dental Council and is a member of the British Dental Association. He completed the prestigious Membership of the Fellowship of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005, then returned to general practice. He is a Clinical Director of New Road Dental and works full time. His particular interests include oral surgery, dental implants, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and treating anxious patients.
Ravi is an approved Foundation Dentist Trainer with the West Midlands Deanery. This is a prestigious position where he is responsible for the training of newly qualified dentists. In 2013 he successfully completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Wolverhampton. Ravi is also a proud provider of Fastbraces® Technology.
His brother, Pritesh (Tesh), is also part of the practice. With their amazing team, they have made some improvements in the practice over the last 10 years, which means patients can now benefit from state of the art advancements in dentistry and facial aesthetics.
On the personal side, Ravi is married with 2 children – 1 boy and 1 girl. Most patients know he loves cricket and food. Ravi also swims and practices Wing Chun Kung Fu. He and his family love to travel to explore different cultures and cuisines.
Ravi says: "What I really enjoy about dentistry is the way we have changed people's lives by helping them with their confidence. The difference it makes still manages to surprise me."