Our practice in Maida Vale, London, is home to one of the best implant dentists in the city, Dr Pedro Gutierres.
Dr Gutierres opened the practice in 2019 and has invested heavily in its equipment, technology and reputable medical team, including the CBCT (cone beam scanner), which is essential for assessing implant viability.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a state-of-the-art machine which makes treatment planning more effective and painless. The machine rotates around the patient’s head to produce accurate, high-res 3D images that evaluate the jaw, teeth, tissue and bones in extreme detail.
CBCT scans will allow our dentists to assess your mouth’s condition from every direction possible.
When placing dental implants successfully, an in-depth scanner is critical to measure the jawbone’s thickness, density and depth.
As dental implants are placed directly into your jaw, there must be enough bone to support and withstand your implant – and that’s where the CBCT scanner comes in. If the scan shows a depletion of the bone in your jaw, it creates a roadmap of the potential pre-prosthetic procedures you’ll need to make dental implants a reality.
For example, the lack of bone in the jaw can be resolved with dental bone graft and sinus augmentation procedures, which will help build support and stability in this area. Without it, the implant can become loose and fall out.
Our cosmetic and implant centre is dedicated to treating missing teeth patients daily. Our practice in Central London exists primarily to offer patients with complex missing teeth cases the chance to replace their missing teeth without the need for prosthetics like dentures.
It’s not hugely common for practices in the local area to have advanced 3D scanners in-house. However, here at Maida Smiles, our practice is fully kitted out with everything we need to make replacing missing teeth possible.
If you’re a registered patient with Maida Smiles, you’ll quickly understand that you’ll never need to be referred elsewhere for treatment, scans or second opinions. That’s why we’re one of the most reviewed dentists in the West London area.
Dr Gutierres, the founder and principal dentist at Maida Smiles, is also our full-time dental implant dentist. Placing thousands of implants in his 17-year-long career, Dr Gutierres is multi-disciplined and qualified in advanced procedures like bone regeneration, sinus augmentation and full mouth rehabilitation.