WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are among the most important treatments we offer at Vittorio Gherardi. One of the most effective treatments for missing teeth, they can give you back the smile that you’ve been missing. If you’ve tried dentures and they aren’t right for you, dental implants could be the perfect solution.
The highly qualified team at our Harley Street clinic have a great deal of experience to draw on when offering dental implants. Everyone’s mouth is different, and we will ensure your unique circumstances are considered when you undergo any treatments with us. Please call us today to discuss your requirements and to book an appointment.
HOW DO DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK?
A dental implant is simply a piece of titanium that is inserted into the bone of the patient’s jaw, where a process known as osseointegration takes place. This bonds the implant with the jawbone and creates a very solid foundation for a prosthetic tooth to be attached. Whether you need a single replacement tooth or several, dental implants may well be the perfect solution. It is of course important to remember that your new implants must be cared for like the rest of your teeth, but with sensible daily care they should last a lifetime.
We understand that with a treatment of this nature, people are likely to have questions. Knowing that you are confident about the procedure is important to us, so we welcome any questions. If there’s something you’d like to know about implants, please get in touch. We will be happy to help, and can discuss your options so that you can make an informed decision on the right treatment for you.
After completing his studies at the University of Ferrara (Italy), where he graduated with honours in 1998, Vittorio was attracted by the prospect of continuing his professional development abroad, one of the reasons being the lack of postgraduate courses in his own country. Before moving to the UK, in the summer of 2001 Vittorio was commissioned into the Italian Army Dental Corps, where he spent two years as an Assistant in Cranio-Mandibular Disorders in the Gnathology Department at the Medical Forensic Military Centre in Rome. Once in London, Vittorio started practising general dentistry and developing his clinical skills. Since 2003, he has been in fully private practice in Islington and Clerkenwell, and towards the end of 2008 he felt he had gained a wealth of experience and had also developed a keen interest in restorative and implant dentistry.
Dr Vittorio Gherardi
DDS DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
He earned the Certificate in Oral Implantology from the Tatum Institute in Birmingham in the summer of 2009. His knowledge and interest in Implant Dentistry has subsequently grown, and in 2011 he decided to enrol in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England. He considers this latest postgraduate qualification (awarded in 2015) to be a starting point in his academic career, with the main aim of constantly raising the bar of his clinical standards. Vittorio recently launched his brand new practice at 31 Harley Street, where he welcomes his patients to a multidisciplinary specialist environment. His human approach and clinical empathy are uncommon in the world of dentistry.