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Dental Implants

There will sometimes be occurrences whereby an implant is the only or the best solution to a missing tooth. In the last decade, dental implants have become widely used within mainstream dentistry.

Benefits of Implants

  • Restores a natural smile
  • You can replace one or many teeth
  • Permanent solution
  • Can be used to stabilise dentures
  • Can be used with crowns and bridges
  • Regain ability to chew food
  • Excellent success rate

We are delighted to be able to offer dental implants with Dr Vijay Bhargava. Vijay has special interests in Oral Surgery & Implants. He previously taught undergraduates oral surgery at King's College London & formerly worked in the Oral Surgery department at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.

Dental Surgeon - Dr Vijay Bhargava


I had dental implant treatment completed by Vijay earlier this year and I am very pleased with the result which looks completely natural and feels no different from the rest of my natural teeth. The treatment was not at all painful and caused little discomfort – I did not even need pain relief after the surgery. I would certainly look to repeating the procedure if needed in the future. Vijay is gentle, patient and always explains what is happening and what is needed, so it was not at all a worrying experience

Mrs A.T.

I am very pleased with the 2 implants that have just been completed. The different options were fully explained to me and after detailed discussions I opted for the implant surgery. Vijay not only outlined the process in detail at the beginning but also kept me reassured by explaining what was happening every step of the way. His gentle approach and manner kept me at ease throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending him and the procedure

Mrs J.T.

From the moment I first enquired about the possibility of an implant for my lower left tooth, every aspect of my treatment was carefully explained to me by Vijay. This continued during each appointment. I was always aware of what was happening and what he was about to do. The treatment itself was virtually painless, apart from some slight bruising which I expected , and far less of a problem than a root canal treatment! I am extremely happy with the end result, the tooth is exactly like a real one and no one would guess it was an implant unless I told them. I would certainly ask Vijay to do any further implants and indeed any other detailed dental treatment that I needed in the future

Mrs L.V.

Vijay is a caring and meticulous dentist with high standards .I had an initial examination and X-rays to confirm that an implant would be suitable. I was kept well informed throughout the course of treatment and provided with booklets and a personal treatment plan explaining what would be done at each appointment. Following the implant placement, I was given detailed aftercare instructions and an emergency telephone number. Much time was taken to ensure that the crown was a perfect fit. I am delighted with my implant and am pleased to recommend Vijay

Mr J.T.

I've been a patient of Dr Downey of 20 years now. Recently I encountered a tooth trauma and was treated in the usual excellent way by Dr Downey who referred me to his colleague Dr Vijay Bhargava for a dental implant consultation and was provided with a breakdown of the costs and timescales. I can safely say the whole process was seamless from start to finish, in just 3 appointments my dental implant was fitted. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome and would have no hesitation in recommending the whole team at Arundel Lodge. Thank you so much.

Miss N.C.


Dental Implant CT Scan

Vijay accepts referrals, for Implants, Bone Grafting, Sinus Lift, Surgical Extractions and Apicectomies.

During the consultation Vijay, will discuss with you your current dental situation and requirements, providing you with an overview of the anticipated treatment, length of treatment, number of implants required and an explanation of the costs. This will be followed up with a detailed written summary and a full breakdown of the costs.

Following your consultation Vijay may arrange for you to have a digital CT scan, this is a three dimensional scan providing both the patient and Vijay with critical anatomy of the jaws, allowing the dental implant treatment to be considered and well planned.

Questions & Answers

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implant model

Dental implants involve a surgical procedure that replaces tooth roots usually with titanium posts positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows us to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area.

They can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn't fit well and are an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don't allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements.

A well maintained implant doesn't come loose like a denture can. The major benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant.

Who is suitable?

Dental implants are suitable for most adults with good general health. They can only be used once the jawbone has stopped growing and so generally are not used with younger patients. Habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems with initial healing and thereafter may be bad for the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each implant.

How long does treament take?

For routine cases, from the time of implant placement to the time of placing the first tooth, treatment times can vary between three and six months. Depending upon the quality of the available bone.

Who manufacture the implants?

Vijay uses Nobel Biocare dental implants. For patient stories and more information, visit

How long do implants last?

This is reliant on the quality of your personal oral hygiene and willingness to attend regular maintenance reviews, with good oral hygiene, implants can last as long as natural teeth.

Treatment Fees

30 minute Implant Consultation - £120.

Procedure from £3,000 though a consultation is required for individual quotation.

Why do I need an implant consultation?

Having a Dental Implant is a big decision and you will require a consultation to evaluate your suitability. During the consultation Vijay, will examine your teeth, review your medical history, possibly take x-rays and check your bone density. Vijay will then discuss your suitability and provide you with a detailed report of his findings, including an itemised break down of the cost along with timescales. Allowing you to make an informed and considered decision.

More information

For further independent dental implant information, visit the association of implantology at .

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