Losing a tooth can be difficult, but a dental implant can make all the difference to your smile – not to mention your self-confidence.

Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to decay, gum disease, or a mouth trauma, at Church Stretton Dental Practice we can help put things right. We use the latest advances in dental technology to ensure that you no longer need to rely on dentures or bridges to replace lost teeth – tooth implants are a superb way to give you your smile back.

Dr. Khanna is our resident experienced implantologist, with almost 10 years of work with many satisfied patients under his belt. Having trained on a year-long  Dental Implants course in Manchester with one of the most renowned implant surgeons in U.K, as well as regularly upgrading our knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest technology with Continuous Professional Development, you will know that you are in the very best of hands.

Stop your search for a ‘dentist near me’, and discover why so many of our clients choose us to take care of their smile…

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A dental implant is typically a small screw shaped attachment usually made from titanium.  It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing root.  Once the implant has fused (osseointegrated) a replacement tooth can be secured to the top of the implant.  This new tooth can look, feel and perform just like a natural tooth.  It is also possible to use multiple implants in order to support a denture or bridge if several or all teeth are missing.

All the common forms of tooth replacement, such as bridges or dentures can be replaced by dental implants.


If you are missing just one natural tooth, then one implant is normally all that will be needed, bigger spaces created by two or more missing teeth do not always need one implant per tooth; however the exact number of implants will depend upon the quality and volume of bone at each potential implant site.


The bone in the lower jaw is usually stronger than the upper.


If you have no teeth in the lower jaw, and are not yet ready for multiple implant placements, a conventional lower denture can be considerably improved with two implants placed beneath the front section – this is called an ‘overdenture’.

The same overdenture concept when used to treat the upper jaw will usually require more implants as the bone is generally softer. Implant-supported overdentures, just like conventional dentures are still removed for daily cleaning, however, once back in the mouth, the implants make them much more stable.

Dental implants can be placed in patients of any age (with fully developed jawbones), provided that they have a sufficient quantity and quality of bone tissue available.

At Church Stretton Dental Practice we will carry out a full assessment to spot any potential difficulties. If there are any signs of gum disease or decay, these must first be treated.

If you have good general health then dental implants will almost certainly work for you. However, habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems associated with initial healing and thereafter may negatively influence the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each implant.

The implant process involves several steps that normally take place over a period of three to nine months.  Although the actual treatment methods can vary a typical process normally involves:

Assessment Planning

At initial consultation alternatives will be discussed, these usually include:

  • No treatment
  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Orthodontics

The feasibility of providing implants will then be discussed.  X-rays may be taken along with models.

Implant Placement

A relatively simple surgical procedure that can be performed under sterile conditions in a dental surgery under local anaesthesia.  If during assessment bone is judged to be deficient, a number of options are available for regeneration.

Integration Period

Although some implants can be loaded into function immediately or early, it is common for a period of three months or more to be allowed for the bone to fully integrate before loading.  A denture or simple adhesive bridge can often be worn as a temporary measure during this healing phase.

Restoration Period

Once the implants have fused (integrated) they may need to be uncovered and brought into function.  There are a variety of possible restorations ranging from a single crown, small or large bridge, or a removable overdenture clipped to the implants.


Following completion the implants will require regular and thorough cleaning as instructed by the dentist.  Regular check ups are needed to monitor the soft tissue, bone levels and integrity of the restoration.

Dental implants have been used for over 30 years to replace missing teeth and they can last a lifetime depending on how well you look after them. Careful dental hygiene and regular check ups will prolong the life of your implants.

Patients are often surprised at how little discomfort they feel during and after implant placement.

There maybe an initial swelling and soreness but this should not interfere with daily life. Often patients are back at work the following day.

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Very happy with treatment and courtesy received from all involved. Advice and treatment offered was impartial and options available clearly explained. Subsequent provision of single implant successful. Would happily refer interested patients.
Mr T V Humphreys
Going to the dentist was something I used to dread; but not anymore. I have just had 2 dental implants fitted with the minimum of discomfort by Dr Khanna who works with a steady hand and calm assurance. I didn’t even have to leave the practice to have a CT scan on my jaw.
Malcolm D
I have, unfortunately, had to have a lot of dental work over the years but none has been better than the treatment I have received at Church Stretton Dental Practice, to the extent that my dental health has never been as good as it is now. The staff all make the experience as relaxed as possible and I have recommended the Practice to a number of friends.
Terry W
Having attended many appointments at Church Stretton Dental Practice over the last few years, I have found my children and I are always treated with professionalism and kindness. I feel safe in the knowledge we are getting the very best of care.
Helen B
In my experience this is an excellent dental practice. I always get a friendly reception from the reception staff, and helpful responses to any enquiries. On most occasions there is little waiting beyond the appointment time.

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Leslie D
I can recommend completely, the care and treatment available for patients at CSDP.

As a patient for many years, I continue to be impressed and reassured by the service received from Dr Khanna, his staff and associates.

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Andrew G
Polite, helpful staff, very satisfied with my dental treatment, also with the results of my implant surgery.
Jill L
This is a kind caring up to date practice from reception through to treatment. Dr. Khanna placed a titanium implant in my front upper jaw four years ago. It is still healthy and I am always thankful that l didn’t have to have a dental plate. It was money very well spent.
Rosemary R
Our new dentist has proved very efficient and is very good at giving advice on ways of maintaining good dental health. Our dentist is very positive and always takes dental and other health issues into account. It was a good decision to change to this dentist.
Michael B
I had my regular check up in January and it was found that I needed a filling.The dentist explained the problem,and cost of the treatment clearly and an appointment was made to have it done at a time that suited me.

The treatment has now been completed and an appointment made for my next check up.As usual the who process was handle in a very efficient and professional manner.

John W