Dental implants

Dental implants by Maria Hardman are available via her Life-Changing Dentistry company based at Clinic 95. 

The dedicated website contains all the information you could ever possibly want about implants and what they could do for you.  There's plenty of information from our implantologist Maria, and a section of 'Before & After' case studies.

Since it's such a comprehensive guide, we thought we'd dedicate this page to exploring implants in a slightly different way.  So we, the Clinic 95 staff, give you a more personal view of Maria and her implantology work, along with our best advice if you're considering having implants elsewhere.

FIONA  “I’ve been in dentistry for 17 years, and I think what Maria's doing right now is amazing.  The Fast and Fixed treatments she's performed have been genuinely life-changing for the patients. 

Bad teeth really can affect your quality of life.  Imagine spending years of not eating properly, never smiling, just things that the rest of us take for granted, all because of bad teeth. 

Once people have the treatment, they realize what they've been missing out on.  And they look and feel years younger.  They've been wowed by Maria and her skill, and it's just the best to see.  They leave here actually shining. 

Obviously we're biased, and think that Maria's work is second to none. But, it's a big decision and one that you should take your time over.

So here are a few questions to ask of any clinician who is offering you implant services, including those abroad.  This should help you to make the right decision for you and avoid any potential problems.

  • Be very clear about the clinician’s expertise and qualifications.
  • What experience do they have? 
  • How many implants have they actually placed? 
  • Ask them about their guarantees, and what brand of implants are going to be used.  
  • Are you completely comfortable that the clinician you are seeing has the breadth of experience to handle anything that arises?
  • Any treatment can go wrong – no treatment is without risk.  What will happen if it goes wrong?  
  • Does the clinician have enough expertise to address any negative results?  You have to establish how the situation would be managed if it did go wrong. 

A lot of dentists go on a weekend course, find out how to place an implant and then think they know how to do it.  But it's not just placement, it's tissue management, aftercare, and knowing what to do when the result isn't optimal.

It's a lot of money and effort.  And if done well, could change your life for the better.  But done badly, you could end up with a result that's worse than what you have now.  You often get what you pay for, so be realistic – there might be a reason a treatment is comparatively cheap.

We do get patients here who have had poor results elsewhere.  We're always happy to explore options with you in a totally non-judgemental way and we have the capabilities to manage most situations.

And for me, that's where Maria with all her years of experience wins hands down.  There are only a tiny handful of clinicians in the country who have her level of expertise - to be able to fully manage the whole process and deal with any unexpected consequences should they arise.

She fills those who work with her with confidence. 

And the work she produces for her patients is extraordinary.

LEWIS  “There's no such thing as a dental implant specialist.  This is because you have to be proficient in all other forms of dentistry in order to be an implantologist.  So it isn't a specialism in its own right – it's a result of being specialist at all the other skills.
Prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, peridontology are the four specialisms make up implantology.

There are loads of dentists who have an understanding of implantology and have skills in the individual areas, but there aren't many who can remove all the teeth, and then restore the whole mouth in the same day.  It takes so much planning and a serious understanding of the process, combined with a superb lab technician, so what Maria does is unusual.  There aren't many people who would have the guts to do what she does – I certainly don't.  What she does is on another level.