Dental Implant Placement: A Simple Guide

Dental implant placement: A simple guide

Considering a dental implant? If you have loose or missing teeth, or a denture you struggle to tolerate, the chances are you’ve considered dental implants. If you are considering implants or your dentist has recommended implant treatment, it is likely that you are considering the steps involved. 

We have created a quick and easy guide to the steps involved in dental implant placement here at Yorkshire Dental Suite. 

  1. Initial Consultation

The first step is to attend for an implant consultation. At this appointment, you will meet with Dr Abdul Dalghous (one of the few implant and oral surgeon specialists in Yorkshire) who will take the time to discuss your concerns. During this appointment, we will do a comprehensive dental examination, assessing the health of your teeth, gums and jaw(s). Dr Dalghous will assess your suitability for a dental implant. Suitable candidates for dental implants have the following attributes:

  • Missing one or more teeth
  • Damaged tooth
  • Good oral hygiene
  • Sufficient bone in the jaw to support implants
  • Overall decent physical health

If for any reason, you are deemed unsuitable for a dental implant, the team will discuss the next steps and any treatment required prior to beginning your implant procedure. 

A detailed CBCT scan is taken of your mouth and jaw(s), allowing us to plan your case to perfection. Your dentist and dedicated team member will talk to you about your recommended treatment plan, going over the steps of the procedure, the time-frame for treatment, and your end-result. We also discuss whether or not you need a bone graft. Finance options will be discussed in detail, and you will be given plenty of information to consider. Your treatment plan is unique to you, and is designed and tailored with you in mind.



     2. Planning

To plan your case with such remarkable precision, we need to gather vital information. At your planning appointment, we take a series of photographs, scans, and a CBCT radiograph. With specialised software, we transform these details in to a virtual image of your teeth, gums, and jaw(s). We can now accurately place your implant on screen, avoiding adjacent teeth and important nerves. Your unique digital plan is manipulated to provide your implantologist with a surgical guide. This rests in your mouth, providing the perfect platform to deliver your implant(s) in the ideal position. 

    3. First Phase of Treatment

The first phase of treatment involves the removal of any teeth which are being replaced with dental implants. Our clinicians will provide you with a temporary replacement solution (temporary denture or bridge) to wear whilst you undertake the remainder of your treatment. If you are missing a front tooth, you won’t be left with a gap! If a bone graft is required, this will be delivered at this appointment. Following a bone graft procedure, you can require up to 9 months of healing before your jaw is ready for the first implant. 

   4. Implant Placement

The next phase of treatment is your implant placement. The dental implant is made of titanium, and is gently placed in your jaw-bone. The procedure usually takes 1-2 hours and is performed under local anaesthetic, ensuring you are comfortable throughout. For more anxious patients, we offer dental sedation to keep you calm and relaxed during your appointment. Once your implant is placed, Dr Dalghous will place a healing cap to protect the implant. 

After your implant has been placed, it is important to allow time for the site to heal, and your implant to integrate with your jaw bone. This process usually takes up to 3 months. 

   5. Implant Uncover

Once your tissues have healed, we remove your healing cap or temporary crown/bridge and take a series of impressions to make your permanent abutment (the attachment that connects your implant to your final crown/bridge). Your impressions are sent to a specialised laboratory where your final implant crown is created, bespoke for you. This is a quick, pain-free appointment. You can expect to spend around 30 minutes with us, and no local anaesthetic is required. 

   6. Final Fitting

3 weeks later, we receive your final implant crown from the laboratory, and it is ready to be fitted. No local anaesthetic is required. Your dentist will gently remove the healing cap and place your final implant crown. Treatment is complete and you walk away with a new smile.

     7. Maintenance

Once your implant has been placed, routine maintenance is extremely important. We take this very seriously, and our team take the time to explain what is required. Strict oral hygiene is crucial to the long-term success of your dental implant, and we take every step to assist you. You will be offered opportunity to join our enhanced care plan, which entitles you to 2 x dental health examinations, and 4 x hygiene appointments per year. Plan members also benefit from an additional 10% of future treatment. 

As a minimum, we recommend that all dental implant patients attend for an annual implant screening appointment, to check the health of the implant and the surrounding tissues. Our implants are typically successful and without issue, but should a problem arise, success rates are much higher when caught early. 

Undertaking dental implant treatment is a big decision. It is not a quick-fix treatment, and the planning and procedure can take several weeks-months. It is important to remember that if cared for correctly, implants can last for many, many years (even a lifetime). Implants are the closest replica to your natural teeth, bringing back your smile, allowing you to chew properly, and restoring your confidence. 


At Yorkshire Dental Suite, we offer dental implants for as little as £49.98/month. To book an implant consultation for you or a loved one, telephone our team of experts on 0113 887 9594 and quote IMPLANT50 for a 50% discount on your implant consultation (limited offer). 



Introducing Multi-Award winning Dr Ruth Brady!

Hello everyone,

I am Dr Ruth Brady and I’m the latest clinician to join the ‘family’ at The Yorkshire Dental Suite.

I will be carrying out the non-surgical advanced facial aesthetics work at the practice to complement the amazing dental work done by the other clinicians.

I call my work ‘cosmetic surgery- without surgery’ as there is no surgery involved! Non-surgical procedures can enhance the face to make it look more youthful and better, aesthetically. I treat both men and women.

A patient’s profile can be improved by altering the balance between the features. Chins can be altered, noses straightened and the lips enhanced to make profiles look more harmonious. Additionally, wrinkles can be softened and ageing shadows eliminated. The youthful shape of the cheek and jaw line can also be restored and this can be life changing for some patients.

These procedures can enhance the work done by the cosmetic dentists to improve your smiles. There is no surgery involved and therefore very little downtime. Patients can usually return straight back to work!

I regard the teeth as the ‘picture’ and the lips as the ‘frame’. A beautiful picture deserves an equally beautiful frame!

If you are seeking to improve the overall picture, then why not consider enhancing the frame too. The teeth should never look younger than the face.

Over the years I have trained to work on the face ‘as a whole’ rather than treating isolated features as some clinicians do. Alteration of just one feature can improve or disrupt the balance of the rest of the face and one has to be able to able to predict this. This is where good treatment planning is important and an eye for symmetry and balance is essential.

As a dental surgeon for 34 years, I concentrated on various specialties which gave me the necessary knowledge and skills to enable me to transfer into the field of Facial Aesthetics in 2004. I then transitioned into Advanced Facial Aesthetics some years later. This enables me to treat the whole face and do what is required to bring about the improvement.

During 2016-2017 I gained seven national and international awards for my work in this field from ‘Treatment Planning’ to ‘Full Face’ awards. I am now involved in teaching and run a large study group to help educate my peers.

Sometimes the clinicians at YDS can make striking improvements to the smile by doing just a few conservative tweaks. This may be something as simple as a small realignment, a little bleaching and some composite bonding. The procedures are not invasive or detrimental to the teeth in any way, yet the improvements can be vast.

Similarly, I can make the soft tissues of the face look so much better too, just by carrying out treatment in a very conservative and non-surgical way. A little muscle relaxing toxin placed in the right spot can relax the muscles and change the way they work together. This can produce a look that makes the eyes sparkle when the patient smiles and yet reduces the wrinkles! A small amount of dermal filler can pad out and reduce unwanted shadows that age the face. These materials are often used in other areas of the body, to treat common medical conditions. They are not restricted to cosmetic use.

Many patients do like to receive treatment just before the weekend especially when they have lip enhancement. Because Dr Affan has introduced a lovely weekend service called ‘Smile Saturday’, I think I will now have to call my discreet end of week session ‘Face Friday’! But I will also be working at YDS on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to give a bit of flexibility to my appointment book.

In addition to the above, I also treat symptoms of oro-facial pain, muscle spasm and jaw joint problems as well as tension headaches resulting from clenching and grinding. I am able to do this because I am a dental surgeon and I understand how the teeth bite together, and the musculature that controls them. The teeth and the muscles are very much married together.

I use appliances which can be worn over the teeth at night, together with a muscle weakening toxin, to shrink the muscles which cause spasm and headaches. I have reduced pain by up to 90% in many cases. This treatment can be life-changing for people who suffer in this way. It can also slim the face down which can be aesthetically very pleasing.

Embarrassing problems such as excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) can also be treated successfully. This can occur in many different parts of the body. The common places are under the arms, the hairline and the small of the back. Excessive sweating occurs due to a sensitivity to increased temperatures or as a result of nervousness. Some patients seek treatment to improve their confidence or before a big occasion such as a wedding.

If you would like to book a consultation appointment with me then I would be delighted to see you, to discuss in complete privacy, any problems that you may you have.

For before and after photographs of consenting patients, please visit the following link: https://www.yorkshiredentalsuite.co.uk/advanced-facial-aesthetics/

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Kind Regards,

Dr Ruth Brady

Why You Should Visit The Hygienist?? (Keep Your Teeth!)

What is Hygiene in dentistry? (keep your teeth!)

We all take care of our personal hygiene and appearance, but what some of us miss daily is the hygiene of our mouths!
As a private practice we see oral hygiene as the foundation of our work; and If the foundations aren’t perfect then we can’t build perfect teeth! Gum health is probably not something a lot of our patients consider when thinking about improving their smiles. So, our aim as a practice is to teach patients about the importance of gum health and to help patients improve their oral hygiene.
Nearly 70% of people don’t see a dentist regularly, and 20% of people have never flossed!
So, what does this mean?

This means it is likely that a high percentage of people have gum disease and aren’t even aware of it, which is quite a scary thought (especially for us).

click the image below to see Georgina’s Giant toothbrush! ?


How can you solve this?
Gum disease can cause all sorts of problems such as; bad breath, bleeding gums, inflamed gums, and even bone loss which can cause you to loose your teeth! At Yorkshire Dental Suite, we have a passionate Dental Hygienist who loves nothing more than cleaning teeth and gums. It can sometimes take a few visits to improve oral hygiene, but it’s a good thing we are here to stay. In fact, we have very recently seen a patient who, believe it or not, didn’t want to leave her house because she was incredibly self-conscious about the visible plaque and tartar build up on all her teeth (The tartar buildup was so big you couldn’t actually see the bottom teeth) . Within 3 visits to Georgina, her life was completely different, and all the tartar was removing – revealing teeth she hadn’t seen in a long time!. This patient’s journey was probably the most rewarding experience for myself and georgina in our careers so far!

How does the effect nervous patients?
Yorkshire Dental Suite has been open now for just over a year and within that year we have seen and changed the perception of going to the dentist for countless nervous patients, making them believe that there really isn’t anything to be afraid of anymore! A visit to the hygienist simply involves a small instrument that vibrates slightly to remove the plaque buildup, cleaning and refreshing the areas of your teeth and gums that you can’t get to with your toothbrush!
After your clean Our hygienist Georgina will also give you a detailed explanation of how to brush your teeth effectively and also how to clean in-between your teeth on a daily basis to keep your mouth healthy and feeling fresh.
If your teeth and gums are in shape, we recommend coming for a quick clean every 6 months – and id you feel you need a little more attention then come and see our hygienist every 3 months! Please call us on 01138879594 to book your appointment if it is due or email us on hello@yorkshiredentalsuite.co.uk.
Christmas and the new year is fast approaching, lets start by having a new perspective to our oral hygiene by just being more aware!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all at Yorkshire Dental Suite!

Kind regards,

Dental Nurse, Yorkshire Dental Suite

What does it mean to be your Private Dentist in Leeds?

Greetings to you all! some of you have clicked onto this blog from one of our busy social media outlets (thank you for your continued support), whilst some of you have ended up on our website from a random google search or link – we think of this as “destiny” and that you have ended up getting to know us in the form of writing – we hope we can communicate to you our true feelings and intentions.

Your dentist in Leeds, Yorkshire Dental Suite.

best private dentist in leeds

Lets get started! What does it mean to be a “private dentist in Leeds?” To each one of the many other private practices out there I’m sure it means something different. Lets talk about what being a private practice means to Yorkshire Dental Suite.

Private dentistry to us means being able to provide you with a dental EXPERIENCE, rather than a dental VISIT. The word experience is very important to us as an organisation; it means we don’t just solve your dental issues or desires; we do this but we also naturally incorporate memories and emotions into the mix making your dental visits a journey with you being the passenger, the reception team and nurses being the cabin crew, and the dentist as the pilot leading you to your destination – a wonderful smile!

As a private dentist the clinician is lucky enough not to be limited by any time constraints or having to meet a deadline for the number of patients they have to treat; they are free to spread their wings as ethical dentists and provide you with a first class level of dental care and service, offering consultations that last 30-40 minutes, extended time for each treatment appointment, and review appointments within a few days if anything ever needs tweaking. It is thanks to this freedom that the dentist can be themselves and develop genuine long lasting relationships with you all which makes the friendly, caring and warm atmosphere we are lucky to have at Yorkshire Dental Suite.

After all in life all we have to hold on to is experiences and relationships, and at Yorkshire dental suite we try our best to make each experience as pleasant and joyful as possible, and your dental journey however long or short – as memorable and fulfilling as possible.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Elhussein Dalghous

It’s Our 1 Year Anniversary :)

YDS 1 Year Anniversary

Let’s start this blog post by celebrating a year since the opening of Yorkshire Dental Suite, what an amazing year it has been! We have been privileged enough to meet some amazing people that we now call family of YDS. It all started a little over 2 years ago when Dr. Dalghous, our practice owner, had a vision and with that built his dream with his two twin boys Hassan and Hussein. Their determination and ambition together has now made a place of honest dentistry which welcomes patients from all over the country.

Our team here at Yorkshire Dental Suite work so hard to provide excellent customer service and outstanding standards of dentistry, ensuring you all leave our practice feeling positive! As a relatively new practice, we are so very grateful for all reviews left on social networking sites and in our comments book and love to read through your comments daily. We have felt overwhelmed with the amount of recommendations we have received from loyal patients recently and would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you from everyone here at YDS!

Our team continues to grow, and we have recently welcomed our newest member newly qualified dental nurse Caitlin who works alongside our lovely hygienist Georgina and with our practice owner Dr Dalghous. Caitlin is with us on Wednesdays and Thursdays and is an absolute delight and a fabulous addition!

We have now hit October! Summer has disappeared (if we can call it a summer!) which brings us closer to Christmas and new year. As a thank you from all the team here at YDS for all your support, recommendations and amazing reviews we would like to offer 10% off our whitening treatments and Facial aesthetics.

I would like to finish this post by thank you all again for your support on behalf of all the team at Yorkshire Dental Suite, what a pleasure to meet you all.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kindest regards,
Lily- Lead Nurse

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

Good Dental hygiene is paramount in preventing bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and could mean you keep your teeth for longer.

Our Dental Hygienist, Georgina Johnson, explains that there are 500 + species of bacteria in your mouth which form a sticky, colourless film which clings to the surfaces of your teeth, commonly known as plaque.  If dental plaque is not removed effectively it can build up in a thicker layer on your gum line and between your teeth. This can lead to dental caries and gum disease.

Gingivitis is the first type of gum disease. It is an inflammatory response to plaque in your mouth. Infected gums look red, swollen, and will bleed when they are cleaned. Gingivitis is completely reversible with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dental hygienist.

If Gingivitis is not treated it could lead to a more severe type of gum disease known as Periodontitis. This is where plaque matures to a stage where it eats away at the supporting structures of teeth causing mobility and eventually tooth loss.

Periodontitis is not reversible but with help from your Dental Hygienist it is possible to stabilise the disease progression. To do so you must disrupt all the plaque in your mouth twice daily. Your Dental Hygienist can teach you the correct techniques and provide you with an oral hygiene routine to follow.

Georgina also explains that the consequences of poor brushing do not end there…

Research highlights there are links between oral infections and poorly controlled diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Diabetic patients are already at higher risk to developing gum disease but persistent chronic disease make diabetes more difficult to control and infections cause insulin resistant disrupting blood sugar control.

Patents with gum disease may also be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease due to bacteria in the mouth causing further inflammation throughout the body including the arteries. This puts patients at a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.

As if you didn’t have enough reasons to take good care of your mouth!

By sticking to a good oral hygiene routine and visiting your Hygienist regularly you are making an investment into your overall health and ensuring you have a clean and healthy mouth.

Contact us today on 0113 8879594 to book an appointment with Georgina.



Don’t be nervous – We’ve got you!

We know lots of you are anxious about coming to see us which is why we have created a relaxed environment to help even the most nervous patient feel relaxed and comfortable.

BUT ………… sometimes, we understand that even that isn’t enough!

For those of you that have a difficult time due to dental phobia, physical disability, or strong gag reflexes we have a solution;



Yorkshire Dental Suite are one of the few Dental Practices that can offer sedation in Leeds. It can be used for all general procedures as well as the more complex ones such as dental implants.

A problem shared is a problem halved

We totally get that you might have neglected your teeth and gums because you are worried about coming to the dentist, don’t worry you are not alone in this fear. Thousands of people feel the same! Our trained Yorkshire Dental Suite team fully understand how you feel and we want to help get you back on track. We want to see you to help you avoid your teeth and gums getting worse and causing you pain or worse, becoming loose.

What happens during sedation?

First, let’s look at what happens before sedation.

We will ask you to come and see us for a friendly chat. You don’t even have to go into the dental surgery if you don’t feel comfortable. Instead we have a comfortable and relaxing consultation room available so that we can get to know you better (and you can check us out too!). Here at Yorkshire Dental Suite you are in control and lead us.

Before sedation is carried out we need to do a couple of checks with you regarding your medical history and health and well-being. We promise they are quick and easy.

We provide intravenous sedation, and despite what you may think you will not be “unconscious” during the procedure. You will be awake but instead of feeling the usual fear and nerves you will be in what is described as “a state of heightened tranquility”. In other words, you will be so relaxed you won’t have a care in the world.

After sedation, there is the possibility your memory of the treatment may be a little hazy so you probably won’t remember much. We also request that you bring someone along with you as you might be a little wobbly afterwards, after all, we want to make sure you get home safely.

If you want to know more about sedation or you would like to book in for a FREE anti-anxiety appointment with us, please call 0113 887 95 94 or email us on hello@yorkshiredentalsuite.co.uk

How Healthy are your gums?

FACT: Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, but did you know it can be prevented?

Therefore, it’s vital to have regular consultations with your dentist and to have appointments for a thorough clean and tartar removal with your hygienist.

During our in-depth consultation, your dentist may sometimes take x-rays. This not only checks for decay between the teeth, but also lets your dentist assess the health of your gums and shows how healthy the bone supporting your teeth is. If there are any problems they can be detected and treated early, making sure you keep your teeth for longer and maintain a healthy mouth.

So, you might be interested to know the differences between healthy and unhealthy gums:

Healthy Gums will:
• Be pink in colour
• Feel firm to the touch

Healthy gums do not bleed when you brush them!

Unhealthy Gums will:
• Be red in colour
• Look or feel swollen and puffy
• Cause bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth

Unhealthy gums do bleed when you brush them! – If your gums are bleeding DO NOT stop brushing them.





How can I help?

Using floss and interdental brushes daily, alongside your usual brushing at least twice a day can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Regular visits to your Dentist and Hygienist also make sure you stay healthy.
If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, don’t ignore them! Unless they are treated they will not get better and you could end up with irreversible damage.

Remember, here at YDS our philosophy is “Prevention is better than cure!“. So, book in to see your dentist or the hygienist who will be able to help, treat and advise you.

Call our patient care team for more information (01138879594).

p.s. don’t forget you can now book an appointment online.

Don’t undervalue the Dental Examination!


Here at Yorkshire Dental Suite we don’t just book you in, take a five minute look at your teeth and see you on your way! Our fully trained team of Dental Professionals take time to meet you, listen to you and understand how we can help you to improve your smile and then we move on to your health.

We want to make sure you have the healthiest mouth possible, that’s why at every consultation we guarantee to check:

1. Your teeth
2. Existing fillings and restorations
3. The way you bite
4. The health of your gums
5. The soft tissues inside and outside your mouth such as your tongue, lips and cheeks
6. The glands and muscles in your head and neck
7. The way your smile looks

We are checking for warning signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer meaning a Dental consultation could literally save your life! This is why we recommend regular examinations with a Dentist, ideally every six months. Dental disease gets worse if it is left untreated, so, it is essential that you let us help you keep it under control or better still prevent it from happening in the first place. The oral health advice we give you during a consultation can help you to understand what the best home care routine is for your mouth.

During the consultation, we will also take time to discuss treatments with you that may benefit your health or the way your smile looks (Cosmetic treatment isn’t just for the rich and famous these days after all!). Our team will discuss all options with you in detail and explain the benefits of each option to you. We will also discuss costs and work out how we can make it affordable. You will always be given a written treatment plan and of course you can ask as many questions as you like – we are never in a rush!

Often patients arrive at the Practice in pain, having not visited a Dentist for many years. It’s a shame to see patients have to suffer, toothache is not something anyone looks forward to! It’s not unusual for patient’s in these situations to be concerned about cost especially if they don’t attend for regular consultations – for just £8 per month we can make sure you have a routine consultation and of remember preventative care is much cheaper than having to deal with complex treatment needs resulting from not being checked regularly!

Of course regular examinations don’t mean you will never need treatment but they can certainly lower the risk.

If you are due for your dental review or even if you are overdue why not take advantage of our December offer? Our extensive new patient consultation is reduced by £19 for the month of December to only £60 if you book your appointment before 31st December 2016.

To book either:

Call us on 01138879594
Email us on hello@yorkshiredentalsuite.co.uk
Book online using our website