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Prosthodontics

The specialty of prosthodontics is concerned with the replacement of missing or damaged teeth with veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures and dental implants. These prostheses can be either removable, as is the case with dentures, or fixed as is the case with veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implants.

Dental Implants are a treatment option for the replacement of irreparably damaged or missing teeth. The dentist will make an initial assessment as to whether the patient is suitable for the placement of a dental implant, based on general medical factors and the presence of enough bone to support the dental implant.
To achieve an accurate assessment of the jawbone, patients are often recommended to have a cone beam CT scan, which provides precise 3-dimensional data and images of your jaw. Where there is not enough bone, a bone graft can sometimes assist with this problem.

Implants have a high success rate for replacing missing teeth, and achieve more predictable results than bridgework, bridges or endodontics.

Dr Assif Ahmed is our specialist prosthodontist.

Dr Assif Ahmed

Specialist in Prosthodontics
BDS (Lond) MFDS RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Prosthodontics) MPros RCS Edinburgh
GDC Registration Number 80970

Dr Assif Ahmed

Assif is our resident specialist in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics.

Assif qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 2002. After completing vocational training he gained experience as a Senior House officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery throughout the hospitals in Hertfordshire, including the QE2 Hospital, Welwyn Garden City. During that time he successfully gained Membership of the Royal of Surgeons of England in 2004.

Assif entered specialist training in Prosthodontics at Guys Dental Hospital in 2004. During that time he completed a Master in Clinical dentistry with his research area focusing on tooth wear and the effects of acids in the oral cavity. Also during that time in 2008 he was selected by the International College of Prosthodontics for their mentoring program as one of the leading young Prosthodontists internationally.

Throughout his career, Assif has been fortunate to be personally taught by some of the best clinicians both nationally and internationally. His particular interests are in aesthetic and implant dentistry as well as complex full mouth rehabilitations, retreatment of failing dentistry, tooth wear and bite problems as well as complete or partial dentures.