Mint Dental SE1

Pre-implant procedures

Patients interested in dental implants might already know that you’ll need a sufficient amount of good-quality and healthy gums to qualify for treatment. Without a strong oral foundation, the likelihood of implant failure increases, hence the importance of ensuring your mouth is healthy and stable enough to withstand the procedure.

Whilst dental implants have an average success rate of 90%, to maintain our 98.6% success rate here at Mint Dental, we must prioritise creating a strong and healthy environment where your dental implant can thrive.

Check if you qualify for treatment here at our Elephant & Castle clinic, or request a second opinion from one of our specialists, who can examine whether bone grafting or sinus lifts will be truly necessary. For example, our implant dentists might be able to recommend certain procedures like All-on-4 that don’t require a sufficient amount of bone.


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Vital bone structure is required for dental implants. Building bone.

Making room

We need to make extra room with sinus lifts to build up the bone. More.


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Typical pre-implant procedures for patients with missing teeth

Providing our London patients with stable, long-lasting implants, including pre-implant surgeries to maximise bone support, might sometimes be necessary.

Standard procedures for creating a healthy environment for implants include socket preservation, bone regeneration and sinus augmentation.

  • Bone grafting surgery (often required for implant-supported bridges, implant-retained dentures and single or multiple implant placement – All on 4 exempt)
  • Sinus lifts or augmentations (to create more room for bone grafts)
  • Gum disease assessments and periodontal treatments
  • Ridge preservation following tooth extractions when an implant cannot be immediately placed

Ridge Preservation

Those who require tooth extraction before dental implant surgery or have a gap due to a prior tooth extraction might have a hole or socket left from the procedure.

In some situations, an implant can be placed directly into the socket.

However, in cases where the bone has deteriorated, one of our dentists will need to rebuild or fill the socket.

Procedures in making this happen to involve bone grafts and membranes to ensure the site is again stable for implantation.

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Bone Regeneration And Grafting

Bone loss is serious; it supports your oral state and facial structure. And you might think, “I haven’t had missing teeth for very long, so how can I be experiencing bone deterioration.”

Well, that’s because bone loss can occur very quickly following an accident or tooth extraction.

Bone loss can occur in as little as six weeks, so it’s crucial to follow a dentist’s advice and have a replacement plan ready following an extraction or even through accidental loss.

It’s common for patients with missing teeth to experience bone loss in their jaw, or at least loss of bone in a certain location in the jaw.

The longer you ignore gaps in the mouth, the worse the situation becomes. Bone does not regrow.

When missing teeth have been ignored for an extended period, the jawbone goes through changes that cause it to shrink, often making implantation impossible.

Bone regeneration or bone grafting surgery is used to rebuild the lost bone in the jaw through materials and membranes that bulk up the bony ridge.

Once this has been accomplished and the site has had enough time to heal, it will again be strong enough to support an implant.


When you choose Mint Dental Clinic, you instantly gain access to our incredible dentists, who use advanced equipment to diagnose your problem faster and more accurately than ever before.

Sinus Augmentations And Lifts

Sinus lifts are often necessary when creating extra room in the upper jaw to place bone.

The sinus lift surgery sounds much scarier than it really is; patients undergoing the procedure will feel little to no discomfort.

Sinus augmentation simply makes it easier for implant dentists to position dental implants. The surgery, in this case, increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw by adding bone to the space between the molar and premolar area.

The sinus membranes must be lifted (hence the procedure’s name) to make room for the new bone. Dental specialists like an oral maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist often handle the procedures, two of which we actually have on-site daily. So, there’s no need for external referrals or prolonged wait times.


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  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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