Brunel Dental Practice

Can dental implants be damaged?

When you lose a tooth or need to have one removed, the dentist will offer some options like a dental implant. This is a replacement for a tooth that includes a crown (cap) secured by a titanium post that sits easily amid your natural teeth.

Dental implants are designed to be strong and secure with a view that they should last a lifetime. However, just like natural teeth, the dental crown of an implant can be damaged by:

– The impact of a fall

– Biting down on something very hard

– Bruxism (teeth grinding)

“While a chipped or broken dental crown is not a strict dental emergency, you should still see your professional dentist as soon as possible.”

Read more about how dental implants can be chipped or damaged here

Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.