All you need to know about getting dental implants and how EthOss helps you get the best results.

Choosing to have dental implants is choosing to make life better.

It’s choosing to get your smile back. To eat with confidence. And have peace of mind. When they work well, implants provide a new lease of life. And implants can work better with EthOss.

If you have questions, we have answers.

When you’re considering getting dental implants, it’s normal to have questions. So we’re here to help. This short guide explains all about EthOss, helping you to choose with confidence.

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What is EthOss and why do I need it?

When you lose a tooth, it’s common for the bone in your jaw to recede. EthOss is a calcium-rich material that helps grow your bone back to a healthy level (also known as bone grafting). This provides a strong foundation for your dental implant. EthOss is applied under your gum as a white paste and works with your body’s natural healing process. As well as helping your body to grow strong new bone, it’s safe (with no animal content) and it has been shown to grow bone faster than alternatives.

Developed by experts

“My patients told me they wanted shorter procedures, faster healing, less pain, reliable results and safe animal-free materials.

EthOss was developed to give them what they want, using the latest biocompatible materials for amazing results.”

Dr Peter Fairbairn, BDS

Dentist and world authority on grafting materials.


The steps in your treatment.

It’s always reassuring to know what to expect. So here’s an example of the steps that are often involved, once you decide to get dental implants. This guide contains several ideas of timescales but please note that these can differ significantly depending on the specific treatment programme that is best for you. Since everyone is unique, your exact treatment will be tailored to your needs – your dentist (also known as a clinician) will discuss this with you.





  • During your initial consultation, your dentist will take some x-rays and examine your teeth to diagnose your problem. After assessing you clinically, they will recommend potential treatment plans, one of which may be the placement of a dental implant. They may also be able to tell from your x-rays if you will require a bone graft procedure. If you decide to proceed with the implant option then your dentist will explain the timescales and details of the procedure to you.

    They will also make an impression of your mouth to serve as a guide for the rest of the treatment.




  • If your existing tooth has a poor prognosis then it will need to be extracted. This will be done under a local anaesthetic (an injection to numb the area). Any tooth extraction will be done extremely carefully by your dentist. They will preserve as much of your jawbone as possible to host the implant.

    Your dentist may decide that the implant can be placed immediately. Alternatively, they may recommend a healing period to allow your gum tissues to heal over the site before placing the implant at a later date.

    In some cases, your dentist may place a ‘socket graft’. This is involves placing bone graft material into the empty tooth socket, to preserve or improve bone levels before placing an implant. This is a very common procedure but is often not necessary.




  • If you need some minor bone grafting (bone growth) then your dentist will let you know. This is usually done under a local anaesthetic. Your dentist may need to raise a small gum flap from your gum to access your jawbone. They will then clean the area to give EthOss a strong direct contact with your bone.




  • When it’s time to put your implant in, your dentist will again give you a local anaesthetic and raise a small gum flap. After it has been cleaned, the implant site will be prepared by gently drilling a small hole into the jawbone. This is where your implant will be screwed in. At some point during this procedure, either before or after the implant is placed (or both), if more bone is needed then EthOss may be added as a white paste which dries in a few minutes.

    Your implant will then be left in place for around 12 weeks, giving it time to fully integrate with your jawbone. You should be given a temporary tooth during this time.




  • Your stitches will typically be removed around a week later. Some types of implant will sit above your gum (covered by a ‘healing cap’), while others will sit below it. After the healing period of around 12 weeks, your implant should be ready to support your replacement tooth. Implants under the gum will require a second small procedure to expose them.




  • Once your implant has integrated with the surrounding bone and become stable, you will return to your dentist to add an abutment on top. This is what your new tooth will be attached to.

    At this point, a new impression of your tooth and surrounding teeth will be made. Your dentist will use this to make your new permanent tooth, crafting it to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth. A new temporary tooth may be attached until it is ready.




  • Your new tooth will be attached to the abutment by your dentist. They will then check how it looks and works, to make sure you are completely happy.




Grow Stronger

Why implants can work better with EthOss.


Fully absorbed into your body, as it’s replaced by strong, healthy new bone, increasing the longevity of your new tooth.


100% synthetic. There’s no human or animal content, so no risk of cross-infection.


No need for a collagen membrane, for less time in the dentist’s chair and higher success rates.


Typically 50% new bone growth in as little as 12 weeks.


Made with next-generation biocompatible materials.


Developed by world-renowned clinicians and trusted by dentists worldwide, supported by industry- leading training and mentoring.


Proven technology for predictably excellent outcomes.

Where are they?

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Ringley Park was established in 1974 and moved to its current purpose-built premises in 1991. During this time, the practice has developed a first-class reputation for providing a modern, comfortable environment where patients can feel relaxed whilst receiving high-quality treatments, from preventive to restorative.

As a highly professional private dental practice, we will spend time assessing your overall oral health to develop a treatment plan that achieves optimal results, from routine care to more complex procedures, such as dental implants and crowns, as well as cosmetic dentistry for that all-important, beautiful smile.

Steve Moulder

Special interest in cosmetic, implant and complex restorative dentistry
GDC No. 66201

Steve was the South East area elected representative for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology) between 2011 and 2015. He qualified from University College, London in 1990 where he won the Medal for Conservative Dentistry. His first jobs were at University College Hospital, where he gained invaluable experience in surgical and restorative dentistry. He then started his own general dental practice career in North London.

In 1994, Steve started a new private practice in London’s West End, where he was able to build a successful high-quality preventive general practice and focus on his special interests of cosmetic, complex restorative and implant dentistry.

In 1996, he became the Clinical Director of Whitecross Dental Care, a large group of corporate dental practices, and was responsible for the training and clinical management of around 200 dentists. Steve joined Ringley Park as a partner in 2005. He receives referrals from other dentists for cosmetic, complex restorative and implant dentistry.

He is a member of many associations, including the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (Royal College of Surgeons of England) and is a former President of the London Dental Study Club. Steve regularly attends courses worldwide to ensure that he can provide the most up-to-date care for his patients. He is one of the founding members of The Surrey Hills Study Club, providing regular dental education to dentists in the southern counties area.

Carrying out all types of implant placement since 2000, this practice has several dentists qualified and competent in placing dental implants.  Using state of the art technology and scanners, patients are assured of a quality outcome for even the most complex of cases at prices well below the national average.  Practice can be contacted by email: patients@healthysmile.org.uk or via phone: 01646 690580


Peter Workman has been placing implants for 20 years and started AFFINITY DENTAL CARE AND IMPLANT CENTRE 14 years ago. The life changing outcome from dental implant treatment is phenomenal and with the introduction of ETHOSS, a predictable non- animal sourced material that has astounding properties, greatly enhanced tissue response for our patients.]

Woodborough House Dental Practice combines a passionate team of highly experienced and skilled dentists, hygienists and friendly support staff with personalised patient care and leading-edge technology.

Dr Nick Fahey is a General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. As a highly experienced prosthodontist, Nick has completed a number of distinguished qualifications. His special areas of interest are dental implants, endodontics, prosthetics and cosmetic dentistry.

We are an award winning team in a long established private general dental practice with a special interest in dental implants for more than two decades.  We aim for a very comfortable, solution based patient experience and are especially mindful of nervous individuals. To this end we have full sedation and nitrous oxide available. From removing a troubled tooth to placing and restoring implants we take care of these steps of the journey in-house with principal dentist Reg O’Neill. The practice is proud of its rather unique green credentials and provides an ever evolving green space project for wildlife.  Ethoss grafting materials being free of human and animal derived products fit well with our practice philosophy.

New Cross Dental Practice has been serving the local community for over 75 years. Principal dentist Dr Himal Hirani is the lead implant dentist on site and has been placing implants for over 8 years. His love of implant dentistry has led him to complete a Master’s degree in the subject, for which he achieved Distinction grade in both his dissertation and clinical modules.


BDS, MFGDP(UK), MFDS RCS, CertConSed, MSc (Dental Implantology), CertImpDent (DGZI)

Member of two Royal Colleges of Surgeons; Edinburgh and England

Special interests in Dental Implants, Oral Surgery and Sedation

Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012. He joined The Bristol Dental Practice in 2016 and became Principal in 2019.

In 2017 he became the youngest dentist to graduate from the University of Bristol with a 3-year Master’s degree (MSc) in Dental Implantology. Furthermore, in 2018 he became the first British Dentist to be awarded a Certificate in Implant Dentistry by the German Board of Oral Implantology (DGZI).

Jonathan’s special interests are Dental Implants, Oral Surgery and Sedation. Indeed, he is passionate about being able to rebuild his patients’ smiles!

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry opened its doors to Glasgow in November 2010, and since then, has garnered an enviable reputation for first-class dentistry – ranging from bespoke general dentistry and oral maintenance to the latest cosmetic and restorative techniques including image-changing dental implants surgery.

Nilesh Parmar is an award winning implant and cosmetic dentist. Trained in the UK., with advanced masters degrees in implantology and prosthetic dentistry, Nilesh places over 300 implants a year.

We are proud to offer various bone grafting materials and use Ethoss as one of our mainstay grafting options. Please contact us for more information.


Dr Mehdi Abrishami

Dip Dent Imp (UCL)
GDC No. 77366

Mehdi is the principal dentist. Graduated from Royal college of Dentistry Aarhus university in Denmark in 1998. He was then awarded at UCL a University Diploma in Dental Implants in 2012.

He has undertaken a 4 year long Implantology course at Eastman dental institute in London where he has achieved a Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Mehdi’s main interests are surgical and cosmetic dentistry.

He is committed to furthering himself in the field of dentistry and as a result he is attending many courses both national and internationally.

He teaches other dentists in placing dental implants through a mentoring program.

He is an active member of British society for restorative dentistry, Association for Dental Implantology UK, Member of international team of implanatology and a Member of British Dental association.

Welcome to Gentle Dentistry, the centre of excellence for general, implant and cosmetic dental care in Bournemouth and Christchurch, Dorset. Established since 1984, we have over 36 years’ experience and our reputation for high quality care is well known throughout the area. We believe in creating beautiful and natural looking smiles. Dr Daniel Cattell is a Principal Dentist and an Implant Surgeon.

Dan’s commitment to providing the best is undoubted. His passion has led him to travel the world, learning first-hand from the most widely respected specialists in each field of dentistry. With this expertise he is able to offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive care in-house at Gentle Dentistry, and his consistently excellent results speak for themselves. Thus, you can be confident that your dental care will always blend seamlessly with what nature gave you

Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. After working in several practices in Essex, Nik decided to return to Sheffield, and to the practice he used to attend as a child, which is now S10 Dental.

Nik has always had a keen interest in improving his knowledge and skills, attending multiple prestigious further education courses, including a year long multi discipline dental implant course, and a diploma qualification MJDF RCS(Eng). His varied areas of interests include dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, dental sedation, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles orthodontic systems. Nik is also an active member of South Yorkshire branch of the BDA (British Dental Association). Outside of clinical practice, Nik likes to keep fit, enjoys camping and the outdoors, and is a serving member of the Army Reserve.

Dr Ashish Deved is a Dentist and a medical doctor, one of only a few holders of both qualifications in the U.K.  He qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1994 and in 1997 gained membership of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.  He went on to gain membership of its prestigious fellowship in 1999.  After working in oral surgery for several years, Dr Deved graduated as a medical doctor from St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospitals in 2002.

Always keen to further his knowledge and education, he has completed a comprehensive course in cosmetic dentistry and has gained the Diploma in Implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons.

He completed the Diploma in Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the Eastmans Dental Institute in London in August 2013.  His main area of interest is Oral Surgical Procedures and Implantology, with a keen area of interest in precision-guided implant placement using CT-guided surgical stents.

Dr Ashish Deved recently completed his Masters in Implant Dentistry at the University of Leeds Dental School with a distinction.  His Msc project was on Precision Guided Implant Placement Procedures.

To keep up with his medical practice, he works regularly as a Senior House Officer in emergency medicine at the A&E Department of St Hellier Hospital in Sutton.

He is therefore able to treat patients with complex medical histories.

At All Smiles Dental practice we treat a lot of anxious patients with all types of surgical procedures, under intravenous sedation, administered and supervised by experienced consultant anaesthetists.

With over 24 years experience in dentistry, and over 1500 dental implants placed, Dr Ash Deved is able to offer dental implant treatment to your patients.  This wealth of knowledge and expertise allows a patient to feel secure that they will receive only the best implant treatment.

Whether your dental referral is for full placement or restoration or for the implant only, Dr Deved is happy to work with you to get the best results for your patient.

Principal Dentist/Implant Surgeon/Invisalign

Dr Hussein Asaria GDC 103996
BDS (Lond), MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc Implantology, F.I.C.O.I., D.I.C.O.I.

Hussein is experienced in general dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics and has been awarded his Masters in Dental Implants.

He qualified from Kings College London and gained his diploma of Membership to the Joint Facilities of the Royal College of Surgeons. Hussein has been working in general practice for over 14 years, and is very involved in postgraduate education.

In 2019 he gained his Masters and was awarded the highest award, Fellow and Diplomate member of International Congress of Oral Implantologist. He is a ‘Certified expert in Oral Implantology of ICOI Europe’. Hussein is a mentor to other dentists embarking upon their Implant career.  Hussein is experienced with all types of Implant dentistry and EthOss is his go to bone regenerative material having had great success with it over the years.

Dr Hussein Asaria

At Rainworth Dental Care we aim to deliver the highest quality of care, while offering a relaxing and calm environment.
We strongly believe in making our patients feel welcomed and feel at home at all stages of their dental journey.
Rainworth Dental Care is an established dental practice offering both routine and specialist dental care.
Our main focus is our patients and their dental journey and we strive to give the best possible care to you and your family

Riten Patel :- Riten graduated from Barts & The London, QMUL in 2010. His kind and friendly approach helps put patients’ mind at ease. He has previously worked in Wollaton for the past 7 years and has also been providing out of hours care at Nottingham Emergency Dental Clinic for the past 6 years.

He has since completed a diploma of membership of the faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2013 then did his postgraduate certificate in Minor Oral Surgery at the Prestigious Royal College of Surgeons, England, in 2014 to gain additional surgery skills. He has recently completed a course on implantology.


Graham Wilkinson :- Graham is a dentist with a special interest in oral surgery, who has carried out minor oral surgery procedures including apicectomies, buried wisdom teeth and biopsy’s at the north Derbyshire M.O.S service.

He did his training at the Charles Clifford hospital in Sheffield and lectures on oral surgery techniques to general dentists.
Graham has been involved with implants for over 12 years now, and is a member of the international team for implantology, with whom he did his implant training.
He is a Dental Foundation Trainer who teaches new dentists as well as lecturing oral surgery techniques to General Dentists.

Graham did his postgraduate certificate in Restorative dentistry at Prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital centre for excellence in 2008, in order to provide aesthetics, long term implant retained crowns, bridges and dentures.

FP Dental is a modern practice based in South Yorkshire, which offers all aspects of NHS and private dentistry. Our lead clinician, Bruno Patricio, undertakes implant surgery and prides himself on using state of the art products and equipment, EthOss being one of them.

Adel Dental Practice is a private practice in Leeds specialising in cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, implants and oral hygiene. Our services help you not only to have better dental hygiene, but to improve the appearance of your teeth. Get an even brighter smile with Adel Dental Practice.

Wasim has been involved in Implantology since 2008. Having completed his certification from Illapeo, he started his own practice in Ilford which he still runs today.

Wasim completed his Msc in Implantology, and was also awarded the Diploma from the International Congress of Oral implantologists, and is now an accepted tutor for the MSc course in Goethe University in Germany.

Wasim started using EthOss in 2015, and has continually advocated its use since.

Dentaliving have a professional and dedicated team with over 40 years of experience caring for our patients.

Dr Jenny Kabir

BDS (VU Manc) DPDS (Bristol) DipConSed (Bristol) DipImpDent RCS (Edin) MSc Distinction Dental Implantology (UClan)

Dr Jenny Kabir qualified in 2001 and since has had a keen appetite for continual professional development. Jenny was awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh as well as achieving a distinction in her masters degree in Dental Implantology.

Jenny enjoys mentoring other dentists and is approachable to help and advice. Jenny is also qualified in Intravenous sedation which can be a great adjunct in the provision of dental implant treatment. Jenny is a principal dentist so is able to be flexible and accommodating with mentoring requests the practice website can be found at www.freshsmiles.co.uk.

For any help assistance or advice based around the York region, Jenny can be contacted via jkabir001@gmail.com

Verena graduated from the University of Dundee in 2007 and obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2012, Verena began her higher surgical training in oral surgery in Manchester and she completed this four-year clinical and academic training programme with a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).

Alongside her specialist training, she gained a masters in oral and maxillofacial surgery and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy from the University of Manchester. She obtained her specialist membership in oral surgery in 2015 from the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and registered as a specialist oral surgeon with the General Dental Council.

Verena has been awarded a Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and served on the educational committee of the British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, is a Board Member of the Manchester Medical Society and she has also worked with the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme on clinical guidelines. In addition to this Verena is actively involved in dental research and presently she is studying towards a Research Doctoral Degree whilst working in private practice.

Dr Soni qualified from the University of Manchester in 1989. He ran a successful general dental practice for 30 years.

His interest in dental implants started in 1994 where under the guidance of Ashok Sethi placed his first implant. Later Dr Soni joined the Tatum Institute where he spent time for 6 years.

Here he learned advanced bone grafting and dental implant aesthetics. Recently he has attended the royal college of surgeons dental implant diploma. Dr Mukesh Soni has placed over 8000 dental implants and routinely provides bone grafting for compromised patients. He has completed a prestigious MSc in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at Manchester University.



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Grow Your Knowledge

Simple answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
You can always discuss them in more detail with your dentist.

EthOss is used to grow your bone back to a healthy level. This bone loss is often caused by having a tooth extracted or lost, or by gum disease. Without a tooth to support it, the bone in your jaw will recede and will not grow back on its own, often making it impossible to secure an implant. EthOss will encourage your bone to grow back, helping to secure an implant.

EthOss is a synthetic product based on minerals found in your body. It creates the ideal calcium-rich environment for new bone growth. EthOss contains no animal products.

Yes – EthOss is manufactured to strict quality standards. It has been used in over 100,000 surgical procedures worldwide.

EthOss is broken down by your body and completely absorbed by your new bone as it grows.

“Natural” products contain a natural bone source in their mixture. This can come from several sources – bovine (cow), porcine (pig) or equine (horse). When these products are being used in a bone grafting procedure, they may not be fully absorbed, staying in your body forever.

As a synthetic product, EthOss is simple. You don’t have to worry about the potential risk of cross-infection from using other sources of bone.

No. Some other products are sourced from human bone, either from the body of a deceased person, or the patient’s body. By contrast, EthOss is synthetic and contains no human content.

Most older bone grafting materials require a collagen membrane. These membranes, which are often made with collagen from pigs, are needed to protect the material and keep it stable. But because EthOss is made from an innovative combination of synthetic materials it removes the need for a separate membrane, making your procedure simpler.

No. With some other bone grafting procedures, bone must be taken from a different part of your body (e.g. chin, jaw or hip). This is an uncomfortable process and can present issues. EthOss removes the need to do this.

Bone grafting and dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, so some discomfort is inevitable. That said, dentists tell us that patients who have procedures with EthOss regularly report low pain levels compared with other materials, with many not needing any painkillers a couple of days after the procedure.

Caring for your implant is very important. Your dentist will give you precise guidelines after your procedure, but we’ve listed few tips that can help below.

• Continue brushing as normal – simply avoid the implant area until any tenderness subsides
• Avoid touching the area directly
• Try to avoid wearing dentures for a few days, especially at night
• Avoid hot drinks, alcohol and smoking

• Care for your new tooth just like a normal tooth
• Brush under and around your crown
• Avoid very hard-bristled toothbrushes and abrasive toothpastes
• Floss daily with tape or floss that’s made for use with implants

Put simply, because implants can work better with EthOss. Unlike older alternatives, EthOss uses advanced biocompatible materials to grow stronger bone, faster, with less reported pain. It is totally replaced by the patient’s own bone. And because it’s completely free from animal content, it’s safer too. All these reasons make EthOss the smart choice for modern dental implants that last.

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All the information on this site has been approved by highly trained dentists with extensive experience of bone grafting and placing implants. However, treatment plans involving dental bone grafting and implants are unique for each individual and accordingly the timing, cost and delivery of care will be customised. Your dentist will have their own preferences for the way that a particular course of treatment is delivered and may therefore suggest alternatives or variations that are not included in this information.

The information contained on this site is intended to provide an overview of routine bone regeneration treatment and is not a replacement for specific treatment or advice given by your dentist.