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Protecting your dental implants from damage

Although dental implants are designed to provide a lifetime’s wear, just like regular teeth, they can be damaged. Cracks, chips or even breakages can occur in the crown, or cap, of the tooth. The titanium post that the dentist uses to secure them in place is rarely damaged.
To prevent dental implant damage:
– Don’t use your teeth as tools to crack nuts, open bottles, etc.
– Wear a mouth guard to prevent bruxism (teeth grinding)
– Get regular dental check ups
“Although the crown on dental implants does have the potential to chip, taking care of your smile ensures your dental implant will be in good standing for life!”
Read more about how to take care of dental implants here


Anthony Bendkowski (GDC No. 57249)

Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.

He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.

In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.