Dr Richard Brookshaw
Richard Brookshaw is a peripatetic surgeon who exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting and immediate loading. Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and was one of the first five implant dentists in the country to be awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (DipImpDent RCS Ed). He is also one of the few advanced zygomatic implant surgeons worldwide, implementing a specifically adapted protocol developed with his team.
Dr Brookshaw first qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. Then in 1999 he gained his Masters degree in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield and further extended his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing an 18 month Implant Training Programme.
In 2009, he attained the highest honours award in the implant masters program from University of California Los Angeles/ Gide program.
Richard was also one of the first six in the UK to gain The Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh at its first sitting.
Dr Richard Brookshaw BDS BMedSci (oral surgery) Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed (practice limited to implant dentistry)
GDC number 72150
Only a Zygomatic surgeon can fit a Zygomatic implant.
If you have been told you do not have enough bone for implants or will need sinus procedures, bone implants and hip operations to make you suitable for fixed teeth….there is hope, and there is an alternative treatment.
The Zygomatic Implant
Zygomatic implants are not designed like standard implants, they extend from the mouth where it is used to anchor the bridge to the underside of the cheek bone – the Zygoma. They can be used to provide extra support just at the back of the mouth where poor bone is more commonly found, or at the front, as well as in more extreme cases where the bone is poor throughout the jaw. Avoiding the need for complicated surgery to enhance the areas where the poor bone is situated.
Placing implants is a technical procedure and requires bone of a certain quality in good volumes for a successful result to be achieved. To assess this our principle diagnostic tool is the CT scan x-ray, which enables us to see in three dimensions the shape and density of your jawbones, and to plan by doing “virtual surgery” on the scan.
The scan also shows us small anatomical features, such as nerves, which we need to avoid during surgery. We can determine the placement position, size and diameter of the implants we will need to use and once this is done we can confirm with a high degree of confidence that surgery is a good option for you and provide you with a full treatment plan and estimate.
As with conventional All-on-4 cases the assessment for Zygoma implants is carried out using the CT scan. This allows us to make our decisions on positioning of the implants and also to produce a 3D solid model of your jaw bone to confirm the planning and to rehearse the drilling angles and overall surgical approach that is unique for your case. This use of modern technology enables us to be confident in our surgery, and to be able to offer this treatment to you with the fullest possible preparation and assessment having been carried out.
Clinical studies with reviews over a 9 year period using this technique have shown up to 100% success rates for this treatment in the 20 years since the technique was first developed, and we have been offering this treatment here in the UK for the last 5 years.