Dr. Vekaria’s treatment approach is driven by his passion to improve your smile’s appearance and function after the loss of natural teeth - so you can have the confidence to face the world with a big smile, and live your life to its full potential.
- Dr Vekaria offers ground breaking solutions for severe missing teeth or loose teeth problems, and for those who are looking for permanent denture alternatives.
- International Award Winner by AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry) for Same-day Full Mouth Implant Placement
- Extensive Clinical Experience in Complex Implant Treatments such as Bone & Sinus Grafting, and Nerve Repositioning
- He is an international lecturer on Dental Implants and provides courses on Implantology in the UK for dentists.
- Dr. Balwant Vekaria is one of a few Accredited and Recommended Implant Dentists in the UK by the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)
Services & Treatments Include:
- Single or Full Mouth Dental Implants
- One-Day Complete Smile Makeover with Implants
(Award Winning Treatment)
- Implant Supported Dental Bridgework
- Sinus Grafting
- Ramus Frame Supported Dentures
- Nerve Repositioning
Types of Patients He Has Helped Over the Years – Is this You?
- Smoking and loose teeth
- Worrying about whether you will end up with dentures?
- Emotionally drained worrying about your loss of teeth?
- Can’t laugh, eat, talk properly,
- Have low self esteem?
- Looking for removable denture alternatives or a permanent non-denture solution?
- Severely decayed teeth with old fillings, crowns and root canals, at the end of their useful life?
- Been told you cannot have implants because of no jawbone?
- Frightened about seeing the dentist and the pain?
Come and have an informal chat with our staff and dentist. You can ask lots of questions and we promise not to pressure you into treatment. You will simply be given the options available to you.
- Have full dentures and are looking to rid of them forever and replace them with teeth that look and feel real?
- Worried about the cost of Dental Implants?
Spread the cost of treatment at DIG over 3 years with 0% finance.
- Are you confused about which implants to use?
We use leading clinically tested implants and a wide choice.
Dr Vekaria’s Approach & Philosophy
Giving Your Smile & Teeth Back
- Dr Vekaria has the passion and vast experience for restoring extensively damaged dentition to full function, health and natural aesthetics.
- In his view, every patient is seeking a way to improve their smile whether its function or appearance.
- Hence, each case is carefully assessed on individual merit, bearing in mind the patient’s clinical, financial and emotional needs.
- Dr Vekaria provides comprehensive dental solutions to restore your smile on a long-term functional basis and with the best possible aesthetic outcome, so you can just get on and enjoy your life.
1,000’s of Patients Lives Changed
- Dr Vekaria placed his first implant in 1986 and since then has treated many thousands of patients with cosmetic and Implant dentistry.
- The types of treatments vary from extensive bone graft, both from donor and patients’ own, nerve repositioning, sinus grafting and single or full mouth dental implants.
- He has a vast experience in Dental Implant Restorations and Smile Makeovers.
- With his expertise in Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry and his caring and sympathetic approach, he has changed his patient’s lives forever in a positive way.
Form Follows Function – Smile Design
- His philosophy is that a beautiful smile stems from solid foundation, good function and beautiful teeth.
- This result can be created from the understanding of the smile design whereby, teeth are placed at its most natural position.
- This can only be done if the missing and deficient foundation is reconstructed prior to positioning the aesthetic tooth.
- A new patient will usually be given the opportunity to see such cases on the outset prior to committing to any part of their treatment.
Our Ultimate Goal is Making Your Life More Enjoyable
Dr Vekaria aim is to clinically restore your dentition with your long-term dental health in mind. To give you teeth that will look natural and allow you to chew, eat and smile. Ultimately we offer to give you back the confidence to face the world!
The Award-Winning Same-day Smile Makeovers with Implants
Dr. Vekaria has recently won 2nd Prize at the three day conference held by the Alabama Study Club in USA (a group for leading international Implantologists) where Dr Vekaria spoke on the following subjects:
- Teeth in a Day
- Tatum Vascularised Osteotomy (TVO) Technique (a New Surgical Concept)
- Nerve Repositioning & Onlay Grafting
- Extreme Bone Expansion in Implant Dentistry
You can rest assured that your dental implant treatment is in the best possible hands, with Dr. Vekaria’s vast experience and credentials in implant dentistry. He is also a renowned international lecturer on Same Day Complete Smile Reconstructions with Dental Implants, and is the proprietor of AdvancedImplantAcademy.com.
- More than 30 years of experience in international General Dentistry
- Dr Vekaria is the co-founder of The .
- Successfully placed over 10,000 Dental Implants since 1986.
- Bone expansion of the thinnest ridges with simultaneous immediate loading
- Experience with Prof Tatum and Dr Manuel Chanavaz
- Extensive experience in bone grafting, sinus grafting, nerve repositioning and bone expansion
- Systems used: Bicon,Tatum, Nobel Biocare, Strauman, Astra Tech, Osteo Ti, Mini Implant (MDI) and Ankyloss.
- Recently won 2nd prize at the AAID for ‘Innovative Dental Implant Treatment’
Education & Training:
- Graduated from the University of Leeds in 1981, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry.
- Trained for Advanced Bone Grafting, Sinus Grafting and Nerve Repositioning at the Cosmetic Makeover Course in 1994, Tampa, Florida.
- Graduate of Maxillofacial and Dental Implant Department at Lille Medical University, France.
- He has also been invited to pursue a Post Doctoral Diploma in Advanced Implant and Facial Reconstructive Surgery.
- One of only a few dentists in the UK to hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry obtained at Lille University, France.
- Founder of the first Implant Training Course in the UK with Dr Hilt Tatum.
- Founder of AdvancedImplantAcademy.com
- Training dentists on Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry
- International course presenter and lecturer on the subject of The Art & Science of Implantology & Aesthetic Smile Makeovers of the first Implant Training Course in the UK with Dr Hilt Tatum.
- He has trained and worked alongside the world's leading Cosmetic and Dental Surgeons including, Prof Hilt Tatum (Pioneer in Implantology) and Dr Larry Rosenthal (Cosmetic Dentist to the Stars, New York).
Memberships & Affiliations
Dr. Balwant Vekaria is one of a few Accredited and Recommended Implant Dentists in the UK by the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)
- Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Lille University Diploma Graduate in Implantology DUI - (Lille), France
- The British Dental Association (BDA), UK
- Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), UK
Dr. Balwant Vekaria: Accredited and Recommended by the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)
Dr. Balwant Vekaria is an AAID-credentialed implant dentist. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and has also won 2nd prize for a presentation and lecture on Innovative Dental Implant Treatment – a worldwide competition held in Boston, USA by the AAID; this competition included 10 international dentists hailing from different countries all over the world.
An international lecturer who conducts courses on advanced Dental Implantology Techniques to dentists in the UK, around Europe, and in the USA, Dr. Vekaria is one of the few dentists in the UK to be recommended by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Patients can find him through this link: aaid-implant.org
What is the AAID?
AAID stands for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry – an organization promoting the standard of care for comprehensive implant dentistry.
History of the AAID
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry was founded in 1951, and is the first worldwide organization solely dedicated to implant dentistry. The AAID’s members include oral and maxillofacial surgeons, general dentists, prosthodontists, periodontists, and other dental professionals who have a keen interest in the implant dentistry field. The AAID is currently representing more than 4,500 dentists from all over the world.
How the AAID Helps Patients
The AAID gives patients the valuable information they need when it comes to dental implants
, and the steps involved in the entire treatment procedure. Patients can also use the AAID to find dental implant experts, through the organization’s Associate Fellow and Fellow credentials. These credentials, which are set by the AAID, can help patients in identifying which dentists adhere to the specific expertise and standards in the field of oral implantology.
Finding dental implant experts is easier with the help of the AAID. Implant dentists who have AAID credentials are guaranteed to provide patients with the best possible treatment options, compared to dentists who have the capability to place implants – but without the means to do so with great expertise and skills.
Dentists and AAID Credentialing
The AAID provides uses the Associate Fellow and Fellow membership examinations for bona fide credentialing in implant dentistry, and these credentials are recognized by the state boards. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry fully supports its members’ research and clinical interests, in the quest to attain the highest standards in implant dentistry. Members’ achievements and milestones are also recognized and highly encouraged by the AAID.
Dentists who wish to augment their expertise in the field of implant dentistry can do so starting with the Associate Fellow membership. This certificate will let patients know of a dentist’s credentials and experience in the field of implant dentistry. There are minimum requirements that need to be met with regards to the experience and educational attainment, before getting the Associate Fellow membership certificate.
The Fellow membership provides dentists with a special validation of their proficiency and expertise in implant dentistry. The examination for the Fellow membership can only be taken by dentists who have:
- The required minimum experience and educational attainment;
- Practiced implant dentistry for a minimum of five years;
- Proficient in both the surgical and restorative phases of the dental implant treatment