Dental Implants

Implant Step By Step Process

Timespan of Implant Treatment Process

The implant treatment process plays an important role during other dental procedures. A thorough examination and comprehensive dental assessment will be carried out to determine the most suitable and optimal treatment for your individual needs.

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Step 1: Consultation & Examination

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In the initial stage, we aim to gain a comprehensive understanding of your personal requirements. Our focus is on finding your preferences and objectives from implant dentistry.

Following this, a detailed examination is carried out, including a thorough analysis of your teeth, gums, smile, and overall oral condition.

Prior to starting surgical procedures, a detailed medical history is obtained—an important step in identifying potential issues that could prevent implant treatment.

Our ability to deal with any medical complications is strongly based on a detailed knowledge of your medical condition. However, there are few situations beyond our ability.

To provide the best care, an thorough understanding of your medical situation is essential.

Additional records, including photographs and radiographs (X-rays), may be taken to assess the state of your teeth and mouth.

In many cases, a CBCT scan is essential, offering 3D images of your jawbone to evaluate its quantity and quality in the planned implant area.

Impressions of your mouth may be taken to construct study models, allowing us to formulate your biting and chewing patterns on an articulator—a device replicating your jaw joints.

Following this, a wax-up model is generated, providing a visual representation of the proposed final appearance of your teeth.

Step 2: Implant Treatment Planning

Following a thorough examination of your oral condition, we have a detailed discussion about the array of choices and options available to you.

Our expertise lies creating a customised treatment plan that precisely fits your individual needs.

Over the past five decades, advancements in dental implant innovations and technology have resulted in a wide range of available implant systems, each offering subtley different functionalities.

Navigating this wide range can be confusing, meaning that often, we will select the best one for you, ensuring optimal compatibility with your unique case.

Our treatment planning meticulously deals with both your functional requirements, focusing on chewing ability, and your cosmetic preferences.

The design and placement of the chosen implant system are carefully matched with the specific required outcome.


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Step 3: Implant Surgery

Implant Placement In a straightforward scenario: this phase involves the surgical implantation of the chosen implant into the jawbone.

The specifics of the dental implant procedure depend on the selected implant system. We routinely use computer guidance for optimal positioning of the implant

One the implant is placed, a "healing cap" is  attached to the implant, serving to prevent bone and gum migration into the implant.

Upon completion of the surgery, the gum is carefully repositioned over the implant and jawbone.

A waiting period of approximately 3-6 months is necessary for the healing process, while the implant and bone join together.

During this stage, we prefer to avoid a temporary denture or bridge, as optimal healing is achieved without subjecting the site to loading forces, such as chewing.

Step 4: Dental Implant Restoration

Following the completion of healing and successful integration of the dental implant with the jawbone (osseointegration), digital scans are taken to start the restoration process. This aims to restore your chewing function and final cosmetics.

The restoration process is tailored to the specific restoration and prosthesis outlined in your treatment plan.

The final phase involves Review & Aftercare.

Regular follow-up reviews play a vital role in preserving the overall health of your dental implant treatment. Regular hygiene appointments are essential to prevent potential infections that could compromise the success of the treatment.


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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

Implant Guide

Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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