Dental Implants

The Process of Implants

Dental Implant Procedure

Opting for dental implants is an excellent choice to correct gaps left by missing teeth. When considering the suitability of this treatment, various factors are taken into account during the Treatment Planning Process.

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The Dental Implant Journey

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In creating the optimal treatment plan, compatibility with individual circumstances becomes key. The Treatment Planning procedure carefully considers various factors, ensuring a tailored approach matches with specific needs.

Starting this journey begins with an implant consultation—an invaluable step in understanding the details of different implant systems and find the most suitable one for your unique requirements.

Step-by-Step Journey

Starting the dental implant journey involves a careful and comprehensive approach:

Step 1: Starting with an in-depth examination, we conduct a thorough assessment, leading to the creation of a personalised treatment plan for your implant journey.

Step 2: Surgically placing your new implant(s) in your mouth is the next important phase of the process.

Step 3: A follow-up review appointment ensures a careful assessment of the healing process, ensuring everything is going according to plan.

Step 4: Precision is the key factor as records and impressions are gathered, laying the foundation for the construction of the implant's top part, including the post and crown.

Step 5: The final elements of the implant, including the post and crown, are expertly fitted by our dentist.

Step 6: Ending the journey, this appointment provides an opportunity for any additional refinements, cosmetic enhancements, or minor adjustments to perfect your outcome.


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Important Considerations in Treatment Planning:

When creating a comprehensive treatment plan for dental implants, several key factors come into play:

  1. Number of Missing Teeth: The plan is carefully designed based on the count and location of missing teeth. This meticulous approach ensures optimal support for the dentition and effective anchoring of artificial teeth.
  2. Treatment Goals - Aesthetics or Functionality: Identifying the primary treatment goal is crucial. Whether prioritising aesthetics, functionality, or a harmonious blend of both, the plan adapts accordingly. Aesthetic considerations may involve other teeth in the overall smile design.
  3. Implant Type and Systems: With a wide range of implant systems and brands, Dr. Patel carefully explores options to select the most compatible choice for the unique situation, considering technical details and innovations.
  4. Foundation - Quality and Quantity of Bone Tissue: A thorough examination of the remaining bone tissue's quality and quantity is undertaken. The need for pre-implant procedures, such as Sinus Lifts or Bone Grafting, is assessed to ensure a solid foundation.
  5. Final Aesthetics of Gums: Determining the desired gum line aesthetics at the end of treatment is vital. Gum grafting procedures may be considered to enhance gingival aesthetics after implant treatment.
  6. Treatment for Other Remaining Teeth: Thought is given to any additional restorative or dental treatment needed for the remaining teeth.
  7. Implant-Supported Crowns, Bridges, or Dentures: Planning the preferred treatment option and understanding the reasons behind it are critical. Collaboration with your dentist ensures a cohesive and mutually beneficial approach to achieving aesthetic and functional goals.
  8. Restoration During Healing: Planning for the restoration of the area during the temporary healing phase is essential. For aesthetic considerations, temporary dentures may be provided, especially when dealing with missing front teeth.

A comprehensive understanding of these considerations forms the core of effective and personalized treatment planning for dental implants.

Affordability of Implants

Affordability is a crucial factor for many patients, and we are dedicated to tailoring dentistry that not only suits your oral needs but is also financially accessible.

To make dental implants more cost-effective, we've created a wide range of payment options. Discuss this with our Treatment Coordinators to explore the range of possibilities tailored to your circumstances.

Personalised Dental Implant Action Plan

Following a comprehensive examination of your mouth and a thorough understanding of the Restorative Treatment Plan from your dentist, we craft a personalised Dental Implant Treatment Plan for you.

This plan is exclusively designed to align with your unique needs and preferences. Your input is an important part in shaping this personalised approach.

We always choose for implants from well known, reputable manufacturers with a well-established clinical track record of success with their implant systems.

Subsequently, we discuss matters such as the number of required appointments and the estimated duration of the treatment. This allows us to seamlessly schedule your appointments at your convenience.



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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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