Investigations: an X-Ray and/or CT scan to determine how much bone is available and to make sure there’s no hidden infection of pathology. We may arrange for this to be done before the consultation appointment.
Consultation: A 45-min consultation is booked with the dentist, who will go through your scan with you and advise you of the treatment needs. This is when things like bone grafting, sinus lifts will be discussed if required.
Surgery – a small hole is drilled in the correct and safe area and then the Implant is inserted.
Review: The dentist will see you for a 15 min review 1-2 weeks after your surgery.
Impressions are taken for the implant retained prosthesis (crown/bridge/denture). This is usually 3 months after the surgery. Sometimes this can be done straight away, if the bone is stable, otherwise you’ll need to wait a few months for the implant to settle first.
Final fitting of the crown, bridge or denture : 2 weeks after the impression appointment.
Dental implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed in the jaw bone, acting as the missing tooth root. This will hold a crown or dental bridge to restore missing teeth, or to hold loose dentures in place, called implant-retained dentures. Under suitable conditions, the bone fuses with the implant, known as osseointegration.
Typically the whole process can take anything between 3-6 months from start to finish. Read the full process here.
Whether you are undergoing treatment for an a single dental implant or All on Four treatment or otherwise, the answer to this question is always the same: no. The full procedure is painless due to local anaesthetics given by the dentist. If you are at all anxious then sedation can also be arranged to put you fully at ease.
Afterwards, you may experience some swelling and pain. This is typical of any procedure and we recommend taking pain relief such as paracetamol to manage the pain. Our team is always at hand to help answer any of your questions and our treatment coordinator will check on you the next day after surgery to ensure you are doing well.
Implants need to be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing (using implant-specific floss). Regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist are also still important. Doing so will allow you to maintain your implant for a much longer period of time.
Dr Yash is a brilliant individual! I came to this dentist last year with extreme phobia and anxiety, nearly fainting and this wonderful man and his team offered me a drink of water, asking if I was okay, making small talk, trying to ease my mind and it did just that. I finally got up and sat in the chair. Yash was calm and gentle, telling me everything he was doing and telling me if I was uncomfortable to put my left hand up and he will stop. Also the nurse did a wonderful job helping Yash and she was a very kind individual. Just an all out brilliant dentist and the team are brilliant and kind, welcoming everyone with a beautiful smile!
A great surgery and I love how they have their specialists, it works well. Shivika was great at consulting with me about the best options for my tooth problems, Louise did a great job at prepping/cleaning the teeth for the procedure, Yash executed the design EXACTLY as it was in my head and Manesh did an excellent job on a very hard re-root canal, the assistants were all great too. Reception is now very nicely designed and all the receptionist staff are very professional and effective communicators.
A superb dental surgery! Having visited the surgery for a check-up, hygienist and a filling over the past few weeks, I have been very impressed with the care and professionalism of the staff. Having not visited a dentist for a while, I was apprehensive, however, the dentist and hygienist were excellent at putting me at ease and explained everything very well.
Got my 2 wisdom tooth pulled out last week by Dr Yash. Even though the surgery was very busy but the procedure was done properly and professionally, the staff was very helpful and clear instructions for after care both verbally and on a print out. Highly recommend their service.
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