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Dental Implant Procedure Explained

A step-by-step guide to your treatment at Dental Implants Mill Hill

Step 1: Initial Assesment & Planning

During your first appointment Rob will assess the implant site. He will be looking in detail at your bone, what teeth you have around the site and also any opposing teeth in your other jaw. He will want to understand what it is you are hoping to gain and what he can do to help you. Implant treatment must be carefully planned and each patient’s mouth is very individual.

Step 2: CT Scan

Rob may refer you for an Xray to get more detailed information about the bone at the implant site as well as the location of other vital structures.

Step 3: Written Report

Rob will send you a report which will detail what he has found. He will explain your treatment plan: the advantages and disadvantages of implants, and alternative treatments should you decide that implants are not for you.

Step 4: Pre-Implant Appointment

This usually takes place about a week before the implant placement. Rob will go through the procedure and risks, and the pre and post operative instructions with you. Part payment will be required at the appointment to cover the costs of your custom made implants and the sterile drape kits for your procedure.

Step 5: Implant Surgery

The treatment will take place in Rob’s surgery. If during the appointment he finds that he needs to change the plan slightly, for example the bone is not quite wide enough, he will stop and discuss what he would like to do next.

After the appointment, Rob will call you at home to see how you are feeling and answer any queries you may have.

Step 6: Removing Stitches

This takes place a week to ten days after placement. This is dependent on where the implant has been placed.

Step 7: Restoration & Crowns

The success of your treatment depends on the osseointegration of the implant into your bone. This process can take from 2 to 6 months and Rob will have told you what to expect in the treatment plan.

For a single implant there are two appointments involved: to take impressions and to fit the crown. If you are concerned about having a gap between appointments, Rob will discuss temporary options so that you can feel comfortable knowing that the gap cannot be seen.

Step 8: Aftercare

To give it the best chance for lasting as long as possible, Rob feels that you must see the hygienist regularly to have teeth and implants cleaned. Rob’s research about Peri-Implantitis has shown that patients who look after their gums and see a hygienist regularly are less likely to develop the condition.

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"You explained the whole process clearly at the outset with a detailed step-by-step plan of what was to happen at each stage. After that it all went like clockwork..." - GB -