STAGES OF TREATMENT
Below is an outline of the main treatment stages. In between stages 4 and 5 you will be required to attend 3-5 appointments for approx. 30-45 minutes each.
When you come for your initial consultation with us, we will assess your suitability for treatment and you’ll begin to understand the difference this treatment could make to your life. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to. At your first appointment we will conduct an oral examination to ensure that conditions for implant treatment have been met and to determine the best solution for you. If you decide you wish to proceed, you move to stage two.
Full mouth x ray taken as part of the consultation process of teeth above
Following the initial consultation you will undergo diagnostics and a CT scan so we can prepare an extremely predictable and accurate 3D digital image of the entire procedure, complete with virtual implant placement. All this information helps to determine the final treatment plan. This appointment takes approximately one hour. Then we will spend up to two weeks formulating your customised plan before we see you again for stage three.
3 dimensional image used in planning phase
showing proposed implant placement in the upper jaw
We chat with you face to face, so we can present your options, including details of the fees. At this time we can also discuss our full range of financial payment plans. We can then schedule your Same Day Teeth treatment and book the appointments. When you have decided to go ahead with treatment, you will come in for your first appointment. Depending on your situation, this could involve impressions of your mouth, recordings of your bite and the choice of the size, shape and colour of your new teeth. Some patients are able to have a trial fitting of their new teeth whilst others are not. It just depends on your individual situation.
We normally schedule the surgery to begin early morning and the procedure is often carried out under intravenous sedation. The jaw is prepared for the implants to be placed and these are carefully positioned to secure the new teeth. The new teeth have already been made prior to this appointment and are then adapted to fit over the implants. Once finalized, the new fully fixed replacement teeth are fitted. After this, we give you some necessary time to rest in our relaxation area. Within just a few hours you will be able to go home with your brand new smile.
Post procedure reviews
An initial review appointment is scheduled for one week following the surgery. This is to check you are comfortable and that everything is healing and progressing the way it should. You will also need to see one of our hygienists and they will advise you on the best way to look after your new teeth. After this, we ask to see you a couple more times to monitor your progress and after three months we can begin treatment for your final permanent teeth, over 3-4 short appointments. Adjustments of the tooth position and colour can be made at this stage.
Receive your permanent teeth
Your new, permanent, fully fixed replacement teeth are fitted. Your new teeth are rock-solid and as beautiful as natural teeth. Detailed instructions are given on how to look after and maintain your new teeth.
- Avoids the need for removable dentures
- Delivers fully fixed functional teeth
- Often avoids the need for grafting procedures
- Reduced treatment times
- New teeth in just one day
- High success rate