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Dental implant treatment – how it works

Undergoing dental implant treatment might seem a little daunting – but it needn’t. Here we explain the step-by-step process followed in most implant treatment programmes.

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You can contact us directly for an appointment, you do not need a referral from your dentist. If your dentist does wish to refer then they can use the form in the referral download section of the website.

Clinical assessment

Specialist Rob Adams will carry out a thorough clinical examination, including X-rays or CT scans. Based on the results of these examinations, your dentist will assess your suitability for dental implant treatment. Treatment options and costs are then carefully planned before the treatment begins, and you’ll receive an outline of the proposed programme in writing. Any additional restorative treatment required may be carried out by your own dentist or one of our experienced team here at Woods Dental.

Preparation

You might require preparatory treatment before your implant treatment can begin. For example, teeth that are beyond recovery may need extracting, or you could require bone grafting or some other preliminary surgery. Or you may need no preparatory intervention at all.

Implant placement

Your required implants will be inserted carefully and painlessly into your jaw bone. This treatment is normally carried out under local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation. The implants are then allowed to fuse with the bone.

Fitting the replacement tooth/teeth (implant restoration)

The restoration of a dental implant is similar to the restoration of a conventional crown, bridge or denture:

  • Once integrated with your jaw bone, implants are uncovered and abutments – the posts on which the replacement tooth/teeth will rest – are fitted
  • Impressions are taken of your gum and abutments and are then sent to dental lab for prosthetic teeth to be manufactured
  • Once produced, your crown, bridge or denture is fitted and checked
  • After a few weeks, you’ll be invited for a review to confirm that everything is satisfactory

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Call now on 01792 476174 or you can send us an email at info@woodsdental.co.uk.

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