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.
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.
Our clinicians will carry out a thorough clinical examination, including X-rays or Cone beam 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.
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.
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.
The restoration of a dental implant is similar to the restoration of a conventional crown, bridge or denture: