Al-Fa Perio offers leading dental implant treatments to new and existing patients who visit our London dental clinic. From your initial consultation, we’ll begin to understand the type of implant treatment you need.
We take to make sure we plan the ideal implant treatment plan that’s unique to you. Continue reading to understand our entire dental implant procedure.
STEP 1: Consultation & Examination
This appointment is used to determine your exact needs and requirements. We will start off by having a discussion with you about what is bothering you and what you are trying to achieve.
The implant dentist will then perform a clinical examination and assessment to evaluate your exact situation. We will look at your entire mouth to assess the biological status of your teeth, gums and bone to make sure we treat any infection.
We will also look at the structural integrity of your remaining teeth and evaluate the spaces left by the missing teeth and see if they can be restored. Your bite patterns will also need to be studied so that we can end up with a stable and harmonious chewing pattern. The advantages of dental implants.
Of course, if you have cosmetic requirements especially when the missing teeth are near the front of the mouth, we will do a cosmetic analysis to determine the most suitable smile for you.
The dentist will need to take a CBCT scan and also general radiographs (X-rays) to facilitate his or her diagnosis. This is all done at our London implant clinic.
A thorough medical history is taken to make sure there are no medical contra-indications to the surgery. However, in most cases as long as your medical condition is stabilised with medication and attention you should be able to have the surgery.
It is important to note that each case is unique and we will determine the definitive treatment options only after a thorough review of our assessment, analysis and diagnostics. Book your initial consultation.
STEP 2: Treatment Planning
This stage involves looking carefully at all the information that has been collected to determine the exact protocols for treatment.
The dentist will look at all your viable options and determine the best course of action for you.
If dental implant treatment is indicated, then they will pick and choose the most appropriate implant system that is the most compatible for you and that which will give you the best long-term results. Contact us today.
For the most optimal results, we team up with a highly qualified ceramist and laboratory technician who understands the implant treatment fully and who is able to provide flexibility in treatment options.
STEP 3: Dental Implant Placement
You will be given information regarding the preparation you need to carry out before the day of the surgery. Understand our pre-operative advice.
On this appointment, the implant will be surgically placed in your jaw in the area of the missing teeth according to your opted Treatment Plan.
The dentist will do this using the CBCT scan images to direct the exact positioning. The gum will then be sutured up for the integration period.
STEP 4: Integration Period
This is a period of time where we wait for the bone to integrate with the implant, a process called Osseointegration. The length of time we wait will depend on which treatment of choice being carried out.
Generally, it takes between 2 to 8 months for this process to take place. Thereafter, you will have a review appointment to make sure that you are ready for the restoration. How do implants work?
STEP 5: Restoring the Dental Implant
Once the implant is fully anchored in the bone then the restoration can be placed on top.
This can be either a crown, bridge or a denture.
The number of appointments in this part depends upon the chosen Treatment Plan. A crown or bridge can take 2 appointments, whilst a denture can take several appointments.
STEP 6: Aftercare
It is imperative that you follow a carefully outlined aftercare protocol once you have had your dental implant treatment.
This will help to prevent any infections and damage from occurring. Your postoperative aftercare usually consists of regular hygienist appointments and routine examination appointments.
You will also be advised on how best you can look after your new teeth at home. It is vital that you maintain good oral hygiene to prevent future infections and problems. Read more.
Al-Fa Perio is highly experienced in offering leading dental implant treatments for London and Essex patients. You can contact us here or get in touch with our implant clinic by calling 020 8506 0701.