What to Expect on Your Implant Journey
Step 1: Dental Implant Consultation
At this initial appointment we discuss:
- Your wish list
- The benefits of dental implant treatment and considerations.
- Whether it be for restoring missing teeth/gaps, improving chewing, replacing dentures and failed bridges or preventing bone loss, dental implants usually are the best long-term option for these situations.
- We take necessary X-rays, impressions and other data required for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Step 2: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
At this appointment X-rays and other diagnostic information is discussed and a treatment plan is formulated, discussed and approved by you. A CT Scan maybe taken if necessary.
Step 3: Diagnostic Preview & Surgical Template
From the diagnostic information a surgical template is made for precise placement of dental implants in the mouth and a diagnostic preview of the final result is made and approved by you for a predictable and pleasing end result.
Step 4: Dental Implant Placement
At this appointment we place your dental Implants and provide you with a temporary restoration based on the agreed diagnostic preview to restore your smile and function whilst your dental implants are healing.
Step 5: Final Restoration Fit
After the dental implants have healed (usually between 3 to 6 months after placement) the final implant supported restorations (crowns, bridges or dentures) are fitted and tweaked to your satisfaction
Step 6: Review and Celebration
At this appointment we review and verify you are happy with your new smile and celebrate your renewed confidence with chewing and smiling.