Simon will assess your mouth to ensure you are suitable for the procedure, arranging dental radiography and CT 3D scans to take precise measurements and assess bone volume and density. Time spent on diagnosis and assessment is crucial to the design of your treatment plan and is the most important part of the whole process. The new teeth can be made to closely match the original teeth, or a new look can be chosen, depending on whether a new smile or better function is required.
Simon will remove your failed teeth or bridgework and place implants which are able to support a full row of new teeth. The procedure can take two to four hours for one arch, and both top and bottom can be completed in just one visit.
Your new teeth will be fixed in place and will be a high-quality temporary restoration which will be worn during the healing phase, acting as a template and planning tool for your final permanent teeth.
This is the opportunity to test your new teeth and decide on any final adjustments concerning the colour, texture and positioning of the teeth.
This period allows the implants to completely fuse to the jawbone in preparation for your final set of teeth.
Your final bridge is usually ready within three to six months of your initial treatment. It will made of either carbon fibre or a state-of-the-art computer milled titanium skeleton with a choice of composite zirconia or acrylic teeth.
These procedures can be carried out in the dental chair under normal dental local anaesthetic.