Dental Implant Treatment Process


Nov 8, 2012
The dental implant treatment process involves a few steps apart from the actual placement of implants into the jawbone. Getting missing teeth solutions towards an improved smile will usually include the following steps: Initial Consultation – This is the stage when the dental implant dentist determines the suitability of the patient for an implant treatment. The patient will then be given comprehensive information about all the treatment options, and what each option involves towards solving missing teeth problems. The patient will be encouraged to ask questions to clarify matters even more, before the actual treatment can be undertaken. Images of the remaining teeth, the jawbone, and the oral cavity will also be taken with the use of X-rays or CT scans to aid the precise dental implant placement. Placement of Dental Implants – The dental implants are placed using a surgical procedure with the help of conscious sedation to make the experience a comfortable one for the patient. The use of conscious sedation is especially helpful in making the procedure a more positive one for a nervous patient. In cases when the patient does not have enough jawbone structure to support the implants, a bone graft can be done prior to implants placement. Healing Phase – Dental implants need to have a healing phase which can take about three months, so that the implants will have sufficient time to integrate with the jawbone and surrounding tissue. Temporary teeth restorations can be placed during the healing phase. In the case of mini implants, the healing process can be completed in a matter of days after the mini dental implants are attached to the jawbone using a minimally-invasive procedure. Restorative Phase – After the healing phase which allowed the implants to fully integrate with the surrounding tissue, the implants can be uncovered and attached to permanent teeth restorations. The teeth restoration can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a set of dentures; these restorations will be attached to the implants to restore the proper form and function of the smile. Implant Maintenance – Implants and the corresponding teeth restorations need to be properly maintained to ensure their long-term healthy use. Regular dental checkups are important to help the dentist in checking and determining the status of the implants, so that dental problems can be avoided – or treated as early as possible. Proper oral hygiene should be maintained as well to keep the implants and the teeth restorations in optimal health. Dental Implant Group in Victoria, Central London, UK provides dental implants and cosmetic dental treatments. Our dental implant professionals are trained to the high international standards. Here, you will be greeted by friendly, courteous and professional staff. Visit our website at today to book your complimentary dental implant consultation.