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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.