Oral Implants – What’s Involved
A visit by visit explanation………
1. First Consultation: 40 minutes
A careful medical history is taken by Dr Young. There are some medical conditions that may make implant treatment inappropriate so a very rigorous screening approach is employed. Certain medical conditions require Dr Young to liaise with your doctor or medical specialist in order to ensure implant success. Please note that we will always ask for your written permission to liaise with your doctor (or specialist) before writing.
A careful examination of your jaws and mouth including evaluation of gum health, your cosmetic aims and a detailed evaluation of the bone and gum in the areas where you need dental implants. We will usually take some low dose x rays at this stage.
At the end of the consultation, the implantation procedure will be discussed and the likely cosmetic result that can be achieved will be described.
Alternatives to implant treatment will be considered and discussed to make sure you make the right choice for your dental and medical health. We can usually give you a verbal estimate for treatment on the day unless the implant treatment is very complex.
6. Impression of the Implant
7. Visit the Dental Technician for Cosmetic Matching of Your Teeth
For some patients, the best results come from a visit to our dental technician who will be making your crown or bridge. For others (often when replacing back teeth with implants) this visit is not necessary.
Peter will fit the crowns without cement first so that you can see the result. If the fit, shape and colour is natural, the work will be fitted.
If you are not sure we will fit the crown with light cement and you can wear the crowns for a few weeks to see how they look in different lighting.
Post fitted to implant (Left).
Crown fitted immediately after post fitted (Right).
Minor adjustments of crowns and bridges can be made at the chair side. If a substantial change is needed, the work would be returned to the dental technician for adjustment. Be reassured that we will not fit the work unless you are pleased with how it looks and feels.
We take great pride in knowing that none of the patients we have treated in the last 20 years have been dissatisfied with the cosmetic results achieved. We feel this reflects our dedication and efficiency in our implant work.
A low dose x-ray is taken 2 weeks after the crowns or bridges are fitted to ensure the crown and implant fit perfectly and to establish bone levels as a reference point.
Cleaning your Implants
Our hygienist will show you how to clean and look after your implant(s).
Extractions prior to implant treatment
Some teeth may need to be removed before implant treatment can proceed. If the extractions are straightforward then your dentist can carry out them out. However, there are certain circumstances when the extractions are best carried out by Dr Young and they include:
- The presence of long term infection for many months / years
- Root fractures: there may be little to get hold of with conventional extraction forceps
- Fusion of the root to the bone (‘ankylosis’)
- Extremely dense bone
In these circumstances, Dr Young will remove the roots using a very gentle technique developed especially for when implant treatment is planned. This removes the entire tooth and root BUT preserves the bone. This allows the implant procedure to be carried out as soon as possible. A poor extraction technique (taking away too much bone) will hinder the implantation procedure and may mean a bone patch is need before implants can be inserted – with additional costs.
Dr Peter Young Welcomes New Patients
Dr Peter Young currently offers new patients a checkup and hygiene visit for £50. This is a limited time offer.
Peter is a highly experienced specialist in oral surgery and he has placed over 6,000 dental implants over the last 29 years.
Peter enjoys long relationships with fellow dental professionals. If you have a patient that would benefit from Peters expertise please get in touch.
Dr P Young BDS PhD specialist in oral surgery
29 Castle Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1BA
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