In all cases, before carrying out any dental treatments at the Kings Medical Dental, an Initial Consultation is first necessary to make an accurate assessment of your needs.
Consultation for Implants
If you are considering Implant treatment, our Surgeons and Implantologist will need to do a thorough examination of the state of the bone in your jaw as part of this Consultation.
The health as well as the shape and dimensions (thickness and width) of the jawbone need to be assessed and vital structures – inferior alveolar nerve / sinus – need to be identified.
It is the results of this examination that will determine your suitability for Implants.
If there is not sufficient bone, or there are health problems, it may not be possible to place Implants without first having a bone replacement procedure. Kings Medical Dental can offer artificial bone replacement and sinus lifts.
If your circumstances make you unsuitable for Dental Implants, our dentists will propose the best possible alternative treatment options available for you to choose from with the exact cost, number of visits and the time scale which may depend upon any required healing time.
Implant Surgery & Post-Surgery
Implant surgery is serious but it is not major surgery. A Consultation and Implant surgery require a 2 to 5 day stay depending on other treatments needed.
According to the results of consultation and examination of the jawbone, Implant treatment is arranged in the following steps:
Insertion of the Implant
Healing of the gum
Exposure of the Implant/s
Fitting of Crown and Bridge or Over-Denture
If there are no complicated circumstances, Our Dentist rarely takes more than 15 minutes to place an Implant with surgery usually carried out under local anesthetic.
Following the procedure, you will be provided with a post-surgical pack containing pain killing medication for your comfort and post-surgery instructions for oral hygiene to help you avoid any infections.
You are strongly advised not to fly home on the same day as your surgery and will be re-examined by our Dentist the following day. Soreness from the operation rarely lasts much longer than 2-3 days with most swelling and discomfort gone.
Removal of Stitches
We use absorbable stitches so there is no need to remove any as these will resolve within 10 days
In the end the patient receives a certificate that shows all information and details about the model, the diameter and batch number of the implant. This information is of great importance not only for warranty purposes, but also for the protection of the patient, and in case of future need, the patient can provide all the details to any dentist in the world.