How Long is the Implant Treatment Process?

Dental implants can be a valuable adjunct to many other dental treatments. We will provide a detailed evaluation and comprehensive dental assessment to decipher the best and most appropriate treatment for you.

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Step 1: Consultation & Examination

The first stage involves fully understanding your exact needs. We want to understand your preferences and what you are trying to achieve with implant dentistry.

Then, we carry out a highly detailed examination of your teeth, gums, smile and general mouth.

Implant treatment first entails a complete medical history which is very important before commencing surgical procedures.

We want to be prepared in case of any medical complications that may become a contraindication to implant treatment.

These days as long as your medical condition is stabilised and under control, there are not many cases we cannot treat.

However, we must understand your medical situation to provide the best care possible.

  1. We may also need to take some other records such as photographs and radiographs (X-rays) to help evaluate the condition of your teeth and mouth.
  2. In most cases, we will also need a CBCT scan – this provides us with 3D images of your jawbone. We need to evaluate the quantity and quality of your jawbone in the area we are considering dental implants.
  3. We may also choose to take impressions of your mouth to construct study models to assimilate your biting and chewing patterns on an articulator (an assimilator of your jaw joints).
  4. We can then create a wax-up model that shows you what your teeth will look like after the treatment.

Step 2: Implant Treatment Planning

Once we have a better understanding of your mouth, we will discuss all the different choices and options available to you.

We specialise in customising your treatment plan to suit your specific requirements.

Over the last 50 years, improvements in innovations and technology of dental implants have meant that numerous implant systems are available in the market that all do small varying things.

Hence, this can create much confusion. Therefore, we choose the most appropriate method for you that exhibits the most optimal compatibility for your specific case.

Our Treatment planning looks at both your functional requirements (chewing ability) and your aesthetic needs.

The design and placement of the particular implant system are based on what we are trying to achieve.

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Step 3: Implant Surgery – Placement of Implant(s)

In a straightforward case, this would be the stage in which we surgically place the implant in the jawbone.

The dental implant procedure is dependent on the choice of the implant system.

After that, a “healing cap” is placed on the implant. The healing cap prevents the bone from migrating inside the implant.

Once the surgery is over, the gum is replaced over the implant and jawbone.

We will then need to wait for approximately 3-6 months for healing.

You may not be fitted with a temporary denture or bridge at this stage. Best healing occurs with no loading (chewing forces) on this site.

Step 4: Restoring the Dental Implant

After healing has occurred and the dental implant has integrated with the jawbone (osseointegration), impressions are taken to start restoring the implant so that you can regain your chewing ability and aesthetics.

The process will depend upon your treatment plan’s specific restoration and prosthesis of choice.

The last stage is Review & Aftercare.

Regular reviews are essential to maintain the health of your dental implant treatment. Routine hygiene appointments are also necessary to prevent any infection from affecting the treatment. More.

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What our Patients Need to Know

Learn more about what we offer here at the Perfect Smile Studios.

Many reasons patients in London and beyond choose us is because of our attention to detail, the care we provide, how we prepare and the results we achieve.

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At The Perfect Smile, we understand that patients may be naturally nervous when thinking of undergoing dental implant surgery.

We want to reassure you that the dental implant treatment is not painful due to the proper use of local anaesthetics to numb the bone and gum deeply.

We can also use sedation techniques that also contribute to no pain or discomfort. More.

Treatment Plan
  • Step 1: We will start the process with a highly detailed and thorough comprehensive examination and assessment. We will then construct a customised treatment plan and design your implant treatment.
  • Step 2: An implantologist surgically places your new implant(s) in your mouth.
  • Step 3: We will assess your healing on this review appointment and make sure everything is going as planned.
  • Step 4: The dentist records and impressions to construct the implant’s top part (post and crown).
  • Step 5: The dentist will fit the final part of the implant (post and crown).
  • Step 6: Your final appointment allows you to have any further refining cosmetic enhancements or minor adjustments.


Fast Process

  • Minimal appointments: Unlike traditional dental implant surgery, you will need fewer appointments
  • No lengthy treatment time: The healing time is fast and effective, though individual to each person.
Bone Quality
  • When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone that holds the tooth in place will diminish in height, width, and volume. This may affect the immediate and final appearance of the gum tissue in this area and possibly the surrounding teeth.
  • The larger the width of bone or the height of the bone, the wider and longer implant can be. A wider and longer implant increases implant stability and thus success. We assess the bone height and width by taking digital radiographs or by taking a CT Scan. More.

Implant Costs

The price of a dental implant can depend on whether any further treatments are needed to make sure your implant is a success.

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Implant FAQs

  • Will Dental Implants Last a Lifetime? Once the implant has fused with your jawbone and tissues, the artificial titanium implant acts as an ordinary root. The longevity of your implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health. Read more.
  • Does a Dental Implant Hurt? When we place the implant, we make sure the procedure is pain-free. We offer a range of sedation and techniques suitable for nervous patients. You can find out more here.
  • How Old Do I Have to Be for a Dental Implant? There isn’t an age limit for dental implants. However, our dentists recommend that you have to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure. Read on.
  • Is a Dental Implant Treatment Safe? We also use extensive planning systems to ensure the implant treatment is successful. Find out more.
  • Are Dental Implants Worth It? A dental implant offers a wealth of oral health benefits. An implant can improve your smile, realign neighbouring teeth, protect your mouth from gum disease, etc. Read the benefits.
  • Is the Process Painful? You can expect to feel pain with a new implant; however, the discomfort is kept to a minimum with modern anaesthetics. Nevertheless, post-process, there can be some swelling and aching for 5 -10 days. Many patients have multiple implants in a single day without undue pain or distress. More.

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Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.
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    Highly Experienced Implant Team

    An unparalleled level of patient trust: Dr Rahul Doshi is the founder of the Perfect Smile and is the current President of the BACD.

    With over 25 years of dental implant experience, Dr Rahul Doshi proudly leads a highly skilled team with access to the latest dental technology.

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    Successful Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

    Once the implant has fused with your jawbone and tissues, the artificial titanium implant acts as an ordinary root.

    When we implant a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes part of your oral foundation.

    This offers several health benefits that include preventing any bone loss whilst supporting the jawbone structure and reducing the risk of gum disease. More.

    “If treated correctly, dental implants can last from ten to twenty-five years or more.”

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    The longevity of your implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health. Read more.