Placing Dental Implants - The Procedure
1. Initial Consultation & CT Scan
2. Numbing Of The Gums
To place a dental implant the gums are gently numbed, so that the procedure is completely painless.
Some people may wish to have the treatment carried out under sedation, which makes you feel very relaxed and removes any anxiety.
3. Dental Implant Placement
We review patients two weeks after implant placement to make sure that the area has healed up properly, and to check that the area is being cleaned properly.
Questions On Dental Implants
Is anaesthesia required for dental implant placement?
- Yes. All implant placement requires the use of local anaesthetic to numb the gums.
Who are dental implants suitable for?
- There is no upper age limit for dental implants and the earliest a dental implant could be placed is 18-20 years of age.
How long does it take to get an implant put in?
- In a straightforward implant placement the procedure can take as little as 30 minutes.
How long does it take for gums to heal after dental implants?
- The gums surrounding the implants heal quite quickly, and can be completely healed by 1-2 weeks. It takes longer for the implants to bond to the underlying bone. This takes three months.
Paula Cronnelly - (Click to enlarge)Smile in a Day
We have treated 100's of happy patients for dental implants and other dental implant related treatments. They are now able to smile again with confidence, eat their desired foods and live a better life!
Check out our testimonials page and our smile gallery for more information.
If you think you could benefit from dental implants, get in touch today for a free consultation. We'd love to hear from you.